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FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than books (December 20, 2018)

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The Ferris Public Library’s Annual Food 4 Fines will be ending on Dec. 20. This is a great time to take care of any past due fines on your account. You may donate one non-perishable food item for each dollar owed. It’s a good way to get your library membership back in good standing and all food collected goes to local families. It’s a win-win for everyone. If you’re not sure if you have an outstanding balance, please call the library at 972-544-3696 and we’ll be happy to look up your library account. Food 4 Fines cannot be used for item replacement, all materials must be returned. If you’re in the spirit for giving, all donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.

After-school Game Time is held each Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Children and teens, ages 7 to 17, are invited to enjoy Wii and PS4 gaming in the Aubrey Trussell Memorial Meeting Room played on large screens. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Story Time is presented every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pre-school children and their caregivers are treated to stories and can participate in an activity afterwards. Refreshments are served and the children may choose a toy from the Treasure Chest before leaving.

New Books: “Desperate Measures: A Stone Barrington novel” by Stuart Woods, “Lies” by T.M. Logan, “Juror #3” by James Patterson, “The Winters” by Lisa Gabriele, “Leverage in Death” (LP) by J.D. Robb, “Keto Meal Prep: The Ultimate Keto Meal Prep Guide for Beginners (Weight Loss, Save Time, Eat Healthier & Save Money)” (Dewey 641) by Stephanie Davis, and “Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts” (Dewey 658) by Brene Brown, 

Word Origins: The use of the slang term “buck” for an American dollar has several theories on how it came to be. One widely held belief is it comes from the fact that back in the 18th century, European settlers and Native Americans often traded deerskins, or buckskins, as a form of currency. Another theory is it comes from when a marker, usually a knife with a buckhorn handle, was passed around to indicate whose turn it was to deal when playing poker and many believe this is the source of the phrase “pass the buck” which means to shift the responsibility for something to someone else.

Ellis County Press

208 S Central St. 
Ferris, TX 75125