"The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association has unveiled a new name for the newest Stonewall Book Award: the Stonewall Book Awards-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award. In recognition of a significant gift to the GLBTRT endowment, the name recognizes long-time GLBTRT member Larry Romans and his partner of over 40 years, Mike Morgan."
The proceedings of the Trustees of the Odd Fellows Library have a special interest for every intelligent man and woman in Memphis, and we trust they may lead to something definite being done toward the establishment of a Public Library and reading room to which access may be had any time between 10 in the morning and 11 at night. A Public Library and reading room is a public necessity, and the money for it ought to be easily within reach."
"Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for ages 15-19 in the United States. In an effort to lower this statistic, the Montgomery County General Sessions Judges have agreed to offer the “Alive at 25” driving class to local high school students free of charge for the next three months."
"Nashville Ballet’s performance is made possible by the Giles County Public Library’s Tennessee Arts Commission Touring Arts Grant with grant funds matched by the faculty, staff and students at Martin Methodist College."
"January is Radon Action Month. Charles Jobe from the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation will present a "Go Green" program at 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Stewart County Public Library. The presentation will include an overview of what radon is and where it comes from; why and how to test homes and buildings for radon; and steps to take if test results indicate a home or building is unsafe."
"The DARlings of the Captain Edmiston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will Go Red For Women on February 3rd from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library for National Wear Red Day to promote women’s heart health."
Who better than a former archaeologist to unearth a job as Spring Hill's new library director? Alan Couch had been working as a contract archeologist on Alabama's Gulf Coast when a good friend of his enrolled in library school and raved about it.
Don't forget to renew your membership and reap the benefits of being a member of the TLA. For example, now that registration is open for the annual conference, you can get a discount and attend the the staff development webinars for free.
"The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host small business classes that include information on everything from steps to starting and maintaining a business, to legal aspects of owning and operating a small business."
"Among services provided by tax dollars are the operation of four schools, the sheriff's office, jail, court system, ambulance service, four fire stations, the Health Department, a Youth Center, the public library and even an airport."