How would you like to practice your Spanish?

Every fourth Tuesday of the each month “El club de literature hispana” meets at the Baldwin Boettcher Library. Anyone that can read Spanish is invited. The books that we read are easy to read and we have fun discussing them. We are now reading Laura’s Restrepo “Delirio”. Our next meeting date is March 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm in the Meeting/Study room.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

A Fine Dark LineTitle to be discussed: A Fine Dark Line by Joe R. Lansdale. Date of meeting: Monday, April 12, at 6:30 PM. Summary: The time is the summer of 1958, the place is Dewmont, Texas. For blissfully ignorant thirteen-year-old Stanley Mitchell, the end of innocence comes with his discovery of an old trove of passionate yet troubled love letters that lead him to a long-ago house fire and the tragic deaths of two very different young women.

Patron Count Week

Are you looking for something to do during spring break?  The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library needs volunteers to do patron count week.  This means you sit at a table and count the customers that enter the library.   Please contact Cindy at 281-821-1320 if you are available to help us count the customers of the library.   The week of March 14th through the 20th are the days we will need the help.  The hours we need are only the hours we are open to the public.  Please consider helping us count at the library.

Outreach Programs. What are they?

Money a problem for you?  Don't know where to get your next program for your school, day-care or senior center?  Come by or contact the library at 281-821-1320 and talk to your library staff at Baldwin Boettcher.  We will try to accommodate your outreach needs.  Ms Nancy is already visiting day care centers close to the library.  Does your local school need a puppet show, science program or some type of show to demonstrate a lesson to your class?  Does your local senior group need a musical presentation, movie, book talk or other type of program presented to them at a meeting or their main meeting area?  Please think of the library as the place to provide you this program.  So the first step would be to call or contact the library and then we will arrange for the necessary program to be presented at your location. 

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

Title to be discussed:  Delirio by Laura Restrepo.  Date of meeting:  Tuesday, March 23, at 6 PM.  Summary:  Aguilar returns home after a short business trip only to find that his wife, Agustina, has gone crazy. Having no idea what could have happened during his absence, and hoping to help her overcome this crisis, he begins to investigate, what he discovers are deep and disturbing facts hidden in the past of the woman he loves. Delirio is a story of love and madness, mysteries and secrets in the midst of the breakdown of Colombian society. The author shows an uncommon narrative energy, in which the suspense is held until a hopeful end that closes a beautiful novel. Wonderfully constructed, magnificently narrated and brilliantly developed.