Showing posts from September, 2020

October Teen Service Club Project

This month's Service Project is Thanksgiving placemats for Meals on Wheels recipients. Kits for this project will be available for pickup beginning October 1 via the curbside service at each Henderson Libraries location.  Youth ages 11-17 will use their artistic skills to create a Thanksgiving placemat that will go to a senior citizen when they receive their Thanksgiving dinner from Meals on Wheels. You can color, coll age, weave, decoupage, paint or anything else to make this holiday a little more special for the person who will receive your placemat.  Please take your time on this project to make it extra special.  Each kit includes materials to make 2 placemats with some decorative items to get you started.  You will receive 30 minutes of service time for each placemat.  Turn in completed placemats by October 31, 2020.  Special Instructions for 2020:  Kits will be distributed via the Henderson Libraries curbside pickup   —  1 kit per teen. Completed projects should be returned

Banned Books Week 2020

  Banned Books Week (September 27-October 3, 2020) Join us in supporting the annual celebration of the freedom and right to read !  Typically held during the last week of September each year, Banned Books Week highlights the importance of defending the freedom to read every day of the year as it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.   As stated on the   American Library Association's ( ALA)   website, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.  By focusing on such efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. “Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment

Markita's Book Bites: Quarantine Reads

With the quarantine happening, I have more than enough time to dedicate to personal reading time.  Recently  I picked up the Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm by  Hilarie  Burton Morgan . The title alone let me know this was going to be a fun read and it  didn’t  let me down. I know of  Hilarie  through her time on One Tree Hill  from the WB, as well as her well known relationship with The Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan. In her book she gives the reader all the details about their relationship and their life on their farm with their two kids. She illustrates that their lives are not Hollywood perfect, but normal on a farm they have come to know and love.    I have also taken up cooking, well at least trying to cook. I have never been all that interested in cooking. Honestly, I am quick to make a simple meal to satisfy me and that is okay. The Goodful Cookbook from Buzzfeed gives simple and interesting recipes for those looking to entice