Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats - LIFE Workshop

hat image"CROWNS, a stand-up-and-testify musical based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, focuses on Yolanda, a young Brooklyn girl who is sent down South to stay with her grandmother. As Yolanda encounters her grandmother and her grandmother's friends in the rituals of preparing for and going to Sunday church service, she begins to discover connections to older traditions and a deeper spirituality. CROWNS is a soul-stirring tribute to the unique cultural phenomenon that fuses faith with fashion by celebrating African-American women and their church hats."  --text from http://www.mcphotog.com/

What can you tell about a person by looking at her hat? See a preview of our upcoming play starting October 8-18. Celia Barnes and Ron Jones will present. 

September Displays in the Library

September brings us football and more. Visit the library and check out our September displays:

Regular Hours Resume September 8

During the heat emergency this summer, branches opened at 10 AM Monday-Friday. Regular hours resume for all branch locations on Tuesday, September 8.  Regular hours are listed on each branch page as well as the main locations page.

Computer Workshop Schedule Updated - New Classes in Spanish

Do you need to brush up on your computer skills?  The library offers free computer workshops focusing on the Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and other topics like online scrapbooking, online job searching, blogging, and more.

Workshops are offered Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings in LRNC 203.

Additional Spanish workshops will be offered on Monday evenings in October and November.

The current schedule runs through November.

The ABC's of Keeping the H1N1 Flu Away

While talking to a class of students yesterday I was reminded of one of the best ways to keep the H1F1 at bay....Knowing your ABC's!  That's right, by knowing how to sing the alphabet song or your ABC's, you too can help stop the spread of the H1N1 flu.  The Center for Disease Control recommends that you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds under warm to hot water.  Since it takes about 20 seconds to sing through your ABC's fully, it's the perfect song to sing while you are wshing your hands.  Want to mix things up a bit?  Try singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" instead.  It also works great for this, and if you haven't figured it out already....it's the same tune.  Let's get everyone singing while washing your hands!  It makes an often forgotten about task much more enjoyable.