The Iranian Revolution

The History of IranThis week on February 11, 1979, Iranians will celebrate the 31st anniversary since the end of the Islamic Revolution. After growing hostility, Iranians united to revolt against the monarch of Iran under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini. Though the monarch opened up international ties with the United States, Iranians viewed American culture as offensive to their own belief system. Many saw the monarch as nothing more than a puppet of western society. And so began over a year of protests that would eventually dethrone the monarch Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The end of these protests came on the eleventh.

Teen Laptop Class

Today was the first day of the Teen Laptop Classes.  Our topic was Internet Safety.  Everyone enjoyed the class and  looking forward to our class next Thursday on Internet Basics.  The class is for Teens ages 13 to 18.  

 

Exotic India

IndiaIndia is home of the beautiful Taj Mahal, which was built by Emperor Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. India has a rich culture and a distinctive cuisine unlike anywhere else. It is also the seventh largest country in the world and the second most populated. After long being a part of the British East India Company, India gained its sovereignty to officially become the Republic of India on this day sixty years ago - January 26, 1950. It took many years to gain independence and many battles to accomplish it.

Going Green

Practically Green BookLiving green is as important now as it may ever be. But what exactly does living green mean? Does it mean using an alternative source of energy or buying biodegradable products? It is surprising how these green changes can affect our way of life not only by saving money in the long run, but by resulting in a better world to live in.

Año de la Patria - Year of the Homeland

Mexican Independence Day2010 marks 200 years since the beginning of armed conflict between the people of Mexico and the Spanish colonists for the independence of Mexico. This conflict would not end until August 24, 1821. “El bicentenario” or bicentennial anniversary marks the moment of “El Grito de Dolores.” This occurred on September 15, 1810 and is considered the official declaration of war against the Spanish government. The Jacinto City Library offers various books on the subject and we would love to welcome the public to come and explore one of the defining moments of our neighbors to the South.