Did you know that Skidompha Library offers book club kits that you can take home? Grab some friends and dive into one of our many available literary adventures. Each kit features 5 to 10 copies of the same book, a discussion guide, and may be checked out for up to six weeks.
Carpe Diem! Carpe Liber!
Come join the fun!
Our first session meets Friday, October 13th at 4pm, Porter Hall.
All experience levels welcome.
Last week we asked you, our patrons, this question:
And the results are in!
15 of you voted NO
76 of you voted YES!
Thank you all for participating in Banned Book Week,
and for helping to protect our First Amendment Rights!
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and express controversial ideas.
Why read banned books?
By reading a banned book, you are exercising your first amendment rights, and exploring themes or topics that were at one time – or are now – controversial. Can you imagine a library without these books?
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” by Mark Twain
“A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeleine L’Engle
The “Harry Potter” series, by J.K. Rowling
“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou
“The Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger
“Alice In Wonderland,” by Lewis Carroll
“Charlotte’s Web,” by E. B. White
“Green Eggs And Ham,” by Dr. Suess
Yeah, we can’t either!!
Saturday, September 30th at 10 am
Join us as we celebrate a new season of Storytimes here at Skidompha!
Our special guest will be Mr. Drew, an animal rehabilitation specialist who helps exotic animals in need.
Mr. Drew will bring a variety of species to the library, from birds and insects to reptiles and amphibians, many of which you can touch and interact with.
This show is FREE and promises to be exciting and informative for all ages!
Longtime Skidompha Library friend Betsy Noyes sat down with Skidompha Community Media Producer Mal Gormley in July 2017 to record her vivid experiences as a young child on the morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and later.
Betsy’s father was an officer on the USS Tennessee, adjacent to the battleship USS Oklahoma when the Oklahoma was sunk by Japanese bombers. She also tells of being evacuated to the California and subsequent fun with her family and friends. This unique recording is part of Skidompha Sketches, our program to document the lives of folks in the community.
All are invited to record their special experiences, conversations, and interviews with friends and family. Contact the library for more information!
Archives – How to Find Hidden Treasure
presented by Kathleen Maclachlan
Thursday, September 7, 12:30-1:30
An overview of how to effectively use the treasures that hide in archives, large and small.
Many wonderful documents exist that are not online. This short session will focus on preparing to visit archives so that you maximize your time and find some family gems. If there is a specific archives that you’d like to visit in person or from a distance, please let Kathy know and she will try to use those as examples.
The Genealogy Group at the library is open to all; to sign up to receive group information
, please email Kathleen Maclachlan
, staff genealogist.