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GREETINGS GPL BLOG READERS!!!
Summer has made us very busy and we thank you for your support! Please read about some of the planned activities for the coming week.
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Stories with Mr. Mark
Story times that will be very active, interactive, and noisy with Library Storyteller, Mr. Mark!
Thursday, July 3 and July 24 at 6:30 PM. Monday, July 7 and July 28 at 1:30 PM.
These story times take place in the Library Community Room and caregivers stay with the children during the programs.
Are You Smarter than a Librarian Trivia Game for ‘Tweens and Teens (ages 9 and up)
Face off against Greenfield librarians for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Wednesday, July 2, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM in the Library Community Room.
Zombie Party at the Library for ‘Tweens and Teens
Come human and leave zombie! We will be experimenting with zombie make-up, playing zombie games, and eating zombie snacks. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty with zombie make-up.
Wednesday, July 9, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Community Room
Greenfield Library Book Clubs to Discuss the Roaring Twenties
Get out your dancing shoes and Tommy Guns: it’s time to celebrate the 1920s! For the month of July both of the Greenfield Library Book Clubs will be discussing topics related to the 1920s and the importance of these years, even now in the twenty-first century.
The Greenfield Library Adult Book Club will discuss Bill Bryson’s One Summer: America, 1927, a retrospective of a year that technologically and culturally impacted the nation and the world. Mr. Bryson highlights events that occurred in 1927 and how they were relevant then and today. Such events include Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight, Babe Ruth’s quest for 60 home runs in a season, the rise of Al Capone, the invention of television, and the release first talking film, just to name a few, all of which occurred in the year 1927.
The Library’s History Book Club will analyze author Daniel Okrent’s Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. This book is an account of one of the more confusing portions of American history. At the discussion we will observe how Mr. Okrent portrayed individuals and groups who fought for the cause of prohibition such as women’s temperance groups, xenophobic anti-immigrant groups, concerned religious leaders and big government. Then we will watch how organized crime, bootleggers, and the common everyday drinking man (and woman) fought against these modern-day moral crusaders and brought all of their valiant work crashing down in just 13 years.
Reserve copies of these books online at http://countycat.mcfls.org or by calling the Greenfield Public Library at 414-321-9595 x104. You can also reserve the book in person at the Reference Desk. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend.
Deep in the Stacks: Nostradamus
This July 2 marks the 448th anniversary of the death of Michel de Nostredame, better known to you as Nostradamus. Nostradamus was a French apothecary (pharmacist) and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. Nostradamus has attracted a following that credits him with predicting many major world events. Most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus’s quatrains are largely the results of misinterpretations or deliberate mistranslation. Nevertheless, Nostradamus is still read by some for his opinions and potential predictions in these confusing and trying times.
I foresee you looking at some of the titles related to Nostradamus available at Greenfield Library that are mentioned below.
The Mask of Nostradamus – James Randi 133.3 NOSTRADAMUS
Nostradamus: The Final Reckoning – Peter Lemesurier 133.3 LEM
Nostradamus: The New Revelations – John Hogue 133 HOG
Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies – John Hogue 133.3 NOSTRADAMUS
Nostradamus: The End of the Millennium: Prophecies, 1992-2001 – V.J. Hewitt 133.3 HEW
Prophecies on World Events by Nostradamus – Stewart Robb 133.3 ROB
The Master of All Desires – Judith Merkle Riley F RILEY, Judith Merkle
Nostradamus: A Novel – Knut Boeser F BOE
The Nostradamus Prophecies – Mario Reading F READING, Mario
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Thank you very much for reading and we look forward to seeing you soon at Greenfield Public Library.