Words on Wednesday: "The Optimist’s Daughter"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Set in the South, this story explores class, death and values through the conflict between Laurel, a middle-aged daughter of a judge, and her stepmother Fay. Join us to discuss this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

T.O.: "The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp" Book Discussion & Terrarium Make

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Raccoon brothers Bingo and J'miah are the eyes and the ears of the Sugar Man Swamp. Unfortunately, catastrophic news is afoot! World-class alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch wants to drain the swamp and turn it into the Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park. When the raccoon brothers team up with twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, the struggle begins to save the swamp, and all of the other animals that call it home. Join us for a discussion of this imaginative book, with a terrarium craft to follow. For kids going into 4th, 5th, or 6th grade.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Lego Club

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes! All ages welcome.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Southern Fiction: The Secret of Magic

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. This month we will read The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson. What secrets and lies do these folks of Mississippi have, and will they come to light?
Copies of The Secret of Magic will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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French Conversation Hour

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation, or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson - just practice for current French speakers.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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