WRITER OF THE WEEK Dorothy West was a pioneering novelist, short-story writer, and editor. Her journal Challenge was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance.
TEEN CRAFT This Friday the 31st at 4:30 PM we’ll be making necklaces out of metal washers and other materials.
JUNE EVENTS We’ll kick the month off with a paper-plate craft for toddlers on Wednesday June 6th at 11 AM. The following week sees Social Hour on Wednesday at 2 PM and two crafts on Thursday the 13th: paper roses for adults at 2 PM and paper beads for teens at 4 PM. Movie night, featuring a film about a hungry rabbit and a stubborn farmer, is Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM. For June’s Family Book Club we’ll be reading Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming and meeting to discuss it on Thursday the 28th at 5 PM. You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in help sessions on Saturdays the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM or Tuesday the 26th from 6 – 7 PM.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Alice Walker is most famous for her 1982 novel The Color Purple, adopted into both an acclaimed film and an award-winning musical, but she has written numerous other novels, poetry, short stories, and nonfiction. The library has numerous examples of her work available.
BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK Bored with your usual authors and want to try something new? Enjoy being surprised? Stop in this month and pick up a book or audiobook from our Valentine’s table. You won’t know what you have until you get home and unwrap it (although there are brief descriptions on the wrapping.) This year’s selections come from African-American authors in honor of Black History Month and cover a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to mystery to modern-day teen literature.
PAPER ROSES Join us this Thursday the 8th at 2 PM for February’s adult crafting class. We’ll be making roses out of old book pages – bring a friend and have fun!