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March 27, 2015

Library Corner 3 26 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:21 pm

The Friends of the Elma Ross Public Library are pleased to announce that the date of the Friends Annual Membership Dinner Meeting is set. The date, please mark your calendars now, is Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6pm here at the Elma Ross Public Library. We are excited about this yearly fundraiser and membership renewal time. We have a wonderful speaker lined up – Mr. Joey Parker, a local Brownsville resident, and author of “If Good Men Do Nothing.” This novel is set in a small town. There is a murder of a young girl. Two detectives hunt the killer which puts them at odds with the county’s powerful men. We are so thrilled to have Mr. Parker with us to share his story. Please join us. Reservations are required. The cost of the dinner is $9.00 per person. Please contact the library at 772-9534 to make your reservations today.

Your membership in the Friends Organization is very important. The yearly membership dues are used to help support library programs and the purchase of library materials that are not a part of the library’s operating budget. Your membership dues helps the library with the purchase of large print books, as well as contributing materials needed for the summer reading program and other programs like the Gingerbread House Family Night. Your membership dues, no matter what amount you give, makes a difference for this library and our community. Membership dues are as follows: $1.00 Student Membership; $5.00 Individual Membership; $10.00 Family Membership; $25.00 Patron Membership; $50.00 Benefactor Membership; $100.00 Sponsor Membership; $500.00 Grantor Membership; $1,000.00 Life Membership. Please consider making a $25.00 membership contribution this year. The Friends of the Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your membership dues are tax deductible.

We are aware that the local economy hasn’t been the greatest these last several years. We know that everyone is on a budget. The public library is a focal point in our community who provides programs and services as well as books, newspapers, and magazines to read – at no cost. The Friends Organization was developed to assist the public library in its goals. The goals of the Friends Organization are: 1) Friends are citizens who value the service of public libraries and volunteer to help them; 2) Friends serve as “connecting links” between the library and community and encourage use of the library collections and services; 3) Friends sponsor occasional meetings featuring guest speakers; and 4) Friends raise funds (used book sales and membership drives) to assist the library in collections and programming. Please support your Friends, support your local library, your membership matters.

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March 20, 2015

Library Corner 3 19 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 4:06 pm

The Friends of the Elma Ross Public Library are pleased to announce that the date of the Friends Annual Membership Dinner Meeting is set. The date, please mark your calendars now, is Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6pm here at the Elma Ross Public Library. We are excited about this yearly fundraiser and membership renewal time. We have a wonderful speaker lined up – Mr. Joey Parker, a local Brownsville resident, and author of “If Good Men Do Nothing.” This novel is set in a small town. There is a murder of a young girl. Two detectives hunt the killer which puts them at odds with the county’s powerful men. We are so thrilled to have Mr. Parker with us to share his story. Please join us. Reservations are required. The cost of the dinner is $9.00 per person. Please contact the library at 772-9534 to make your reservations today.

Your membership in the Friends Organization is very important. The yearly membership dues are used to help support library programs and the purchase of library materials that are not a part of the library’s operating budget. Your membership dues helps the library with the purchase of large print books, as well as contributing materials needed for the summer reading program and other programs like the Gingerbread House Family Night. Your membership dues, no matter what amount you give, makes a difference for this library and our community. Membership dues are as follows: $1.00 Student Membership; $5.00 Individual Membership; $10.00 Family Membership; $25.00 Patron Membership; $50.00 Benefactor Membership; $100.00 Sponsor Membership; $500.00 Grantor Membership; $1,000.00 Life Membership. Please consider making a $25.00 membership contribution this year. The Friends of the Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your membership dues are tax deductible.

We are aware that the local economy hasn’t been the greatest these last several years. We know that everyone is on a budget. The public library is a focal point in our community who provides programs and services as well as books, newspapers, and magazines to read – at no cost. The Friends Organization was developed to assist the public library in its goals. The goals of the Friends Organization are: 1) Friends are citizens who value the service of public libraries and volunteer to help them; 2) Friends serve as “connecting links” between the library and community and encourage use of the library collections and services; 3) Friends sponsor occasional meetings featuring guest speakers; and 4) Friends raise funds (used book sales and membership drives) to assist the library in collections and programming. Please support your Friends, support your local library, your membership matters.

March 11, 2015

Library Corner 3 12 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 9:42 pm

There is NO Library Corner article for this week. The snow got us! our apologies.

Library Corner 3 5 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 9:41 pm

Games. How many people like games? Board games, that it. The Elma Ross Public Library will be having a Family Game Night on Friday, March 6th at 7pm. We will be having lots of great games – Monopoly, Chess, Candy Land, Mah Jong – just to name a few. Come and join us for some great family fun at Family Game Night. We will have serving popcorn and drinks too.

A brief history of games: “Everyone loves to play games, but there’s a lot about them you might not know. Board games are one of the most popular types of games played. Hasbro (now labeled Milton Bradley) has the “monopoly” on that particular game market. It is the #1 board game manufacturer in America, making games like Candy Land, Twister, and Monopoly.

Card games are second in popularity. Have you ever wondered what the four different suits in a deck of playing cards mean? The medieval French labeled each suit to represent the four different groups (known as “classes”) in their society at the time. Hearts represented the church, because priests were considered “pure of heart.” Diamonds represented the merchants and salesmen, for the money exchanged through their hands. The spade was originally a sword and represented the nobility (knights and royalty) because only those of noble birth were permitted to carry swords. The club fittingly represented the peasants (or “commoners”) because their weapon of choice was the club.

Most card games have ancient origins, and many other games played today have been around practically forever. Checkers dates all the way back to 1600 B.C. It’s also believed that chess originated in ed in India around 600 A.D. The rules of chess changed in the 1400s and have remained the same ever since. “ Thompson, Tamy Kay. “A history’ of games.” Fun For Kidz May-June 2013: 20+. General OneFile. Web. 27 Feb. 2015.

So please join us for Family Game Night with games for all ages at the Elma Ross Public Library on Friday, March 6 at 7pm.

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