Friday, February 29, 2008

Threat of Agroterroism on American Food Supply

The Chambers County Libray will have a timely topic for its next Lunch and Learn program - the threat of agroterrorism on America's food supply.

Dr. Robert A. Norton, recipient of the 2004 FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for his work in the areas of infrastructure protection and national security related to agriculture and the food supply, will be the featured speaker at the March 20 Lunch and Learn program of the H. Grady Bradshaw Library. His topic will be "The Threat of Agroterroism on the American Food Supply". He will be accompanied by FBI Agent Steve McCraney.

A professor at Auburn University, Dr. Norton, a veterinary microbioligist by training, was educated at Southern Illinois University where he received his B. S. and M. S. and the University of Arkansas, where he received his PH.D. He served in the U. S. Army Chemical Corps and with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Ft. Detrick, Maryland

Norton regularly conducts agricultural related intellingence briefings for law enforcement, intelligence and Congressional groups. In addition, he is a regular speaker at national and international scientific, intelligence and law enforcement meetings. He has frequently trained first responders in issues related to pandemic influenza and regularly conducts agricultural related intellingence briefings for law enforcement, intelligence and Congressional groups.

Registration for the presentation is now underway and may be done in person or by telephoning the library at 768-2161 during regular hours of operation. Registration is not required for those who do not wish to eat. They can just show up but whatever you do be sure to be at the library in plenty of time because a big crowd is expected for this "once in a lifetime" presentation. The free lunch will be served at 11:30 and Dr. Norton's presentation will begin at noon.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Cat in the Hat and Miss Chatt Visit the Library

Bradshaw Library will have two very special guests on Tuesday, March 4. Dr. Seuss’ mischievous Cat in the Hat and Miss Chattahoochee Valley, Mallory Hagen will join the library’s Read Across America Celebration.

The day’s festivities will begin with a visit from The Cat in the Hat at storytime on Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for pictures and mischief. In the afternoon, the library will host a cake and coke party to officially welcome our special guests to the library.

Miss Chatt and the Cat will share stories and visit with library patrons from 3:00pm – 5:30pm. From 3:00pm – 3:45pm, children can make their own Cat in the Hat hat, while supplies last, with the library’s Teen Advisory Board. At 4:00pm, Miss Chatt and the Cat will share Dr. Seuss’ stories with the children.

The library will take free pictures for children who visit during this time. There will also be drawings for prizes. We hope the entire community will come out and welcome the The Cat in the Hat and Miss Chatt for their first official visit to Bradshaw Library.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Genius of Michelangelo Course at Bradshaw Library

With his career spanning the glories of Renaissance Florence and the discovery of a New World to the first stirrings of the Counter-Reformation, Michelangelo Buanarroti is one of the most recognized and well-documented artists of all time. Not only was he a painter and sculptor but an architect and poet as well.

Beginning February 27, the Bradshaw Library will conduct a 12 session "brownbag" study of Michelangelo as taught by Professor William E. Wallace, Washington University of St. Louis from 11:30 a.m. until 1:oo p.m. each Wednesday. Dr. Wallace is an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo. He was one of a select group of scholars, curators and conservators from around the world invited to the Vatican to confer about the conservation of Michelangelo's frescos in the Sistine Chapel several years ago.

Among Michelangelo's works to be studied will be his world-famous PIETA, DAVID, MOSES and the SISTINE CHAPEL ceiling.

The course will be arranged as a chronological survey of Michelangelo's life, times and work. Each session will take up a significant aspect of the artist, as well as a consideration of his many famous and some lesser-known masterworks.

Participants are encouraged to bring their "brownbag" lunches with drinks furnished by the library. There is no fee but pre-registration is requested. Please call 768-2161 to register.

This is another of the many successful progams for adults being offered by the Chambers County Library.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Chambers County Library Travelers will visit the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta on March 4 and registration is now underway. Seats on the chartered bus will be fillled first come, first served. No telephone registration will be allowed.

Cost for the trip which includes transportation and tickets to the Aquarium and The World of Coca Cola is $47 and is non-refundable.

Those intending to take the trip may register at the Bradshaw Library during regular hours of operation.

The bus will leave from the Bradshaw Library parking lot at 8:00 a.m. and return about 6:00 p.m. on the 4th.

If additional information is needed, please call the library at 334-768-2161.