The idea began as a week-long
celebration in Chicago in 1915. It
became Black History Week in 1926. Since
the mid-1970s, every American president, Republican or Democrat, has issued a
proclamation endorsing Black History Month in February. Today it is celebrated not only in the U.S.
but also in Canada, The United Kingdom and Germany.
theme for Black History Month in 2014 is “Civil Rights in America,”
chronicling important milestones by African-Americans and others in the battle
for civil rights and equal treatment under the law.
Free adult movies
Every Friday at 10
a.m. this month, you are invited for coffee, donuts and a movie event for
adults that celebrates Black History Month by showcasing films with
African-American actresses and actors. The
contract that we have for the movie licensing does not allow us to promote the
title of what we’re showing outside the library, such as in the newspaper or on
the radio. If you want to know what show is playing on a given date, pick
up the monthly adult activities flyer at the library, check the home page of
our website or phone the library to ask.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Free book club for adults
our book club for adults, which meets once a month to discuss fiction and
nonfiction. February’s book is “The
Paris Wife” by Paula McLain, to be discussed Tuesday, February 11 from 2-3
p.m. Contact Meg at the library if you
still need a copy of the book.
Free technology classes
Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions
10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.
Join her for one-on-one informal help with your computer or tablet
issues. A more formal session requiring
registration is Intermediate MS Word on Wednesday, February 12 from 12:30 –
2:30 p.m. where you will learn about tables, sorting data, adding screen shots
and web images, and how to edit images.
Free Wise Traditions
Join us for lively
discussions and lectures on a variety of topics including dietary needs,
agriculture, medical traditions and more on the second Saturday of each month –
for February, on the 8th – from 3-4:30 p.m. All ages welcome.
Free teen gaming
Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. we host Teen Gaming (X-box, Wii, board games and
Pokemon Card Battles, and you are welcome to bring other trading card battle
games. Snacks provided.
How-to and self-help
Miracles” by Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha offers tips to empower you to
transform your physical life and spiritual journey. “Seedswap” by Josie Jeffery is a step-by-step
guide to building your own seed bank and start your own seed swapping
event. “Age to Perfection” by Mark
Anderson, Walter Gaman and Judith K. Gaman offers strategies and preventive
tools to help you thrive as you age. “U.S. National Parks West” is a new
Insight Guides book to help you plan your trip.
“Nolo’s Encyclopedia of Everyday Law” answers your most frequently asked
“The Kid” by Ben
Bradlee, Jr. is a biography of baseball great Ted Williams. “Duty” is the memoir of former Secretary of
Defense Robert M. Gates that has been getting significant media coverage
because of its candid account of his experience serving Presidents G.W. Bush
and Obama during the wears in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Spartacus” is the
Academy Award-winning classic, this version with extra footage and music. “I Confess” is the Alfred Hitchcock classic
starring Montgomery Cleft and Anne Baxter.
“The Whole Wide World” is a love story starring Vincent D’Onofrio and
Renee Zellweger. “City Island” is a
comedy starring Andy Garcia. “Queen
Margot” is a tale of intrigue and forbidden love about a woman in a political
marriage of convenience. “Aeonflux”
stars Charlize Theron fighting totalitarian rule in 25th Century
Earth’s last living city.
Mysteries and thrillers
“The Execution” by
Dick Wolf is the latest in the thriller series featuring NYPD Det. Jeremy Fisk. “Shovel Ready” by Adam Sternbergh is a sci-fi
thriller set in near-future New York City.
“The Forever Engine” by Frank Chadwick is a military sci-fi adventure
set in 1888 London.
Other new novels
“The Legend of the
Black Rose” by New Mexico author Marie Avery is a romance among two young
people from sheep ranching
families. “On Such a Full Sea” by
Chang-Rae Lee is the story of one girl struggling to comprehend life in a
long-declining future America. “Radiance
of Tomorrow” By Ishmael Beah is a parable of postwar life in war-torn Africa.
“Hostage” by Kay
Hooper is the latest in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit mystery series. “Promise Me Texas” by Jodi Thomas is the
latest in the Whispering Mountain romance series.
Thanks to our donors
For books and
materials this week, we thank Val Fulco, Veronica Johnson, Jenny Lguchi and
dinner; idolize it, enjoy it properly.
You will be by many hours in the week, many weeks in the year, and many
years in your life the happier if you do.”
— William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), English novelist and
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