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Main Library Dedication

April 11, 2014

Join us tomorrow (Saturday, April 12) for the dedication of the new Main Library at Goodwood. Here is the schedule of events:

10:30 a.m.
Mary Jo Kelly the Book Doctor
Storyteller

12:00 p.m.
Silly Nilly the Clown
Fun with Twisted Balloons

1:00 p.m.
Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden & public officials
EBRP Library Board of Control Members
State Librarian, Rebecca Hamilton

1:30 p.m.
Reception
Tours
Ton Music
3D Printer Demonstrations

2:30 p.m.
Harvey Rabbit & Friends

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National Geographic Magazine Archives

March 10, 2014

The National Geographic Magazine Archives database provides access to over 100 years of this popular journal. You can enjoy thousands of breathtaking photographs and articles. The archive begins with the very first issue published in October 1888 and runs to 1994. The issues are presented in their entirety, including all articles and advertising.

You can search for articles by keyword, subject, country, and time period. There is also a separate search feature for just the amazing images.

When reading an issue, there are some useful viewing options, such as zooming in, full screen view, and printing. Another great feature is that you can create an account and then save articles for viewing next time that you login. Check out this instructional video from the Library’s very own YouTube channel to learn more about the National Geographic Magazine Archives and then check it out for yourself! All you need is your library card.

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Night Vale Listening Party

March 6, 2014

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Monster Jam Crushes Illiteracy

March 5, 2014

The Monster Trucks and drivers are coming to Jones Creek Regional Library! This coming Friday, March 7, the first 100 people, ages birth to 17 years old who bring two new books to donate to literacy programs will receive two tickets to the Monster Truck Jam held March 8-9 downtown at the River Center. Patrons are invited to have their picture taken with the monster truck and its driver from 3-6 p.m. on Friday. 

If you can’t make it to Jones Creek on Friday, you still have a chance to win tickets – simply fill out a “Read and Win” flyer at any Adult Services or Circulation desk or email a picture of you and/or your kids reading a book about trucks to bookmobile@ebrpl.com to be entered for a chance to win!

See you in the library parking lot! For more information, call (225) 756-1150.

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Academy Awards

February 26, 2014

by Louise Hilton

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It’s that time of year again! The 86th Academy Awards ceremony airs this Sunday, March 2, at 6 p.m. Check out the official website for all things Oscar: recipe ideas for your very own Oscar viewing party, behind-the-scenes videos, red carpet galleries, an Oscar app for your smartphone, and more.

Click here for a printable list of the nominees or try this interactive Oscar ballot from CNN.

Don’t miss the official site of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (the governing body behind the awards) for the history behind Hollywood’s most legendary night.

All of this year’s nine Best Picture nominees are available in our catalog (or will be available shortly): American HustleCaptain PhillipsDallas Buyers Club, GravityHerNebraska, Philomena12 Years a Slave, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

The Library also offers a great selection of titles about the Academy Awards, including the newly updated 85 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne, Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy by Debra Ann Pawlak, Oscar Fever: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards by Emanuel Levy, Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards by Bronwyn Cosgrave, and Behind the Oscar: The Secret History of the Academy Awards by Anthony Holden.

For fun fictional takes on the frenzy of Oscar season, try Best Murder of the Year by Jon P. Bloch,  Murder at the Academy Awards by Joan Rivers, Oscar Season by Mary McNamara, and Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg.

Don’t forget to tune in Sunday night!

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