Thursday, January 5, 2012

Help Yourself to a Good Time @ the Library

January Real to Reel Movie:  Take a virtual trip to Mississippi with the January Real to Reel movie.  Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say.  The movie will be shown on Thursday night January 12th at 6pm.  The movie is rated PG-13.

Cover to Cover Book Club: The Cover to Cover book club will meet on January 9th and 23rd at 6:30pm.

On January 9th we will discuss Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.  The following is a brief description of the book:  On the sixtieth anniversary of the 1942 roundup of Jews by the French police in the Vel d'Hiv section of Paris, American journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article on this dark episode during World War II and embarks on an investigation that leads her to long-hidden family secrets and to the ordeal of Sarah, a young girl caught up in the raid.

On January 23rd we will discuss Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom.  In this book:   When an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy, Albom goes back to his nonfiction roots and becomes involved with a Detroit pastor--a reformed drug dealer and convict--who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof. A timely, moving, and inspiring look at faith: not just who believes, but why.

Cover to Cover is open to visitors and new members.  Come and enjoy a good book together.

Computer/ Technology Classes:  Join us for more computer and technology classes this week.

Windows Basics 3:  January 9th @ 10am:  Did you know that you can Aero Peek, Snap and Shake on your computer? If you don't know what we am talking about, stop in and let us show you some new ways of working with Windows to make it more productive.

Twitter Basics:  January 9th @ 2pm:    Twitter: An introduction to signing-up, creating a profile and using the service to find friends and/ or use Twitter for a news source.  Patrons will have the opportunity to have two Twitter friends by the end of the class.

Cleanup Your Computer:  January 9th @ 6pm:  Is your computer running slower? Do pop-ups keep appearing? Does your computer randomly crash or freezes up? Then this may be the class for you. Clean Up Your Computer shows you how to maintain your computer on both the outside and the inside. Learn what basic procedures and what free software you can use to improve the performance of your computer.

Microsoft Publisher 1:  January 11th @ 2pm:  Microsoft Publisher is a basic course covering the types of documents that can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images.

Youth Programming:  We are beginning another calendar year of youth programming:  Preschool Story Time @ Tuesday 10am & Wednesday @ 4pm, Pat-a-Cake Story Time Thursday @ 10am, Family Story Time Thursday @6pm and Toddler Time on Friday @ 10am. 

If You Enjoyed The Help:  If you enjoyed the 2009 book The Help, you should enjoy one of these titles:  The Post Mistress by Sarah Blake; Lowcountry Summer by Dorthea Benton Frank and Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson.

Have a good week.  Read good books.

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