Attend presentations on creating resumes, finding free Internet career sources, securing funding for job training and job training through CEFA (Construction Education Foundation of Alabama). Call 444-7816 to reserve your spot and for more information.
Saturday, December 1, 10:30 am until 2:30 pm --Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Join us for "Santa's Watching...So I Gotta Tell the Truth," a heartwarming holiday program by renowned storyteller Dolores Hydock.
Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza
Learn to Use Your Nook!
Barnes & Noble partners with the library to teach you to use your NOOK. Call 444-7820 for information.
6:30 pm - Nook Class 7:30 pm - NookColor Class
Monday, December 3 --Theatre level Meeting Rooms
First Thursday Book Group: The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Despite their extraordinary bond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hard for. A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.
Thursday, December 6 at 10:00 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Second Thursday Book Group: Caleb's Crossing
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
When Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks came to live on Martha's Vineyard in 2006, she ran across a map by the island's native Wampanoag people that marked the birthplace of Caleb, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College--in 1665. In Caleb's Crossing, Brooks offers a compelling answer to the riddle of how--in an era that considered him an intellectually impaired savage--he left the island to compete with the sons of the Puritanical elite. She relates his story through the impassioned voice of the daughter of the island's Calvinist minister, a brilliant young woman who aches for the education her father wastes on her dull brother. Bethia Mayfield meets Caleb at twelve, and their mutual affinity for nature and knowledge evolves into a clandestine, lifelong bond. This window on early academia fascinates, but the book breathes most thrillingly in the island's salt-stung air, and in the end, its questions of the power and cost of knowledge resound most profoundly not in Harvard's halls, but in the fire of a Wampanoag medicine man.
Thursday, December 13 at 10:00 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Monday at the Movies: The Polar Express
Directed By Robert Zemeckis
On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home.
Monday, December 17 at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm--Library Theatre
Kindle and the Library
Learn about the Kindle ereader and how to find and use library ebooks. This class will discuss the available options for Kindle ereaders, as well as the basics of finding, checking out, and managing library ebooks for the Kindle.
Topics include: finding and selecting ebooks in the Kindle format; managing and transferring ebooks to your Kindle; returning expired items and more!
You are encouraged to bring your Kindle and get help learning to use it with the library's collection. If you'll be needing assistance with your Kindle, be sure to bring a valid library card, your Amazon.com account login information and the USB cord that came with your Kindle.
Note: You do not need to own a Kindle in order to attend the class.
Class size is limited. Reservations required. Sign up in the Technology Hub or call 444-7747.
Saturday, December 22 at 2:00 pm--Technology Training Center
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