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Meet the Artist: Jacque' Sligh

From childhood, Jacque' Sligh has had a joy and love for art but only began painting in oils after she moved to Collierville over 20 years ago. She gets her ideas and subjects for painting from her travels locally, nationally and abroad. She is inspired by being in nature and seeing the impact of light, shadow and color in the world around her. She tries to capture that beauty on her canvas in an impressionistic style. Jacque' is a member of Memphis/Germantown Art League, Bartlett Art Association and Plein Air Memphis. Her art work hangs in various locations including The Art and Frame Shop in Collierville and St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett. Jacque's art will be on display in the library gallery throughout the month of September. Click here for flyer.

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Enjoy eBooks Anytime, Anywhere!

Overdrive 150-You Have Devices optEnjoy popular titles from the comfort of home.

The Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic eBooks, available 24/7 from the library's digital collection, http://downloadandgo.lib.overdrive.com/.

You can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader device. Most borrowed eBooks can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser with OverDrive Read. Or, you can download eBooks into free software, Adobe® Digital Editions, or send to your Kindle® device or app. Downloaded eBooks can be transferred to eReader devices such as NOOK®, Sony® Reader™ and many more.

Meet the Author: Ashton Lee!

Please join us Thursday September 18th, from 12-2:00pm in the Halle Room at the Collierville Library where we will be hosting Ashton Lee as he discusses and signs his new novel, The readingcircle optReading Circle.

Ashton Lee's novel, The Cherry Cola Book Club, debuted in April 2013, to rave reviews with RT Book Reviews calling it a "delightful read" and Mississippi Magazine calling it "witty and heartfelt." This spring Lee follows up his debut with The Reading Circle, inviting readers back to the quirky town of Cherico, Mississippi, where potluck meetings at the local library provide a feast for mind and stomach alike.

Collierville READS Kicks Off!

Get on Board for this community-wide reading event! The book selected this year is Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene. In this poignant and heartwarming Once Upon a Town book cover 8 opteyewitness history, based on interviews with North Platte residents and the soldiers who once passed through, Bob Greene tells a classic, lost-in-the-mists-of-time American story of a grateful country honoring its brave and dedicated sons. You are invited to join your Collierville neighbors, read the book and participate in a series of programs in September through November that celebrate reading and community spirit! You can find out more about Collierville Reads 2014 and the book "Once Upon a Town" by searching for Collierville Reads 2014 from your Facebook page.


Congratulations Computer Class Participants!

Congratulations to these library patrons for completing our Basic Computing for Beginners 3-part series! We offer this beginner's series each month in addition to basic classes on Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint. You can read more about our classes on our library's website under the Adults section of the Services tab.

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Back Row L-R: Yu Mou, Marlene Vaughan, Kathy Stewart, Alaunda Thomas
Front Row L-R: Thomas Smithhart, Delores Smithhart, Stan Dodson, Charles Thomas