The Great Peninsula Conservancy connects with Books to Action!

This week we are so excited to welcome Conservation Director, Jonathan Decker, and Development Coordinator, Mary Zabinski, from the Great Peninsula Conservancy to Books to Action, a book group that combines reading and community discussion.

Join us Saturday, June 18, at 10:00am at the Sylvan Way Library!

We are discussing The Human Age: the world shaped by us by Diane Ackerman. The publisher description explains it best:

Book Sales at the Library: What a Deal!

Books, books, books; I can never get enough books! That being said, even though I have the amazing opportunity of sharing the stories I love with people every day, there are only so many library books I can have checked out for personal reading before I start feeling guilty. This is why it’s doubly important for me that I keep up on my personal library to ensure there is always a good book within reach.

The Comfort of Rereading

There are two types of readers in this world: those that reread and those that do not. I am an unashamed rereader.

Everyone has a coping mechanism for dealing with stress. It can be spending time with family, binge watching shows on Netflix, exercising, taking a road trip, shopping, or eating comfort food. My coping mechanism is reading comfort books. 

Young Women Who Inspire

This March, we’ll celebrate inspiring women from the past. It’s also a great time to recognize young women who are inspiring others in ways big and small. The following memoirs offer a range of experiences to read about; some will have you laughing, some will have your crying, but in the end they will all have you feeling proud of young women today. Descriptions from Baker & Taylor.

#BlackHistoryMonth Reads

If you're looking for Black History Month reads this February, there's some great web resources out there! One of my new favorites is using the hashtag #1000BlackGirlBooks, which should lead you to the story of Marley Dias. Dias is an 11 year old frustrated at not seeing black girls as characters in books she's assigned at school. She decided to do a book drive collecting 1000 books where black girls are the main character.

Good for a Laugh

When the long and wet winter days have me down, I like a little levity to lighten my mood.  If you're in the same winter-blues boat as me, come by the library to check out a comedy DVD, or checkout an entire season of sitcoms and have a laugh-athon!  Another great source for giggles?  Books, of course.  We have enough variety to tickle even the pickiest of funny bones, such as:

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