Last month, I announced a New Year's resolution I was starting: To read a book or piece of literature by an author from every country in the world. I marked off some countries with authors that I had already read and when I wrote last time, I was beginning with the novelDisgrace, by South African writer J.M. Coetzee. My list of completed reads has expanded, and here is an update!
Celebrate Black History Month at the Takoma Park Library with a research tour through the rich collections in our Black Studies Center database. We'll meet on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.Learn about this fascinating multimedia database while competing for prizes in a research scavenger hunt.
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. for a Black History Month-themed Craft-ernoon!We will learn about the history of the Gee’s Bend quilters from Alabama and take inspiration from their patterns to create paper quilts!This craft is for all ages. So please come, and learn some African American art history!
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In honor of Dr. King's legacy, we will be decorating templates to be part of a large mural at the central MLK library downtown. We will decorate doves, peace signs, and the word "peace" as well as sign pledges to promote peace in our daily lives. Let's contribute to something bigger than our small branch at Takoma Park, and show the Martin Luther King branch that we want to promote peace! Not able to make it on Saturday? Please feel free to stop in anytime before Saturday, Jan. 25.
Did you know that you can now stream full albums straight from Freegal and enjoy your weekly downloads too? You can download up to three songs per week and stream any songs you choose for up to three hours per day for free with your library card!
New Year, New Resolutions!Many of us have begun New Year’s resolutions, and I am no exception. Mine begins, and will end, with literature. I have decided to read a book or piece of writing by an author from every country in the world! Of course, there are variations to this list: what territories are autonomous states vs. part of a larger country, disputed territories and other factors, but I am trying to stick to a list I found as closely as possible, which totals a little over 200 nations.