Other countries create a special banking holiday on the first Monday in August so that their citizens get a three-day weekend. But not in the United States. (Maybe because everyone’s on vacation?) Even though most of us don’t have a three-day weekend to look forward to this month, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate. Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.
Long ago, Children's Librarian Carmen Boston went to a special school in London called the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance which is now called Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She spent a year there studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance so she could gain more skills to teach dance to variety of people of all ages. Ms.
E Street Cinema is showing the documentary Far Out Isn't Far enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story. The film shares with adult fans Ungerer's childhood in Alsace under German occupation. It also discusses how his adult erotic picture books caused the removal of his children books from library shelves.
Are you interested in playing Chess?We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours at MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome.
Bad news: School starts in little more than a month. Good news: That means there’s still plenty of time for summer reading. And if think you’re going to have it difficult with your classes come the fall, you have nothing on Will.
Bayard Rustin played a seminal role in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 1947, he helped plan the Freedom Rides, a tour of cities in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky designed to challenge racial segregration. Among a number of challenges in the early 1960s, he withstood violent attacks and jail time for his acts of civil disobedience.