Live Oak Public Libraries
February  2014

February is one of our busiest months. Across our communities, we celebrate Georgia History Month and Black History Month with special programs and displays.  Not sure where to start your research on Georgia's rich history? Need help finding just the right biographical information on an African American pioneer? Just ask us! Library staff members are always ready to help our youngest visitors find information for their school projects. 

This Sunday, don't miss award-winning Georgia author Terry Kay at the Southwest Chatham Library. Another event we're excited about is "What's In Your Pocket? Tales of U.S. Banknote Design," a fascinating talk set for later this month. Next weekend we'll be at Grand Festival Day of the Black Heritage Festival. And, finally, our partnership with AARP is back with free tax help for everyone. 


Read on to see all the great things we have planned for February!



Christian Kruse
Library Director
Live Oak Public Libraries
What's your story?
Author Terry Kay
Sunday, Feb. 2
2:30 to 4 p.m.

Terry Kay, a 2006 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, is the author of 14 published works of fiction. Kay is a master storyteller and will visit Southwest Chatham Library to talk about "The Seventh Mirror," his newest juvenile novel.

Kay will also conduct an informal workshop with children, parents and grandparents to learn how to tell and write their own family story.
Black History Month

Storyteller Josie Bailey


At various branches starting Feb.3

Put some "zing" in your "zang" with author and professional storyteller Josie Bailey. For the past 17 years, the Georgia native has added new twists to old tales in her animated performances throughout the Southeast.

Don't Miss
Black History Month Bingo
At various branches starting Feb. 13

Celebrate Black History Month by joining in this special game of BINGO featuring many of the African Americans that have had an impact on the course of American history.

Tales of U.S. Banknote Design

Saturday, Feb. 22  

3 p.m.


Eugenie Foster, retired from the Federal Reserve and the Department of the Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing, will share information and anecdotes learned during more than 25 years of working in currency design and distribution. Learn some facts about our currency.

Paths to Home Ownership
To learn more about buying a home, attend this free home buyer education series. Details

AARP Free Tax Assistance
Provided free to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis by volunteers from the AARP Foundation. Details


February Calendars
For more information on what's happening at your neighborhood library, go to our website and download your branch's
event calendar.
Library Foundation


This February, surprise your Valentine with tickets to the foundation's annual charitable gala! Your heartfelt gift will be a treat for your special someone and it will share the love of reading with others.


On Saturday evening, March 1, join us at the Southwest Chatham Library to celebrate Carnival Around the World, exploring global Mardi Gras traditions. The fun features cocktails, buffet dinner, silent and live auctions, dancing, plus more!


Proceeds benefit the library's READ! SUCCEED! programs including Homework Help, Summer Reading Program, early literacy and other lifelong learning services.  


Tickets purchased by Feb. 15 are $100 per person. After Feb. 15, ticket prices are $125 per person, or $225 per couple. Group pricing and sponsorship opportunities are also available.


Our festive live auction includes a week's stay in an architectural gem overlooking the Med in Spain, golf, fine dining and more; a quaint French village house; or a Tuscan villa. Choose your getaway and enrich others' lives through the improved literacy.    






Dottie Lynch, President

Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation 




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Monday, Feb. 17
President's Day 
All library branches will be closed
in observance of the holiday.

Saturday, March 1
14th Annual Gala
Homework Help

Free tutoring!


Live homework help from
certified tutors.


Grades 1-12, College, Adult Education, Career Assistance  


Sessions daily

3 to 10 p.m.





New Books

by Douglas Perry

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Code Name: Johnny Walker
by Johnny Walker

Kiss and Tell
by Fern Michaels

The Chase
by Janet Evanovich

  For a complete list, go to our

home page and scroll down the right side. Use the  

drop-down menu titled:  

"New in the collections..." 

Classes & Groups
Computer Classes
Classes on various software programs, the Internet, and other related topics available at various branches. Details

African American
Genealogy Group

 Southwest Chatham Library 

Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.

The focus of this group is genealogical research that is unique to the African American community. Chaired by Mildred Reynolds, the group will
share research strategies,
skills and findings. Details

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