***Black Business, Present and Past
Description: Gumptown Magazine and MCCPL will give a brief presentation on the historical importance of black owned businesses. Then we will open up discussion to panel guests who own and operate local black businesses about their current work and impact on black communities and any challenges and successes they have. Contact us to see what businesses are included, or if you would be interested in being added to the panel (availability may be limited).
Crochet and Craft
First and Third Thursday
Feb 7 and 21
Want to learn how to crochet? Have a project you’re working on that you want to show off, need help with? Come to the library and learn or teach a handcraft (knitting, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, macrame, origami, chainmail, whatever). Crafters of all ages and genders are welcome. Bring supplies and we’ll build the expertise together.
Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Title: The Darkest Child
Author: Delores Phillips
Description: Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, whether in domestic service, in the fields, or at “the farmhouse” on the edge of town, where Rozelle beds local men for money.
But Tangy Mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school. She has a chance to change her life, but can she break from Rozelle’s grasp without ruinous—even fatal—consequences? ~Dust jacket
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.
Meet and Greet session
No title this month. We’re just getting together to plan for the year and talk about what we’d like to read for the next few months. So if you’ve been shy about joining us because you haven’t read the comic, bring coloring supplies and come chat with us.
Fridays (except holidays)
10:30-11:15 AND 2:30-3:15
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.
**Rosa Parks Bus Tour
Description: See a replica of the bus that was in use during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Mondays and Tuesdays – 10am (Except holidays)
All storytimes will include song and dance so we can keep our bodies as active as our minds!
Children will have the opportunity to see and enter the Rosa Parks bus. A short video will be played about her role in the bus boycott.
The animals must learn The Name of The Tree (Lottridge) so they can eat it’s delicious fruit, but who will be able to remember it? There’s a Giraffe in My Soup (Burach), this is not delicious, what should we do?!
Feb 11 and 12
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears? (Aardema) Could it be because he’s been telling fibs? Grumpalump (Hayes) grumps, but what is it?
The Leopard’s Drum (Souhami) is the biggest drum, the best drum, but the Sky god wants it, and Leopard says noooo. What! Cried Granny (Lum) When she learns her grandson doesn’t have everything he needs to stay over for the first time.
Feb 25 and 26
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock (Kimmel) is a tricky tale where the trickster gets tricked. The Wide Mouthed Frog (Faulkner) escapes, but narrowly after being too curious.
***Heroes Like Me Competition (open to pre-K through 12)
We need heroes who look like everyone, including you! Too often we see heroes who don’t look like us, whether we’re a different body shape or have different abilities or a different color. Show us what you would look like as a hero. Prizes will be awarded by grade level. First prize for each category will receive a 12×24 poster of their entry and be included on a poster kept at the library to show how much we love our community heroes! Contest is open to pre-k through 12. Submissions must be flat for our scanner to accommodate the artwork. No glitter please!
Entry forms will be available until end of day February 22, last day to accept entries will be February 26th. We will judge on Feb 28th and award prizes in March.