Reading Across the Universe

Yesterday the James Webb Space Telescope delivered its first images after spending 20+ years in development (Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI). In December of 2021, young readers from the Maury County Public Library put together their own James Webb Space Telescope models and learned all about the telescope’s mission to conduct infrared astronomy. You can read more about … Read More

Summer Feeding Wrap-up

The Maury County Public Library has concluded another year of Summer Feeding, and this year we distributed over 800 meals (breakfast and lunch) to school-aged patrons. The summer food service program, administered by Maury County Public Schools, runs concurrently along our annual Summer Reading and ensures that school-aged children who would otherwise be reliant on meals prepared at school receive … Read More

Library Installs Book Themed Sculpture

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The Maury County Library is the gateway to the Arts District and now home of the District’s newest public art display. Artist and sculptor Cory Ricaurte-Whelan generously donated this original metal sculpture to the Library. The work features a larger than life teacup with colorful flowers emerging from stems that seem to move like steam blooming with open books and … Read More

Summer Feeding

The library is happy to once again partner with Maury County Public Schools to provide meals (breakfast and lunch) for school aged children this summer. Summer Feed allows students to have the nourishment they depend on to read, think, and play all summer long, without having to worry about going without breakfast or lunch. Meals are available Monday-Friday on a … Read More

Summer Reading: Oceans of Possibilities

It’s that time of year again! Summer is here and the Maury County Public Library is once again hosting our annual summer reading program! MCPL Patrons and Staff are invited to explore the Oceans of Possibilities all summer long with us, starting with our Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, June 4th at 10am at Maury County Park! You can sign … Read More

Featured Artist: Holden Matarazzo

The Columbia branch library is delighted to feature the work of Holden Matarazzo. Mr. Matarazzo’s work will be on display through June, and he was kind enough to share with us some information about his process: When did you start painting? In my teens. I was the typical troubled sort. What is the medium? Oil on canvas. What does your … Read More

New Library Expansion Concept Unveiled

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May 2, 2022 Columbia, TN: The Maury County Library Board made a presentation to the County Commission Building Committee showing architectural plans and renderings for expanding the Maury County Library. Library Board Chair, Joel Friddell was on the agenda for the meeting and made the presentation. He began with some background information on the Library being well below Tennessee and … Read More

Maury Regional Mobile Health Unit on Site

The Maury Regional mobile health unit will be on site at the Columbia branch of the Maury County Library from 8:30am – 12pm on Tuesday, May 24th. The mobile unit will be providing free blood pressure screenings, heart rate screenings, oxygen screenings, and Covid vaccines/boosters while they are here. While you’re here, come into the library during that time and … Read More

Featured Artist: Stephen Bischoff

Through April, the Columbia branch library will be displaying the artwork of Culleoka resident Stephen Bischoff. Mr. Bischoff was kind enough to tell us a bit about his art and his creative process below (artist’s response in italics). In what medium do you work? I work in a form of printmaking called Monotype. Ink is applied directly on an acrylic plate, … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Wanting to get a jump-start on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th)? Take a look at our St. Patrick’s Day booklist to find novels written by prominent Irish and Irish-American authors, works of fiction that prominently feature Irish characters, as well as non-fiction writings that offer a glimpse into Irish individuals and culture. The library has all the Irish-centric books … Read More