Our county has an updated computer system.
We are happy to announce that Symphony went live on Thursday morning. We are now fully operational to check in and out items, place holds and requests, and search within the system. Many thanks are in order to our wonderful patrons that were understanding and polite throughout the turmoil of being offline for a few days. There are still a few quirks to be worked out with Symphony but we are hopeful to get those taken care of in the coming weeks. Now all we ask is you be patient as we have to learn a new way of doing things. We look forward to serving you even better now.
As part of Pro Bono Week, the Florida Rural Legal Services will host at our library a presentation about issues of access to courts and justice. A lawyer will provide guidance and information about legal resources. Space is limited so please pre-register. It is from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 23.
Fans of Florida history or of the novel “A Land Remembered,” take note. Here is your opportunity to get to know the author and his work as Smith’s son, Rick, takes the stage to delight audiences with a multimedia show about his father and the extraordinary experiences he had which were necessary for him to write with such authority of Florida pioneers, the Seminoles, migrant workers, “river rats” of Mississippi, the social injustices of the South and the challenges of the present. Patrick Smith makes video appearances throughout the program to entertain and enlighten the audience about his extraordinary life as a writer and his thoughts about Florida. This program will take place at 3 p.m. Oct. 25. There is no charge for admittance but it is necessary to call to reserve a seat.
In October and November, the Bartow Art Guild will have their Cornucopia Art Display up in our Gallery. From 3-5 p.m., Oct. 26 will be their reception.