Thursday, January 28, 2010

Special Guest: Winnie the Pooh!

Originally uploaded by OakGroveLibrary

Winnie the Pooh visited the Oak Grove Public Library to tell stories, sing songs, and sign autographs!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

On Display: Compacts

Originally uploaded by OakGroveLibrary

From Tina:

Thank you for looking at my vintage compact collection! Compacts became a fashion statement for women in the early 1900s and are still made today.

I started collecting vintage compacts around 10 years ago. A co-worker was cleaning out her mother's house and gave me an old cigarette case that she found. I held onto it for awhile just excited about the unknown history behind it, but when I did a little research, my envy turned more in the direction of the powder and rouge compact.

I have over 100 vintage powder and rouge compacts. I have gotten most of them at yard sales, flea markets, EBay, and some as gifts. My oldest one dates back to 1920. Based on information from a 1999 price guide, most of them value anywhere between $25.00 to as much as $500.00 each. Collecting compacts is a fantastic hobby for me! They do not take up much space, they are easy to display, they are a great conversation piece, and they are very durable and hold up well over time! My 6-year-old thinks they are so neat and I really enjoy sharing them with her. To this day, I always keep an open eye to add to my collection whenever I can. It is something that has become part of me and I love the fact that every compact I own has its own very personal history all hidden inside, something that will remain a mystery forever!

You can see these compacts while they are on display at the Oak Grove Public Library!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Now On Display

Originally uploaded by OakGroveLibrary

The Counted Cross Stitch pictures currently on display at the Oak Grove Public Library were stitched by Zandra Ray. They were done over a period of several years with one picture taking over two years to finish. Zandra and her husband, Russell, retired from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, MS. One year later in 2004, they moved to Oak Grove just in time for the birth of their beautiful granddaughter, Breanna. Zandra enjoys cross-stitching, crocheting, and sewing for her granddaughter.