Telfair County Library

The Telfair County Library is supported by the Telfair County Board of Commissioners, the Telfair County School System, and the city of McRae-Helena and is a member of the Ocmulgee Regional Library System (ORLS), P.I.N.E.S., and Georgia Public Libraries.

Gawler Books
04/22/2019

Gawler Books

Reclaim America
04/13/2019

Reclaim America

It’s amazing that this photo, taken so many years ago, still
exists! And now, someone has put it online for all of us to see. This
INCREDIBLE picture was taken in 1918.

It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge, in Iowa . EIGHTEEN THOUSAND MEN!!!!!

Sunshine Farms Heirloom Produce
04/13/2019

Sunshine Farms Heirloom Produce

We’re back! at the Telfair County Farmers' Market this Saturday from 9-2 in Mcrae 🥇
This week’s menu includes
🎁 1. Beet greens
🎁 2. Spinach
🎁 3. Pok Choi
🎁 4. Spicy radishes

We will have prices for you tomorrow and will let you know when we deliver next :)

Thanks for growing with us 🌱🤟🏻

Georgia Archives
04/13/2019

Georgia Archives

On this Day

On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died at the Little White House in Warm Springs. Roosevelt visited Warm Springs 41 times since 1924. While sitting for a portrait, he complained of a headache and collapsed. He never regained consciousness. He died from a massive cerebral hemorrhage. The news shocked the nation and the world.

Photographs:

Warm Springs, April 13, 1945. FDR's body leaving Warm Springs for Washington, D. C.

Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia, mer044, University System of Georgia
http://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/vg2/id/9916/rec/10

Warm Springs, 1961. Members of the Warm Springs Women’s Club next to the unfinished portrait of FDR.

Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia, mer049, University System of Georgia
http://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/vg2/id/9921/rec/3

Shared from the Middle Georgia Regional Library.
04/13/2019
New initiative allows free pass to Macon museums with library checkout

Shared from the Middle Georgia Regional Library.

MACON, Ga. -- The Macon Museum Pass initiative is now officially a go after Thursday morning's announcement atthe Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. You can checkout a pass at any of the 408 Georgia public libraries and receive four Macon Museum passes. They are good for entry at the Georgia Sports Hall o...

Come on in!
04/09/2019

Come on in!

National Library Week is April 7-13, 2019! Celebrate with your library card!

With your Georgia library card, you can learn new job skills, go to story time with your kids, research your next school project, learn a language, get free admission to great places across Georgia and much more.

#GeorgiaLibraries #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

We are very proud of you. We hope that you will enjoy being life long learner's.
03/23/2019

We are very proud of you. We hope that you will enjoy being life long learner's.

Get ready for pic overload!!! Our bunch showed out today! Glad we aren't flying home - no way we could get through security with all these medals that are coming back to Telfair! No matter how they placed or even if they placed - our bunch are all winners! These kids gave up a Saturday to come speak to folks they have never seen before - we couldn't be more proud of them!!!

Georgia history.
03/23/2019

Georgia history.

On this Day

On March 23rd, 1734 James Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia colony, began a journey from Georgia to England to report to the Trustees and took a group of Georgia's Yamacraw Indians with him. Led by Chief Tomochichi, the Yamacraw Indians wanted to make requests for education and fair trade directly to the king and the Trustees.

If you are interested in the lives of Georgia’s early colonists, the Archives has several volumes of the Colonial Records of Georgia which can be read when visiting the Archives.

Image: Chief Tomochichi and nephew Tooanahowi. Georgia Capitol Museum.

Tomochichi’s visit to England is recorded in volume 1 in the Colonial Records of Georgia.

Georgia Archives, Colonial Records of Georgia, V1. p. 177, University System of Georgia

Digital Library of Georgia
03/23/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

From our partners at Georgia State University Archives (@gsu_archives): Jerry Reed was a singer, musician, songwriter, actor, and television host born in Atlanta. When he was eight, he learned how to play guitar, which was a springboard into his future professions. Before Reed became known for his singing, he earned fame as a songwriter for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Brenda Lee, the Oak Ridge Boys, Tom Ridge, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole. He went on to win a Grammy and play roles in the "Smoky and the Bandit" movies.

Title: Jerry Reed
Collection: Popular Music Collections
Holding Institution: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
http://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/popmusic/id/7097

Those fresh greens are so good! The crispy stems crunch better than potato chips.
03/23/2019

Those fresh greens are so good! The crispy stems crunch better than potato chips.

Sunshine ☀️ Farms will be at the Telfair County Farmers' Market tomorrow from 9-2pm in Mcrae. We will have FRESH salad greens, turnip greens and radishes (with more variety to come!)

From farm 🌱 to fork 🥗 in less than a day. Our produce is as ⭐️fresh ❇️ as you can get. Can your grocery store beat that? 💪

✅ Locally-grown 🥇
✅ nutrient-dense and delicious 🎁
✅ Pesticide and chemical-FREE ⭐️
✅ cleaned and packaged on-farm 🌎

Want to see where your food comes from? Send us a message or give us a call, we have an Open-Farm policy.

