Book Review: The Shadow of Black Birds

  • Posted on: 19 July 2018
  • By: Shalis Worthy

In the fall of 1918, 16 year old Mary Shelley Black steps off a train in California and into a macabre adventure. Her story takes place as World War I rages, mutilated soldiers are shipped home from the front lines of the War to End All Wars, and Americans die in droves from the Spanish influenza. Death is a daily occurrence and Mary Shelley’s constant companion.

 

Community Cultures: The Mississippi Delta Chinese

  • Posted on: 19 July 2018
  • By: Connie Chow


Connie with her brother 
at their family-run grocery
store in Greenwood, MS

Each community has its unique cultural makeup. Some groups may be just arriving, and others may have lived in the area for decades. An example of this is the Mississippi Delta Chinese who migrated to the Mississippi River Delta over a century ago and prospered in the region by operating small grocery stores. The population grew as relatives of early migrants also joined them.  Their existence in Mississippi led to a mixture of both Chinese and Southern culture that can be seen in the cuisine and Southern accents of the Chinese who hail from that area.

 

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Tour of The British Library, London

  • Posted on: 29 June 2018
  • By: Kiran Badyal

My name is Kiran Badyal and I work as a library assistant at the Eleanor E. Murphy Branch in Huntsville. I greatly enjoy my work and particularly like helping patrons with their questions and research. My husband and I recently traveled to London on vacation. We spent time enjoying the customary tourist sights like the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. We also visited the remarkable British Library. It was fascinating experience that I would like to share with our patrons.

Top 10 Reasons to visit the library this summer!

  • Posted on: 21 June 2018
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Summertime at the library is exciting! We like to shake things up a little as the weather gets warmer and offer many entertainment, educational and cultural enrichment opportunities for our patrons. There is truly something for everyone at the library. 

Our librarians compiled a list of the top 10 reasons to visit your library this summer:

  • Live music in the air conditioning..… Our indoor concert series is one of the most popular in town. And it happens every other Tuesday through September.

 

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