I became a member of a new library last week. It’s not even really a new place, as it was built in 1999. It’s out in Oak Grove, which is a community, though they’ve tried to be their own town for years and years. It’s actually where I attended most of my primary schooling. But we were always members of the Hattiesburg Public Library, because it was the only one around when I was growing up. I knew this one was being built, and I knew when it was an established library, though I was out of school by the time, but just barely. But, I had only been once; when Wizard Rock bands were all the rage (inspired by Harry Potter of course). A friend of mine got them to come to the church that I attended in my childhood (her current church) and I saw several bands play. Later, some of those bands played at the Oak Grove Library, so I went.
It was tiny, but nice, and yet I never even thought about joining. Even my parents joined 10 or more years ago, though don’t go anymore. It was really only because I attended a lecture at the Hattiesburg Library about a Mississippi authoress and they had none of her books to check out. Which is really bothersome. So, I looked into the Oak Grove one, and living in this county, I can join for free, so I just went and joined up. They did not have any of that woman’s books either, but will try to get them if you request them. I decided to wait on that, for manners sake, but I did come away with some great books for two weeks, one of which is How To Speak Brit by Christopher J. Moore; and that’s the one I wish to talk about in this post.