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FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than Books (November 9, 2023)

The Ferris Public Library honors all military veterans on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. We are grateful for your service to our country – we owe our freedoms to each of you who served in all military branches. The Ferris Public Library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 13 in observance. 

The 23rd Annual Ellis County Veterans Celebration will be Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. A Classic Swing Band will start at 9:30 a.m., and the ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Special tributes will be held during the event, and more to follow outside at 12 p.m. (including a military style flyover). 

Story Time is hosted every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Children are treated to stories, fun activities, and a snack. Before leaving, your child may choose a prize from the Treasure Chest to take home. 

After-School Game Time is held each Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Children can play the PS5 on the large screen in the meeting room, board games are also available.

NEW BOOKS: “Rancher’s Forgotten Rival: The Carsons of Lone Creek” by Maisey Yates, “Ralph Compton’s Sundown Riders Series: Snake Oil Justice” by Jackson Lowry, “Sword Catcher” by Cassandra Clare, and “Elon Musk” (Dewey BIO) by Walter Isaacson.     

HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY: It was at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, that an armistice was signed and the fighting during World War I came to an end. A year later, President Woodrow Wilson announced that Nov.  11 would be called Armistice Day. In 1938, Armistice Day became a national federal holiday. In 1954 Congress decided to change the day to Veteran’s Day. In 1968, the day was moved to the fourth Monday of November. However, it was later changed back to Nov. 11 in 1978 by President Gerald Ford.


The library is located at 301 E. 10th St., across from Mutz Ballpark. Library staff may be reached at or (972) 544-2110, Option 9.

Ellis County Press

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Ferris, TX 75125