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News in Brief – 1/7/10

Brown Bag concert series to resume

IRONTON — Ohio University Southern Campus announced that the Brown Bag Concert Series will resume on Jan. 13.

Concerts will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the Mains Rotunda of the Riffe Center each Wednesday during January and February.

To open the series, the Wheelersburg High School Select Chorus will perform. The ensemble is under the direction of Rachel Woodrum.

The Ohio University Southern Campus Brown Bag Concert Series winter schedule

includes:

Rock Candy Jan. 20

Elizabeth Melvin and Becky Johnson Jan. 27

Bridget Reynolds Feb. 3

Katie Owens Feb. 10

Ohio University Southern Community Band Feb. 17

Stephen Holt Feb. 24

The concerts are free and open to the public. For additional information on the Brown Bag Concert Series, contact Nina L. Russell Queen, M.Ed., Concert Coordinator, at 740-533-4548.

SOACDF offering Educational Excellence Grant

The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation is proud to announce the Educational Excellence Grant.

The Foundation will award 10 Educational Excellence grants in the amount of $7,500. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis based on essay questions, community and school activities and grades.

Tobacco quota owners, quota owners/growers, or grower/tenants of Farm Service Agency (FSA) record in any single crop year from 1997 through 2004 and their immediate family dependents that are enrolled at an accredited institution and are seeking an Associate or Bachelor degree are eligible.

Applicants must be enrolled as a full time sophomore, junior or senior in the 2010-2011 school year to be eligible.

The applications are available now at your local Farm Service Agency, NRCS or Extension Office.

You can also access the application online at www.soacdf.net. The application period is from Friday through Feb. 15. If you have questions, please call the Foundation Office at 937-393-2700.

Movie download service ends

ASHLAND, Ky. — A free movie download service Boyd County Public Library offered its patrons has ceased operations.

MyLibraryDV deactivated on Dec. 31, citing “marginal patron demand” as the reason. BCPL had subscribed to the service for its patrons since early 2008. Through it, patrons could download videos or movies free of charge.

Recorded Books started MyLibraryDV in 2006, but the company said last month that “since our launch, technology and the video world have significantly changed; library patrons can how access thousands of movies through their cable provider and many TV shows are available online as free downloads.

“We still believe there is a future for downloadable video in libraries and we hope to offer a more popular version of this product in the future,” company representatives said.

The Library does offer two ebook (and eaudiobook) download services – OverDrive and NetLibrary. Those links are located on the Research page of www.thebookplace.org.

Boyd County Public Library will continue to look into other downloadable video services for its patrons.

Learn cross-stitch at BCPL

SUMMIT, Ky. — Learn how to cross stitch at this month’s craft lesson at the Summit Branch of Boyd County Public Library.

The Jan. 11 program is part of the weekly Piece-ing it Together Craft Club, which meets each Monday at 6 p.m. at the branch, 1016 Summit Road. New members are always welcome.

On the second Monday each month, there is a take-home craft, for which the library purchases the supplies. The rest of the time, people can practice their own hobby, teach someone else or learn something new.