A monthly e-news and information publication of the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System.
January 2018 Volume 9, Issue 6
"A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
closed on January 1 for New Year's Day. All libraries will reopen on January 2.
All libraries will be closed on January 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All libraries will reopen on January 16.
Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services
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River of Words Exhibit
The "River of Words" exhibit will be coming to the
Decatur County - Gilbert H. Gragg Library
from January 16-30.
"River of Words" is a traveling exhibit of art and poetry that is coordinated by the Georgia Center for the Book.
Book Clubs @ Your Library
The Decatur County - Gilbert H. Gragg Library has started a book club! The club will be discussing The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin on February 6 at 5 pm. For more information about the book club, call the library at 229-248-2665, ext. 112.
The First Tuesday Book Club at the Miller County - James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library will not meet in January. The club will meet again on February 6 and will discuss Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. To join the First Tuesday Book Club, contact the library at 229-758-3131.
The First Wednesday Book Club will meet on January 3 at 10 a.m. at the Seminole County Public Library and will discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. The club will read A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood for February. To Join the First Wednesday Book Club, contact the library at 229-524-8913.
Craft Club @ Seminole
Once Upon a Story...
Check out local toddler and story times at your library!
Decatur County will hold Toddler Time again on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. starting on January 9.
Miller Countyhosts Toddler Time of on the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.
Seminole County hosts Toddler Time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
The three-time Caldecott Honor-winning author of Starry Messenger blends a true story from his childhood with elements from Robinson Crusoe in an evocatively illustrated, lyrical story about an adventurous boy who finds himself on a mysterious adventure in a remote island wilderness.
A new resident of an old home begins to experience the memories and secrets of its former owner, an elderly lady in a nearby nursing home, in ways that cause their families to intersect in sudden and unexpected ways. By the award-winning author of The Railwayman's Wife.
When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire
When Major Cole Raven rescues Honor O'Donnell from a rushing river in war-torn Spain, he knows he could find love with this brave, beautiful - unattainable - young woman. An oath to a dying soldier to protect Honor throws them together, and with the dangers of war all around them an irresistible passion flares.
A collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe stars beloved character Jamie Fraser and includes two previously unpublished stories, including "Besieged," a tale about Lord John Grey; and "A Fugitive Green," centering on John's brother, Hal Grey.
A lively girl who does her best thinking while upside down embarks on a first day of third grade only to be confronted by a disappointing reunion with a best friend who has set aside their plans in favor of spending time with a cool newcomer.