Wednesday, June 23

Out the backdoor @ Reservoir Library!

Have a seat on the deck at the Reservoir Library with your favorite book and this will the scene in front of you. Add a light breeze, a glass of lemonade, and wouldn't it be a great way to spend the afternoon @ your Library?

Brown Bag Lunch @ Pearl


Tuesday, June 15

Tombstone Tuesday?

Did anyone reading this know that in the genealogy blogosphere it is Tombstone Tuesday? Gen-bloggers use this as the subject for Tuesday entries!

And, this the week of Flag Day, what better than Arlington National Cemetery to feature. Did you know that Glenn Miller, the big band leader, arranger, composer, and trombonist has a memorial marker at the Arlington National Cemetery? Miller, known at the time as Maj. Alton Glenn Miller, of the U.S. Army Air Corps has been missing in action since Dec. 15, 1944. Miller was eligible for a memorial headstone in Arlington National Cemetery as a service member who died on active duty whose remains were not recoverable. At his daughter's request, a stone was placed in Memorial Section H, Number 464-A on Wilson Drive in Arlington National Cemetery in April 1992.



If genealogy interests you, Brandon Public Library has three genealogy programs during the month of July. They are July 1, 8, and 15th. The workshops on July 8 and 15 are on Ancestry.com, so you must call ahead to reserve a spot. Space is limited!

Google "Tombstone Tuesday" to find thousands of entries on genealogy blogs. You may even find some new blogs that interest you!

Thursday, June 10

"Friends" Meet to Help!

Many Friends of the Library groups will meet this summer to discuss helping their libraries during this time of economic uncertainty, while others have postponed meeting until fall when everyone has returned from their vacations. Please, consider joining the group associated with the library nearest you. In most cases, membership is just $5 per person. No one, or in this case -- no library can have too many Friends!

Those meeting this summer are:

  • Pearl Library Friends will meet June 11 & July 9 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brandon Library Friends will meet June 15 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Florence Library Friends will meet July 1 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Taylorsville Library Friends will meet July 12, 3:00 p.m.
  • Raleigh Library Friends will meet July 13, 5:00 p.m.
  • Forest Library Friends will meet July 15, 4:30 p.m.
If your library isn't listed here, contact the staff for information about becoming a FRIEND!
Become more than a patron, become a FRIEND of your Library!

Monday, June 7

Not Just for Kids..

The summer reading program is in full swing and libraries have tons of stuff for everyone to check out and do! Check out your local library for programs that can "Water Your Mind"! Here's the schedule for June programs for adults at the Pearl Public Library:

Tuesday, June 15, 3:00---Master Gardener
Topic concerns water and your plants!

Tuesday, June 22, 6:00--Oasis Salon and Spa
Get tips about relaxing, hair, nail and skin care!

Don't forget we have guessing jars for adults! Visit our summer reading registration table and make a numerical guess. The closest guess wins a prize! We'll have 6 winners!

Also, stop by any desk for book review forms! Read a book. Write a review on the form for one prize entry. There will be one winner each week! You could be the lucky one!

For more information--click on this link to our library system's calendar. Door prizes are compliments of the Friends of the Library, Sutherlands, Frisco Deli, Shoney's Restaurant, Wal-Mart, Revell Ace Hardware, Green Thumb Garden Center, Oasis Salon and Spa, Trustmark Bank.

Happy reading!!!

Friday, June 4

It's JUNE!

Summer Reading Programs have begun at the Libraries of Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith counties. You might just see Inky the Clown or Terry Vandeventer, aka "The Snakeman" at the library nearest you! They do seem to be two of the kids favorite Summer Reading Programs!

Take time to check out the CMRLS Online CALENDAR this summer. It can be sorted for the library nearest you, by age group, or by interest. Ask your library staff to walk you through it if you have problems, but its a straightforward search application in the near upper left-hand corner of the calendar page. Find a program you are interested in and click on the title. This links to a window with the address of the Library, hours of operation, and information regarding the program. It's an easy way to find FREE things to do this summer!