It’s a Quilting Invasion!
On Saturday, March 29, North Hill Branch Library was invaded by cheerful ladies carrying sewing machines, plastic crates of fabric, thread, scissors, and other sewing supplies. The women of the Cascade Quilt Group spent the whole day planning, cutting, matching, and creating new designs for pillow tops, quilts, and wall hangings. We’ll welcome them back any time. We all need creative outlets!
Monday, April 7, 6:30 pm
Book: Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
Join us for our Monday evening book discussion group on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. We will be discussing Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas while enjoying some light refreshments. New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about. Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up.
“For more than three decades, Rosie Thomas has enthralled readers around the world. Now, in The Kashmir Shawl, her most ambitious book yet, Thomas sweeps through time and place, and her readers will discover in this novel a captivating, romantic epic–an irresistible story of enduring love and memory. It is the eve of 1941 and World War II is engulfing the globe. Newlywed Nerys Watkins leaves rural Britain to accompany her husband on a missionary posting to India, but when he leaves her in the exotic lakeside of Srinagar to take on a complicated mission elsewhere, she discovers a new world. Here, in the heart of Kashmir, the British dance, flirt, and gossip against the backdrop of war and Nerys soon becomes caught up in a dangerous liaison. By the time she is reunited with her husband, she is a very different woman. . Years later, Nery’s granddaughter Mair Ellis clears out her dead father’s house and finds an exquisite shawl–a kaleidoscope of silvery blues and greens. Wrapped in the folds of this delicate object is a lock of a child’s curly hair. With nothing else to go on, Mair decides to trace her roots back to Kashmir, embarking on a quest that will change her own life forever.”
Monday, March 3, 6:30 pm
Book: Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke
Join us for our Monday evening book discussion group on March 3 at 6:30 p.m. We will be discussing Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke while enjoying some light refreshments. New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about. Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up.
“Maureen and her younger sister flee Ireland in hope of claiming the life promised to their father more than 20 years before. After surviving the rigors of Ellis Island, Maureen learns that their benefactor has died. His family, refusing to own his Civil War debt, casts her out.”
ALA Announces Children’s Award Books
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DeCamillo
Doll Bones by Holly Black
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Locomotive illustrated by Brian Floca
Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker
Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle
Mr. Wuffles! written and illustrated by David Wiesner
CORETTA SCOTT KING (AUTHOR) BOOK AWARD
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
CORETTA SCOTT KING (AUTHOR) BOOK AWARD
March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes
CORETTA SCOTT KING (ILLUSTRATOR) BOOK AWARD
Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me illustrated by Bryan Collier; written by Daniel Beaty
Nelson Mandela illustrator and written by Kadir Nelson
CORETTA SCOTT KING/JOHN STEPTOE NEW TALENT AWARD
When the Beat Was Born: D.J. Kook Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop illustrated by Theodore Taylor III