Friday, December 28, 2007
We will have some books for purchase, but it also okay to bring your own copy!
Hope to see you here...
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
The Lamar County Library System is hosting a Winter Reads program at each of its four branches - Lumberton, Oak Grove, Purvis, and Sumrall. During the months of December, January, and February (December 13 - February 14, 2008), we will provide you with a bag containing a pencil, a review card, and either a packet of hot chocolate mix or tea.
We then ask you to read and review a book for us. We will collect your review card and have a drawing at the end of the program. The winner will receive a prize. Your review cards will be posted so that others may get information on books that you have reviewed. Don’t worry; we will post the reviews so that your personal information cannot be seen.
Please check at your local library for more information, as each library will be doing something slightly different.
Friday, November 30, 2007
A few themes/ideas:
- What will happen to "our" stuff when and if we (humanity) are gone?
- What will happen to the natural world without humanity?
- Can we help the Earth by trying to control the human population?
- Plastics truly are forever...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Also, new to the Netz, we now have a Facebook page designed solely for the Oak Grove Public Library. Here is the link for that - OGPL on Facebook.
As always, you can find us at Flickr and Librarything.com.
Coming soon = possibly a MySpace.com page...
Monday, November 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I should add that Tracie is an Independent Creative Memories Consultant and you can try their software at www.cmmemorymanager.com/demo.htm.
Weekly Story Time Wednesdays at 10:30 (Ages 2-5) No story time the 21st (Thanksgiving week)
Story Time with the Stars November 28th at 10:30 (tentative date and time) We'll have basketball coaches and players from USM here to help with story time and encourage patrons to go the games. GO EAGLES!
Children's Book Week: November 13th-17th (we're closed Monday the 12th) Come and get your cool Book Week bookmarks and see some of our favorite books!
Book Characters Day: November 13th: See the library staff dressed as their favorite characters as we kick off Children's Book Week!
Guy's Movie Night: November 13th from 4:30-6:30 we'll be watching "We Are Marshall" and snacking on popcorn. Bring your buddies and come for the show! (girls are allowed too)
Family Game Day : November 16th from 3-5:30 we'll pull out all our cool games. We might even have to challenge our teens at Guitar Hero or DDR. Come and play with us!
We're closed November 22-24 for Thanksgiving. We might see you at the after Thanksgiving sales, but not here!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
From Monuments to Mufflers
Exploring Mississippi’s outdoor sculptures, from the whimsical to the inspirational.
Head on over to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for more information. Image courtesy of their site.
The display will run until December 21, 2007.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
There have also been a few author talks that were really interesting and informative. I will be purchasing a few books because of these talks - Fever Moon by Carolyn Haines for instance. Well, we may already have it, but if not, we will be purchasing it.
For now, that is all...
Monday, October 22, 2007
Tuesday = Coloring Black and Gold from 2 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday = Write postcards to players from 2 - 6 p.m.
Thursday = USM Coaches and Players, as well as a major league baseball player from 4 - 5 p.m.
Friday = Gotta have it! Pick up your USM shakers and bumper stickers from 2 - 6 p.m.
Please come on over...
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Deanna Favre will be available to sign books from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Bob’s Books, 6156 U.S. 98 West, Suite 90. For more information, call the book store at (601) 268-7000. The Book is Deanna Favre’s inspiring memoir, “Don’t Bet Against Me!” (written with Angela Hunt).*
Deanna Favre is the wife of NFL Quarterback Brett Favre.
If you are in the area, stop by.
*Information courtesy of the Hattiesburg American Online...
Monday, October 15, 2007
I want to thank every person, store, and restaurant that donated items to help this event succeed. I would also like to thank our Friends group for helping out with food and donations.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Also, we have a scrapbooking workshop this coming Wednesday @ 10 a.m.
Finally, Teen Read Week starts on the 14 and runs until the 20 or so of this month.
That is all...
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Some people love it and some people hate it, but we should all at least know about it.
