Making reading fun
In October the Library sponsored 34 programs for children, making ready fun for 701 children and adults. That's more than one per day! Half of those were storytimes outside the Library buildings at childcare centers and classrooms.
To instill a love of books and reading in the very young, Library staff offer two public storytimes each week. Through regular participation, children improve listening comprehension and develop social skills while building a foundation for reading.
Our Family Storytime is a shared experience for children not yet in school and their parent/grandparent. Please join us:
11:15-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Perry Creek
10:30-11:00 a.m. Wednesdays at Morningside
Book Club Meets November 7th
Join the conversation! The Library's open book club will discuss The Sisters of Sinai at 6:30 p.m. at the Morningside Branch Library, Monday evening, November 7. All are welcome.
In 1892, identical twins from Scotland made one of the most importantscriptural discoveries of modern times. Combing the library of St. Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai, they found a neglected palimpsest: one of the earliest known copies of the Gospels, a version in ancient Syriac, the language spoken by Jesus. This is the account of how two middle-aged ladies without university degrees uncovered and translated this text, bringing a treasure to world attention.
Their quest is partly a physical journey—when Westerners generally feared to tread in the region, the sisters traversed the Middle East. It is also a journey of the mind—in an era when new discoveries in science and archaeology were rewriting the accepted understanding of the Bible's origins as well as those of humankind, a great contribution to knowledge was made by two whose only natural advantage was an astonishing gift for languages.
Kindle eBooks are here!!!
Our eBook download service now has books for Amazon Kindle devices. When you login to Overdrive audiobooks and eBooks, you will find 3,875 titles available in "Kindle Book" format. As part of the update to support Kindle compatibility, OverDrive will revise the help pages and FAQs on library websites to help Kindle users.