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Book Talk Bits

Hooray! What a summer we are planning for Adults. Those with I pad, Kindle, Nooks, or other e-reader device or I phone. We are calling on you to be in the spot light sharing your book with other readers in the book talk.  All you will need to do is tell a snippet about the book you have read on your device. Do not tell all just enough to get us interested in the book. Each person attending will share their own book. We will do this on the Second Monday in June, July, and August at 2:00 PM. Don’t be shy it’s all about sharing your love for books.  We will call ourselves “The Techie Book Invaders.” Interested persons contact Gwendolyn here at the Northwest Branch Library.

Dates: June 10, 2013, July 8, 2013, August 12, 2013 @2:00 PM

 

Mystery Loves To Eat

Culinary mystery is still a high pick among Adult Readers. Northwest Branch wants to share in your love for this mystery genre.  In the month of June, July, and August, we will have a book discussion on these books. The  Fourth Monday of each month at 2:00 PM. We will read the following books:



   Peach Cobbler Murder        June 24, 2013

 Apple Turnover Murder July 22, 2013

 Key Lime Pie Murder August 26, 2013

Contact Gwendolyn to get your book for June.
                                     

Poetry Debut

Rise and shine your debut has come for Northwest Branch library. April is called poetry Month.
We want to celebrate by asking Young Adults and Homeschoolers who like poetry to participate in this event.  All you need to do is bring your own poetry, or read a poem by someone else. Come see Gwendolyn and sign up. The date of your debut will be April twentieth at 1:30 PM in the meeting room. Now don’t be shy, this is a time to have fun.

Name that Genre

Northwest Branch has a book club which reads most of the fiction genre. The book club is named Reader’s Perspective. Books include romance, legal drama, historical fiction, mystery and when possible the new fiction releases. In our club you do not purchase the books, they are supplied through the library. We are readers of like mind, who like to read and talk. It is a very relaxed book club. We meet every fourth Monday of the month. Would you like to be a part of the book club? Come by the library and pick up your book. We will discuss Suspicion of Innocence by Barbara Parker on April 22nd at 2:00 PM. Come join in the fun.

Music Soothes the Soul

Music has been around for a long time. There are all types of music such as jazz, country western,Gospel ,the classics and many more. Music has been known to soothe the soul and set one’s spirit to a blaze. The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is as least as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato. The 20th century profession formally began after World War I and World War II when community musicians of all types, both amateur and professional, went to Veterans hospitals around the country to play for the thousands of veterans suffering both physical and emotional trauma from the wars. The patients' notable physical and emotional responses to music led the doctors and nurses to request the hiring of musicians by the hospitals. Today, we are still using music to help patients. We don’t necessarily hire musicians but we have technological devices to help out. Music is used by everyone. Here at northwest branch we have various types of music that can be use for check out. Take a look around, you just may be surprised at what you find.

 

Perspectives on African American History

We are about to come to the end of the month of February. As we all know this is Black History Month. Looking into Black History, I ran into a resource called Perspectives on African American History. This resource features accounts and descriptions of Important, but little known events in African American History. These events are recalled often by those who were witnesses, participants, or have viewpoints about historical developments shaping the contemporary black world. It was such a delight I thought I would share it with northwest patrons.

 

The Uniqueness of it all

In observance of Black History Month, Readers Perspective Book Club will read a novel called the Wench. This novel was written by Dolen Perkins Valdez. It is a finely wrought story that explores the emotional lives of four slave women caught in the web of the “peculiar Institution” and it sheds light on the racial intricacies of America’s past. We will be discussing the book on February 25, 2013. If you haven’t read it, come by and pick up a copy or just come and sit in on the discussion if you like.

Candy and Questions

What does candy and questions really mean? February is the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Northwest Branch will be doing a Valentine’s Day trivia for the adults. All you will need to do is come by the library to pick up your trivia sheet. Answer the trivia questions to the best of your knowledge and turn it in before the 28th of the month. When you turn in your sheet you will be eligible to win a surprise treat!

 

 

 

Readers Perspective

What a unique way of recognizing my opinion when reading a book. If this is important to me, I wonder how many others have the same idea when it comes to reading. Northwest Branch has a book club that reads all kinds of fiction. In doing so, we are able to express our perspectives on the matter. If this is something you would like to be a part of, join us on the 4th Monday of every month. Our next meeting is January 28th @ 2:00 PM. We will be discussing, The Litigators by John Grisham.

 

Tagore Society

Northwest Branch Library will be having a presentation to honor the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore of India. He was a poet, short-story writer, song composer, novelist, playwright, essayist, and painter. You are welcome to join us and be enlightened. This program will be on January 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM. See You There!

 

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