Why should you read books translated into English from another language? Writing translated from another language makes you see things differently. It has many of the benefits of travel, but from the comfort of your own home: a deeper understanding of cultural differences; a new perception of your innate assumptions; and an opportunity to see issues and daily life challenges from a different angle. Here is a selection of our many books translated from another language into English. Check one out, then feel free join us for a relaxed discussion at April’s Random Reader’s Book Group on April 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, our public book group’s theme is Ireland. Select any book about Ireland, by an Irish author, that takes place in Ireland, OR has another connection to the Emerald Isle. Then join us for some relaxed discussion and coffee on March 13 at 4:00 p.m. Here are some good picks to get you started!
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual February observance remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Here is a sampling of the library’s collection of books by black authors, featuring black characters, or about the historical black or African American experience.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of these sweet reads!
On January 21, the library will be closed as we observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This is a day for the nation to think about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a minister, civil rights activist and nonviolent leader. Dr. King is recognized as one of the most prominent leaders in the Civil Rights movement, which endeavored to end racial discrimination against African Americans including segregation. Dr. King played an important part in creating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Dr. King was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. His nonviolent leadership in the Civil Rights movement continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and effective in world history. Please take the time to learn more about this American hero’s life and times in observance of the holiday.