Books

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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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). For the next two weeks I’m going to offer up recommendations on both the fiction and non-fiction side of things.  These recommendations are separated by age range, and are a mix of historical and modern settings. Today, we're talking fiction.

 

 

 

 

Library Beautification Day!

Join us on Saturday, March 23rd at Evelyn Meador Library for our 4th Annual Beautification Project. We will meet at the library at 10 am and work until around 1 pm. Everyone is invited to participate – Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, your organization -- or yourself! All are welcome. We’ll serve light refreshments and coffee too. You can help your community, maybe see your neighbors and share a cup of java. To register, click here.
Last year’s event was a great turnout. Students needing service hours are welcome. Please join us!

Click here to find out more and see a recap of last year's event! 

Becoming a Citizen

High Meadows Branch Library is here to offer help with becoming a citizen.

  • Citizenship Classes: Tuesday and Wednesday @10a.m.
  • ESL English as a Second Language: Tuesday and Thursday @11a.m.

We also offer materials (books, CDs, DVDs) to check out for additional help.

Helpful Websites:                                 
US Citizenship-USCIS 
Apply for Citizenship 
Questions and Answers

The Greatest Love Story of All

Let's be honest: a lot of supposedly grand love stories tend to, well, let us down in the end. But there is one special relationship that never truly let's us down. What's that you ask? As any good bibliophile knows, the answer, of course, is books. Their stories can sweep you away, provide a laugh, a cry, an escape-- and you don't even have to take it out to dinner. Valentine's Day is upon us once again, so here are a few titles, for kids, teens and adults, to enjoy.

 

 

February 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.

Teen Book Club: Bronx Masquerade

High Meadows' teen book club will meet on Monday, February 18 at 3:00pm. We will be discussing Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes. Read the book. Come join us for lively discussion.

Bronx Masqurade book

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