From ALA, Office for Intellectual Freedom
From Amnesty International
From The Forbidden Library
Friday, September 21, 2007
We had a pretty good meeting overall. There was a good deal of discussion; unfortunately, most were not that impressed with the book. The general consensus seemed to be that the book was hard to get into and that the book was not a complete work. That is, Tolkien did not, himself, complete this novel. It read a bit choppy. Please let us know how you felt about the story or the meeting by commenting below...
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Wednesday: 10:30 Family Story Time. This week's theme is Kevin Henkes books. In 2 weeks we'll have a special story time with special guest, Ms. Lee. It will be a Mexican style story time for Hispanic Heritage Month. Be sure to come wearing a sombrero! (just kidding)
Friday: 3-5:30 Family Game Day. Maybe you missed the last one, but come this week. The games are fun and I am ready to play "Candy Land" if anyone wants to challenge me.
October 22-26 Support the Eagles Week. We will have everything from the USM dance team, USM coaches and athletes, a major leauge baseball player, and USM give aways and activities. Check with the librarians for a detailed schedule.
That's all for now. Feel free to add a comment. Also, before I go, is anyone else enjoying the cooler mornings and evenings? I was just wondering. I am loving it. Go for a walk, ride your bike, soak it all it. And stop by the library while you're out :-)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
In attendance were two of our Board Members, several Friends members, and various library patrons just stopping by to say hello. We had about 45 people attend said reception.
Tomorrow we have our "Chocolate Party" and movie night.
We are also having a 10-year anniversary open house for The Lamar County Library System in October. More on this to follow later…
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Type in "Newbery" in the search engine and the site will give you a list of Newbery Award winners from 1922 to the present. This award is given to the author who makes "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." Some of my favorites in this category include: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, The Midwife's Apprentice, Bud, Not Buddy,
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and the list could go on and on!
If your kids appreciate non-fiction books, the Sibert Award on the ALA website is for exceptional non-fiction works.
There are also great books written and illustrated by latino authors and illustrators. You can find these books by searching for the Pura Belpre Award on ALA's website.
So, basically you need to to http://www.ala.org/ to find the most updated lists of award winners. These books are amazing and I hope you and your children enjoy reading them.
Monday, August 20, 2007
This is just an update on the program we had on August 16, 2007 celebrating Historic MS Writers. The program was put on by volunteers from the Mississippi Writers Guild. We heard from four authors - Muna Lee, Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty (picture), and Richard Wright. We had around 39 in attendance and I believe I can honestly say that everyone had a good time. Also, our Friends put together a nice food spread for all to enjoy. We hope to have volunteers from the MS Writers Guild back in the near future.
Monday, August 6, 2007
August 31st we'll be pulling out all our games for Family Game Day from 4-5:30 p.m. Bring your family, put on your game face, and have a great time! May the best player win!
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Our Friends have donated many things to us throughout the few years we have been open. Most recently they have purchased us a tackboard (bulletin board) for our entrance area, bookmark display cases, and a markerboard for our juvenile room.
We are very thankful to our Friends!
Monday, July 30, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
We are adding the following:
- Popular Mechanics
- Southern Sporting Journal
- Scooby-Doo (children's room)
- Familyfun Magazine
- Mad Kids (children's room)
- This Old House
- Travel Smart
This is on a yearly basis, so if you find out that we have dropped one that you like, please let us know and we may be able to pick it up next year.
Now, three years later I am a librarian. I primarily am working on children’s programs and other daily library tasks. I enjoy children’s books, but not nearly as much as I love reading them to children. I will use this blog to brag on my favorite authors and illustrators and share about some of my own personal favorites in adult books. I love reading Christian fiction and non-fiction and Nicholas Sparks novels. I do plan on branching out and reading from some different genres though. This is all for now.
Monday, July 23, 2007
This, our very first post, will be in reference to our soon to be starting adult book club. If you noticed, there is some information to the right about the book club. Please take a look.
We will start September 20, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
As I am a fan of the science fiction/fantasy genre, we will be reading the occasional unicorn and faerie type novel. We will also read other genres and even some non-fiction.
If you have any questions or comments about our book club, please let me know. Our email address is in our profile, or you can comment to any of our postings.