Malala Yousafzai, youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and activist for girls’ education, recently graduated high school. After a miraculous recovery from a gun shot wound, she has become a global symbol for peaceful protest. Learn more about her amazing journey from her autobiography, I Am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban, located in our Teen Non-fiction section.
We had a great turnout for our recent visit from the Coal Black Exotic Reptile Show! We got to learn about and pet all sorts of snakes, turtles, lizards, and even a scorpion. The event was so big we might just have to have them back again sometime, maybe with two separate shows. https://www.facebook.com/CoalBlackXotics/
This non-traditional memoir by the late author Amy Krouse Rosenthal will make you at once smile and feel poignantly sad. One of the first books of its kind, this memoir is enhanced with opportunities to interact with other readers via text message. For example, Rosenthal encourages readers to text pictures of rainbows they see, which are then archived in her online Permament Archive of Beautiful Ephemera. Rainbows seen in both Manhattan and New Lenox are currently featured on this archive, Place a hold here, or view the Permanent Archive of Beautiful Ephemera here.
June is National Audiobook month! Celebrate by checking out the library’s wide range of both fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and play aways!
June 25th is George Orwell’s 114th Birthday! Orwell is known for his political commentary in the classics Animal Farm and 1984, which still spark controversy and debate in modern society! Check them out today!
There’s more than Superman and Batman when it comes to graphic novels. In fact, there’s a whole world of great stories outside of superhero comics. Like “normal” books, graphic novels range from romance to horror, mystery to fantasy, and comedy to thriller. There are even graphic adaptations of classics and favorites like The Odyssey, The Kite Runner, Twilight, and Fahrenheit 451.
Based on a true story, the movie Denial is about the trial that ensues when British author and so-called historian David Irving sues historian, writer, and Holocaust expert Deborah Lipstadt for libel when she calls his assertion that the Holocaust never happened ludicrous. But in England, the burden of proof lies with the defendant, so Deborah’s legal team has to come up with a strategy to discredit David Irving and show that he knowingly lied to further his own agenda. Not a holocaust movie, but instead a character study of strength, courage, and hope, Denial is a well-acted and thought
Thank you Shawna for a wonderful presentation on beekeeping and the impact of bees on the environment and to everyone who came and helped plant beautiful bee friendly flowers, herbs, and vegetables in the library community garden. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly. If you would like to learn more about bee keeping, check out our collection at the library here.