February 17, 2018
Library Closed 2/18/18 and 2/19/18
Both the library and the computer rooms will be closed Sunday and Monday, February 18th and 19th. Presidents Day.
February 11, 2018
Our Newest MOOC - Extinctions
We started our new MOOC today, Extinctions: Past and Present from the University of Capetown. The instructor is paleobiologist Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan and the platform is FutureLearn (the same one used for Richard III).
There is still plenty of time to catch up.
Information on our Sunday MOOC discussions.
January 19, 2018
Free screening of This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer - Feb 1
Come learn more about the fascinating story of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer when Robin Hamilton, an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, offers a free screening of her film, "This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer," on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 7:30-9 p.m.in the Takoma Park Community Center auditorium.
After the film, Hamilton will discuss Hamerís life and the ongoing fight for civil rights with Josť Morales, the community engagement and projects director for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which works to end gerrymandering across the country. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library and the city of Takoma Parkís "We Are Takoma" cultural series.
Fannie Lou Hamer was a middle-aged sharecropper living in poverty in Mississippi before she rose up to become a pivotal civil rights activist of the 1960s. She helped organize the 1964 Freedom Rides through Mississippi that culminated with the brutal murders of three activists by a Ku Klux Klan lynch mob, prompting nationwide outrage and renewed support for the civil rights movement. Hamer herself was threatened, arrested and beaten during her work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. More info about Hamilton's film on Hamer can be found at fannielou.com
All are welcome at this free event.