FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than books (September 6, 2018)

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By Kathy Harrington

The Ferris Police Department is now accepting applications for their Citizens’ Police Academy. This is the 5th session, and a six week course, to educate the citizens on the inner workings of the Ferris Police Department and other agencies. This program will start on Oct. 9 and be held at the library in our Aubrey Trussell Meeting Room. Seating is limited and applications are available at the Ferris Police Department, 111 Ewing Street. Application deadline is Sept. 28, 2018 at 5 p.m. For more information contact Chief Salazar at 972-842-2090 or email him at eddiesalazar@ferristexas.gov.

New Books: “Turbulence” by Stuart Woods, “The Patchwork Bride” by Sandra Dallas, “All We Ever Wanted” by Emily Griffin, and “Somebody I Used to Know: A Memoir” by Wendy Mitchell.

Fun Holiday: Sept. 9 is Teddy Bear Day, a day to remember the favorite stuffed toy of your childhood. Thought to have been created in the early 20th century, the iconic bear owes its name to American President Theodore Roosevelt, who was lovingly called Teddy by his friends and family. The story dates back to a hunting trip in 1902, when Roosevelt refused to shoot an injured bear. Rumor has it that in response, Morris Michtom, a candy store owner in New York, displayed two stuffed bears made by his wife in his display window, advertising them as Teddy bears. Many teddy bears have become popular: Paddington Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, Corduroy, the Berenstain Bear family and now we have Trumpy Bear! Did you know that the collective noun for bears is sleuth?

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