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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Tartt has written a captivating novel. The main character, Theo, is a teen left bereft of his mother after a bombing kills her. He holds tight to a unusual painting as his memory of his mother fades. The book is written from Theo’s point of view. He is first put in the care of a Park Avenue family that is far from perfect. He reunites with his father and new wife with mixed results. Fate then delivers Theo to the neon lit alien world of Las Vegas, where he meets Boris. As Theo devopes into a complex multi- faceted character, Tartt pulls him deeply into the shadowy art world, tied to an old Dutch artist, Carel Fabritius, and his exquisite if sinister painting called the Goldfinch. It is a lengthy book at 784 pages but the captivation keeps the reader turning the pages. The novel examines grand inquiry into parental loss, survival, beauty and obsession. Start the book when you have a long weekend. Review by Susan Benning
In honor of Mary Ann Hoberman's Birthday on August the 12th.
The Seven Silly Eaters
By Mary Ann Hoberman
This is a cute little story about seven children born in one family who have very specific eating habits. This causes the mother to be quite exhausted just trying to keep up. The children end up making a surprise for their mother. They all learn to agree on the meal they will now be eating and enjoying. Read to find out what that special meal is and see if you agree that it is a wonderful idea.
By Denise Toler of the Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library
Thank You to our Summer Reading Sponsors!
Thank you to our Summer Reading Program Sponsors:
BB&T of Williamston
Blackbeard's Lodge, Ocracoke
Dairy Queen of Williamston
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Duke Energy Foundation
Hampton Inn Washington
Hardee's of Belhaven
Town of Belhaven
Thank You to Donors
BHM Regional Library has been awarded a $5,000 Redbox and OCLC "Outside the Box" grant. The grant includes an outdoor movie screen and peripherals including two huge canopy tents to show movies or hold other outside events. Other equipment includes DLP theatre projector, umbrellas, and outdoor furniture. Many thanks to Debra Torrence for her work assembling and writing the grant letter. In 2013 five libraries were chosen for this grant during the pilot year. In 2014 twenty libraries were selected for this award. The first event will be Saturday September 27, 2014 4:00 - 8:00 pm in Bath adjacent to the library. There will be many family fun events like a paper airplane contest, bubble blowing, jump rope contest, a costume contest with a red carpet walk, story time and an outdoor movie, "The Pirate Fairy." Volunteers are needed to help with the event.
The Williamston High School Class of 1953 alumni have generously donated $2000 to be used to buy books for the Martin Memorial Library.
Martin Memorial Library has been approved for a $1000 grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council to fund a “Let’s Talk About It” adult book discussion series in the fall. The theme is “The Many Voices of Latino Literature.” The council will schedule five local scholars to lead the discussions of the five books. The first program is scheduled for Thursday evening, September 18. Please call the library at 252-792-7476 for additional information.
Denise Toler, staff member at Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library in Aurora, applied for and was awarded a $1200 scholarship to attend the 2014 Association of Rural and Small Libraries Convention in the state of Washington. This grant is made possible by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
BHM Regional Library was contacted by Raye Oldham of the State Library that BHM has been awarded a $50,000 LSTA grant with a 10% local match. The grant was written by Susan Benning, the Director. This grant award will be used to create three mini computer labs in the BHM Regional Library system. The mini computer labs are mobile but are based in Aurora, Williamston and Belhaven. The flexibility allows the laptops to be moved to other locations or consolidated for bigger classes. This grant is made possible by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Special thanks to Joyce Chapman. Thank you to Martin Community College and Beaufort Community College for partnering with BHM Regional Library on this grant. Free classes will be provided on using a computer, doing a resume, completing online job applications, doing a cover letter, and search for a job online.The colleges will provide instructors to teach five classes on topic specific classes like Excel, Powerpoint, Desktop publishing,etc.
Heather Harden wrote and was awarded a $3,000 Dollar General Grant for the Summer Reading Program at the Martin Memorial Library in Williamston, N.C.
Monsanto Corporation has donated $2,500 to the Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library in Aurora, NC for library materials and for programming equipment.
BB&T awarded Martin Memorial Library $1200 which will be used for guest performers/programs and t-shirts for the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Additionally, they pledged employee manpower to assist with preparations and programs as part of their Lighthouse initiative. The theme of this year’s SRP programming is Fizz, Boom Read!
BHM Regional Library was awarded a LSTA grant to migrate to the NC Cardinal automation system in 2014. This project was completed when Mattamuskeet joint school/public library migrated in June 2014.
This slide show represents some pictures of the BHM Regional Library branches, the Weyerhaeuser job resource displays, children's story times, and craft programs. If you see staff taking pictures, smile and say "cheese." There is a picture of me accepting a check for $10,000 from Southern Bank Foundation for the new Bath Library under construction. Thanks for watching. Susan Benning, Director
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E-books Now Available
BHM Regional Library and other libraries in the state have joined together with NC LIVE in a project called Homegrown eBooks. At least ten NC publishers are part of this launch project. Many eBooks written by NC authors are available. The books will have MARC records and be part of our catalog. For best results, users will need the latest version of Google Chrome or Safari. Chrome and Safari are available as free downloads. Users of other browsers are able to access the collection but may experience technical issues.
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Headquarters and Bath Community Library iare accepting book donations of books published after 2012. We can provide a receipt for income tax purposes. We cannot use and do not accept sets of encyclopedias or text books.
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