Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Books We've Read Lately: Vincent and Theo : The Van Gogh Brothers

This is a bittersweet tale about the relationship and lives of Vincent and Theo Van Gogh. Although you may already know their story, Deborah Heiligman extensively researched the Van Goghs to examine the lives of both brothers who loved each other beyond measure even when they had violent disagreements.

Read this if you like art, stories about family, biographies, or just want to read excellent writing from an author who has won a Printz Honor Award and the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award for this book. This one will stay with you for a while.

It's available at the Sentobia and Oxford Northwest libraries. It can be sent to our DeSoto campus library if you are a member of our Northwest community.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Books We've Read Lately: Perennials by Julie Cantrell

Can you ever really go home again? Eva Sutherland, or “Lovey” as she is known to her family and childhood friends, is going to find out. Desperate to escape Oxford, Mississippi and personal tragedies and mistruths, Eva left as a teenager and now finds herself to be 45 years old, alone after a disastrous love affair in Arizona, and in a precarious job situation. She receives an urgent call from her parents who are insistent that she returns to Oxford to reconcile with her sister. Later, she deals with news that her parents have been concealing from her.

We love Mississippi authors! Ms. Cantrell is from Oxford, and her website is here.

If you love books about family relationships, take a look at Perennials. Our Oxford location has a copy, but it can be sent to Senatobia or DeSoto upon your request if you are a member of our Northwest community.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Celebrating Women’s History Month!

"Information helps you to see that you're not alone. That there's somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who all have wept, who've all longed and lost, who've all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you're not really any different from everyone else."

      ~Maya Angelou~

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

What is the Meaning of Black History Month?

The 1920’s and 1930’s was a time when the Harlem Renaissance helped to foster a new black
cultural identity.  In 1926, Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, a black historian from Kentucky who
earned a Ph.D from Harvard, established what is now annually celebrated as Black History 
Month.  Black history month was created by Dr. Woodson after he noticed the lack of attention
paid to Black Americans in the history books.  The month of February was chosen because
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln had birthdays in that month.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Today marks the start of American Heart Month.  From eating heart healthy meals to committing to an exercise regimen, people nationwide are pledging 
to #GoRed for heart health.