Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassJoin us for this Black History Month book club reading.  Title to be discussed:  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass.  Time of meeting:  Monday, February 6, 2012, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  "I was born in Tuckahoe.  I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it.  By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant."  So begins the now-classic personal account of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), who was born into slavery in Maryland and who became, after his escape to Massachusetts in 1838, an ardent abolitionist and campaigner for women's rights.

Teens wanted!!

Teens are you feeling let out at the Baldwin Boettcher Library.  Great news!  Leanne Connery has been added to the staff as not only the children's librarian but as the Teen Coordinator also.  If you have any ideas about what type of programming you'd like to see come talk to Ms Leanne.  Also, chess club and game day would like to begin again, so come talk to Ms Leanne about when this programming would benefit you the most.  Also would you like to serve on the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)?  Come talk to Ms Leanne.

Meet the new Children's Librarian

Please come to our story times, or just visit the library to meet our new Children's Librarian, Leanne Connery.  She comes to us from Massachusetts and still has family in that neck of the woods.  She now lives in the Kingwood area.  Come meet and greet her.  Get to know her.  She is an asset to our team here at Baldwin Boettcher.  Story times are found on our events page.  Bring the children in so they may read, sing and play with Ms Leanne.  

Mystery Book Club

Mysteries lovers come enjoy the discussion of our favorite authors, books and settings.  Sometimes we even discuss our favorite way of doing away with someone.

Treats are always offered so as we discuss we enjoy a treat.  Sometimes the recipe will even be prepared from the books we have read.

January 11th at 2 pm we will be meeting again.  So come join us as we share our favorite bibliophile mysteries.  One author we thought about reading was Kate Carlisle.  There is also a series of mysteries about a book store ghost.  So search hi and low for your favorite or just needing something to read bibliophile mystery and we will discuss it during our next book club meeting.  See you there.

Do you know someone who interested in learning English as a second language?

At the Baldwin Boettcher Library we are offering ESL classes. The classes are free and the only requirement is to fill out a Student Interview Form.
The available classes at this time are:
Beginner – Mondays 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Intermediate – 12 pm to 3 pm
Beginner – Fridays 1 pm to 3 pm
More classes may become available in the near future.

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