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Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library



   Monday, February 8, 2016
6:00 PM
Teen Sci-Fi Book Club@ Rufus A. Lewis
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Teens
Description:  Book: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Published in 2011, this novel written by a US-born child of two Nigerian immigrant parents contains fascinating elements of magical realism set in Nigeria. Sunny, a 12 year old Albino girl discovers she is one of the rare “Leopard People” capable of practicing magic. While some elements will be new to readers, the underlying themes of friendship and learning to adjust during a difficult time will be familiar to readers of all ages.
(If you haven’t read the book, join us anyway as we’re always looking for new suggestions!)
Contact Amy L. Campbell for questions (334-240-4848)

 



4:30 PM
Black History Program: Segregation in Transportation
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: 5th Grade and Up
Description:  Wesley Garmon (Alabama Department of Archives and History) and Callie Greer (Greater Birmingham Ministries and Montgomery Transportation Coalition) will present on the historical influence of segregation in transportation systems in Montgomery and Mobile and how the effects continue today.
Recommended audience is 5th grade and up, but all are encouraged to participate.



   Tuesday, February 9, 2016
10:00 AM
Book Discussion & Book Signing @ Lewis Library
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  With author, Josephine Bolling McCall
The Penalty for Success: My Father was Lynched in Lowndes County, Alabama 
Synopsis:  In this moving and important book, the author tells the story of the murder of a Black man in 1940s Lowndes County, Alabama.  It is a story that reveals the schemes to cover up a "lynching".  Josephine Bolling McCall's story of her father's murder presents convincing evidence that he was lynched, although he was not hanged, mutilated or burned before a crowd of people.  Elmore Bolling was shot six times in the front of his body with a pistol and once in the back with a shotgun.
After years of research, including interviews with relatives and elderly Lowndes County residents, Josephine Bolling McCall sought and found answers to many troubling questions that she had about her family, especially about the events in her father's life.  Her journey of discovery presents a revealing narrative of a time, a place, and a people that challenges us to rethink the reality of life for blacks and whites in a rural southern, community.
~Editor



6:00 PM
Yoga Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Summary: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga. through a series of gentle Yoga poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. Comfortable, form fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended. Participants of all levels of health, mobility and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga poses can be adapted for comfort.


   Wednesday, February 10, 2016
10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Wait! No Paint! by Bruce Whatley
I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman
The Old Woman and Her Pig by Eric A. Kimmel
 



   Wednesday, February 17, 2016
10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Pet Show by Ezra Jack Keats
The Girl Who Wore Snakes by Angela Johnson
Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
 



   Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6:00 PM
Yoga Class
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  Summary: This course is an introduction to the ancient practice of Yoga. through a series of gentle Yoga poses, participants will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. Comfortable, form fitting, but stretchy clothing is recommended. Participants of all levels of health, mobility and flexibility are encouraged to attend as Yoga poses can be adapted for comfort.


   Wednesday, February 24, 2016
10:00 AM
February 2016 Story Time
Event Location: Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson
Yesterday I Had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
The Deaf Musicians by Pete Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs