Tuesday, March 30, 2010

National Library Week Contest - Laurie R. King

National Library Week is coming, April 11 - 17, and author Laurie R. King has a contest for you. Laurie wants to know your fantasy for the absolute, ultimate, perfect ideal of a library.

Please visit http://www.laurierking.com/events/twenty-weeks-of-buzz/fantasy-library-contest for contest information. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 09.

If you enter, please let us know.

Best of Luck!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Classics Book Club

Do you wish you had read more of the classics in literature? Maybe you would like to read them again and discuss your reading with others in a small group. An opportunity is now available for you—a new Classics book club at the Oak Grove Public Library!

Classics are works that have stood the test of time. They have merited lasting recognition by critics and regular readers alike. Think writers such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Homer, Harper Lee, C. S. Lewis, Ernest Hemmingway, Leo Tolstoy to name a very few.

Why read classic literature? Aren’t those books that were written a long time ago? Can we relate to them? Here are a few reasons for reading classic literature: (1) The classics connect us to those who share the stories and help us understand the culture in which lived; they connect us to other generations. (2) The classics give us glaring insight into human nature helping us ultimately learn about our own personal nature. These great works showcase human mistakes and successful choices so we can learn from them. (3) The classics bring us face-to-face with greatness—great writers who can lead us to be a better person through their own depth of thought and beauty of expression.

If you are interested in signing up for this book club or if you have any questions, come by the Oak Grove Public Library or call the library at 601 296-1704.

Article by Gayle, Library Associate at the Oak Grove Public Library

Sources, http://fergyfamforum.blogspot.com/2009/04/why-read-classics.html and http://classiclit.about.com/od/forbeginners/a/?once=true&p=1.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Amphitheater Update

Amphitheater with Sod 006
Originally uploaded by OakGroveLibrary

Our amphitheater is coming along nicely thanks to the help of Dr. Pennebaker, the Lamar County Board of Supervisors, the Lamar County Library System, the Lamar County road crew, the Friends of the Oak Grove Public Library, and many, many more. We now have sod! The sod was graciously donated by Mississippi Grass Nursery at 117 U S Highway 49, Hattiesburg, MS.