New "All Age" Storytime Coming Next Week

Many times we are asked, "Why can't you have more storytimes?" or "Why don't you have an all-age, daytime storytime?"

Well you wishes have finally been answered!

We are lucky enough to be teaming up with the English Department on campus to offer a new Multicultural Storytime on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30pm staring September 22nd, 2009.  The students from ENGL 0308 have been looking for a funway to practice their English skills and we jumped at the chance to be able to offer another program to our community.

Each week the students will take turns reading some of our favorite books.  They will also occasionally be sharing stories in their native languages which will also be translated into English for everyone

This storytime will be limited to 35 children of any age and, as most of our programs, tickets will be handed out in the hour prior to the storytime.

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

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.