Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

April 13, 2018

Library Corner 4 12 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:53 pm

A very happy Drop Everything and Read Day to you one and all! Everyone is invited to come to the library, find a nice spot of lawn (or bring your own lawn chair) and enjoy a little reading, weather permitting. If the weather isn’t cooperating, please feel free to come into the library to find a comfy place to read for a few minutes.

We still have a few tax forms available. The deadline to file is just a few days away. If you do not see the form that you need, please visit the IRS website, http://www.irs.gov, search “Forms and Publications” and we should be able to print the forms out for you. Printing fees do apply. The staff of the Elma Ross Public Library is not able to give out any tax advice. Please contact a certified tax preparer for all your tax questions.

Just a reminder that Libraries Rock Summer Reading programs will start Thursday, June 7th at 2pm for pre-K through 6th graders. We will also have a Teen (ages 12-17) and Adult (ages 18+) Reading Contests for the months of June and July.

Happy Reading!

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Library Corner 4 5 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:52 pm

April? Really? It’s April already, where has the time gone? Well, now that it is the month of April and spring is here it is time to start thinking about summer reading here at the library. This year’s theme for summer reading is “Libraries Rock!” and we are going to have a rocking good time here. We are currently finalizing programs but we can give you the dates to put on your calendars. So without further ado, the dates of Libraries Rock Summer Reading are Thursdays at 2pm beginning on Thursday, June 7th through Thursday July 12th. Libraries Rock Summer Reading programs are offered for children from pre-K to upcoming 6th graders. We will also have Teen and Adult Reading Contests for the months of June and July for teens age 12-17 and adults age 18 and over. Everyone can participate in Summer Reading here at the Elma Ross Public Library. We’d like to see everyone reading this summer. We love reading!

Did you know that April 12th is Drop Everything and Read Day? We would like to invite everyone to come by the library on April 12th and read while relaxing on the library lawn, weather permitting of course. If the weather is uncooperative, you are more than welcome to come inside the library, find a comfy spot, and read. Let’s all get caught reading for Drop Everything and Read Day on April 12th.

Happy Reading!

March 29, 2018

Library Corner 3 29 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:39 pm

The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Friday, March 30 in observance of Good Friday. We hope that everyone has a blessed day. Now to our April calendar.

We offer Toddler Time on the first and third Mondays (2nd & 16th) at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come hear stories and do a small craft.

We offer Basic Skills Computer Class on the first Monday (2nd) at 2pm. Learn about how a computer is set up, how to open and use basic programs.

We offer Job Skills Computer Class on Mondays (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th) at 8:30am and Tuesdays (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th) at 2pm. Learn about creating resumes, creating e-mail addresses, completing on-line job applications.

We offer Genealogy Computer Class on Wednesdays (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th) at 2pm. Learn how to use Ancestry and HeritageQuest software and research family history.

We offer Lunch & Leisure on the fourth Wednesday (25th) at 12 noon. Join us for coloring while we eat lunch. Please remember to ring your own lunch. The library will provide drinks, dessert, and coloring materials.

Are there any other type of computer classes/programs that you would like to see us offer here at the Elma Ross Public Library? Would you like a class just on Microsoft Word or Powerpoint? Please let us know what you would be interested in. Also what days/times would you like to see these programs offered? Again, please let us know, we could use your help.

Happy Reading.

Library Corner 3 22 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:38 pm

Spring is here, we think. It is getting more spring-like everyday. We love spring here at the library. Spring is a time for new growth and fresh starts. How about making a springtime resolution by visiting the public library on a regular basis? We’d love to see you.

What do we have on the calendar for the rest of the month? Well, let’s see. We have Job Skills Computer Class on Monday, March 26 at 8:30am. We offer Job Skills Computer Class also on Tuesday, March 27th at 2pm. Brush up on writing a resume and cover letter, create an e-mail, and complete an on-line job application. We have Lunch & Leisure on Wednesday, March 28 at 12 noon. Bring a lunch, the library provides, drinks, dessert, and coloring materials. Join us as we Lunch & Leisure. We also have Genealogy Computer Class on Wednesday, March 28 at 2pm. Learn how to use Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest software. Lastly, the Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Friday, March 30 in observance of Good Friday. Now we get to think about the month of April.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 3 15 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:37 pm

Our apologies. There is no Library Corner article this week.

Library Corner 3 8 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:36 pm

We are quickly marching into the month of March. We have so many things planned here at the Elma Ross Public Library. Here are some highlights of our calendar of events.

