Happy New Year to all from the library staff and Board of Directors!
Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers takes place every Wednesday at 10:30 in the library’s large meeting room. On Wednesday, January 4, the theme will be “Bears” with storyteller Miss Allison. On Wednesday, January 11, Miss Allison will again be the storyteller and the theme will be “Crabs.” On Wednesday, January 18, the theme for stories and crafts will be “Owls” with storyteller Miss Jennifer. On Wednesday, January 25, the storyteller will be Miss Shannon.
Also for children, on Saturday, January 14, at 1:00 pm, Tricia Bartlett-Iverson will again present a program titled Music Together: Harmony & Me. Children ages 0 to 6, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy singing and dancing and participating in an instrumental jam session. The program is free and everyone is welcome.
For adults, on Wednesday, January 11, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Frank John Colli, AKA “Frankie C”, will present An Evening of Songs and Songwriting. The critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist will perform rock, blues and pop music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. After the performance the audience can share their songwriting ideas and get advice from a professional with over 50 years of experience.
Also for adults, on Thursday, January 19, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, will be the presentation Words and Music: America in the 1800s with Russ Oelheim. The acclaimed local musician and storyteller will perform music of Appalachia and the greater Southeast from the second half of the 19th century. Popularized by artists such as Mississippi John Hurt and Doc Watson, this music helped lay the foundation for the blues and folk music of today. Between songs Russ will recount how the music was made and give historical anecdotes from the era.
On Wednesday, January 25th, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Gerry Livingstone will present a program on job interviewing skills and resume writing. The program will include tips on writing a better resume and advice on how to make a good impression at an interview. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. A lifelong South Coast resident, Gerry has been helping local residents meet their employment, education, and personal development goals for over 30 years.
New on the Shelf
New additions from the New York Times Best Sellers list include:
CROSS THE LINE, by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross and his wife, Bree, team up to catch a killer causing chaos in Washington, D.C.
TOM CLANCY: TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE, by Mark Greaney. Jack Ryan Jr., working for a secret organization, seeks to prevent complicated terrorist strikes set in motion by a hacker. Clancy died in 2013.
MOONGLOW, by Michael Chabon. A novel that presents itself as a memoir of an elderly World War II veteran and his wife, a Holocaust survivor, who resemble Chabon’s maternal grandparents.
COMMONWEALTH, by Ann Patchett. Five decades in the lives of two families–parents, children, siblings, stepchildren–remade by divorce.
KILLING THE RISING SUN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.
BORN TO RUN, by Bruce Springsteen. The singer-songwriter’s biography.
HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.
THE UNDOING PROJECT, by Michael Lewis. How the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decision-making process and invented the field of behavioral economics.
THE BOOK OF JOY, by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.
THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE, by Thomas L. Friedman. How the accelerating pace of technology, globalization, and climate change are reshaping the world, and what we can do about it.
OUR REVOLUTION, by Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator and former candidate for the Democratic nomination for president delivers his message of social and economic justice.
The lobby display case this month will again feature a collection of crèches belonging to various members of our community. Among the crèches on display will be one featuring handcrafted figurines and another from Honduras with figures made from clay.
The large meeting room features photographs by John Gehl. The show is entitled “John’s Good Snapshots.”
The library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 16, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.