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Island Beneath the Sea

Island Beneath the SeaA perfect audio selection for Hispanic Heritage Month would be Isabel Allende's recent novel, Island Beneath the Sea, translated from the Spanish by

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

SulaTitle to be discussed:  Sula by Toni Morrison.  Time of meeting:  Monday, October 10, 2011, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  Two girls who grow up to become women.  Two friends who become something worse than enemies.  In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in a small Ohio town. 

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New ESL Classes at Baldwin Boettcher

globeDo you know someone who wants to learn English?  Baldwin Boettcher Branch currently offers two ESL classes for adults, and more are planned to start in the next few weeks.  These free classes are geared toward helping new immigrants meet their work and personal goals through English conversation study and language exercises in small groups of two to eight people.  Those interested in joining a class may stop by the library or call us at 281-821-1320 for more information.  The library also has the Rosetta Stone language learning program, as well as a selection of ESL books, CDs, and DVDs which may be checked out for an extended loan period.   

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September 11

Wake-Up CallThis date will be imprinted forever in the minds of all Americans old enough to remember the events of that morning ten years ago.  Here are some audiobooks that examine the terror attacks and their aftermath, from the point of view of novelists, journalists, and memoirists:

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Hat Day at Baldwin Boettcher!

 

Hats: Status, Style and GlamourEveryone is invited to wear a hat or cap to the library next Tuesday, September 13, for our first annual celebration of Hat Day at Baldwin Boettcher.  We will have fun all day long and will award prizes for the best hat spotted in the building each hour.  Preschool Story Time at 11:00 AM will feature a special hat craft for the children, but this day is for all ages.  Hat Day is our own c...

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