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LIBRARY NEWS 10/25/09

Used books, magazines, video tapes and more will be available at the Friends of the Library Book at the Main Library in Ironton. The two-day sale is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Donations of used items are also being accepted this week. For information call (740) 532-1124.

Are you crazy about trivia? Do you love to watch Jeopardy? Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? and other TV trivia shows? Everyone’s invited to join us for this week for Library Trivia Mania for fun and to see just how much you do know. Bring a friend or two! Games are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ironton library, 2 p.m. Monday at the South Point library, 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chesapeake library and 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Proctorville library.

October’s Family History Month activities conclude this week at Briggs Lawrence County Public Library. For information or to register for a program call the Main Library’s Hamner Room at (740) 532-1124.

Churches play a large part in our community. Their histories are varied as their congregations and beliefs. Learn how to discover your church’s history and the people who helped to make it at a “Researching Church Histories” workshop in the Hamner Room at the Main Library in Ironton at 2 p.m. Monday.

Many families in our area have German ancestors. Get in touch with your roots and learn about the special problems faced by researchers and the information that is available. at the “German Genealogy” workshop in the Hamner Room at the Main Library in Ironton at 6 p.m. Monday.

Tombstones have been a part of our landscape, but what do the signs on them mean. Why were symbols chosen? Gaylord Cooper will be here to discuss what he found while researching his book, “Stories Told in Stone: Cemetery Iconology,” Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Main Library in Ironton. All attendees will receive a discount on Cooper’s book.

Everyone interested in learning to crochet as well as those already experienced at the craft is invited to the Crochet Club that meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Southern Branch Library in South Point. Bring a “G” or “H” crochet hook and yarn.

Everyone’s invited to participate in a Briggs Library book discussion group. This week, the Sybene Senior Center group will talk about “The Tale of Hill Top Farm” by Susan Wittig Albert at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at the center.

Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Briggs Library Teen Advisory Board. Members help the library’s young adult librarian plan programs for their peers, create Briggs Teen ‘Zine newsletter, update the MySpace page and more. Teens interested in joining are invited to a meeting at the Southern Branch Library in South Point on Monday at 6 p.m. If you’re unable to attend, but would like to join, call Amy Ward at (740) 886-6697.

The weekly Briggs Library young children’s program schedule featuring books, crafts, songs, and games and is:

Storytime for ages three to five:

Ironton at 11 a.m. Monday

Symmes Valley at 5 p.m. Monday

Proctorville at 11 a.m. Tuesday

South Point at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Chesapeake at 11 a.m. Thursday

Symmes Valley at 11 a.m. Saturday

Toddler Time for up to age three:

Ironton at 11 a.m. Tuesday