Monday, June 1, 2020

Book lists on anti-racism

Are you feeling powerless when it comes to the issue of racial injustice and wondering where to start in the fight against racism?

A positive step in the right direction is to educate yourself about the history of systemic racism within America. 

Click on the links below to access book lists about anti-racism.

While the library remains closed (see the post below about reopening), it may be hard to get some of these titles right now.  Check to see which are available as eBooks or audiobooks. To see if a title you are interested in reading is available, search by title in Libby or Hoopla



One World; Bold Type Books; Bloomsbury; Random House; Yale University Press; The New Press; Penguin; Beacon Press


From Audre Lorde's groundbreaking essays to Ibram X. Kendi's guide to being antiracist, these books are a great resource for understanding why people are protesting right now.

 

Ibram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage.  


The most recent police killings have renewed the urgency of the struggle in the minds of many white people and this list is in response to a bookstores many calls and requests for help.

 

A list of books and articles about anti-racism, as recommended by racial justice advocates and organizations.



Monday, May 18, 2020

Happy International Museum Day!

To celebrate the occasion, take some time to explore a few museums from around the world without ever leaving your house.


MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand
São Paulo, Brazil





Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands









The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States






Uffizi Gallery
Firenze, Italy





Guggenheim Museum
New York, U.S.A






British Museum
London






Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Paris, France






The Louvre
Paris, France











Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Facebook Trivia Answers
 
1) This five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it. 
What is the word?
 
Short

2) How do you make the number 1 disappear?
 
Add the letter "g" and it's gone.

3) What starts with "e," ends with "e" and contains one letter?
 
An envelope

4) I stay in the corner but travel around the world. What am I?
 
A stamp

5) What comes once in a minute, twice in moment, but never in a thousand years?
 
The letter "m"

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Virtual Local Authors Night
Thursday, May 7 from 6-8 p.m.

Meet and support local authors who write in a variety of genres for all ages 
during this free literary Zoom event. 

Listen to readings, ask questions, and place online
 orders for their books.

Please join us to welcome these talented individuals who will be 
sharing published works with us:

Nicole Leckenby - “ Summer Vacation” 



Rachel Bindas - “Before the Sun Comes Up” 




Beverly Sutherland - “Alphabet Sleepover” (Children’s)



Leah Pileggi - “Prisoner 88” (Historical Fiction)



Natalie Belin - “The Many Colors of Natalie” (Poetry)



Angele Ellis - “Under the Kaufmann’s Clock”; “Spared” & “Arab on Radar”
(Poetry)






Bob Walicki - “A Room Full of Trees”, “Listen... It’s The Almost Sound of Snow Falling” And “Black Angels“ (Poetry)


 





Thursday, April 23, 2020

Week Four

Can you name the juvenile book title  just by reading the opening sentences below?  

1. "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. " 

2. "Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife." 

3. "Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head behind Christopher Robin." 

4. "The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home." 

5. " "Where's Papa going with that ax?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast." 




Post your answer by Wednesday afternoon, either here or in the comments under  the Facebook you found the link.  A random winner will be chosen from those who participate and have the correct answer. Thanks for playing!



Week 1 winner: Meredith Hirsh 
Week 1 answer : Pacific Ocean 

Week 2 winner: Alice McCallister
Week 2 answer: The Vatican City

Week 3 winner: Christie Rethage
Week 3 answer: Stephen King

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Week Three


Without looking it up, can you guess who said the quote below?

“Books are uniquely portable magic.”


Post your answer by Wednesday afternoon.  A random winner will be chosen from those who participate and have the correct answer. Thanks for playing!

Please use your own knowledge or guess work.  
Resist the urge to look up the answer.  


Week 1 winner: Meredith Hirsh 
Week 1 answer : Pacific Ocean 

Week 2 winner: Alice McCallister
Week 2 answer: The Vatican City

Monday, April 13, 2020

Virtual Programs for Adults

The virtual programs on this list are being hosted by individuals who have permitted us to share this information with our patrons. 


Yoga with Tammy Z
Mondays @ 7 p.m.

Join Ms. Tammy Ziccardi via Zoom for a very welcoming and positive class to introduce you to the common poses practiced in yoga. All levels welcome! There is a small fee for the class, and can paid via paypal directly to Tammy.

To register, please contact Tammy directly at yogasoul36@gmail.com to sign up, pay and receive the link to join the class.


Unwind: A Knitting and Crocheting Group 
 Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00pm.

Whether or not you are experienced at knitting and crocheting or just learning, anyone is welcome to join the group online during this time to work your own projects. Virtual knitting and crocheting will be conducted via the free video conferencing software Zoom.

Join using this meeting link: 


Tech requirement:
Computer with Webcam/Microphone and a Zoom account.  The person facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, therefore it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. For more in-depth instructions please visit the Zoom support page.



Essential Oils with Lindsey Reese
Wednesday, April 15 @ 7 p.m
Monday, April 20 @ 7p.m.

You’re invited to participate in these online classes, led by Lindsey Reese, a doTerra Wellness Advocate.  Lindseys goal is to keep everyone protected, informed and educated. If you want to learn more about incorporating essential oils into your everyday life, then  don't miss this information and join her online to learn how to use these powerful oils to help everyone stay well through this season.

To register, please contact:

Lindsey Reese
doTERRA
Wellness Advocate
lreese59@yahoo.com


Healthy Minds: A Three Part Behavioral Health and Wellness Online Workshop
Tuesdays, April 21, May 19, and June 23 @ 1:30 p.m.

Register today for an online 3-part Zoom workshop. Space IS limited! Click the link to register. See tech requirements below. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions. 
Must register before April 17th by 12pm.  Registration
The mind and the body are truly connected and daily habits like sleep, eating, exercise and even thinking have an impact on our mental wellness. The purpose of the Healthy Minds Workshop is to improve overall wellness through the opportunity for learning, practicing and reflecting upon the connections between the body and the mind. Presented by Lindsay Schessler, Community Outreach Specialist, Jefferson Hospital Counseling Services.
Session 1: Whole Body Health – Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 1:30pm
Session 2: Healthy Thoughts – Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 1:30pm
Session 3: Healthy Mindful Emotions – Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 1:30pm
After you register by submitting your email, you will be sent the link to join the online workshop.

Tech requirement:
Computer with Webcam/Microphone and a Zoom account.  The person facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, therefore it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. For more in-depth instructions please visit the Zoom support page.

If anyone else is interested in hosting a virtual program or event with the library, please contact the Adult Programs Coordinator, Amanda Neeley, @ neeleya@einetwork.net. Thanks!

Book lists on anti-racism

Are you feeling powerless when it comes to the issue of racial injustice and wondering where to start in the fight against racism? A po...