Monday, November 21, 2011

Libraries Closed

Russell County Public Libraries will observe the Thanksgiving holiday by closing Wednesday, November 23, at noon and remaining closed Thursday and Friday. The libraries will reopen with regular hours on Saturday, November 26.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Ornament Crafts Wednesday

Clockwise from left: plastic canvas,
box, granny square & die cut snowflake
The third Wednesday is when the Craft Circle meets. The subject is Christmas ornaments this month, in hopes that we can all get a head start!

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
Lebanon Library

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

VOTE - It's your right!

The Poor Voter on Election Day

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