Friday, February 24, 2012

Civil War (Book) Discussion

The next two Sundays will find discussions on the Civil War at the Lebanon Library. Although we call them 'book discussions,' we've been known to get off track and just talk about the Civil War in general.

This week we will start out talking about James M. McPherson's book Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam. But you never know where we will end up!

So stop by and join us, even if you haven't read any of the books. Dr. Brian McKnight will introduce the topic with a short talk and then anyone can weigh in.

Mark the calendar for Sunday, February 26 and March 4, at 2 pm

The discussion series is part of a national initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War” uses books and scholar-led discussions as an effective entry into serious thought, discussion and further reading.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Inclement Weather - Early Closing

Due to the increase in falling precipitation, both branches of the Russell County Public Library will be closing today, Sunday, Feb. 19th @ 4pm.

As a reminder, both branches will also be closed tomorrow, Feb. 20th for Presidents Day.  See you on Tuesday!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Presidents' Day Closure

Russell County Public Libraries will be closed Monday, February 20, 2012, in honor of Presidents' Day.

Presidents' Day Trivia
  • The holiday is still officially Washington's Birthday.
  • Washington's birthday became a federal holiday in 1885.
  • In honor of the day, read Washington's Farewell Address.
  • Or celebrate Washington's birthday with a dessert made of cherries to honor the apocryphal story that he could not tell a lie....

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Book & Magazine Sale

Time for the annual sale at Lebanon Library. We have books and magazines that need new homes.

And it all benefits the Friends of the Library. Nice hardbacks only $2, paperbacks $1, and magazines are $.10. Children's books are only $.25.

Stop by!