Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2016 Hurricane Season

Click for printable hurricane tracking chart.


JDCC Disaster Hotlines
Atmore 368-9371       Brewton 867-0593

Saffir-Simpson Scale

Category 1    74-95 mph winds
Category 2    95-110 mph winds
Category 3    111-130 mph winds
Category 4    131-155 mph winds
Category 5    155+ mph winds



Thursday, May 05, 2016

CINCO DE MAYO

photo by Rena Dehler
  
On May 5, 1862, a French army approached the city of Puebla, Mexico, with intentions of invading and colonizing Mexico for the emperor Napoleon III of France. An army of guerrilleros under the command of Ignacio Zaragoza, a native of Texas, stood between the invaders and their plans. Using proven European battle tactics, the French launched repeated attacks on the fortified city. But the Mexicans held their ground, and the French retreated. Thenceforth, the day of this epic showdown came to be observed as the Cinco de Mayo, both in Mexico and in Greater Mexico, the area in the United States where people of Mexican origin reside.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Poem in Your Pocket Day!

The idea is simple: select a poem you love and carry it with you to share with co-workers and friends throughout the day. Here are a few ways to celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day.
· Text a poem to a friend
· Add a poem to your email footer
· Try to compose a poem in your free time
· Look for a poem in the library’s display case
· Make copies of a poem to distribute to friends
· Include a poem with a letter to a friend or loved one
· Post a poem on your blog or social networking page
· Browse the links on the library’s Poetry Resources page
· Read a few poems by a poet you’ve never heard of before

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It's National Library Week!!

Great ways to celebrate
National Library Week!
-Borrow one of our children’s books and read it to a child. 
-Browse through our selection of new books.
-Dust off your favorite book and read it again. 
-Leisurely read one of our magazines between classes. 
-Read the book that inspired your favorite movie.
-Return overdue items with amnesty - fines will be waived!
-Suggest a new or favorite book to a friend and discuss it.