WRITER OF THE WEEK Leslie Charteris was the creator of the popular The Saint series of books – currently most familiar to most from the Roger Moore television show. He also wrote scripts for the 1940 Sherlock Holmes radio adaptations starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
SEAWAY THROUGH THE YEARS The Library will be putting up a temporary display of Seaway Festival memorabilia shortly, and we want to borrow yours. If you have something or somethings – pictures, brochures, buttons, or anything else – you would like to loan us, please contact Linda Marshall at 315-393-4325.
SOCIAL HOUR Join us for our monthly coffee and conversation. We’ll have treats this Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.
ADULT CRAFTING Come make simple wire-and-thread decorations for Mother’s Day – or any time. We’ll start at 2 PM this Thursday the 10th.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Songs and Stories will return on May 19th. Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events.
JUST ARRIVED We have a new crop of biographies and memoirs for you this week. In My American Dream author Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, a chef and popular cookbook writer, tells how she ran from danger in Yugoslavia as a child by escaping to a refugee camp in Italy and then emigrating to the United States. Sofija Stefanovic also fled Yugoslavia, heading for safety in Australia, as she writes in Miss Ex-Yugoslavia. Threatened for promoting religious tolerance, Mohammed Al Samawi writes of how he got out of Yemen with the help of Facebook in The Fox Hunt. Ngugi wa Thiong'o also ran afoul of his country's government for his work; his memoir Wrestling with the Devil tells of his brutal confinement in a Kenyan prison in the 1970s. Mental illness features in both The Motherhood Affidavits (addictive behavior) and Because We Are Bad (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and to a lesser extent in Air Traffic, where the author's father's loss of his job in the 1981 air traffic controllers' strike had a profound effect on both their lives. In historical biography, check out Renaissance Woman (Vittoria Colonna: poet, best friend of Michelangelo, and at the center of the Italian Renaissance,) Daughters of the Winter Queen (the children of Elizabeth Stuart, whose husband ruled Bohemia for a very short time,) First Ladies of the Republic (Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison,) and Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet (exploring the orator’s relationship to religion.)
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