Thursday, December 29, 2011

Closed January 1 & 2

Russell County Public Libraries are closed January 1 & 2, 2012. We reopen with new hours on January 3rd. Read our previous blog entry or our webpage for the new hours.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Library Hours

Lebanon Library
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
Closed               Saturday
2 - 5 pm             Sunday

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Closings

Friday, December 23, through Monday, December 26; reopen on Tuesday, December 27 with regular hours.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Making Sense of the American Civil War

After 150 years, people are still talking about the Civil War. And during the winter, we will be talking about it at Lebanon Library on Sunday afternoons.

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.

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Tree of Books

This Christmas tree at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland, is contructed entirely of books.

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  You can also find pictures on Flickr. 

Thanks to American Libraries for bringing this to our attention.

Happy Holidays.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Card Making @ Lebanon Library

The Craft Circle meets Thursday, December 15, at 1 pm to make Christmas cards. The library will have some card-making supplies available or you can bring your own supplies from home.

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

December Doings, Part II

Honaker Community Library is serving up some of their regular programming AND some seasonal specialties. Take a look, mark your calendar and stop by the library.

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

December Doings

December doesn't have many special programs, just the usual... Below is a list of events at Lebanon Library. Check back tomorrow for a list of Honaker's upcoming events.

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.