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Star Wars Day at Augusta-Richmond County Public Library

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 1:58 PM
Last updated 7:22 PM
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Oct. 5 is Star Wars Day at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library.

The library will celebrate by playing Star Wars movies all day, having a costume contest at 2 p.m., a trivia contest at 3 p.m. and a collectors discussion at 4 p.m., along with crafts, food and prizes.

A storm trooper from the 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist will be at the library reading a book and will be available for photographs.

All ages are welcome.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/20/13 - 01:58 pm
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Why Libraries Are Anachronisms

A great example of why brick and mortar libraries should be eliminated. We pay tens of millions for the building, staff, books and utilities when the goal of getting books into the hands of readers could be met much more efficiently with online libraries at a fraction of the cost. If you want to have places for movies and so on, great, but you don't need an expensive library building, books and staff to do it.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/20/13 - 05:55 pm
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^^^don't listen to RM

We need both & thankfully we will have both for years to come.....study & read.....visit the library as much as possible younguns.....great reading will expand your brain cells.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 09/20/13 - 06:06 pm
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RIVERMAN YOU ARE WAY OFF ON THIS ONE

This will be a fun day for Parents, Children and Even Grandma's (Yes I saw the very first Star War Movie). We complain about young people being in trouble but we do little to give them family oriented entertainment. The building is there and it is something Augusta should be proud of so why not utilize it to educate and entertain our citizens!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/20/13 - 06:50 pm
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Maybe So, But...

I agree that the building is there and should be used. This is a nice event and I understand the nostalgia of visiting the library, but I believe eventually we are going to online libraries. Imagine if any of us could “check out” almost any book online from our homes. It’s simply a way to provide unlimited books to a much greater population at a fraction of the cost. Do y’all disagree with that?

As Seenit said, the libraries are not going away for a long time, but shouldn’t we move this way in the future? A quiet place to read, computers and events such as these movies can be provided at community centers and churches.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 09/21/13 - 03:37 am
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Online libraries sound like

Online libraries sound like good ideas until you consider the amount of control that gives to the one running the library.

eBooks are great, I have over 150 of them, but I also own hundreds of print books that aren't subject to battery life, having to use a specific reader app or device, the whims of the company that I bought them from, or the effects of censorship by library staff or the government.

Now, if you could convince publishers to charge reasonable prices for eBook versions of text books that your child is going to use for one class for three months, you'd be a hero. $250.00 for one text eBook, and then only for an access key that allows you to access the "book" on the company servers?

And then, if the company servers are down, like last week, you can't access the "book" and you can't review for an exam. Nice...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/21/13 - 04:44 am
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The feel of a good book!

It isn't just the hands on quality...what river forgets (as usual) is the companionship & face to face learning experiences kids need & yearn for...We forget how much we had & that also teaches a child how to relate in this big world of ours.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/21/13 - 05:34 am
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Online Libraries Are Working

Online libraries are working in many cities. The book publishers allow so many downloads or whatever you call it of a book by library patrons.

Sure, I understand everyone likes the good old library with the old lady in charge who used to tell you to be quiet. I used to tiptoe around in there and read the sports in the newspaper held by one of those stick things. There were also the National Geographics with the photos of the native women bare chested we would bookmark. Then we would follow girls around to those far shelves and watch them giggle at us.

But, seriously, I'm simply talking the efficiency of putting the most books in the hands of the most people. E-library!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/21/13 - 05:40 am
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Why do I have to repeat myself RM?

Children need face to face communication.....we had it & took it for granite....they need "people" skills....sitting in front of a computer day in & day out won't give them that.....it will give them a flabby body & a nerdy outlook.
Big business now realize that people need that....& we also need motion with body movement. Some have put exercise machines at desks for the worker to move while working..even stay at home online workers have to come to the office for that face to face every so often.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/21/13 - 05:48 am
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There Are Only Rumors of A Real World

Spending hours a day online doesn't hurt you. It's reading is the bottom line. I have more material at hand than all the scholars throughout the ages had, not that I claim to be as smart as the scholars. And if I had any more people skills I'd be in real trouble. Heh.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/21/13 - 05:54 am
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Spending hours a day online doesn't hurt you

You say...I say you have to balance that with ACTIVITY.....the body needs nourishment too....we are more than our brains.....the body has NEEDS......one day you will discover that ...hahahha (I hope)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/21/13 - 06:56 am
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Then provide masseurs for

Then provide masseurs for everyone, not libraries.

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