Happy Holidays!

As we go through November and December, we have lined up several programs for your holiday enjoyment. At the first of November, we had a session on “How to make Chicken and Dressing.” December will feature a session on “How to make Holiday Sweets.” Tom Shortess will be showing us how to make holiday ornaments on Saturday, November 15th, at 10:30 am. A community holiday party has been set for December 17th from 2:00-4:00 pm. We will have refreshments and be playing games. Please join us for this time of community togetherness. Be sure and check our calendar of events for a list of all programs being offered through the end of the year.

Also, please be sure and check out our new database which contains over 20 full-text magazines. These can be downloaded to your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet. Choices include the following: Allrecipes, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, ESPN The Magazine, Family Fun, Field & Stream, Fitness, Food Network Magazine, Glamour, House Beautiful, More, Mother Earth news, National Geographic, Newsweek, Prevention, Reader’s Digest, Runner’s World, Smithsonian Magazine,The Writer, WIRED, and Working Mother. If you have a particular magazine you would like for us to add to the collection, please let us know, and we will see if it is available.

Have you ever wanted to print a document or picture straight from your phone, tablet, or laptop? The library has now provided a way for you to do this. Whatever you wish to print can be uploaded to a website, sent to an email address, or printed through an app. We are so excited to be offering this service to our guests!

Self-service scanning is also available now at the library. Since there is no cost to the library, we are not charging our guests for this service.

Should you have any comments you would like to share with me, please feel free to email me at dharris@co.madison.tn.us  or give me a call at the library 731-425-8600.

Back to School and Fall Plans

Do you have overdue fines? During the first two weeks of August, we are going to offer a time of “Food for Fines.” You may pay overdue fees by donating one non-perishable food item for each dollar owed. The food will be donated to RIFA, and your child will be all set to check out the materials needed during the school year.

If your child is given a reading list at the beginning of school, we would like to have a copy of it so that we can make sure we have the items you need. We also are making an effort to purchase e-book copies of required reading.

We have just finished a fantastic summer packed with programming for people of all ages. During the month of August we will be making plans for the remainder of the year.  The Friends of the Library already have a great line up of first Thursday “Noon Book Reviews” for you. The Library Foundation is already making plans for the biggest and best “Books of Madison County” event to date.

Is there a topic you would like to know more about? A skill you would like to learn? Or, maybe there is a topic or skill you would like to share with the community. If there is, please give me a call and make your request known.

The library is the place to go for information whether it be written, accessed through technology, or shared verbally.

 

Programming for February 2014

February 3:
Resume Writing in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 4:
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
“Basic Computers” class at North Branch at 11:00 am
“Completing Applications” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
February 5:
“Interview Techniques” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 6:
Preschool Story Time at North Branch at 10:15 and 11:00 am
Noon Book Review with Florence Roach at Main Library in Program Center
“Interview Techniques, cont.” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
“Basic Computers” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 3: 00 pm
“Elephant and Piggie” Party for Kids at 4:00 pm at Main Library
February 7:
“Communication in the Workplace” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
Library Club for Homeschoolers at Main Library at 2:00 pm

February 10:
Resume Writing in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 11:
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
“Internet/E-mail” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 11:00 am
“Completing Applications” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
February 12:
“Interview Techniques” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 13:
Preschool Story Time at North Branch at 10:15 and 11:00 am
“Interview Techniques, cont.” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
“Internet/E-mail” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 3: 00 pm
February 14:
“Communication in the Workplace” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
Library Club for Homeschoolers at Main Library at 2:00 pm

February 17:
Closed for President’s Day
February 18:
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
“Tablet Computers” class at North Branch at 11:00 am
“Completing Applications” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
February 19:
“Interview Techniques” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 20:
Preschool Story Time at North Branch at 10:15 and 11:00 am
“Interview Techniques, cont.” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
“Social Media” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 3:00 pm
February 21:
“Communication in the Workplace” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
Library Club for Homeschoolers at Main Library at 2:00 pm

February 24:
Closed for President’s Day
February 25:
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
“Tablet Computers” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 11:00 am
“Completing Applications” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
February 26:
“Interview Techniques” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
February 27:
Preschool Story Time at North Branch at 10:15 and 11:00 am
“Interview Techniques, cont.” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 1:00 pm
“Tablet Computers” class in Community Classroom at Main Library at 3:00 pm
February 28:
“Communication in the Workplace” in Community Classroom at Main Library at 9:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Main Library at 10:30 am
Library Club for Homeschoolers at Main Library at 2:00 pm