Bessie K. Russell Branch Library

Sticks-n-String Teen Knitting Club

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Join us for a fun afternoon of knitting.  Can't knit?  No worries!  We'll teach you!  We'll even provide your first skein of yarn & needles.  Please call ahead so that we'll have enough materials on hand.  Contact Ms. Freda Miguel @ the Bessie K. Russell Branch Library (256.859.9050).  This event is for teens ages 11 and up.  Adults are welcome also.

Russell Readers: Looking For Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Every Saturday, Catherine sits at the Dairy Queen, plotting her getaway to Atlanta. When the dream becomes a reality, she immediately leaves everything to claim the life she's always imagined. But before things have even begun to get off the ground in Atlanta, tragedy brings Catherine Grace back home. As a series of extraordinary events alter her perspective and sweeping changes come to Ringgold itself, she begins to wonder if her place in the world may actually be, against all odds, right where she began.

Russell Readers: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

From the author of the international bestseller "Incendiary" comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.

Russell Readers: The Help

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Russell Readers: Twenty Wishes

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, her life's not what she'd expected—she's childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle's Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there's a feeling of emptiness.On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate…what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did.Anne Marie's list starts with: Find one good thing about life.

Russel Readers: Bridge of Sighs

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Louis Charles ( Lucy ) Lynch has spent his entire life in Thomaston, married for 40 years to his wife, Sarah, and finally living in the rich section of town, thanks to the success of his father's convenience stores. Long planning a trip to Venice, he tries in vain to communicate with the couple's best friend, Bobby Marconi, now a world-famous painter living in Venice. Meanwhile, the irascible ex-pat, now approaching 60 and suffering from night terrors, is still chasing women, engaging in fistfights, and struggling to complete his latest painting.

Book Sale at Bessie K. Russell Library

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Friday, June 11, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pmSaturday, June 12, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pmSunday, June 13, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pmMonday, June 14, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pmTuesday, June 15, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pmWednesday, June 16, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pmThursday, June 17, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pmFriday, June 18, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pmSaturday, June 19, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Friends of the Bessie K. Russell Branch Library are going to sponsor a book sale starting June 11, running through June 19. Most items will be $.25

Sticks-n-String Teen Knitting Group

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Can't knit? No worries! We'll teach you. We'll even provide your first set of needles and yarn.

Boys and girls, grades 6 - 12

Knitters of all skill levles are welcome. Adults are welcome also.

Teen Painting

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Create your own original work of art.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join us for refreshments, crafts, prizes and more!

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