Friday, October 31, 2008

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  • 09:17 Woohoo, the library's carpets were cleaned last night! #
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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MLA Conference 2008

I recently attended the Mississippi Library Association’s (MLA) annual conference. The conference is for all types of libraries in Mississippi – public, academic, and school. The conference, held in Natchez, MS, took place on October 21 – 24.

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…

Right Way to Throw Away Day

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

Tweets for Today

  • 10:22 Special Halloween Story Time tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Come dressed in your costume! #
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Open house invitation 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

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  • 10:30 YAMS meeting today! We are watching a movie. Starts at 5 p.m. #
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Thanksgiving Food Drive...

The Oak Grove Public Library YAMS group is sponsoring a canned food drive to assist the Mississippi Christian Services with their Thanksgiving Dinner. The YAMS group is comprised of teenagers from the Oak Grove and Hattiesburg area who aim to make a difference in the community. All donations can be dropped off at the Oak Grove Public Library during regular hours. Christian Services is asking for canned cranberry sauce, green beans, and chicken broth specifically, but any canned goods are welcome. Christian Services is expecting to feed about 2,000 people this Thanksgiving. The food drive will be going on now through November 20. Your support in this effort is greatly appreciated.

Open House @ The Oak Grove Public Library

On Monday, November 3, 2008, we are going to have an Open House at the Oak Grove Public Library.

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.

Book Return Finished...

Whoops, I forgot to post that our book return has been fully painted. It is now back in the material receiving business...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 10:11 This week - MLA, Daytime Book Club, YAMs, Family Story Times, Scrapbooking, Mystery Book Club, and Scrabble club... #
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Friday, October 17, 2008

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  • 11:10 We have a spooky movie(s) today at 3:30 and it is family friendly! #
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 12:51 YAMS meeting with Mr. Wii today at 5 p.m. #
  • 18:21 We have a library full of Young Adults and I think they may be having a good time with the Wii... #
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Monday, October 6, 2008

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New American Flag...

Troop 90 - New Flag
Troop 90 - New Flag,
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On Thursday, October 02, 2008, Troop 90 Heritage UMC of Hattiesburg, MS took down our old American Flag and put up our new American Flag. Those who helped raise our new flag included Ray, James, Matthew, Shaun, Tyler, Cody, and Connor.