Memphis & the American Civil Rights Movement
After talking about Sun Studio previously, let’s learn more about Memphis. Memphis has a deep history with civil rights and is home to the National Civil Rights Museum. Built around … Continued
Only 48 more hours until Summer Reading Extravaganza, the Library’s annual celebration of literacy and learning. This year, you’ll have the chance to: Enjoy live performances, interactive storytimes and puppet … Continued
Three Anti-Beach Reads for Summer
Looking for the anti-beach read? Jump start your summer reading adventure with these three scientific and historical non-fiction books.
So This Accordion Walks Into a Bar
Did you know that our region birthed the modern master of the accordion? Julie explores the prestigious career of Guy Klucevsek and invites you to attend a free performance on June 4!
Cat Scratch Fever
If you recall, earlier this month I discussed my thrilling discovery of Eric Garcia’s perplexing Anonymous Rex series. Once you’ve warmed to the “Dino Mafia” genre (a phrase I never … Continued
Having fun with Summer Reading
Library staff can quote to you at length about the summer slide, the research that shows engaging kids and teens with reading over the summer is immensely beneficial to their educational … Continued
Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt
A lot of people know the name Cleopatra, even if just because of the 1963 movie that bore her name and starred Elizabeth Taylor. But I don’t think many people … Continued
Should We Have the Right to Die?
All My Puny Sorrows is a thought-provoking book that explores family relationships, suicide and whether or not we should be able to choose the manner of our own deaths.
Interview with an Iraqi Refugee
An interview with an Iraqi refugee offers perspective on how the wars in Iraq affected civilians, and explains some of the library services we offer to refugees.
A Clean Slate!
With lots of cheer leading from my co-worker, I got the idea into my head to make soap myself. Here’s a list of some of my favorite soap-making books.