Want to learn more about Tarleton traditions and get a book bag for toting supplies? Then, the Friends of the Dick Smith Library have a deal for you.
They're selling The Birth of Tarleton's Spirit: The Heartbeat of Our Traditions 1899-1999 ($5) and a sturdy purple book bag ($4). Both are available at the Dick Smith Library's circulation desk.
The book was written and illustrated by Sharon Matherne, a descendant of Dr. W.W. McNeill, who was Stephenville's first medical doctor and one of its original founders. It offers a chronological account of Tarleton's history in verse, includes historical pictures, and features information gleaned from multiple sources: library archives, The J-TAC (1920-1982), Grassburr (1916-1986), Fort Worth Star Telegram (1939), 8th Annual Catalog of Tarleton College, Stephenville Empire-Tribune, and The Purple Book.
Stop by soon to see the book. You're sure to want one. While you're at the library, buy a book bag and fill it with checkouts from the library's collections. Learn more about the Friends of Dick Smith Library.