First Posted: 1/15/2009
On Thursday, the Friends of the Library will present the first of a series of programs concerning the Middle East. It's titled “The Middle East from Yesterday to Tomorrow.” The talks start at 7 p.m. in the library's Osterneck Auditorium. The program will be about the culture and history of the area, and the Middle East's relevance in the 21st century.
Other programs will be held on March 3, March 10, March 17 and March 31. There is no admission charge and you are welcome to come to one or all of them.
The Library board of trustees held its final public meeting last Thursday at the Maxton Public Library. It was the last of six meetings held at libraries throughout the county. They were well attended and the board was given many suggestions to consider when they write the next long-range plan. You can still make a contribution by calling the library and telling me what you think we should concentrate on.
The Lumberton library will be closed on March 2 for a final meeting of the staff and board members. The notes from all the meetings will be given to our consultant to categorize. We hope a preliminary plan will be available for the board of trustees to study in May.
There is no need to rush. The last plan was written in 1994 and we worked with it for eight years. The board members heard a lot of good ideas during the public meetings. This new plan may be a guide for us well into the next decade.
The library received a federal LSTA grant to conduct the study and write the plan. Those funds are administered by the North Carolina State Library.
The next Lumber River Regional Bluegrass Association concert will be held Feb. 26 at Robeson Community College's A. D. Lewis Auditorium. Two very talented bands, David Parmley & Continental Divide and Carolina Sonshine, will perform
This is great family entertainment. You should take advantage of the opportunity to listen to some great regional and nationally known performers. The bands start playing at 7 p.m. but you can come as early as 4 p.m. and hear some local performers.
- Bob Fisher is the director of the Robeon County Public Library.