Mondays, we offer Job Skills Computer Class at 8:30am. Learn how to create resumes, cover letters, fill out on-line job applications, sign-up for a free email.

Tuesdays, we offer Job Skills Computer Classes at 2pm. Learn how to create resumes, cover letters, fill out on-line job applications, sign-up for a free email.

Wednesdays, we offer Genealogy Computer Class at 2pm. Learn about using Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.

On Wednesday, March 28, we will offer Lunch & Leisure at 12 noon. Bring your own lunch, the library will provide drinks, dessert, and coloring materials.

The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Friday, March 30 in observance of Good Friday.

The Friends of the Library would like to thank everyone who attended the Friends Annual Membership Dinner Fundraiser with guest speaker Mr. Roy Hawkins. Roy presented a fabulous program and the dinner was delicious. Thank you Friends. It is not too late to get your membership into the Friends. We will gladly accept your membership at any time.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 3 1 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:35 pm

Our apologies. There is no Library Corner article this week.

Library Corner 2 22 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:34 pm

From TEL: Black History Month. (2018). In World Book Student. Retrieved from
http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar062570

“Black History Month is an annual observance, in February, of the achievements and culture of African Americans. It coincides with the birthdays of the black leader Frederick Douglass (February 14) and of Abraham Lincoln (February 12).
The idea for an observance honoring the accomplishments of African Americans led to the establishment of Negro History Week in 1926. It was proposed by Carter G. Woodson, a black historian known as the Father of Black History, and others. The observance became known as Black History Week during the early 1970’s. It was established as Black History Month in 1976.
The celebration is sponsored by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Woodson founded the association in 1915. Each year, the ASALH designates a theme.

The ASALH produces Black History Month Study Kits to help schools, colleges, ASALH branches, and other organizations celebrate the observance. The ASALH also provides information about Black History Month through its publications.”
Have you used TEL or READS lately? You should. There is excellent, current, up-to-date information at your fingertips. Plus, both TEL and READS are free to use at any time. Learn something new today. Visit TEL at http://www.tntel.tnsos.org and READS at https://reads.overdrive.com If you have any questions about TEL or READS, please call the library at 772-9534 and we’ll be happy to assist.

Lunch & Leisure will take place on Wednesday, February 28th at 12 noon in the Meeting Room. Bring your lunch, the library will provide drinks, dessert, and coloring supplies. Let’s Lunch & Leisure at the Library!

Happy Reading.

February 15, 2018

Library Corner 2 15 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:09 pm

The Friends Annual Membership Dinner meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20 at 6pm at the Elma Ross Public Library in the Meeting Room. Our guest speaker is Roy Hawkins, author of “From Roy-al to a Royal Priesthood.” Reservations are required. The meal is $9.00 per person. If you have not already made your reservation, please call the library at 772-9534 today.

The Friends of the Library is a 501(c)3 organization that supports our local library by raising funds. Funds are used to purchase book subscriptions, supplies for summer reading and other library programs like the annual Gingerbread House Family Night. Your membership matters. Please consider joining/renewing your Friends membership today. Membership dues are as follows: Student $1.00; Individual $5.00; Family $10.00; Patron $25.00; Benefactor $50.00; Sponsor $100.00; Grantor $500.00; Life $1,000.00. Please consider a Patron level donation of $25.00. All donations are greatly appreciated. The Friends of the Library need your support.

Thank you Friends.

Library Corner 2 8 18

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

We at the Elma Ross Public Library wanted to share just a few details about tax forms. We know . . . we know . . . we know . . . taxes, those dreaded words . . . income taxes. Here is what we do know. We ordered our supply of tax forms back in the fall. We are, as patiently as we can be, waiting for the shipments to arrive. We will put the forms out as soon as they get here. The only forms and instructions that we will be receiving are the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. All other forms are accessible from the IRS website (www.irs.gov) and can be printed on our computers. If you have to print a form, printing fees do apply. As per the Tax Form Outlet Program rules, the library has never been able to give out “red letter” forms/forms that would come from an employer (W2s/W3s/1099s, etc.). Any small business can order these forms from the IRS website as well (www.irs.gov). No library staff member is allowed to give out any tax advice whatsoever, not even on which form you should use. If you have income tax questions, please contact a certified tax preparer. Thanks for understanding.

With the rapid spread of germs and the high incidence of flu/colds/sinus going around, please remember that if you are too sick to go to school/work, then you are too sick to come to the library. We dearly love all our patrons, but we don’t want to share germs.

Happy Reading!

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