Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
9 am – 7 pm Monday
9 am – 7 pm Tuesday
9 am - 5:30 pm Wednesday
9 am - 8 pm Thursday
9 am - 5:30 pm Friday
10 am – 2 pm Saturday
2 - 5 pm Sunday
When the libraries open on January 3, 2012, new hours will be in effect. These changes are based on patterns of patron use so will better meet the needs of patrons. Lebanon Library’s hours will change seasonally, closing Monday and Tuesday at 7 pm during the winter while remaining open Monday and Tuesday until 8 pm during the summer. Lebanon Library will follow the summer schedule Memorial Day through Labor Day. If it seems confusing, please note the Lebanon Library hours are the same Wednesday through Sunday all year round. Honaker Community Library’s hours will remain the same year round.
Honaker Community Library
3 pm - 7 pm Monday
3 pm - 7 pm Tuesday
3 pm - 8 pm Wednesday
9 am - 1 pm Thursday
Noon - 5:30 pm Friday
2 - 5 pm Sunday
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
A reading and discussion series begins January 8th at 2 pm and will continue every other Sunday through March 4. Come by the library and pick up your books and join us. The books are engaging (not HARD!) and there will NOT be a quiz; so if you don't finish the book, no problem!
Here are the first books we will read from:
March by Geraldine Brooks
America's War, an anthology prepared for this discussion series by renowned Civil War historian Ed Ayers.
Leading our discussions will be Dr. Brian McKnight, a history professor at UVA-Wise. Dr. McKnight is a native of Southwest Virginia and has written about the Civil War in the Southern Appalachians.
On the other Sundays in January and February, we will be screening Civil War films, alternating a documentary, like Civil War Minutes, with a feature film, Glory and CSA: Confederate States of America, a Spike Lee film.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
About five feet wide at the base and eight feet tall, it is composed of 1600 hardcover books, none of which were harmed in the making of the tree! The librarian said that the books, mostly duplicates and discards, were treated respectfully--no cutting to fit.
You can see more pictures and a video of construction of the tree at the library's Polish language website
http://pulowerek.pl/2011/12/06/o-tym-jak-zrobilismy-pierwsza-polska-choinke-z-ksiazek/ You can also find pictures on Flickr.
Thanks to American Libraries for bringing this to our attention.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
If your cards are already in the mail, stop by with your current craft project. You can work on your project and enjoy the company of other crafters.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Make a Christmas Ornament December 6 @ 5:00pm, HCL
Movie Matinee December 11 @ 2:30pm, HCL
Make a Reindeer Gift Bag December 13 @ 5:00pm, HCL
Friends Meeting & Christmas Get Together December 19 @ 5:00pm, HCL
TAB Meeting December 21 @ 3:30pm, HCL
TAB Book Discussion December 21 @ 4:00pm, HCL
Movie Screening December 21 @ 5:00pm, HCL
Call to find out what holiday films are showing on December 11 & 21.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Story Time goes through December 22, then takes a break to resume January 17, 2012.
Lego Club December 13, 3:30 - 5 pm, Lebanon Library
Book Club December 14, 1 pm, Lebanon Library - Unbroken
Craft Circle December 15, 1 pm, Lebanon Library - Christmas cards
Movie Classic December 17, noon, Lebanon Library
The Lebanon Library plays host to several events:
Pictures with Santa Sunday, December 4, 2-4 pm - The Friends of the Library & the Imagination Library sponsor this fundraiser. A 4"x6" photo is only $5 and benefits the Imagination Library. Visiting with Santa is free!
Relay for Life Tree - Russell County Rotary Club sponsors this tree with ribbons to remember friends and loved ones affected by cancer. Each ribbon is $5 and all money is donated to Relay for Life. Ribbons available from Rotary Club members and the Lebanon Library.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
|Clockwise from left: plastic canvas, |
box, granny square & die cut snowflake
So bring your favorite handmade ornament to show off. We'll share and get great ideas AND start making ornaments.
Everyone is welcome. No matter what your skill level OR what your favorite craft is. We'll bet you can make an ornament.
Wednesday, November 16, 1 pm
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The proudest now is but my peer,
the highest not more high;
To-day, of all the weary year,
A king of men am I.
To-day alike are great and small,
The nameless and the known;
My palace is the people's hall,
The ballot-box my throne!
Who serves to-day upon the list
Beside the served shall stand;
Alike the brown and wrinkled fist,
The gloved and dainty hand!
The rich is level with the poor,
The weak is strong to-day;
And sleekest broadcloth counts no more
Than homespun frock of gray.
