Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Author: Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Situated in Ohio, a free territory before the Civil War, Tawawa House is an idyllic retreat for Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their enslaved black mistresses. It’s their open secret. Lizzie,Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at the resort, building strong friendships over the years. But when Mawu, as fearless as she is assured, comes along and starts talking of running away, things change. To run is to leave everything behind, and for some it also means escaping from the emotional and psychological bonds that bind them to their masters. When a fire on the resort sets off a string of tragedies,the women of Tawawa House soon learn that triumph and dehumanization are inseparable and that love exists even in the most inhuman, brutal of circumstances—all while they bear witness to the end of an era.
An engaging, page-turning, and wholly original novel, Wench explores, withan unflinching eye, the moral complexities of slavery.~Dust jacket
Novel Colors **NEW DAY**
LOCATION: Books-a-Million in Eastchase
Really want to join a book club but don’t really like to read? Come join us at Books-a-million as we talk and color. Read the book, or don’t! Browse with a new friend. Just want to color and enjoy our company? You’re welcome! Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Coloring sheets provided. All titles available on Hoopla Digital
Title: Assassin Nation Vol. 1
The former World’s Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who’s trying to off him. With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, Assassin Nation is the bombastic, sidesplitting murder-fest you’ve been waiting for.
By appointment only
Pre-registration IS required.
Sign up for a one on one genealogy session with librarian Amy Campbell. She’ll show you beginning tips and tricks for tracing your ancestry. If you’ve already been working on your tree, find ways to digitize your information to keep better track during your research. Email, Call, or come in to set up your 45 minute session.
Joins us for a mid afternoon movie after work or school. Bring snacks, suggest titles for future viewings, talk with friends or make new ones. Movies will be PG-13 rating or lower, but parents are responsible for researching movie before allowing children to view. Call to ask what movie we’re showing or to suggest a title.
Help us decorate our tree this year by making an ornament. A template will be supplied with some supplies. Feel free to bring your own!
NO MEETING – due to holiday schedule we will resume Jan 30
Join us every Thursday as we explore different career options, how to get into certain fields. These talks will not be limited to college track, so if you’re interested in trade school careers, ask us what’s on the upcoming agenda!
Mondays and Tuesdays @10am, except holidays. All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
4 and 5
After the Fall (Santat), Humpty is too afraid to do the things he loves anymore, until one day… An old woman shouts at her family, Leave Me Alone (Brosgol) and goes off to find some very needed personal space.
Alma and How She Got Her Name (Martinez-Neal). Alma wonders how she got her name, and her father tells her all of the inspiring people she’s named after. The animals have all forgotten The Name of the Tree (Lottridge) and now they must ask King Lion or else they might starve.
18 and 19
There’s an Alligator Under My Bed (Mayer) and I have to figure out how to get it out of my room! I’m a Wide Mouthed Frog (Faulkner) and I eat flies, what do YOU eat?
25 and 26
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Shea), but Goat isn’t quite convinced. Beekle the Unimaginary Friend (Santat) can’t find his person, until he does.