Saturday, March 24, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt at the Library!

Come join us at the Lebanon Library on Sunday, April 1st at 2:00 pm for our annual Easter egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will also be here and available for pictures. You may either take your own picture with the Easter Bunny, or the library can take a picture and e-mail it to you.
Age groups for the egg hunt are:
Ages 3-5
Ages 6-8
Ages 9-11

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Civil War in Newspapers

March 18,
2 pm
Dr. Bob Tomlinson will talk about how the Civil War was seen in the newspapers, particularly The Richmond Whig.

Newspapers were the primary source of news--after firsthand accounts--and were passed along and traded, even between Confederate and Union soldiers!

Stop by the Lebanon Library Sunday afternoon and find out what news was fit to print.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Empowering Women

Empowering Everyone...
At the Russell County Public Libraries, we honor March as Women's History Month with an exhibit in the Lebanon Library, and an essay contest to encourage everyone to write about women that they think should be in the Russell County Women's Hall of Fame.

Why? We want to record the history of Russell County, the people that made Russell County what it is.

On whose authority did we establish the Hall of Fame? Our own. Someone needed to step forward and organize and document our history. No one was doing it and we thought it needed to be done.

A comment on our Facebook page noted that so many historic buildings are crumbling in Russell County and someone should do something.  Is that someone you? Should you be writing an essay? Are you getting involved and lending a hand? Start by putting pen to paper...or fingers to keyboard and write.

We honor women with the Hall of Fame. But, the most important honor we do the women is not to forget their contributions. Each essay is included in the Local History Information File; so, it doesn't matter who wins, or who's inducted. We all win--we are all empowered--when we remember.

Posted by Kelly