Monday, June 30, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 12:29 We close Friday and Saturday this week - just so you know. Please come in before then. #
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Local Art...

Local artist, Jean Crockett, has her work on display at the library. She has several paintings, which all represent something from her youth. Please stop by to view the others.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Have you tried Wordle?



Learn more about Wordle at http://wordle.net/.

Our wordle is from the first chapter of The Picture of Dorian Gray, which I found using The Project Gutenberg website - HERE.

Bosley the Guide Dog

We had Bosley the Guide dog come in today for our Family Story Time. You can learn more about Bosley at Bosley's website - CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

SLP 2008 Finale Party!


Our Summer Library Program ended today with a huge finale party. We had special storyteller, Brian "Fox" Ellis, wow the kids with stories. We had pizza. We had tons of prizes - including a 100.00 savings bong from The First. We also had the Chick-Fil-A Cow in attendance - the cow helped hand out prizes.

In all, I believe we averaged about 65 children and 35 adults per program, which is pretty good. Until next year...


Monday, June 23, 2008

Tom Swift - Author Visit



Mr. Swift came by the library on Thursday, June 19 from 5 - 7 p.m. He read from his book - Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star - and hung around to sign copies of it after his readings.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 11:42 Sitting in on a Flickr session at the MS Library 2.0 Summit. #
  • 11:43 You can find us on Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/oakgrovelibrary/ #
  • 11:51 About to head to lunch. Flickr session is almost over... #
  • 13:00 Lunch was good - chicken salad. #
  • 13:01 Sitting in on video conference for next session - Library 2.0 - Virtual Learning Spaces. A virtual presentation... #
  • 13:09 This, video conference, is too cool. #
  • 13:54 Meebo, have you heard about it? #
  • 13:54 Meebo, have you heard about it? #
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MS Library 2.0 Summit 2008

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This is a picture from the MSU Libraries account on Flickr.

I am currently at the summit sitting in on a Flickr session. If you have never used Flickr, please give it a shot. You can find our pictures here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

June Author Visit

Greetings!

I just wanted to let you know that we will be having an author visit our library on Thursday, June 19 from 5 - 7 p.m. The author's name is Tom Swift and he will be promoting his book, Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star. You can learn more about his book by clicking HERE. Mr. Swift's book has been reviewed by several nationally known publications - Booklist, Chicago-Sun Times, and the Washington Post just to name a few.

If you are in the area, if you are a baseball fan, if you are a history fan, or if you just like to read great books, please stop by and talk with the author. He will even have books to sell and autograph.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

First 2008 Summer Library Program

Our first Summer Library Program of 2008 was a huge success. In all, we had about 80 kids and 45 adults attend. Aimee Lee and her assistant Mike did a fantastic job of showing the kids various bugs - hissing cockroaches, millipedes, and a tarantula. The program was both fun and educational. We hope that the programs to come are as fun!

Special thanks to Aimee, Mike, and our volunteers for making this program a success!