Stop by Sunshine ☀️ Farms between the hours of 8-5pm M-F, or call to set-up a weekend tour.

We want to earn your trust 👏 and then your business 🌱🤟🏻

Bought our produce and have something to say about it? Feel free to leave a review on our page or tag a fresh-veggie lover below to spread the locally-grown love 💕

Digital Library of Georgia
03/23/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

The DLG is pleased to announce that all standalone DLG newspaper collections have been migrated to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) site. Previous direct links to these collections will now reroute to http://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/

All entries for these individual collections have been removed from the GALILEO database list in favor of routing all users through the main GHN site.

The original Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) announcement has been included for anyone not familiar with the site.

You can also access Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) site using the GALILEO Express Link:

http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ghna

These collections include:

· Athens Historic Newspapers Archive

· Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive

· Columbus Enquirer Archive

· Macon Telegraph Archive

· Mercer Cluster Archive (still listed individually in GALILEO)

· Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive

· North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

· Red and Black Archive (still listed individually in GALILEO)

· Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive

· South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

· Southern Israelite Archive (still listed individually in GALILEO)

· West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

If you have any questions, please submit a comment using the GALILEO "Contact us" form at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/contact/

For our river and canoeing enthusiasts.
03/16/2019
River Guide Book: Oconee

For our river and canoeing enthusiasts.

Ships in April 2019. Printed on waterproof paper by the University of Georgia Press. This guide includes:an introduction and overview of the river, chapters describing each river section with detailed maps and notes on river access and points of interest, a compact natural history guide featuring sp...

GUYS READ builds confidence and skills for boys
03/14/2019
GUYS READ builds confidence and skills for boys

GUYS READ builds confidence and skills for boys

Johnny Rodriguez is a volunteer of the GUYS READ program through Chattahoochee Valley Libraries. He has participated since the program launched in 2013.

What a wonderful find.
03/08/2019

What a wonderful find.

From our partners at the University of California Libraries (@UofCalifornia) and the Internet Archive (@internetarchive): a book, titled Certain aboriginal mounds of the Georgia coast by Clarence Bloomfield Moore (1852-1936) that includes descriptions and illustrations of funeral mounds and artifacts found throughout Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh counties.

Title: Certain aboriginal mounds of the Georgia coast
Collection: Georgia-related Publications from the Internet Archive
Holding Institution: University of California Libraries; Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/details/georgiacoastmoor00moorrich

Digital Library of Georgia
03/08/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

Check out today's new post on the DLG blog to find out about the new newspaper titles we'll be adding to the Georgia Historic Newspapers web site in the Spring of 2019.

https://blog.dlg.galileo.usg.edu/?p=7254

Edible Flowers: Part Six - Eat The Weeds and other things, too
03/07/2019
Edible Flowers: Part Six - Eat The Weeds and other things, too

Edible Flowers: Part Six - Eat The Weeds and other things, too

Burnet, Magnolia, Fennel, Garden Sorrel, Tansy, Pink Wood Sorrel, Sunflower, Pineapple Guava, Prickly Pear, Pansies Burnet (Sanguisorba minor) is very easy to grow whether in a flower pot or a garden. A native of Europe it came to early settlements North America and has escaped naturalize. So is it....

Digital Library of Georgia
03/07/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

From our partners at Hathi Trust (@hathitrust ): Rebecca Latimer Felton, noted Progressive reformer and politician, was the first woman to serve in the United States Senate (though she only served one day). Here is her book, published in 1919 and titled Country life in Georgia in the days of my youth, also addresses before Georgia legislature women's clubs, women's organizations and other noted occasions.

Title: Country life in Georgia in the days of my youth, also addresses before Georgia legislature women's clubs, women's organizations and other noted occasions.
Collection: Georgia-related Publications from the Hathi Trust Digital Library
Holding Institution: HathiTrust
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015031103313

Lumber City Hardware - McRae
03/07/2019

Lumber City Hardware - McRae

Don't forget we have a "Give a Book, Take a Book" bookshelf at the store. All books are FREE!

Digital Library of Georgia
03/06/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

From our partners at UGA's Map and Government Information Library (@magil_uga): Georgia is a haven for nature and wildlife, with an abundance of different species of both flora and fauna. Although there are a number of birds of prey that call Georgia home, there are also a number of songbirds. Birdwatchers know these various species well. The poster below describes and shows different songbirds across the state of Georgia.

Title: Georgia's traveling songsters
Collection: Georgia Government Publications
Holding Institution: University of Georgia. Libraries. Map Collection
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ggp/id:s-ga-bn200-pg2-bm1-b1996-bb53

Digital Library of Georgia
03/04/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

From our partners at Reese Library Special Collections (@AUG_JAGWIRE): Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth president of the United States, spent most of his childhood in Georgia; his boyhood home is pictured below. He lived in Augusta for twelve years, practiced law in Atlanta for a year, was married in Savannah, and two of his three children were born in Gainesville. In addition, Woodrow Wilson's first wife, Ellen Louise Axson, was born in Savannah and spent most of her life in Rome, where she is buried. On this day in 1913, Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as president of the United States.

