- 09:17 Woohoo, the library's carpets were cleaned last night! #
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
- 12:08 Halloween Family Story Time went well today. Tomorrow we have Trick or Treating at the Library at 4 p.m. #
- 12:10 We are sponsoring a Canned Foods Drive now through November 22 - oakgrovelibrary.blogspot.com/2008/10/thanksgiving-food-drive.html #
- 12:10 Ah, wait, that canned foods drive is now through November 20, sorry. #
- 16:39 Some thoughts on the recent MLA Conference - tinyurl.com/5o2wwu #
Before I tell you about the conference in a bit more detail, I would like to mention briefly that I found Natchez to be quite a lovely place. I did not have much time to see the sights, but I loved what I did have time to see. I would like to go back and visit a few antebellum homes and to take a look at the graveyard I heard so much about, but that will have to wait for now.
Anyway, back to the conference. I would have to say that my favorite part of the conference was the Walt Grayson breakfast event “Looking Around Mississippi.” As many of you know, Mr. Grayson is an author, weatherman, and television broadcaster. Mr. Grayson ate breakfast with a room full of library type people and then told us several very interesting stories about his life and the city of Natchez. Several of my favorite stories from this breakfast had to do with the Natchez graveyard – one reason I want to go back and visit. If you have not read his books, I recommend Looking Around Mississippi…Some More.
In addition to the breakfast, I also had the opportunity to witness the unveiling of the Literary Landmark for Richard Wright. As of now, the Richard Wright Exhibit Hall of the Natchez Association for the Preservation of African-American Culture Museum is not quite open, but I believe that by December 2008, it will be open.
I gleaned much more information from this conference, but for now, this is all I have time to mention. Perhaps more to come…
The City of Hattiesburg, Pine Belt Regional Solid Waste Authority, MS Department of Environmental Quality, Forrest and Lamar County, USM and the City of Petal are proud to sponsor the "Right Way to Throw Away" day for Household Hazardous Waste. Collection Sites - Lamar County Multi-Purpose Center & the Bobby L. Chain Airport. Date - November 8, 2008 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
As the picture states, you are invited to attend our Open House in honor of the Oak Grove Public Library's five years of operation. We will also be honoring Mrs. Birdie Jenkins for her 10 years of service as a Library Trustee. We will have a silent auction from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. We will also have food, guest speakers, and more from 5 - 7 p.m. If you are in the area, please stop by.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We have been open and serving patron’s needs for 5 years. In honor of such an occasion, we are going to have an Open House.
As part of this Open House, the Friends of the Oak Grove Public Library will be sponsoring a daylong silent auction (9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.). All of the proceeds from this silent auction will go to landscaping, materials, etc. That is to say, that all of the proceeds will directly benefit the Oak Grove Public Library.
Further, during the Open House, from 5 – 7 p.m., we will have food. The Friends of the Oak Grove Public Library as well as Library Staff will provide the food.
Starting at around 6 p.m., we will honor those volunteers who have been with us for many years and those volunteers whom help on a continual basis. We will also have a few speakers talk about the library and various other library related topics.
Finally, we will honor our Board of Trustees member, Mrs. Birdie Jenkins, for her 10 years of service – the last three of which have been as Chair. Mrs. Birdie, I imagine, would love to continue serving on our Board; however, Board members are allowed only two 5-year terms. I hope that you are able to stop by and wish Mrs. Birdie well, as well as thank her for all that she has done for our library.