"Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job - any job - could be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper on six to seven dollars an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered as a woefully inexperienced homemaker returning to the workforce.more info
Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized holdWhen the item you want is checked out to someone else you may request that it be held for you when it is returned. Requests can be made for any item in our catalog including new releases and items on order. You will receive notification via e-mail (or telephone) when your hold is available for pick up. Your request will be honored in the order it is received. of the universities, and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the girls in Azar Nafisi's living room risked removing their veils and immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov.more info
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gunwielding terrorists takes the entire party hostage.more info
Our evening book discussion group for adults has moved to a new night - Mondays at 6:30 pm. This month, we'll discuss Stolen Lives a former Oprah book club pick and a stunning story about life in a prison camp for an entire family.
It is not necessary to have read the book to attend or participate. If you've got the time, stop in and see what our book group is all about!
- NextReads has added two new lists that can be emailed directly to your inbox. They are the New York Times Fiction and Nonfiction lists. Once you receive the list, you can link directly to Schlow's catalog to see if we own the book and place a copy on reserveWhen the item you want is checked out to someone else you may request that it be held for you when it is returned. Requests can be made for any item in our catalog including new releases and items on order. You will receive notification via e-mail (or telephone) when your hold is available for pick up. Your request will be honored in the order it is received.. If there is a copy available, call the referenceQuestions that you ask of library staff that require knowledge of the content of the collection or other resources such as those on the web. Sometimes you are referred to the answer, hence Reference. Reference can also refer to our reference materials that are often encyclopedic books that have many volumes and a concentrated number of facts and/or statistics. These materials usually have an overnight loan period so they are available in the library most of the time. desk (235-7816) or email email@example.com and have us pull it for you. If all copies are checked out, place a reserve online and you will be notified when a copy is available for you. NextReads offers lists in many genres from mysteries to fiction to business and fitness. There are also lists for teens and children.more info
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen (fiction): Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope. Everyone is welcome to attend the discussion and reading the entire book is not required for participation.more info
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly.more info
- Asch, Frank. Moonbear's Shadow. Aladdin, 1999. Bear tries everything he can to get rid of his shadow.
- Berge, Claire. Whose Shadow Is This? Picture Window Books, 2005. Identify an animal by the shape of its shadow and then learn fascinating facts about the animals.
- Dodd, Anne Wescott. Footprints and Shadows. Simon & Schuster, 1992.