Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

May 29, 2015

Library Corner 5 28 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:08 pm

Who is your hero? There are, of course, all of the usual superheroes out there. There is Superman, Batman (and Robin), Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Bat Girl, and a host of others. Heroes are also the members of our Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) and the people who have pledged to help us in our own towns; the members of the police department, the fire department, the ambulance authority, doctors, nurses, teachers, etc. These are all heroes.

What do all these heroes have in common? Every Hero Has a Story and these stories will be told at the library during our Summer Reading Programs this year. We are so excited to be planning our Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading 2015 programs. Every Hero Programs (K-6th Graders) will have programs each Thursday in June, beginning June 4th through July 9th, at 2pm here at the library. We will be having the PBS Character Tour on June 4th and the Elma Ross Players Puppet Show on July 9th. Each week in between we will focus on our local heroes and some superheroes as well, just for fun. You will need to register to participate in our summer reading program. And you will have to keep your book logs updated to be eligible for prizes at the end of the program.

Teens and Adults will be having their Every Hero Has a Story Reading Contests for the months of June and July. For each book that you read during these months, fill out a “How I Liked This Book” form which will be available at the circulation desk, and drop it in the appropriate box. Prizes will be awarded at the end of each month.

Happy Reading!

May 21, 2015

Library Corner 5 21 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:14 pm

Who is your hero? There are, of course, all of the usual superheroes out there. There is Superman, Batman (and Robin), Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Bat Girl, and a host of others. Heroes are also the members of our Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) and the people who have pledged to help us in our own towns; the members of the police department, the fire department, the ambulance authority, doctors, nurses, teachers, etc. These are all heroes.

What do all these heroes have in common? Every Hero Has a Story and these stories will be told at the library during our Summer Reading Programs this year. We are so excited to be planning our Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading 2015 programs. Every Hero Programs (K-6th Graders) will have programs each Thursday in June, beginning June 4th through July 9th, at 2pm here at the library. We will be having the PBS Character Tour on June 4th and the Elma Ross Players Puppet Show on July 9th. Each week in between we will focus on our local heroes and some superheroes as well, just for fun. You will need to register to participate in our summer reading program. And you will have to keep your book logs updated to be eligible for prizes at the end of the program.

Teens and Adults will be having their Every Hero Has a Story Reading Contests for the months of June and July. For each book that you read during these months, fill out a “How I Liked This Book” form which will be available at the circulation desk, and drop it in the appropriate box. Prizes will be awarded at the end of each month.

Oh yes, before we forget, the Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

Happy Reading!

May 15, 2015

Library Corner 5 14 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:49 pm

The Friends of the Elma Ross Public Library cordially invite you to attend Friends Night on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7pm at the Elma Ross Public Library. The guest speaker for the evening will be Mr. Jim Emison, who is writing a book tentatively titled “Elbert Williams, First to Die.”

Mr. Emison was born and raised in Alamo, TN. He attended Alamo public schools, Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and the University of Tennessee Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Emison has a very distinguished legal career from the Law Clerk for Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Hamilton S. Bunett, to US Navy JAGC, to private law practice. He has also served on the Tennessee Bar Association, and Tennessee Trial lawyers Association. Mr. Emison, married to Betty Wells, has one son and two granddaughters. Currently retired from law practice, Mr. Emison began investigating and writing about the June 20, 1940 murder of Brownsville resident Mr. Elbert Williams.

From the http://www.elbertwilliamsmemorial.com/ site: “Elbert Williams was a founding member of the first NAACP Chapter established in 1939, in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee. On the night of June 20, 1940, while still in his pajamas, he was taken from his home by members of the Brownsville Police Department. He was never seen alive again. Three days later, his disfigured remains were found in the Hatchie River, six miles south of Brownsville. His wife was summoned to the river bank to identify his remains. Without benefit of investigation, the authorities ordered his immediate burial in Taylor Cemetery. No funeral was held, and his grave was unmarked. Plans to memorialize his contribution and heroic acts on the first anniversary of his death in 1941 never materialized. In December of 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States entered World War II. The memory and courageous contribution of Elbert Williams, was lost to time.”

The Friends are honored to have Mr. Jim Emison with us for this evening and to host this informative and thought-provoking program. All are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us for Friends Night on Tuesday, May 19th at 7pm.

Library Corner 5 7 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:47 pm

The library is brimming with spring news. We have a great calendar of events happening this month. We have our Toddler Time programs on the first and third Mondays of each month at 11am. We also have our Basic Skills Computer Class on the first Monday at 2pm. And there’s more!

Friends Night at the Library will be on Tuesday, May 19th, at 7pm. Our guest speaker is Mr. Jim Emison, born and raised in Alamo, retired from private law practice, and who is currently researching and writing a book about the murder of Elbert Williams which took place here in Brownsville on June 20, 1940. The tentative title of the book is “Elbert Williams, First to Die.” Everyone is invited to attend this historical and informative program. Light refreshments will be served.

Summer Reading is quickly approaching. Our theme this year is “Every Hero Has a Story.” We will be having programs for K-6th Graders, Teens, and Adults. The dates for our summer reading program (K-6 graders) are all on Thursday’s beginning on June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, and July 9th. All programs begin at 2pm. We will be having the PBS character tour as our kick-off program on June 4th. Our finale will be July 9th with the Elma Ross Puppet Players Puppet Show. We are excited to be having such a heroic summer reading program this year. Come and join us as we celebrate all types of heroes. Our Teen Reading Contest and Adult Reading Contests will take place for the months of June and July. These reading contest are “read and enter” type contests. You read library books during the month of June and when you return the books to the library, you fill out a “How I Liked this Book” entry form and place it in the appropriate box. At the end of the month, winners will be drawn. We will have one contest in June and the other in July. Everyone reads during Summer Reading at the Library!

Happy Reading!

May 1, 2015

Library Corner 4 30 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:19 pm

There was no Library Corner this week. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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