Perfectionist Grace Porter is a woman with a plan: earn the doctorate in Astronomy. Accept the elite research position. Finally meet her father’s expectations that she is tough enough to succeed as a queer, biracial woman in science.
The weather is warming up and we're ready to go swimming so we made a coloring page for you to download, print, and color. Of course we'll have some copies in Kids World for you to pick up when you're here for a visit. We also put together a list of under the sea books for you to borrow and read.
By now you’ve probably heard about the controversy at last night’s Oscar ceremony. But that’s nothing new. Watch a recording of our recent program with Hollywood aficionado Susan Gibberman exploring the history (and drama) of the Academy Awards on Youtube…
March 28, 2022 | Comments Off on Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall & Hugo Martinez
“Quantitative historians who use statistical tools to study big-picture historical trends, created a vast database of research on more than 36,000 slave ship voyages that took place over four hundred years…They found that there was a revolt on at least one in ten of these voyages. That was a much higher number than anyone expected…Let me emphasize this point: the more women onboard a slave ship, the more likely a revolt would occur.”
20-year-old Jayne’s NYC life as an aspiring fashion designer is anything but glamorous. She lives in a tiny, rent controlled apartment with a freeloading former fling, who she is rapidly growing to despise.
March 25, 2022 | Comments Off on Beautiful World, Where Are You? by Sally Rooney
Just shy of thirty, Eileen and Alice are best friends from college. Eileen feels like she will never fall in love, much less find a date to her sister’s wedding. Author Alice has found critical and financial success, but she has retreated to an Irish seaside town after an emotional breakdown.
The NAACP Image Awards is an annual awards ceremony presented by the U.S.-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding performances in film, television, theatre, music, and literature. In the Literary category, prizes are awarded to best fiction, nonfiction, debut author, biography/autobiography, instructional, poetry, children's, and teens.
At the last meeting of the Bring Your Own Book Club, a bunch of book lovers chatted about the books we’ve all been reading lately including those listed below. Looks like we’ll be doing it again on March 25th at 3:30 PM. If you’d like to tell us about some books, join our Zoom chat.
Megan Marshall is the winner of the 13th BIO Award, bestowed annually by the Biographers International Organization, to a distinguished colleague who has made major contributions to the advancement of the art and craft of biography.
“Empty out the darkness that has accumulated at the bottom of your heart, all the words you refuse to say. Your heart is not a well to poison; remember that. When the secrets become too heavy to carry, whisper them to the wind to be whisked away.”