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Women's History Month-Part III

From March 1st to the 31st, we celebrate Women’s History Month—a month that highlights the contributions of women throughout history and into today.  This entire month I’ll be posting blogs centered around the lives of amazing women, both fictional and not. This week the focus is on teen and adult books with strong female characters. 

 

 

 

 

Teen Book Club: The Hunger Games

Our next meeting of the teen book club will be on Monday, March 18 at 3PM. This time we will be discussing The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Come join us for scintilating conversation and insightful interaction.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 

Women's History Month-Part II

From March 1st to the 31st, we celebrate Women’s History Month—a month that highlights the contributions of women throughout history and into today.  This entire month I’ll be posting blogs centered around the lives of amazing women, both fictional and not. This week the focus is on children's books with strong female characters. 

 

 

 

 

 

Women's History Month- Part I

From March 1st to the 31st, we celebrate Women’s History Month—a month that highlights the contributions of women throughout history and into today.  This entire month I’ll be posting blogs centered around the lives of amazing women, both fictional and not. This week the focus is on  women’s history and biography, for all ages. 

 

 

 

March Book Clubs at Northwest Branch Library

Good news readers, there are several book clubs that meet regularly at the Northwest Branch Library. Did you know that there are several benefits associated with actively attending a book club? Book clubs have been known to decrease stress and are good for those customers who are of retirement age. Book Clubs can help participants gain new perspective on an issue, make new friends and to hopefully become more involved in their community. Also, if you're an aspiring writer, regular book club participation can help improve or expand your own writing skills. Perhaps the best reason to particpiate in an active book club is that it can give a reader the push they need to finish that book.

Non-Fiction for African American History Month

February is African American History Month, a time dedicated to “paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society” (africanamericanhistorymonth.gov. Last week it was all about fiction, so now we're moving on, to non-fiction. Regardless of age, there's somehting here for everyone. 

 

 

 

The Page Turners

Revolutionary roadTitle to be discussed: Revolutionary road by Richard Yates.  Date of meeting: March 12, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "The devastating effects of work, adultery, rebellion, and self-deception slowly destroy the once successful marriage of Frank and April Wheeler, a suburban American couple."

Get a Book Date for Valentine's Day!

Books will always love you and be there for you. It’s one of those comforting facts of life. In a lot of ways they’re better than people. I mean, they don’t wake you up in the night, they wait until you're ready for them, they don’t eat your food, and the list goes on. So, in recognition of that fact, we recommend that instead of making sure you have a date tonight, you should celebrate this Valentine’s Day right by visiting the library and getting a great book to read. Here’s some of our recommendations to try:

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, February 15 @ 2 pm

In recognition of African American History Month, Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, February 15 at 2 pm to discuss Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.  This powerful story follows three generations of a Mississippi family, haunted by spirits from their past, and by the legacy of racism and injustice.  Sing, Unburied, Sing is a 2017 National Book Award Winner.   This program is free and open to adults.  New members are welcome!

Writer? Slammer? Show your stuff!

Are you a writer? A poet? A slam artist? WITS is right for your write! Join us thursdays through the month of February at 3:30 pm to work with our talented guest writers and produce lyrical literary products. Consider participating too in the Space City Slam for a chance to move on to the Brave New Voices poetry slam in Las Vegas.

young lady reading into microphone

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