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The library will be closed on Sunday, February 15th and Monday, February 16th in observance of Presidents Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, February 17th.
The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment program scheduled for Wednesday, February 4th has been postponed to April. Stay tuned for a specific date and time.
The Cinema Club and American Poets programs scheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd have been postponed due to inclement weather. Cinema Club's showing of Malcolm X will be held on Tuesday, February 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The Rita Dove poetry program will be held on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:15 p.m. in the Collins Room.
Join us on Thursday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room for a relaxing evening among fellow reading enthusiasts as we discuss Lawrence Hill's novel, "Someone Knows My Name." This novel is inspired by a fascinating but little known historical document called the Book of Negroes, copies of which can be found at the New York Public Library, the Rockefeller Library at Colonial Williamsburg, and the U.S. National Archives in Washington D.C. It is the life story of Aminata Diallo from her abduction in Africa to enslavement on a South Carolina plantation to New York City and the chaos of the Revolutionary War, relocation to Nova Scotia and ultimately London. From the book jacket: "In this captivating novel, (Lawrence) Hill portrays one woman's remarkable spirit and strength in the face of adversity, and he brings to life crucial and little known chapters in world history."
Our Thursday Night Book Club is an informal gathering for fans of fiction and popular nonfiction. Each month a book is selected for group discussion and all are welcome to come and share their thoughts about authors, writing styles, plots, and themes.
It's all about the book; however light refreshments are offered!
Popular husband and wife duo, Roger Bruno and Ellen Schwartz of "Too Human" will bring their on-stage chemistry and high quality musicianship to the Community Room on Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. for a performance of popular love songs and jazz standards. Totally in sync with each other, they create a strong and intimate atmosphere during their performance that will draw listeners in and bring new life to classic songs. All are welcome to share in the humor and passion as Too Human performs standards from the American Songbook as well as some of their own songs inspired by the music of Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson, Joni Mitchell, Buck Owens, Duke Ellington, Thom Bell, Carole King, Cole Porter and the Gershwins. All are welcome to this free program; however seating is limited. Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754. Snow date February 17th.