Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good Reads..........

What are you reading now? Can you recommend it on the "Bakerville Reads" blog?

I am reading Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver for the second time in order to prepare for the May 12th morning book group, and I am remembering why I liked it so much the first time.

I also just finished Elizabeth STreet by Laurie Fabiano. It is a novel about Italian immigrants in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. It is based on the true stories told by the author's family and is rich in detail about the plight of the people left behind in Italy and the difficulties faced by the new immigrants in New York.

Tell us what you are enjoying now. Summer is coming and people will want to stock up on good vacation materials.

My next book is going to be The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of American's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. It is a nonfiction book which documents the migration of African Americans from the South to the North from 1915-1970. I will post my impressions when I am done.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blog Update

Good Morning..... Our Bakerville Library blog has not been updated in some time. We hope to change all of that, and keep you current on new programs, new books, and new opportunities to volunteer in the "Best Little Library" in Connecticut.

Our programming committee has been hard at work this year, sponsoring a Pumpkin Painting event, a historic walk through Bakerville, a Winter Reading Program, a new morning book group, a gardening presentation and supplying our library with College Courses on CD. Ideas for next year are currently being discussed, and the committee would welcome your suggestions. What would you like to see at the library? Family nights? More story times? Lectures? Workshops? Please let us hear from you.

In the meantime, the next Morning Book Group will meet in the library on Thursday, May 12th to discuss Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Dreams. Please join us; the group is open to all. Also, we will soon begin gathering books for our annual used book sale and Marketplace - always a fun day.

Good things are happening at The Bakerville a part of them.


We raised $2900 to help support the Bakerville Library.