Wednesday, March 16, 2011 (All day) to Thursday, March 17, 2011 (All day)
All the storytimes at the Bailey Cove Library this week are "Go, GREEN!" to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the greening of spring. Don't forget to wear green -- we'll see you at the library! (see calendar for times and age groups.) Read more about "Go, GREEN" at Bailey Cove Storytimes!
Create a beautiful triangle scarf to wear on these chilly spring mornings!
Artist Crystal Kitchens is back at Bailey Cove with another fabulous class using the traditional technique of hand weaving. This triangle loom technique is like "magic" and requires no previous experience. With just one stroke, you make the warp and weave the weft.
First-time weavers will learn to make a triangle loom in various sizes, weave with continuous thread, and finish and join the triangles. Repeat weavers have a few options: weave patterns, experiment with colors for plaids or weave with cut thread in the log cabin pattern.
Join us at Bailey Cove Public Library on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 9am-3pm. A supply fee of $6 is due on the day of the event. Space is limited to 10 students ages 14 and up. Bring a sack lunch! The instructor will bring all the tools and other supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.
PLEASE NOTE: this meeting has been rescheduled from the 12th! We hope to see you here at the Library!
In the 1950s the "wickedest city in America" was not Las Vegas but Phenix City, AL. Located just across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus, GA, and nearby Fort Benning, it was a notorious haven for gamblers, prostitutes (about a thousand in a town of 23,000 people), con men, and murderers. Worse, this cesspool of vice and human depravity was run by a corrupt political and law enforcement machine that thwarted any attempt at reform with intimidation and violence. But the 1954 assassination of Attorney General-elect Albert Patterson, who had vowed to clean up Phenix City, set events in motion that would change this town forever. Atkins's sixth novel (after White Shadow) and the first set in his home state of Alabama is a fictionalized retelling of this chilling murder and its dramatic aftermath. As reflected in Atkins's use of shifting narratives between the first-person voice of Lamar Murphy, a boxer-turned-gas station owner who becomes the town's new reform-minded sheriff, and the third-person perspectives of the criminals who stop at nothing to hold onto their power, this is the classic Western tale of good vs. evil, "played out not with horses and Winchesters but with Chevys and Fords and .38s and switchblades." The result is a gripping, superb crime story, all the more remarkable because it really did happen. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Wicked City
The first of the 3 canticles in "La divina commedia "(The Divine Comedy), this 14th-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise with his sojourn among the damned. There he encounters historical and mythological creatures -- each symbolic of a particular vice or crime. Translated beautifully by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Inferno
Bailey Cove hosts a sneak preview of Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater's production of Tom Sawyer. Please join us for a scene from Jackson's Island featuring Tom, Huck, and Joe. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the presentation. Read more about Preview of Fantasy Playhouse's Tom Sawyer
Lud-in-the-Mist, the capital city of the small country Dorimare, is a port at the confluence of two rivers, the Dapple and the Dawl. The Dapple has its origin beyond the Debatable Hills to the west of Lud-in-the-Mist, in Fairyland. In the days of Duke Aubrey, some centuries earlier, fairy things had been look upon with reverence, and fairy fruit was brought down the Dapple and enjoyed by the people of Dorimare. But after Duke Aubrey had been expelled from Dorimare by the burghers, the eating of fairy fruit came to be regarded as a crime, and anything related to the Fairyland was unspeakable. Now, when his son Ranulph is believed to have eaten fairy fruit, Nathaniel Chanticleer, the mayor of Lud-in-the-Mist, finds himself looking into old mysteries in order to save his son and the people of the city. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Lud In the Mist
This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today. Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim. Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Díaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time. Read more about Bailey Cove Evenings:The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao