Currently, 90 percent of the Best Sellers are not available or have restricted access. Libraries across the state and across the country are trying to work with publishers about this situation. Data suggests that libraries actually increase e-book buying business.
So why are publishers seeing this as a threat and not an opportunity? This is a gain-gain for all parties — the libraries, the publishers and the readers. The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library wants our patrons to understand our continuing determination to provide the best value to our citizens and will continue to work hard to serve our patrons.
The library is offering a new computer class for those looking for a job. “Using your Library in the Modern Job Hunt” will be offered on Nov. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Nov. 20 from 6 until 8 p.m. Join us to learn how you can use your library’s resources to help you find a job.
Need to write a resume? The library has software to help. Need help finding listings? The library has plenty of public computers where you can search and apply for jobs. This workshop will be two hours long. There are only 12 spots available, so call ahead to reserve your seat at 472-2163, ext. 126.
The Friends of the Library Association will hold its monthly Book and Coffee series Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Craigmiles-Johnston History Branch Library with a review of “Darkness Yielding: Liturgies, Prayers and Reflections for Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter” by Jim Cotter, Martyn Percy, Sylvia Sands, W.H. Vanstone and Rowan Williams. The Rev. Joel Huffstetler from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be the guest reviewer for this last program of the year. The Book and Coffee Series is open to the public and usually lasts one hour. FOLA provides the coffee.
A free library tour will be conducted on Thursday at 4:45 p.m. Meet in the lobby to see the behind the scenes places of the library.
Classic Comedy Movie Night will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday as the “Lemon Drop Kid” will be showing in the Cleveland Bradley Community Room. Popcorn will be served.
The library will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veteran’s Day and on Nov. 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving.
For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.