Have you ever thought of crafting your own beer? Maybe you’d like to try making some fermented foods and drinks at home. If so, you must plan on attending this library program. We’ll have speakers present about the highs and lows that they’ve encountered along the way. Want to learn some other tricks to living a sustainable lifestyle? Don’t forget we have two more programs in this series, Make Your Own Products in April and Green Technology in May. Call 260-421-1345 if you have any questions.
The Lunch and Lit book group at Grabill will be discussing The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow on Wednesday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. This is a timely and moving bi-cultural coming-of-age tale, based on a true story and told by an author who has struggled with the same issues as her protagonist. The daughter of a Danish immigrant and a black G.I., Rachel survives a family tragedy only to face new challenges. Sent to live with her strict African-American grandmother in a racially divided Northwest city, she must suppress her grief and reinvent herself in a mostly black community. Their choice for April is Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels.
The Aboite Cookbook Club is discussing and cooking from America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. Bring a dish to share, or just come to discuss America’s Test Kitchen recipes and taste what others are sharing. The Cookbook club meets at 2:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month: Wed. March 12. Their April topic is cookbooks by Sunny Anderson.
On Thursday March 13 the Hessen Cassel branch Novel Ideas book club will be discussing The Postmistress by Sarah Blake at 7:00 p.m.. The story begins in 1940 before the United States has been pulled into the war. It centers around three women: Frankie Bard, an American Radio journalist covering the Blitz in London; Iris James, the postmistress of a small town on Cape Cod and Emma, the wife of the town’s doctor. With striking parallels to the modern world, this is a story you won’t want to miss. The selection for April will be determined at the March meeting. Hessen Cassel always has a display of the current month’s book near their entrance.
- Craft Cafe
- Main Library, Business Science & Technology Meeting Room
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
- 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Want to get crafty? Bring your project to the library and enjoy crafting, coffee and conversation. All crafters and projects are welcome: scrapbooking, crocheting, beading, paper arts … anything creative! Craft Cafe meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn poetry techniques, look no further than the library! Join local poet Michael Derrick Hudson and examine published poems by established poets to find ways to apply their techniques to your writing. If you’d like constructive criticism for your own poetry, please bring it with you.
No preregistration required. Attend as many sessions as you would like.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Business Science and Technology Meeting Room – Main Library
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Business Science and Technology Meeting Room – Main Library
Due to the later public school dismissal times, the Georgetown branch will be shifting the times of our after-school programs through the second week of April:
- Lego Club will be from 4:00-5:30 on March 5, 12, 19 & 26 and April 2 & 9. Georgetown’s Lego Club is for kids of all ages.
- Teen Thursday will be from 3:45 – 5:15 on March 6, 13, 20 & 27 and April 3 & 10.
Monday, March 3rd, the Aboite “You Name It” book club wil be discussing The Lost City of Z by David Grann. They meet at 7:00 p.m.
After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century”: what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett. In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions, he embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization–which he dubbed “Z”–existed. Then he and his expedition vanished. Fawcett’s fate–and the clues he left behind–became an obsession for hundreds who followed him. As Grann delved deeper into Fawcett’s mystery, and the greater mystery of the Amazon, he found himself irresistibly drawn into the “green hell.”– From publisher description.
The Grabill Monday night book club has read Bleak House by Charles Dickens. Bleak House is considered one of Dickens’s best novels. The novel revolves around the case Jarndyce and Jarndyce, which has been in the courts of Chancery for so long that no one can remember how it started. Esther Summerson watches as the hopes and disappointments of her neighbors are bound to the case. One of the best-loved works of the nineteenth century, Middlemarch explores the complex social relationships in a town that moves and breathes with a life of its own.While the lawyers are arguing the case, other aspects of their lives are uncovered; mystery, lost children, blackmail and murder. Join the Monday night book club this Monday, March 3 at 7:00 in Grabill to discuss Bleak House.
The Tecumseh First Monday book club is discussing Middlemarch by George Eliot at 7:30 on March 3rd. One of the best-loved works of the nineteenth century, Middlemarch explores the complex social relationships in a town that moves and breathes with a life of its own.
- Musical Performance: Ty Causey Band
- Main Library, Theater
- Sunday, March 2, 2014
- 2 – 3 pm
Talented, prolific, genuine best describe acclaimed singer/songwriter Ty Causey. All combined, the result unveils an artist that harkens back to the storied crooners of the past, but with a present day sheen that boasts a collage of soul, jazz and R&B. His brand of sensual soul and smooth R&B is winning over a growing number of fans and industry insiders alike on the strength of his acclaimed CDs and live performances, causing many to place him amongst the elite vocalists on the scene today.
This should be a great performance — hope to see you there!