Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Author Visit - Darthy JP Johnson

Pictured are Chanie, Michael (author's son), and Darthy Johnson (author and Chanie's sister).

Darthy did a fantastic job of telling local 8th grade students about her new book and about writing in general. She spoke about how everything in life can lead to something worth writing about - we just have to write about it.

Her book is called Life's a Journey: 7 Steps to Get What You Want and it can be purchased here, http://www.lifesjourneywebsite.com/.

Monday, April 7, 2008

National Poetry Month - Poet Tree...


April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating it with a Poet Tree. We are looking for patrons who don’t mind sharing their own poems or their favorite poem by someone else. Ask the library staff for a leaf (or two or three leaves) and share a poem!

Some forms of poetry you might want to consider:
  • an acrostic (the first letters of each line combine to spell a word that can be read vertically down the poem.)

  • a haiku (There are three lines. Line one has five syllables. Line two has seven syllables. Line three has five syllables.)

  • free verse (Let your imagination run wild! There are no rules for this type of poetry as far as syllables, rhyming, etc.)

  • an I Wish poem (Each line begins with “I wish” and then you add what you wish.)

  • a cinquain (These have five lines, the first includes a noun, the second line has 2 descriptive words, the third line has 3 action words, the fourth line has a 4 word phrase describing feelings, and the fifth line has a synonym for the word in line 1.)

Teens Spring 2008 Photo Contest Winner...

Florence was our Teens Spring 2008 Photo Contest Winner. She submitted three photos of downtown Hattiesburg. Here prize was a 50.00 savings bond from The First.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Teen Talent Show

On Monday, March 31, 2008, the Oak Grove Public Library had a Teen Talent Show (12 - 18 years of age). We had seven people enter. Our winner was a duo, Tim and Marshall. Tim played the violin while Marshall played the guitar. For winning, they took home a 50.00 gift certificate to the Olive Garden. Our runner up was Lindsey who took home a 25.00 gift certificate to Seasons. Our third place winner was Alex who took home a 15.00 gift certificate to Red Lobster. We hope to have another Talent Show in the near future, so please keep an eye open...