Healing the World

A New Year brings new resolutions. An implausible one is "healing the world."  And, yet individuals such as Martin Luther King Jr., Greg Mortenson, Wangari Maathai and Paul Farmer have worked toward that end.  The Happy Birthday! Dr. King and Healing the World book displays focus on their contributions as well as those of other inspiring global fixers.

This month teens, ages 12 through 16, will consider the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. during Teen Book Share on January 13 at 4pm. Two books of high interest are Tonya Bolden's M.L.K. Journey of a King and Martin Luther King, Jr. a life by Marshall Frady.  Deepening understanding of the Civil Rights Movement are two newly published works: National Book Award winner Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose and the winner of the Congressional Gold Medal Melba Pattillo Beals' memoir Warriors Don't Cry.  Join the group for a party celebrating Dr. King's life with birthday cake and a craft.   

On January 27 at 3:30 p.m., the Speak Easy Salon meets to discuss Greg Mortenson's new book Stones into Schools. His new endeavor involves building schools in the most remote regions of Afghanistan. Copies of the book will be at the reference desk. In addition to exchanging ideas with neighbors, enjoy  pastries, fruits and teas.