Title: Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson (Augusta, GA)
Collection: Digital Archives of Reese Library, Georgia Regents University
Holding Institution: Reese Library. Special Collections
http://guides.augusta.edu/AugustaPhotographs/RL00060

Digital Library of Georgia
03/02/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

#tbt From our partners at the Okefenokee Regional Library System (@okrlslibraries): A postcard of the Green Frog Restaurant, in Waycross, Georgia, around 1961.

Title: The Green Frog Restaurant, Waycross, Ga. (ca. 1961)
Collection: Okefenokee Postcard Collection
Repository: Okefenokee Regional Library System
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/postcards/do:pos085

Digital Library of Georgia
02/27/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

From our partners at Hargrett Library: Almost all 700 square miles that the Okefenokee Swamp covers are in Georgia. Since 1937, most of the Okefenokee Swamp has been a National Wildlife Refuge. In 1974, it was designated a National Wilderness Area. The Stephen C. Foster State Park is a major part of the swamp that sees many visitors, and has provided a learning experience for Georgians for decades. The photograph below shows scenery of a 4-H camp in the swamp.

Title: Okefenokee Swamp scenes at 1953 4-H Wildlife Camp
Collection: College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Photograph Collection
Repository: Hargrett Library
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/caes/do:0004-001-009-211-004

Middle Georgia Regional Library
02/17/2019

Middle Georgia Regional Library

Love is still in the air in the Genealogical & Historical Room of Washington Memorial Library. Join us Saturday, February 23 at 3:00 pm to learn about the history of marriage, marriage records, and researching marriages in Georgia from the colonial period onward.

Digital Library of Georgia
02/13/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

Happy Georgia Day! Georgia was founded on February 12, 1733. Our partners at @magil_uga provide a handbook for teachers celebrating Georgia's bicentennial in 1933.

Title: Georgia. 1733--bicentennial--1933. Handbook for teachers ... [Published by state Department of education, M. D. Collins, state superintendent of schools]
Collection: Georgia Government Publications
Repository: University of Georgia. Map and Government Information Library
https://buff.ly/2Wjq5MV

We have these passes.
02/07/2019

We have these passes.

Now is a great time to enjoy Georgia's natural and historic resources! Use your library card to check out a ParksPass and visit Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Division - Georgia DNR locations for free!

"Here kitty, kitty."
02/05/2019
ailurophile

"Here kitty, kitty."

noun: One who loves cats.

The one that didn't get away stands test of time
02/02/2019
The one that didn't get away stands test of time

The one that didn't get away stands test of time

One of the world’s best ever fish tales features a former longtime Brunswick resident as its protagonist and includes an element rarely associated with fishermen and their catch — the

Middle Georgia Regional Library
01/27/2019

Middle Georgia Regional Library

You can do more with your library card! Check out the Zoo Atlanta Family Pass DVD. When you return the DVD on time to its owning library, you will receive a receipt for free admission to present at Zoo Atlanta. Ask your librarian for details.

Carter plays key role in bringing medical clinic to his hometown
01/16/2019
Carter plays key role in bringing medical clinic to his hometown

Carter plays key role in bringing medical clinic to his hometown

Former President Jimmy Carter’s efforts have helped lead Mercer University School of Medicine to open a primary clinic in the town next month, said the dean of the school, Dr. Jean Sumner.

Hippie Peace Freaks
01/16/2019

Hippie Peace Freaks

~(gail)~

Digital Library of Georgia
01/15/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

From our partners at @MercerYou: a copy of the December 1895 Mephistophelean, the literary magazine published by Mercer University's Ciceronian and Phi Delta Societies.
http://hdl.handle.net/10898/1616

REPS. BISHOP AND SCOTT REINTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO CREATE GEORGIA’S SECOND NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
01/10/2019
REPS. BISHOP AND SCOTT REINTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO CREATE GEORGIA’S SECOND NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

REPS. BISHOP AND SCOTT REINTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO CREATE GEORGIA’S SECOND NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to create Georgia’s second national historical park, entitled the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2019 (H.R. 283). C...

Digital Library of Georgia
01/10/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

#tbt From our partners at @okrlslibraries: A photograph of Laura S. Walker (1861-1955), resident of Waycross Georgia, author, educator,naturalist, and civic leader who wrote about forestry and park conservation, and advocated for forestry legislation.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/walker/do:lsw001-021

Digital Library of Georgia
01/08/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

From our partners at @Houpl: A black and white photograph of Perry school students, Perry, Georgia. Students in clearing in front of wooded area. Courtney Hodges, the decorated senior officer of the United States Army, is believed to be in the picture, but is not directly indicated.
Title: Photograph of Perry school students, Perry, Georgia
Collection: Courtney Hodges Collection
Repository: Houston County Public Library System
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/houston/do:chb006

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