2010-10-13 / Columns

Library News

By Sharon Blank

The Civil War is about to begin! This Friday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. we will begin showing Ken Burns’ epic documentary miniseries The Civil War at the library. We will be showing episodes one and two this week, depicting the causes of the war and the buildup. Next week on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. we will show episodes three and four in which the war grows bloodier, the Emancipation Proclamation is declared and the South presses their campaign Northward. This event is made possible by the “We The People” Bookshelf grant and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Storytime is a great time for your little one – even if they haven’t been born yet! Bring in your little one (or little-one-to-be) to our fun storytimes Wednesdays at 4 p.m. for a cute story, a craft suited to little hands and a lot of fun!?

Did you know that next week, Oct. 18 – 23, is Teen Read Week? Come in and read some of the best teen books out there! From James Patterson’s “Maximum Ride” series, to the “Twilight” series by Stephanie Meyer, to classics like Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn”, Avi’s “Wolf Rider” and Robert Cormier’s “The Chocolate War”, there’s a ton of great teen books for you to pick from – and they’re right here at the library!

The Georgia Literary Festival will be in Statesboro Oct. 22-23 this year. Why not go feed your love of reading by visiting some of the great authors who will be speaking at the Festival? Take that short trip to Statesboro and support the people who make the books we love!

New at the library – “The Icing on the Cupcake” by Jennifer Ross. In Ansley Waller’s world, a diamond ring isn’t just important, it’s the ultimate goal. So when her engagement is broken off, Ansley flees Dallas and heads for New York to live with her grandmother. The next thing she knows, she’s mixing up batches of creative cupcakes and trying her hand at dating again!

Links to this and other great sites can be found at www.sjrls.org

U.S. Department of State - Have you ever wondered what it is that the State Department actually does? Find out about travel warnings, foreign countries, diplomatic relations and the Freedom of Information Act, among the many other things the State Department does.

Well, that’s all for now – see you at the library!?

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