To-day let pomp and vain pretence
My stubborn right abide;
I set a plain man's common sense
Against the pedant's pride.
To-day shall simple manhood try
The strength of gold and land;
The wide world has not wealth to buy
The power in my right hand!
While there's a grief to seek redresss,
Or balance to adjust,
Where weighs our living manhood less
Than Mammon's vilest dust,--
While there's a right to need my vote,
A wrong to sweep away,
Up! clouted knee and ragged coat!
A man's a man today!
John Greenleaf Whittier (1852)
Most of us think that Election Day is the first Tuesday in November. It's actually the first Tuesday after the first Monday. That's why we have another week of campaigning to endure.
It wasn't always an "endurance campaign." If you consider not having the option to vote, you may realize that it is a privilege and a right you should enjoy. And with the privilege and right comes the burden...which is what the campaigning may feel like.
Two hundred years ago, I couldn't have voted because I'm female. And originally only property owners could vote--that generally meant white men with land holdings. Times have changed, but heart-felt sentiments often are timeless. Remember the words of John Greenleaf Whittier if you feel like a poor beleaguered voter....
...and VOTE on November 8!
Posted by Kelly
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Lebanon Library: The crafting circle meets October 20th at 1:00 pm. The featured craft is crocheting. Come join us to learn how, or to share your own skill. On October 25th at 5:00 pm, there will be a basic computer class offered for beginners.Honaker Library:
Microsoft Word Class, October 17th at 5:00 pm.
Teen Advisory Board meets, October 19th at 3:30 pm.
Halloween Party, October 26th, 4:30-7:00 pm.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Lebanon Library Book group meets Sept 14 (2nd Wednesday of the month) at 1 pm. The group will select books to read this fall. Come join us! (And if you can't make that time, tell staff you are interested in a book group and leave your name & contact information at the desk.)
The Craft Circle will meet Thursday, September 15, at 1 pm at the Lebanon Library. Crafters can bring their latest project and share it. The featured craft is cross stitch, so someone will be demonstrating that craft for anyone interested in learning it.The Craft Circle meets the 3rd Thursday of the month and observers are welcome.
And a movie is showing frequently at your local library. Stop by and check us out!
Friday, September 2, 2011
What do you remember about that day?
How has life changed for you because of 9/11?
September 11 Memory Project
RCPL wants to know the answers to those questions. The library is coordinating a community memory project to commemorate of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorists attacks. During the month of September, community members are encouraged to share their thoughts, memories and reflections on the tragic events of that day and what they have come to mean.
You can stop by the library in Honaker or Lebanon and we'll provide you with paper to record your thoughts. Poems, sketches, memories are also welcome. A video camera will be also be available if you prefer speak to rather than write. You can also email us at email@example.com. All the memories will be compiled into a book that will be added to the Local History Collection.
September 11th was a pivotal moment in history, a permanent mark in time for many of us. Before 9/11, after 9/11.
Share your thoughts.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Hear a Secret Service agent who protected six U.S. president speak today at Honaker Community Library between noon and 3 pm. Joe Dye, a Russell County native who grew up Swords Creek, lived in Washington, D.C., for many years while in the Secret Service. His assignment was the White House where he protected the President and members of the president's family.
Mr. Dye will also be speaking and signing books at Lebanon Library Sunday afternoon, August 21st, 2 - 5 pm. Stop by and hear an insider's stories of life at the highest level of our government.
Friday, August 5, 2011
when construction interrupts the power supply. But progress continues on the construction and renovation, as this picture shows. But due to the renovation chaos, programs are limited this month at Honaker.
At Lebanon, we are also taking a break from many of our regular programs (no storytime in August.) Lego Club will be meeting Tuesday, August 9, 3:30-5 pm and the Crafting Circle will try rock painting August 18 at 1 pm.
Check the calendar for the book signing, computer classes and more at the libraries. Come in and get out of the heat!
Friday, July 15, 2011
Check out C-SPAN to preview portions of the program and see an interview with a former Librarian of Congress, James Billington.You may also want to visit the Library of Congress online. The American Memory Project has amazing stuff, like old baseball cards and daguerreotype photos from the 1800s, such as one of firefighters in Charleston, South Carolina from the 1850s.
You can also listen to sound recordings; how about Southern Appalachian fiddle tunes, Civil War music, or public reactions (audio & video) to September 11, 2001? Can you believe that it has been 10 years? There are also public reactions (man-on-the-street) interviews to Pearl Harbor in 1941-42.
