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A Taste of Africa

Map of AfricaDon't miss our Black History Month program this Monday, February 22, at 6:00 PM, in the Baldwin Boettcher Library meeting room.  We'll be hosting local chef Dee Ekemode as she presents a sampling of traditional cuisine from Africa.  You can register here online or call the library at 281-821-1320. 

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Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

If You Could See Me NowTitle to be discussed: If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern. Date of meeting: Monday, March 1, at 6:30 PM. Summary: In her third novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern introduces us to two sisters at odds with each other. Elizabeth's life is an organized mess. The organized part is all due to her own efforts.

Dark Chocolate, Red Heart

heartsIf you’re a chocoholic like me, then you may be as thrilled as I am to see the recent research about the supposed health benefits of dark chocolate, and particularly its heart-healthy attributes. Talk about good news! And there’s such an array of choices now –- so much chocolate, so little time! So if you are curious about some of these delicious-looking chocolate bars you see in the stores, please join us this Monday, February 8, at 5 PM, for our combo Hearts and Chocolate party and Valentine craft.

February Movies Celebrate Black History Month

Measure of a ManBaldwin Boettcher's Classic Cinema Club will screen four movies in the month of February, all showcasing the talents of the legendary Sidney Poitier, and produced during the years 1955 to 1966.  For title information, please call the library at 281-821-1320. This special film series celebrates Black History Month.  For more activities at Baldwin Boettcher and other locations, please search the events calendars.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- El Club De Literatura Hispana

Un grito desesperadoTitle to be discussed: Un grito desesperado by Carlos Cuauhtemoc Sanchez. Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 23, at 6:00 PM. This is a bilingual book club.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

BelovedTitle to be discussed: Beloved by Toni Morrison. Date of meeting: Monday, February 1, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free.

Wednesday Movies Showcase Stars

The SunThe Classic Cinema Club meets once a month at Baldwin Boettcher on a Wednesday at 2 PM to watch a not-so-new but treasured movie on our large screen in the library's meeting room. On January 6, we invite you to join us for a screening of an Oscar winning film from 1951, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, based on Theodore Dreiser's novel, An American Tragedy.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

La casa en Mango StreetTitle to be discussed by our bilingual book club: La casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Date of meeting: Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 6 PM. Summary: Elogiado por la crítica, admirado por lectores de todas las edades, en escuelas y universidades de todo el país y traducido a una multitud de idiomas, La casa en Mango Street es la extraordinaria historia de Esperanza Cordero.

Seasonal Joys

ornamentsWe hear a lot these days about stress during the holidays, and it's true there can be enormous pressures and expectations during this time. But there are also wonderful moments to warm our hearts, such as walking past this tree decorated with ornaments made by the children attending our story times. Just seeing the creative energy and love the children have put into this craft activity gives me a surge of endorphins every time I walk by the tree. On your next trip to Baldwin Boettcher, we invite you to take a long moment to look at these creations by our community's little ones and see if you don't find yourself smiling.

New Year Reading

I'm making a short list of five classic novels I want to read sometime in 2010.....

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