Monthly Archives: October 2007
Our PreSchool Story Time kids got busy making BAT head gear after they read Stellaluna, Bats at the Beach and other books that helped them to learn about bats. Join us for our Halloween Story Time Party and Parade next Wednesday at 10:30 AM.
In conjunction with The Sustainable Book Club our Book Discussion Group met recently to talk about Kurlansky’s novel “Cod”.
Spirited discussions took place at both the evening and morning sessions, with mostly praise expressed for the author’s research and writing style.
Topics that received particular attention were fish farming, the fishing industry (techniques, technology, economics, etc..), the historical significance of cod, education in schools concerning sustainability, and the social/cultural influence of this important food source.
As usual people’s personal experiences and expertise on relevant subjects greatly contributed to the conversation, and made for a thought provoking group discussion!
Kurlansky has written a number of other books that may also appeal to readers:
Salt: A World History
The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation
The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell
Come to the Library and see our latest and greatest Library & Book Displays:
Visit our “Who’s Life Is It Anyway?” Book Display and find Library materials concerning the lives of fascinating people!
Or take a look at our “Hurricanes & Martha’s Vineyard” exhibit to learn more about some of the powerful storms that have affected the Island’s people, towns, and landscape over the years! There is more information in the Reference Department that will help you and your family prepare for future hurricanes and natural disasters.
It is also the season for the annual Fishing Derby, the Library staff has created a display of related materials along with some brief information about the Derby.
Finally, don’t forget about Banned Books Week! There are bookmarks and information packets near the Library’s Catalog Computers and in the Reference Department. Celebrate your freedom to read today!