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Published Quarterly by the "Friends of the Terrell County Library"

     Fall 1999                                                                              Volume 4         Issue 4

TERRELL COUNTY LIBRARY FRIENDS LAUNCH NEW PROJECT:  SALE OF NEW BRASS BOOKMARKS WHICH FEATURE NAME AND PICTURE OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Friends of the Terrell County Library organization is now selling brass bookmarks which show the new Terrell County Library outlined in black.  They come packaged in attractive gift boxes.  Each bookmark is priced at $10.00 or $7.50 each if more than one is purchased.

    These bookmarks can be bought at the Terrell County Public Library, the Chamber of Commerce, Gordon's Diamond Gallery, or from any of the Friends of the Library Board Members.  Ordering Information for the bookmarks is available online at http://tclfriends.tripod.com, the Terrell County Friends of the Library website.

    Keep these bookmarks in mind for gifts, especially now that Christmas is so near.  The back of the bookmark provides ideal space for engraving to personalize a gift for someone special.  Proceeds from this and all Friends projects will be used to support the Terrell County Library.

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Spotlight On A Library Volunteer

Martha Spurlock

    As with most of those who volunteer, much of their hard work goes unnoticed by people in a community.  The Friends have chosen to spotlight such a person, Martha Spurlock.  Mrs. Spurlock is a genuine southern lady and a dedicated library volunteer in the genealogy department.

    Mrs. Spurlock graciously dedicates time each week to respond to out-of-town requests for information about Terrell County ancestors.  She was a charter member of the Friends of the Library and served on its steering committee.  She is currently a member of the Kinchafoonee Regional Library Board of Trustees and the Terrell County Board of Trustees.

    Besides her volunteer work at the library, Mrs. Spurlock is also involved with the Terrell County Foster Children's Program.  She is married to A.D. Spurlock, and they have four children. She is retired from the Terrell County School System where she served as Curriculum Director.

    Our hats are off to Martha Spurlock for her unselfish spirit and untiring dedication to our library.

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Near and Far

Genealogy News

    Old newspapers have long been important source of genealogical information.  People who are tracing their family line will find the Dawson News Index very helpful.

    This 11,000 card index contains information on births, deaths, and marriages reported in the Dawson News which has been in continuous publication since 1866.

    Each card includes a name, the event being reported, the date of that event, and the page number and date of the Dawson News issue.

    At present the Index covers the years from 1866 through 1930.  Subsequent years will be added in the future.

(Ed. Note:  Phyllis Bennett, a library volunteer and Friends Board member, is responsible for this index and has worked on it for several years.  Mrs. Bennett was spotlighted for her library volunteer work in June 1996 Friends Newsletter.)

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TERRELL'S TOP TEN
Books checked out the most by Terrell Patrons

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Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell

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The Alibi by Sandra Brown

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Family Honor by Robert Parker

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Get Skinny on Fabulous Food by Suzanne Sumers

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Dark Lady by Richard Patterson

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Personal Injures by Scott Turow

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The Reef by Nora Roberts

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Ashes to Ashes by Tammy Hoag

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Found Money by James Grippando

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Carbohydrate Addict's Diet by Rachel Heller

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Do Your Christmas Shopping At Terrell County Public Library!!!

    Plan to do some of your Christmas shopping at the Public Library during this gift-giving season.  You can purchase a book for the library in someone's honor.  That person will be notified of the gift and a nameplate with the name of the honoree and the donor will be placed in the book.

    Also available for purchase are library note cards ($5.00) and bookmarks ($10.00).  Copies of hand drawn 1934 maps of Terrell County can also be purchased at the library ($15.00).

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LIBRARY ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

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November 15-20:  National Children's Book Week "Plant A Seed...Read."

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November 25-26:  The library will be closed for Thanksgiving Holidays.  (Will open Sat. 10-5)

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November 30:  This is the "go-live" date for using the new SIRSI circulation system at the library.

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December 6:  Friends meet at 6:00 (Dinner meeting to help decorate the library for the holidays.)

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December 23:  Open House at the library.  (Refreshments and holiday music for library patrons sponsored by the Friends Group).

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December 24-25:  Library will be closed for Christmas Holidays.

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FRIENDS MONTHLY TREASURER'S REPORT

Friends' Treasurer Arline Hufstetler, submitted the following report at the November 1999 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Terrell County  Friends of the Library.

 September Balance:    $9,313.46
                      Income:         263.95
                  Expenses:      1,360.15
      October Balance:    $8,217.26

    Payment for work on the bricks and purchase of the new bookmarks accounted for most of the expenses.

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Web Site News

    Please check out our web site; we have added new items and changed its look. One of the additions is a direct link to the GaGen Web's Terrell County Page.  This is a wonderful source for Terrell County History.

    The other additions is the Terrell County History Forum.  This is a gathering place for those interested in Terrell County to come together and discuss common interests.

    Visit the Links of Interest page for educational info.  Also coming soon will be the TCL Youth Net, as site for children, parents and teachers.

 

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                Terrell County Public Library
                 Dawson, Georgia  31742
                 Claudia Copeland, Librarian
                 Romaine Richardson, Web Creator and Manager
                 Updated: July 19, 2002