Friday, January 30, 2009

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The “Love your Library Campaign” is now underway. This is the second year for the campaign. The library needed help paying for additional magazine subscriptions. Through generous donations from several library supporters, additional magazine subscriptions were added last year. We hope to continue them another year. We have a Wish List that you can choose from, or you may have another one in mind to recommend. The current issue of the magazines checks out over night, and the previous issue checks out for a week. Several new magazines for Children, Tweens, and Teens were added to our wish list this year. Several of these additions came from requests from the community.

Have you made plans with your third – sixth grader to attend “Friendly Competition” at the library Tuesday, February 13th from 4:00 – 6:00? The Library Staff is very excited about this new after school program. “Friendly Competition” will be started with board games. We have big plans for expanding this program. Adults are welcome as well.

Mrs. David Naugher donated a new large print book in memory of Mr. George Simon.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Lunching with Books, Tuesday - February 13th at 12:00. Deborah Johnson whom now lives and works in Columbus, Mississippi, after residing for many years in Italy will be the guest author. The Air Between Us is set in Revere, Mississippi, with its population of "20,000 and sinking" is not unlike most Southern towns in the sixties. Black people live on one side of town and whites live on the other. The two rarely mix, or so everyone believes. But the truth is brought to the forefront when Billy Ray Puckett, a white man wounded while hunting, shows up at the segregated Doctors Hospital. No one thinks much of his death—just a typical hunting accident—until the sheriff orders an investigation.

Suddenly the connections between whites and blacks are revealed to be deeper than anyone expected, which makes the town's struggle with integration that much more complicated. Dr. Cooper Connelly, who hails from a prominent white family, takes an unexpectedly progressive view toward school integration; while the esteemed Dr. Reese Jackson, so prominent he has garnered an Ebony profile, tries to stay above the fray. With fully realized characters and a mystery that will keep readers turning pages until the end, The Air Between Us is a heart-filled, endearing tale. Lunch will be provided by the Pontotoc Woman’s Club.

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 16th in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Mrs. Sarah Naugher donated a new large print book in memory of Mrs. Blanch Benjamin.

The Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society would like to invite anyone who has old postcards that they would like to be included in the second volume of the book to submit them.

The Pontotoc Town and Country Garden Club made a generous donation to the library.

Lee Holmes Waltress’s students from D.T. Cox Elementary have some wonderful works of art on display at the library. Come by and see some of Pontotoc’s Talent on Display.

Mrs. Barbara McKibben donated lots of books to the library, that I know our readers will really enjoy reading.

Awdry Aurre donated a new DVD to the library.

Soon in the library collection you will find: Delias Heart by VC Andrews, Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani, The Best of Everything by Kimerla Lawson Roby, Darker Place by Jack Higgins, American Buffalo by Steven Rinella, Bold fresh piece of humanity by Bill O’Reilly, and in Large Print – Two Gun Justice by Jim Bowden.

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