Leon County Public Library Newsletter November-December 2021 Edition

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November-December 2021 Edition

From the Director

November is National Gratitude Month, and I can think of no better time to express my appreciation for all of our supporters: library cardholders; occasional and regular visitors (both in person and online); our Volunteers; Library Advisory Board members; and Friends of the Library. Each of you helps bring meaning to the work we do and gives us many reasons to smile. Thank you!

As I look toward retirement in December, I am grateful for the opportunity to have served as your Library Director for three years. It has been an honor and a challenge like no other, and certainly a memorable way to close my 43-year career in libraries. I take many happy memories with me and look forward to joining you “on the other side” as a library patron.

It is my pleasure to announce that Pamela Monroe, our Library’s first Innovation Officer, will become the next Library Director. I am confident that the library will thrive under her leadership. The best is yet to be!

With thanks and best wishes,

Debra Sears

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Did You Know...?

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In partnership with WFSU, the Leon County Main Library will be hosting the StoryCorps MobileBooth from November 18 to December 20, 2021.

For the first time ever, participants will have the option to record in-person or remotely in StoryCorps' “virtual recording booth.” Both options will be guided by one of the trained StoryCorps staff members. In-person recordings will take place at the Main Library.

Reserve your in-person or virtual appointment today!

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In celebration of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November, the Leon County Public Library is teaming up with the Tallahassee Writers Association to provide hybrid (in-person and live-streamed) workshops on writing.

Saturdays in November we are hosting local experts from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in-person at the Leon County Main Library in Program Room A and live streamed online through Zoom or Discord. Each presentation will be followed by in-person open time to write in Program Room A at the Leon County Main Library from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The speakers include:

Marina Brown (Nov. 13, through Discord): Enter here.

M.R. Street (Nov. 20, through Zoom): Sign up here.

Susan Koehler (Nov 27, through Zoom): Sign up here.


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In partnership with the Leon County Sheriff's Office, Leon County Government recently launched the Family Time & Tales video visitation and family literacy program for the inmates at the Leon County Detention Facility and their families.

Video visitation is available to families at the Leon County Main Library and helps children build and strengthen relationships with an incarcerated parent in a family-friendly environment. During the visit, children connect with their incarcerated loved ones through a live video feed between the Leon County Main Library and the Leon County Detention Facility, allowing them to talk, read, and share stories together. This program is the first-of-its-kind partnership between a library and detention facility in the Southeast.

Learn more about the program here.

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Visit our Career and Business Development page to get started!

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