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Governors Square Branch Library



   Tuesday, September 6, 2016
10:00 AM
Grandparents are Great!
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will enjoy hearing the stories Grandfather Buffalo
and Grandma, Grandpa, and Me. Then they will do a photo frame craft.
 
 



   Tuesday, September 13, 2016
10:00 AM
Let's Tour the Library
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Ms. Anita will read the stories Read All About It  and A Library Book For Bear, then escort the children on a tour of the children’s area of
the library. The children will make bookmarks, and their teachers will
receive applications for library cards for them.
 



   Wednesday, September 14, 2016
2:00 PM
Book Bunch Book Club
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description:  The members will discuss the Ravi Howard 2015 novel Driving the King.
 
Book Jacket Summary: It is 1945, and the fighting in Europe is over. War hero Nat Weary has returned to his hometown, Montgomery, Alabama, eager to build his taxi business and marry his sweetheart. His childhood friend, Nat King Cole, is also home for a rare performance. Weary plans to propose during the concert, and the singer will honor the special moment with an unforgettable song.
 
    But Weary's dreams for the future are destroyed when a white man, armed with a pipe rushes the stage. Leaping from the audience, the soldier who valiantly fought for his country stops the assailant---an act of bravery that leads to ten years of hard labor in prison.
 
    Free at last a decade later, Weary heads to Los Angeles to work for his old friend, Nat King Cole. It is the promise of a new life removed from the terror, violence, and degradation of Jim Crow Alabama. But Weary discovers here, too that wealth, popularity, and talent, cannot protect a black man from discrimination and hate. From his position as Cole's chauffeur and protector, Weary sees the capacity for human cruelty hiding behind Hollywood's glittering veneer. Drawn back to Montgomery to lay some unfinished business to rest, Nat King Cole and Weary discover a city in the midst of change.
 
    Ravi Howard, winner of Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, creates an indelible portrait of pre-civil rights America and an exceptional friendship. Exploring the impact of prejudice and segregation, he pays tribute to the courage of ordinary lives and illuminates our capacity for hate and for love.
 
 
 



   Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:00 AM
Awesome Autumn
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Children will enjoy the stories The Cinnamon Hen’s Autumn Day and Clifford’s First Autumn, followed by a coloring page.
 



   Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:00 AM
Rockin' Reptiles Day
Event Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Pre-School
Description:  Special guest Donna Woodfin, Bama Aquatics, will read Library
 Dragon and Box Turtle at Long Pond, then show the children
 Bearded Dragons and Land Turtles.