How well do you know your romance? Find out for a chance to win one of three awesome prizes!
(Remember: the bigger your team, the better your chances, but the more you have to share, as well!)
Posted by Brandon Library at 2:55 PM
Whenever most people celebrate Black History Month, their minds immediately travel to the street marches of Martin Luther King, the Underground Railroad of Harriet Tubman, the bus ride of Rosa Parks, or the presidential trail of Barack Obama. African Americans have been on the move for years, advancing their race in all areas of American service. The theme of this year's Black History Month is Black Migrations; however, in Scott County, one only has to travel down the street to find African American accomplishments.
Posted by Dorothy at 12:32 PM
We will have a busy but fun Valentine's Day at the Raleigh Library. It will begin with a book club meeting for adults and then a Valentine party for elementary kids.
We have a great book for our adult book club this month. It is a classic you may have read when you were younger. It is always fun to renew our memories. This month's classic is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It is the classic tale of four sisters as they relate to each other and the changes that life throws at them.
Our adult book club is a special time to get together with other book lovers for a time of discussion. We meet at 2:00 pm on the second Thursday of the month. It is a good time to read books outside of your normal genre. We would love for you to join us.
If you like psychological thrillers and need some new suggestions, we have recently read these first novels that are highly recommended by a number of Pelahatchie Public Library staff and patrons.
Everyone knows that Nicholas Sparks is the King of Romance. How well do you love them? How many times have you read all his books?
His first book was The Notebook, set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner recently returned from the Second World War. Noah is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other. Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memories...until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again.*
My favorite is the sequel, The Wedding, after thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun (of The Notebook), is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage. Desperate to win back his wife Jane's heart, he must figure out how to make her fall in love with him... again. Despite the shining example of Allie and Noah's marriage, Wilson is himself a man unable to easily express his emotions. A successful estate attorney, he has provided well for his family, but now, with his daughter's upcoming wedding, he is forced to face the fact that he and Jane have grown apart and he wonders if she even loves him anymore. Wilson is sure of one thing--his love for his wife has only deepened and intensified over the years. Now, with the memories of his in-laws' magnificent fifty-year love affair as his guide, Wilson struggles to find his way back into the heart of the woman he adores.*
On Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00 pm, the Magee Library will have a Tacos and Trivia Night. We will be asking trivia from all of the romance books written by Nicholas Sparks.
For a complete list of his books click here.
We will be serving tacos from one of our local Mexican restaurants.
The Passion for SpeedTwo racers decided to compete to see who had the faster car. The two drivers revved their engines as the flag dropped. The two cars started to move and accelerated to 30 miles per hour in a matter of seconds. They rounded a curve and increased their speed even more. A dog was in the road, so the cars swerved out of the way and continued.Their speed reached 100 miles per hour as each fought to keep the lead. They approached a one-lane bridge that could only fit one of the cars at a time. Their speed reached 120, and neither driver showed a sign of letting the other through first. The bridge was 100 yards away. The distance narrowed to 50 yards and then to half of that. Both cars impacted into the bridge and exploded. The race was over.