Need an e-mail account? LaFayette and Dade can help!

The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library is now offering computer classes! In the month of September Lafayette Library will be starting with the basics: e-mail! If you know someone who has been wanting to learn more about computers, or needs to set up an e-mail address, then this class is for them. Space is limited, so you will need to sign up for one of two dates:

September 14th, 2pm to 3pm
&
September 29th, 5pm to 6pm

In this class we will be signing up for FREE gmail accounts (that’s e-mail through Google for those in the know). You’ll also learn about how gmail is different than other e-mails, and how it gets you access to other great websites (like youtube). Call today to reserve a spot! 706-638-2992

Dade County Library will also be offering a basic computer course this month! They will be covering e-mail, as well as basic internet navigation! They will have two classes:

September 9th @ 10am
&
September 9th @ 6pm

Call to reserve your space at 706-657-7857 today!

August Staff Picks

Ruth’s Pick

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

This was a book that I pithe false princecked up from the library on a whim. I started it later that afternoon and within three days I had not only finished it but had also devoured the book’s two sequels! The story features a young, grubby orphan who finds himself, against his will, enve
lopedin a conspiracy to gain the royal throne. It is a fast-paced adventure yarn brimming with surprising compassion, wit and a few edge-of-your-seat twists. I loved the humor, loved the surprises, and loved the characters. I would recommend this book for both children and adults

Karen’s Pick

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Book 1 in the Red Queen series.

Red QueenAlthough I felt this book was slow to hook the reader, I really enjoyed the story once the momentum picked up. It has a medieval fantasy vibe and while the story premise overall is not new to YA readers, the little details make it feel like it’s a completely unique story! I’m convinced this is going to be a movie one day as long as the author can hold it together for the second and third books.

Renee’s Picks

The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence by Stan Lee
(Geared toward grades 4-7)

ZodiacCoverArtThis action packed book explores the powers of the Chinese Zodiac. Young adults already struggling with their place in life are suddenly given the powers of one of the zodiac creatures. This is the first in a series and briefly touches on character development and back story, which will expand in future books as the adventures in good versus evil continue. Good themes of leadership, trust, and team building. The illustrations are an excellent addition.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

51ILCS6EtSLThe Thirteeth Tale is full of intriguing characters, descriptive writing, and surprising twists and turns that move the story well. The story is about an aging writer telling her life story, which is filled with secrets, ghosts, death, and madness, to a chosen biographer with secrets of her own. The book concludes well with secrets disclosed and mysteries solved in a satisfying way. This is a clean read.

Chelsea’s Pick

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

UprootedEvery decade one village girl is forced into ten years of servitude to a wizard known as “The Dragon.” The girl always comes back, but never stays, always choosing to leave the village for a rich life in the city.  Once chosen, Agnieszka’s understanding of her world and her part in it is forever changed. This book has all of my favorite things: magic, romance, coming-of-age, a grumpy misunderstood hero, a feisty heroine and a plot that kept me guessing. A must-read for all Fantasy Genre fans.

 

SATURDAYS ARE BACK AT YOUR HOMETOWN LIBRARIES

On Thursday night, Cherokee Regional Library Board of Trustees voted to restore Saturday hours for the Rossville and LaFayette branches. This is the first time in several years that all four branches of the Cherokee Regional Library System are open on Saturdays. The change is effective August 1st.

The Rossville Library will be returning to branch status by increasing their hours open from 18 hours a week to 30 hours a week.  This decision was made possible due to a generous donation and upcoming additional funding from local funding agencies.

The LaFayette-Walker County Branch will be rearranging their 30 hours open to include Saturdays.

“The Community let us know it was important for us to be open on Saturdays. We are delighted to be in a position to make it happen,” says Director Lecia Eubanks.

Cherokee Regional Library System Hours


LaFayette-Walker Co. Public Library
Mondays: 10-6
Tuesdays: 10-7
Thursdays: 1-7
Fridays: 11-2
Saturdays: 10-2

Rossville Public Library
Tuesdays: 9-6
Wednesdays: 9-5
Thursdays: 10-7
Saturdays: 10-2

Chickamauga Public Library
Tuesdays: 9-7
Thursdays: 9-6
Fridays: 9-5
Saturdays: 9-12

Dade County Public Library
Tuesdays: 9-7
Thursdays: 9-6
Fridays: 9-4
Saturdays: 10-2

Library named YMCA “Partnership of the Summer”

On July 22nd, the Cherokee Regional Library System was recognized as the YMCA Summer Food & Fun Program’s Agency Partnership of the Summer. This was the first summer that the library system as a whole participated. Library Director, Lecia Eubanks stated, “It was our pleasure to partner with the YMCA in such a worthy endeavor.   Our libraries are full of children during the summer so it just made sense.  We had an excellent group of volunteers that made it possible and we hope to do this again next year. ”

The Cherokee Regional Library System comprises four branches located in Chickamauga, LaFayette, Rossville and Trenton.

The Summer Food & Fun Program is organized by the North Georgia Community YMCA. The program provides a free meal to all children and teens under the age of 18. The Summer Food & Fun Program was run in conjunction with the library’s Summer Reading Club each week.  Over 15,000 meals have been given out in Walker and Catoosa Counties this summer through the program.

The Summer Food & Fun Program will continue through the end of July at host library sites. Other volunteer sites throughout Walker and Catoosa counties continue through the first week of August.

For those who are interested in helping feed children throughout the school year, the YMCA also hosts a program called Backpack Blessings. This program provides nutritious, non-perishable food items to students each Friday to reduce weekend hunger and help prepare for Monday’s learning in the classroom. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the YMCA at 706-935-2226 or hungerfree@ymcachattanooga.org

Introducing Mango Languages

Cherokee Regional Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons.

Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.

We are thrilled to join the growing list of libraries across the country that offer Mango to their patrons. Some people need to learn a second language for business or travel. Others want to for personal or professional development. No matter the reason, learning a language should be fun. With Mango, it definitely is.

To learn more about Mango, stop by the library and ask a librarian for an introduction. Or, get started today by clicking here!