Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Basketball Season

Since basketball season has arrived, we thought we'd share this bit of history. Stop by the Lebanon Library and you can probably find a picture of the 1959-1960 teams in the high school annuals.

The Local History Collection at the Lebanon Library has a fine collection of annuals (and accepts them as gifts!) The Local History Collection has many other gems. But the bulk of the collection is family history and records to aid family history and genealogy researchers. Other resources include topical files on Russell County, such as communities, churches, schools, women, and floods to name just a few.

The Honaker Community Library has a Local History Collection that is small, but growing.

Stop in one of your Russell County Public Libraries for a look back in time.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Calling All Quilters!

Quilters are encouraged to bring their latest project to the Lebanon Library for the Crafting Circle this Thursday, November 18, at 1 pm. If you have ever wanted to see quilters in action, stop by and see what's happening!

Quilting is a craft that we think of as quintessentially American, but it has a strong tradition in other countries. And modern quilting, with patchwork taken to the level of art, is popular in many countries.

A commemorative quilt recently returned home to Nebraska, thanks to the local public library. A Mystery in the Library tells the story of a historically interesting 'album' quilt that made its way home after more than 100 years. It's the 19th century equivalent of the woven afghans sold as fund raisers or the posters and cards with local high school football schedules and advertising on them; the supporting businesses and communities are featured to show their support...just like the quilt.

Other crafters are encouraged to bring their latest project to the Crafting Circle to share and spend an hour or two crafting and chatting. The coffee pot will be on, so stop by and sit a spell! Then you can take home a few quilting books and get started on your own quilted project.

The Crafting Circle meets the third Thursday at 1 pm at the Lebanon Library. In November the featured craft is quilting; in December (the 16th), it will be Christmas ornaments.

posted by Kelly

Thursday, November 4, 2010

National Gaming Day is Next Saturday!

Saturday, November 13th will be National Gaming Day at libraries across the country. We here at RCPL have a variety of activities planned, including our first-ever Wii 'Carnival Games' event, new and classic board games like 'Wits & Wagers', Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit Jr. and much more. This is a family event, most games are intended for children 5 and over.

This event will be from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration is not required, so stop in and see what we have in store!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

National Non-Fiction Day

Heads Up everyone! November 4th is National Non-Fiction Day. The celebration was "initiated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups in partnership with Scholastic Children’s Books. It aims to celebrate all that is brilliant about non fiction and show that it’s not just fiction that can be read and enjoyed for pleasure.

You might argue that it's just a marketing ploy. But, hey, WE aren't selling anything. Though we do want to market the library to YOU.

Non-fiction can be fascinating as well as educational. It's just a matter of finding something that really interests you, whether it's interior decorating, engine tuning, or Civil War history. Stop by and pick up a title from our display of best-selling non-fiction. From "freakonomics" to political pundits, from biographies to Yankees, we are bound to have something to interest you.

posted by Kelly