Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Patron Appreciation Breakfast

On Monday, April 14, the library staff prepared a breakfast of pancakes and sausage for more than 50 patrons. The Patron Appreciation Breakfast was the first special program to celebrate National Library Week. To view other photos of the breakfast, please visit the Patron Appreciation Photo Album. Pictured here are Cathy Wright, Circulation Manager, and library patrons, Bob and Jane Angus.

For National Library Week, the Library Annex will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Annex is located directly across the parking lot from the library main entrance. Most books range in price from $.25 to $1.00. All money raised will be donated to the Chambers County Relay for Life."

The Magic of Reading," a magic show performed by Russell Davis of Huntsville, AL, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Bradshaw Library. Russell will also present his program on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the LaFayette Pilot Public Library. Everyone is welcome and registration is not required.

Other special programs include a DVD educational series titled "The Genius of Michelangelo"which will be presented on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Please call the library at (334)768-2161 by Tuesday at 5 p.m. to reserve your lunch.

U.S. Air Force pilot, Captain Jamey Wright, will speak during our Lunch N Learn on Thursday at noon. Wright piloted a KC-10 refueling plan in Iraq. You may register online for this program by visiting the library's website at http://www.chamberscountylibrary.org/, and click on the calendar link.

National Library Week is also Free Fine Weekat Chambers County Library. Please look for any overdue library materials that may have fallen behind the couch or might be hidden in the closet.For additional information about library programs, call the library at (334) 768-2161 or visit the library website at http://www.chamberscountylibrary.org/. Click on the calendar link for upcoming programs.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Captain Jamey Wright to Speak at Library Lunch and Learn

Did you ever wonder how it would feel to fly a 53,000 gallon jet fuel tanker around the world to "fill up" jet bombers from a height of 3 to 5 miles? How can this monster, which is longer than a football field and over five stories high, take off and stay airborne? Staggering and scarey, isn't it?

These questions, and many more, will be answered at the April 17 Bradshaw Library Lunch and Learn program which will feature a presentation by Captain Jamey Wright, a Shawmut native who was recently separated from Air Force active duty after flying numerous missions in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

In August of 1999, Wright, the son of Jack and Cathy Wright, received his United States Air Force Commission on the day he was graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Aviation Management. In April of 2001, he was graduated from the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program at Columbus AFB, Ms. Afterwards he flew KC-10 Extenders from McGuire AFB, NJ and Travis Air Force Base, CA. globally while supporting ongoing missions in Afgahanistan and Iraq. The KC-10 is 590,000 pounds of muscle which provides global reach for the United States Air Force. Taking off with 53,000 gallons of fuel and 170,000 pounds of cargo, this aircraft enables worldwide presence in less than 24 hours.

In September of 2007, Captain Wright separated from Air Force active duty and is now a pilot for UPS where he flies MD-11s worldwide. He is a member of the Air Force Reserves at Dobbins AFB in Atlanta where he continues to fly KC-10s.

Captain Wright, his wife Jennifer and sons , Fischer and Parker, reside in LaGrange.

Registration is now underway for this exciting presentation and a large crowd is expected. If you want to make sure you have a free lunch and a place to sit, call the Bradshaw Library today at 334- 768-2161. Lunches will be served at 11:30 and the presentation will begin at noon.