Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

August 18, 2011

Library Corner 8 18 11

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:55 pm

            Oh my gosh!  What was that?  Did you feel it?  There!  Did you feel it that time?  A breeze, very faint, but a breeze none the less.  Could it be that summer is winding down?  The end of August is almost here, which is very hard to believe.  School has started back and we wish all our teachers, students, administrators and school staff a great school year.

            We have a great Lunch & Learn program coming up next week.  Lunch & Learn is set for Wednesday, August 24th at 12 noon in the Library Meeting Room.  Our guest presenter will be Mr. Carl O’Cain from Century Farms Winery.  Mr. O’Cain will tell us the history of Century Farms and how wine is made right next door to us.  Please join us.  All are invited to attend.  Please remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert.

            Now that school has started back for the year, we wanted to remind everyone of a few great resources found here at your library.  Firstly, is Tennessee Electronic Library, commonly called TEL.  Secondly, is the Regional E-Book and Audio-book Download System.  Here is soon good information to keep handy.

            TEL is a wonderful on-line database chock-full of scholarly journals, articles, newspapers, genealogy, and test-prep provided free of charge to all libraries through the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  These items are accessed via the internet; however, the journals, articles, and newspapers, etc are content-trustworthy resources that just happen to be accessed via the internet.  There is even an option that will teach you how to correctly cite these resources for use in your research papers.  You can even take practice tests with TEL through the Learn-a-Test portal.  Practice for your ACT/SAT/GRE and any number of other tests – all for free!  You can access TEL here at the library or if you have a home computer, you can access it at home too!

            READS is a great site too.  You can download books to your home computer, e-reader, CDs, or MP3 player of your choice.  So if there is a reading assignment at school and our copies of the book are checked out – go to READS and download it at home for free!  Just visit this site:  http://reads.lib.overdrive.com

            Happy Reading!


August 12, 2011

Library Corner 8 11 11

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:43 pm

The Friends of the Elma Ross Public Library are proud to announce Friends Night at the Library on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 7 p.m.  Our guest presenter is Dr. G. Lee Ramsey, Professor at Memphis Theological Seminary.  The following excerpt is from the MTS website:


A native of Georgia, Lee Ramsey is an ordained United Methodist minister and member of the North Georgia Annual Conference.  He joined the faculty of Memphis Theological Seminary in 1998 to teach pastoral care and preaching.  Ramsey’s scholarly interests include the relationship between pastoral care and preaching, pastoral care in times of grief and loss, and the use of fiction and film to explore the practices of Christian ministry. He serves as the Project Director of Sustaining Pastoral Excellence, a program of the Seminary to support pastors for continued excellence in Christian ministry. Ramsey is the author of Care-full Preaching: From Sermon to Caring Community; Preachers and Misfits, Prophets and Thieves: The Minister in Southern Fiction; numerous articles and reviews in academic and professional journals; and a contributor to Lectionary Homiletics, Homily Service, and Explorefaith.org. 


            Dr. Ramsey will be talking about his works, especially “Preachers and Misfits, Prophets and Thieves: the Minister in Southern Fiction.”  Please join us for a very informative and enlightening evening as we welcome Dr. Ramsey here to the Elma Ross Public Library.  Light refreshments will be served.  Everyone is invited to attend Friends Night at the Library on Tuesday, August 16th at 7 p.m..


Library Corner 8 4 11

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:41 pm

            Oh . . .my . . . goodness!  It is way too hot outside.  Please be very careful if you have to be out in the heat for any length of time.  Please be sure to drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks.  You can always beat the heat by reading a really cool book!

We must  give a shout of thanks to Sharon Hayes who gave the Lunch & Learn program for July. Sharonspoke about the renovations/improvements happening around the Courthouse.  Thank youSharonfor being with us and sharing such great information.

We have a great Friends Night program coming up on Tuesday, August 16th at 7 p.m.    We will have Dr. Lee Ramsey, professor from Memphis Theological Seminary as our guest speaker.  Dr. Ramsey will be presenting his book titled “”Preachers and Misfits, Prophets and Thieves: the Minister in Southern Fiction.”  All are invited to attend.

            It is hard to believe that, even though summer is in full swing, school will be starting in a few weeks.  My, oh, my, where does the time go?  Have you been enjoying your summer fun?  Have you been completing your summer reading lists?  There are only a few weeks left to get that reading done.

            Here is a schedule of events for the month of August for the library.

            Monday, August 2nd and Monday, August 15th:  Toddler Time at 11 a.m.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to Toddler Time to listen to stories, color and have a light snack.  We love Toddler Time.

            Tuesday, August 16th: Friends Night at the Library at 7pm.  Join us for a wonderfully informative evening.

            Wednesday, August 24th:  Lunch & Learn at 12 noon.  Everyone is invited to come to Lunch & Learn at the Library.  Each month we have different speakers come and talk about a variety of topics.  Please remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert.  Let’s Lunch & Learn at the Library!            

Happy Reading!

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