Camp David is American diplomacy's secret weapon. The home of the 2015 GCC and 2012 G8 summits, the 2000 Peace Summit, and the 1978 Peace Accords, the camp has played a vital role in American history over the past century, inviting Presidents and international leaders alike to converge, converse, and, perhaps most importantly, relax. A peaceful mountaintop setting, crucially removed from the constant scrutiny of the press, Camp David has served as both a site of critical diplomacy and unparalleled tranquility.

Nonfiction Book Group January 2018

Please join the Nonfiction Book Group at the Sweetwaters on Canton Center Road to discuss:

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Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work--in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom?

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, January 20 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite

Lunch and a Book January 2018

Please join Lunch and a Book to discuss:

Persuasion by Jane Austen
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Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth were happily engaged until Anne's friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was "unworthy." Now, eight years later, Frederick returns, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne's family is on the edge of bankruptcy. They still love each other, but their past mistakes threaten to keep them apart. Austen may seem to paint on a small canvas, but her characters contain the full range of human passion and moral complexity, and the author's generous spirit renders them all with understanding, compassion, and humor.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the lobby area or in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Community Room from 2:00 - 2:30 pm starting Friday, January 12, through Friday, February 16. There will be no preschool storytime on Monday mornings during our staff renovation. Register online beginning December 27.

Fridays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Friday, January 19 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, January 26 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, February 2 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, February 9 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, February 16 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Registration required.

 

Did you miss our Forest Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a woodsy storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

The great aaa-ooo! by Jonny Lambert

When the animals hear a loud "aaa-ooo!" sound in the woods at night, they are afraid that it could be a monster making the terrible noise.

Did you enjoy the latest DC movie, Justice League and want to read more about the characters? Check out these comics that feature the characters and storylines that inspired the movie.

The comic that inspired the movie tells a story of the formation of the Justice League and their battle against Darkseid. Steppenwolf also makes an appearance in this comic. 

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Looking for more old and cranky Batman? Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns features a 55 year old Batman that is wiser, edgier, and has little patience. Batman fights Two-Face, the Joker, and even Superman in this comic. We have two copies of this graphic novel a 1996 version and a 30 year anniversary edition

Did you get a chance to watch the new Anne of Green Gables movie on PBS? Interested in reading the books or watching other movies? Check out this list of Anne of Green Gables titles we have here at the library!

Now thirteen years old, Anne juggles spending time with her best friend Diana, her new friend Gilbert, and keeping Matthew's illness a secret from Marilla..

Set in 1907, orphan Anne Shirley is sent to Prince Edward Island to live with middle-aged brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had wanted to adopt a boy.

Cemeteries are crucial for any genealogist's search, and this book will show you how to search for and analyze your ancestors' graves. Discover tools for locating tombstones, tips for traipsing through cemeteries, an at-a-glance guide to frequently used gravestone icons, and practical strategies for on-the-ground research. 

Special Needs Storytime

Please join us for Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In! This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, January 27 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Bedtime Storytime
Saturday, February 24 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Love Letters...Stories about the Alphabet
Saturday, March 24 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Spring into Numbers
Saturday, April 21 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Wild About Weather
Saturday, May 19 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Community Room Roarrrrr! Jungle Books
Saturday, June 23 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room The Great Outdoors

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