Take an online tour of the library if you miss the documentary July 18. And remember Virginia's unique connection to the Library of Congress--after the Capitol was burned by British soldiers in 1814, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his book collection to Congress. After a little haggling on price (they settled on $24,000) Jefferson's collection became the seed of the new library.
Watch the C-SPAN documentary on the Library of Congress July 18 at 8 pm and you just might see a few of Mr. Jefferson's books.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Lebanon Library Friends
Book-Themed Gift Baskets
All baskets are donated by individuals, businesses and organizations so the Friends put the money made into children's programs at the Lebanon Library. The baskets make great gifts and support a wonderful cause.
Stop by the Lebanon Library and look at all the baskets.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The library in Lebanon has installed a new security system which will be activated this summer, and will alarm if books are taken through the doors without being checked out. The library hopes to better serve the community by decreasing theft and thereby keeping library materials available to all patrons who wish to use them.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Russell County Friends of the Library are sponsoring a Barnes & Noble Bookfair. May 11-16 your purchases from barnesandnoble.com will benefit the Friends. Stop by or call the Honaker or Lebanon Library to get your shopping code to benefit the library. All you need is that shopping code to plug in at check out. You can also use the code May 11-16 at the Johnson City Barnes & Noble retail store. Books, especially a presentation Bible, make a great and lasting gift, whether for graduation, wedding or an anniversary. Music or a cookbook might be just the thing for a special Mother's or Father's Day present...or maybe Mom would like a NOOK, the Barnes & Noble e-reader! There's something for everyone and the Friends receive a small percentage of each sale, so call or stop by to get the code.
Explore E-books Live @ your library
What's all the buzz about e-readers, like the Kindle and NOOK? Find out May 11 at the Russell Co. Public Library. A Barnes & Noble rep will be on hand Wednesday afternoon, May 11, to show you how to handle the NOOK. There will also be NOOKs available for sale, with purchases benefitting the Friends of the Library. Stop by Wednesday, May 11 noon - 2 pm at the Lebanon Library and 3 - 4 pm at the Honaker Community Library.
E-readers are lighter than your average paperback, and you can carry MANY books on your one light-weight e-reader. You can adjust the print size; so no more checking if the book is available in large print. Reading hasn't gone out of style it's just gotten easier. The library provides free downloadable e-books and audio books. Download them and read at your convenience, thanks to your public library. Call 889-8044 or 873-6600 for more information.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
National Library Week is April 10-16 and RCPL has many activities planned! It’s not too late for YOU to take time this week to record your stories...your first memory, where you met your spouse, your first date, first day of school, grandma's house, the silly stories your uncle used to tell. You can write it or record it--whatever you are most comfortable with. Share it with your family and friends, or just record it for yourself. If you want to share your story with the library, we will be happy to put it in our archives.
Thur, Apr 14, 9 am - 8 pm Seniors Day @ Lebanon: Create your own story, plus fun & games! (Youngsters under 65 welcome!)
Fri, Apr 15, noon - 6 pm Create your own story @ Honaker: Videotape your story!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
March 22nd: Keep Your Computer Healthy Class, 6:00 pm
March 24rd: Deadline for Women’s History Essay, 12:00 noon
March 24th: Evening Story Time for Children, 6:00 pm
March 31st: Reception for Women’s History Essay, 4:00 pm
Story Time Tuesdays at 10:30 am; Wednesdays 10:30 am; 4th Thursday 6:00 pm
Honaker Library has the following programs this week:
March 23rd: Movie Night 5:00 pm
March 24th: Local History, 11:00 am
March 28th: Resume/Job Seeker Skills Class 5:00-6:30 pm
Story time Thursdays at 10:00 am
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
February 19th: Children's movie with popcorn, 12:00-2:00 pm, rated G (Oscar Nominated)
February 24th: Friends of the Library meets 1:00 pm, visitors & new members welcome
February 24th: Black History Project Reception 4:00 pm
February 24th: Evening Story time, 6:00 pm, children may come in pajamas
February 25th: Movie with popcorn, 3:00-5:00 pm, rated PG-13 (Oscar nominated)
February 26th: Oscar Party, 6:00-7:30 pm; view trailers on Oscar nominees, vote for your favorites. Guests may dress up and have a free picture made in Oscar/prom attire
Story time Tuesdays at 9:30 am; Wednesdays 10:30 am
Honaker Library has the following programs this week:
February 23rd: Movie with popcorn, 5:30 pm, rated PG-13 (Oscar nominated)
February 24th: Local History, 11:00 am
Story time Thursdays at 10:00 am