Mondays: March 9, April 6, May 11, 11 am-12 pm
In a hurry? No time to read a full-length book? Join us in reading and discussing a short story each month. You can pick up a copy of the short story of the month or it can be emailed to you at least two weeks before the discussion date.
March 9 AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE by Ambrose Bierce
April 6 THE ICE PALACE by F. Scott Fitzgerald
May 11 CELEBRATION IN CHARLESTON by William Howard Russell
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On this day 212 years ago the state of Ohio also known as the “Buckeye State” was admitted into the Union as the 17th state of America.Below are a few fun facts related to our state’s history. Included are materials related to each subject from our online catalog. Click any image to view/ reserve the title in our online catalog.
- Ohio is an Iroquois word that means “great river”.
- Ohio is called the “mother of modern presidents” because seven U.S. presidents were born here: Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, McKinley, Taft, and Harding.
- Glaciers covered much of Ohio thousands of years ago. These glaciers left behind rich soil making Ohio part of the fertile area of farmland known as the Corn Belt.
- Ohio’s total area is 44,828 square miles making it the 34th largest state.
- Corn and soybeans are Ohio’s two major crops.
- More than half of the U.S. population lives within 500 miles of Ohio.
- In 1851, Ohio’s constitution was written and ratified.
- The Wright Brothers from Dayton, Ohio invented powered flight in 1903.
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland in 1995.
- Famous People from Ohio
Halle Berry (Cleveland, OH)
Toni Morrison (Lorain, OH)
Steven Spielberg (Cincinnati, OH)
- Ohio’s state beverage is tomato juice.
- The ladybug is the insect that symbolizes the state of Ohio.
- Ohio’s rock song is “Hang on Sloopy.” (Click here to listen)
Find more interesting Ohio facts click here.
Learn how to set up an email account. A half-hour appointment can be made for one-on-one assistance in setting up an email account that will allow you to communicate quickly. Learn how to create an email account and send an email.
Call the Odom Branch Library at 33-434-8726 for further information.
It is possible to see why North Korea would possibly take offense to this crazy, out of control, mind boggling movie.
The Interview is an action comedy about a TV show host, Dave Skylark and his producer, Aaron Rapoport traveling to North Korea to interview their supreme leader, Kim Jong-Un, for their celebrity tabloid show “SkylarkTonight.” This mission is soon brought to a halt as the CIA assigns the duo to instead assassinate the North Korean dictator.
While only some of the humor and craziness appealed to me, you can see there are attempts to make you laugh out loud at every turn. The Interview may seem like a typical comedy that you may try to predict what will happen, but there are a few small twists and turns that may throw off your predictions.
One amazing thing about the movie is the actor they cast to play the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un. He is played by Randall Park, and if you watch the movie and then look at an actual picture of Kim Jong-Un you will see why this casting was spot on. (Click here for a picture)
Overall, The Interview is entertaining and should be added to your list of movies to watch.
Find more information on The Interview by clicking here.
February 23 has been a momentous day in history. Below are a few memorable events that happened on this day and have impacted the world years after. With each event are materials from our online catalog that relate to the occasion. Click any image to view/ reserve the item in our online catalog.
February 23, 1861
President elect, Abraham Lincoln, arrives in Washington.
February 23, 1868
Author, W.E.B. DuBois was born.
February 23, 1940
Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio” released.
NBC TV show “Schindler’s List” shown on TV uncensored.
February 23, 1954
Children received the first polio vaccine.
February 23, 1978
Barbara Streisand’s “Love Theme From a Star is Born (Evergreen)” and Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” were both awarded the Best Song Grammy – the first and only tie in that category in Grammy history.
Find out what else happened on February 23 by clicking here.
Saturday, February 21, 1-2 pm
Thinking about going to a natural style, transitioning, or have been natural for years? Beautician Alrae Green will be here to present information on how to style and maintain your natural hair and best products to use.
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10:30 – 11:30 pm
Kick start your energy after the holidays and get an early start on New Year’s healthy resolutions and try Zumba. This Latin-inspired exercise is endless fun. Join certified instructor Aundrey Sommerville for a fun and energy-packed morning.
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