Bertha Williams Library Announces August Programs!!

Bertha Williams

August 2016


Adult Programs

Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club

August 10

Time: 11:00 AM

Title: The House Girl

Author: Tara Conklin

Description: Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in an elite Manhattan law firm, is given a difficult, highly sensitive assignment that can make her career: find the “perfect plaintiff” to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for the descendants of American slaves.


An unexpected lead comes from her father, renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, who tells her about a controversy currently rocking the art world. Art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of slaves from her plantation Bell Creek, were actually the work of her house slave, Josephine. A descendant of Josephine’s would be the perfect face for the firm’s lawsuit—if Lina can find one. But nothing is known about Josephine’s fate following Lu Anne Bell’s death in 1852.


Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, this searing tale of art and history, love and secrets explores what it means to repair a wrong, and ask whether truth is sometimes more important than justice. -from dust jacket.


Author Talk

August 24

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Title: Don’t Worry About the Mule Going Blind

Author: Betty Tucker


Betty Tucker was born in Troy, Alabama, in 1947. Then in 1956, when Betty’s family loses their already poverty-stricken home in Troy, Alabama. The family was then forced into migrant farm work, which forced them to move, season-to-season with the crops, from Utica, New York to Belle Glade, Florida. Betty Tucker is an author, poet and inspirational speaker. She holds a degree in behavioral science from the University of San Francisco. Her career includes twenty years with the United States Postal Service and twenty years of service with the San Francisco Unified School District as a teacher. A proud matron, Betty is a mother of five and a grandmother of four. Currently, Betty writes and lives in both Richmond, California and Montgomery, Alabama.


Join us as the author speaks about her work and life. Copies of her book will be available for checkout at Bertha Williams Library leading up to the event.


Senior Bingo

August 29

Time: 10:30 AM

Audience: Seniors

Description: Seniors are invited to have fun playing an hour of Bingo @ Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch. An assortment of prizes will be available.


Fourth Friday Cook Up

August 26

Time: 4:00 PM

Audience: Adult

Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is Favorite Cookbooks. Bring your favorite cookbook and a dish using a recipe from it. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we do not have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).


Participation is required for partaking, but if you can’t cook feel free to bring plates, cups, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.



Children’s Programs

Lego Club

Third Friday

August 19

Time: 3:30 PM

Audience: Children

Description: Come get creative and play with our set of legos!




We’re taking a break during August. Look for us again on Tuesdays @10am in September


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s