AL.com’s Red Clay Readers book club is beginning its second week discussing Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. This week participants will examine chapters 7-12. To join the fun click on the link above.
Gene Demby’s CodeSwitch Blog article on George Washington Carver and his place in history.
Slate article covering a wonderful photo project by Kyle Cassidy breaking down the stereotypes of librarianship
Breaking Ground focuses on the growing levels of poverty in the United States. This first documentary examines how low levels of literacy affect our individuals and communities. Montgomery County is home to around 34500 adult citizens with low literacy, 14% of the county’s total population. These citizens face unique challenges economically and socially. From understanding technical manuals for work, finding one’s way around town with a map, to being able to read the warning label on medications for a child, literacy skills are essential to successfully navigating the adult world.Your Montgomery City-County Public Library works toward providing adults with the resources needed to improve literacy. A more literate Montgomery is a safer, healthier, and wealthier Montgomery for all our citizens.
An initiative of the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, this website offers online resources related to presenting cultural and community programs at the library. Through the site one can access feature articles, up-to-date blog, grant and job listings, and a monthly e-newsletter.