Monthly Archives: August 2007
A second screening of the powerful documentary Darfur: Too Dark, Too Far, attracted an audience of over 50 people to the Oak Bluffs Public Library! After the movie, a discussion session with Director Hafiz Farid helped to shed even more light on this important social issue.
Please monitor our online calendar to learn about upcoming Movie/Documentary Nights, Lectures, Educational Programs, Scrabble Group Meetings, Coffee Times, and other great programs at your library!
Copies of Charlayne’s most recent book, “New News Out of Africa: Uncovering the African Renaissance” may be checked out at the library or by requesting them online through our website!
The Book Discussion Group met on the 28th and 29th of August. Harper Lee’s only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a classic and all-time favorite. Librarians across the country voted it the best novel of the 20th Century! Across the board, the group agreed that it was one of their favorites — one person even said that she would like to read it once a year. We dissected and discussed many interesting topics, such as: race relations in the South during the 1930’s, single male parenting, coming-of-age stories, the integrity and justice of the court system both then and now.
For more information about Harper Lee’s life and other books that may interest people who enjoyed reading To Kill a Mockingbird, please check out NoveList, which is accessible from the oakbluffslibrary.org website. Listed below are several suggestions for similar books:
The Summer We Got Saved by Pat Cunningham Devoto
The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
The Madonna of Excelsior by Zakes Mda
We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Please join us next month for our next meeting when we will discuss The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up your copy today!
Last week, a group of attendees thoroughly enjoyed Christopher Larkosh’s presentation on the subject of Portuguese-American Literature in the Library’s Conference Room. Mr. Larkosh is an Assistant Professor at UMASS-Dartmouth in the area of Portuguese-American Studies and is an Oak Bluffs native.
The lecture was co-sponsored by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass-Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. The Oak Bluffs Public Library would like to thank both organizations for making this educational program possible.
Friday, August 24 at 3:30pm
Today we prepared for the beauty of Illumination Night by creating some beauty of our own. Busy artists watercolored with gorgeous washes of color and designs over white lanterns. We had an image of the Pink Campground Cottage, The Black Dog, fireworks, night skies and rainbows. Breathtaking! We can’t wait to get home and hang them in time for tomorrow night.
On Friday, August 10 “Darfur: Too Dark, Too Far” a film shown at the MV African American Film Festival was shown on the Library’s large projection screen.
Over 20 attendees had an opportunity to meet the Director, Hafiz Farid!
“Darfur: Too Dark, Too Far” is a documentary that examines the root causes of genocide.