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Adult Summer Programming

The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library is proud to announce its Adult Programming for Summer 2014. The theme for the Summer Reading this year is science. There will be three events, all held at The Depot at 109 King Street, on Tuesdays at 5:30 P.M. 

The first, on Tuesday the 15th of July, is a presentation by Special Agent Audey Murphy of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Special Agent Murphy is a Crime Scene Specialist and will discuss investigative techniques and procedures.

On Tuesday the 22nd of July, Kevin Casey – operations manager of WEBS Radio Station, will explain the emergency alert system – how it works, where information is disseminated, the codes used, the agencies involved, and how quickly the radio station can alert the public.

Our last speaker is Fire Chief Lenny Nesbit, on Tuesday, July 29th, Fire Chief Nesbit will discuss fire-fighting and investigative processes regarding the forensics of suspected arson inquests and the associated technology.

All adults are welcome. Please call the library at (706) 624-1456, and ask for Carmen Forsee, with any questions.

Adult Fiction

The entire fiction collection is located in the northeast corner of the library. It is separated into a new books area, a section for large print books and general collection. New books stay in their specific area for approximately 6 months prior to being moved to the general collection. There is a 2 week loan period for all books, with the availability of renewal if needed. Fiction is not separated by genre, but identified by applicable stickers on their spines. Some basic categories one would find are: western, science fiction, mysteries, Español and various holidays.
Adult Non-fiction

The non-fiction collection consists of a substantial reference collection which can be used in house only. In addition there is a general collection which may be checked out. The books are organized by the Dewey Decimal system.

Adult Literacy Collection

Tutors and students may draw upon all of the materials in every part of the library which may aid in the development of basic reading, writing, computational, and other functional literacy skills. Materials in the collection cover grammar, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and math. Pre-GED and GED materials may be found in the larger nonfiction collection for more advanced students.

Parent/Teacher Collection

Housed in the adult non-fiction department, this collection has instructional materials for teachers and parents who provide homeschooling.

Video Cassettes and DVDs

The VHS/DVD collection includes genres including popular television shows, cooking instruction, self-help and classics. They are located behind the adult reading area. Videos may be checked out for 7 days.nonprint

CD music

A variety of CDs are available for checkout. The collection is adjacent to the audio section of the library.


Magazines and newspapers are located adjacent to the reading area.

Other Formats


The microfilm collection is housed in the file cabinets of the Genealogy Room. There are back issues of the local paper, The Calhoun Times, and census records of Georgia counties. There are 2 microfilm readers located in The Genealogy Room. This is a non-circulating collection



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