Are you interested in playing this ancient game based on Chinese characters and symbols? Contact us at the library so we can arrange for you to join a group.
On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. A stunning military accomplishment, it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the Nazis into believing that the Allied attacks would come in Calais and Norway rather than in Normandy. It was the most sophisticated and successful deception operation ever carried out, ensuring Allied victory at the most pivotal point in the war. This epic event has never before been told from the perspective of the key individuals in the Double Cross system, until now. Together they made up one of the oddest and most brilliant military units ever assembled. Books are available for checkout at the library. Open registration; all welcome.
Join other enthusiasts for a fun-filled, lively evening.
Join us for a discussion of the Printz Honor book, Nothing by Janne Teller.Copies are available att eh Circulation Desk.
"When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh-grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there. His classmates cannot make him come down, not even by pelting him with rocks. So to prove to Pierre-Anthon that life has meaning, the children decide to give up things of importance. The pile starts with the superficial—a fishing rod, a new pair of shoes. But as the sacrifices become more extreme, the students grow increasingly desperate to get Pierre-Anthon down, to justify their belief in meaning."
Rhonda Denet and the SilverFox Duo invite you on a musical journey from the time when the "First Lady of Song", Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the "Queen of Soul", Aretha Franklin ruled the airways.
*Made possible by generous funding from the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation*