Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Library Happenings January 2008

Library Display Case

Do you have a collection you'd like to display in the library's display case? We'd love to have it for just a month. Over the years we've had Celtic, Romanian, and Japanese articles. We've shown procelain figures and rubber duckies, sand dollars and seashells, hockey and baseball memorabilia, fairies, horses, wolves, and scat! But we don't have anything lined up for 2008 - including January! Please give us a call at 525-4411. We want you to come in and show off!


Did you know that the library has lots of jigsaw puzzles that you can borrow? Come in and see the wide variety we've got to offer. Just the thing for a family to work on together on those long winter nights.

First Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday January 8th at 7:00 pm (yes, it's the 2nd Tuesday this month!)

This month's book club book is 1421: The Year China Discovered the World by Gavin Menzies with guest speaker Tibby Tobey to guide us through this fascinating book. All are welcome. Next month's book will be This Desired Place by local author Julia Older who will be joining us on February 5th at 7 pm. Copies of her book are available at the front desk.

Third Friday Film: Paradise Now
Friday January 18th at 7:00 pm

Paradise Now is a "taut, ingeniously calculated thriller" according to the New York Times. We follow the main characters, Said and Khaled, childhood friends from the West Bank, over two days leading up to a suicide bombing mission they are to carry out. Written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad, an Israeli-born Palestinian, in 2005. Free admission and popcorn thanks to Friends of the Library.

January 21 & 22, 28 & 29 at 7:00 pm
Raising Girls, Raising Boys - Co-sponsored with the Grapevine

Mondays, January 21 and 28-"Growing a Strong Girl"-Using the book Growing a Girl as a guide, Jane Richards-Jones, MA will lead a discussion on the ongoing effects of sexism in schools and society which shape and influence our daughters, especially in the middle school years, and the role the media plays in the lives of the girls. The discussion will include lots of suggestions for parents for raising a strong and resilient daughter.

Tuesdays, January 22 and 29-"Raising Cain: Boys and Their Ways." Wendy Hill, MEd and participants will explore boys' early years, focusing on preschool and elementary age boys. What is all that hero and weapon play about? Is it necessary? How do I handle it? How are boys different from girls? What do boys need from their parents and community? The 2-session workshop will begin with viewing the first half of "Raising Cain," the PBS documentary.

Thursday January 24th, 2 - 4 pm
Shakespeare for Snowy Days with Tibby Tobey

The snowy days are coming again, so it is time to think of Shakespeare! Read and be challenged by Midsummer Night's Dream, Winter's Tale, and Cymbaline. No prior experience is necessary. Just order any new titles you need from The Toadstool (Folger editions are preferred). Do this soon, please. Then join us on Thursday afternoons for 8 weeks beginning January 24th from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Daniels Room. Sign up at the library (or you can call us at 525-4411) as spaces are limited.

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