March 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Finding (or Losing?) Your Census

In just a few days the National Archives and Records Administration will be releasing the 1940 Census to the public.  For those of you interested in genealogical work, this could mean a new goldmine, but there are a few important things to know before you try any digging.


  • The April 2 Release…

Added by Kathy L. Fisher on March 30, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Flyriss Survives HCPL Teen Hunger Games!

     Last night our Teen Programs took on the Hunger Games.  To start, a Harrison County map was divided into 3 districts to imitate the country in Hunger Games, Panem, being divided into 13 districts.  Participants created Hunger Games names from a game found at the website. 

     The Tributes were Chunyum and LS from District 1, Linley and Chellemet from District 2, and Flyriss and JM from District 3.  The tributes from District 1 formed an alliance, Linley…


Added by Diana Lasky on March 28, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

2nd Chance

Added by Kathy L. Fisher on March 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Greet Spring with a Garden

If this warm weather has you thinking about gardening, the library has hundreds of books to help you get started. 

Here are just a few books that involve children and gardening.…


Added by Alisa Burch on March 21, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

Large Print Collection

Did you know our library has a large collection of large print fiction?  When you walk in the front door it is on the left after the new shelf.  You may want to take a peek at the new shelf as well; we receive many new large print books each month.

Non-fiction more your style?  We have it in large print too.  There isn't a separate section for it.  In order for it to be grouped by subject, it is mixed with the rest of…


Added by Autumn on March 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Oversized Collection

Did you know that the non-fiction collection contains oversized books?  Because of their size, these books are kept at the end of the non-fiction (but before reference) instead of in their subject area.  Our shelf size changed, and many of these books are now in the regular collection.  However, there are still quite a few you might like to check out in the Oversized Collection at the end of the regular-sized non-fiction collection.

Added by Autumn on March 12, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments


Added by Kathy L. Fisher on March 10, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

New Unknown


A new “Unknown Image” was just added to the FPGC Flickr photostream. This one does include a little information that (hopefully) might be enough of a clue for someone.  Please take a few moments to check it out and also take a second look at the one previously posted.


Can you help us? …


Added by Kathy L. Fisher on March 8, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments

International Women's Day

This morning as I started up Google, I noticed the doodle looked very much like spring.  After clicking on it, I found out that today (3/8/12) is International Women's Day. One of the first sites that appeared after a Google search was the official site.  Click here to visit it.

Then I was thinking, "Only having…


Added by Autumn on March 8, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Average Cost of Books

From School Library Journal

Added by Autumn on March 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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