Thank You, Jamaica

Jerk from JamaicaIs sugar usually on your shopping list?  Does a trip to the grocery store involve a trip down the spice aisle?  Is vanilla extract a necessity in your kitchen?  Can’t face the world without your morning coffee?  These things we love so dearly are all products of Jamaica. Come celebrate this beautiful island country with us next Monday, February 18, at 6 pm, as we present some of the delicious culinary contributions of the Jamaican people, both sweet and savory. 

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Fathers and SonsJoin us Monday, March 4, 6:30 pm, for a discussion of the Russian classic, Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev.  

Summary:  Bazarov--a gifted, impatient, and caustic young man--has journeyed from school to the home of his friend Arkady Kirsanov.  But soon Bazarov's outspoken rejection of authority and social conventions touches off quarrels, misunderstandings, and romantic entanglements that will utterly transform the Kirsanov household and reflect the changes taking place all across nineteenth-century Russia.

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Annie JohnJoin us for a discussion of author Jamaica Kincaid and her novel, Annie John, on Monday, February 4, 2013, 6:30 pm.  Summary:  Annie John is a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua.  An adored only child, Annie has until recently lived an idyllic life.  She is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful presence, who is the very center of the little girl's existence.  Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives within her mother's benign shadow. Looking back on her childhood, she reflects, "It was in such a paradise that I lived." 

Donate Your Tissue Boxes

We will be taking tissue box donations for the next month. We are planning to use empty tissue boxes for a children's craft. Please drop all donations off at the front desk. Thank you!

Create a Vision Board

Have fun mapping out your future, remain true to your self, and define your goals with a vision board! In this TEEN program we will be using the art of collage to create vision boards we can take home with us. Imagine that the first thing you see in the morning is a visual reminder of your passions and goals! Join us on Saturday, January 26th, from 2 PM to 4 PM to create your vision board.