@ Your Library 3.19.19

Michelle Obama

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart

3.19.19

 

Currently, news is that certain celebrities have used their wealth and influence to leverage MORE power and privilege for their families by bribing their way into elite universities and buying up scholarships - for their kids - which were intended for people with more ability (or at least as much), but less means.  

Becoming is the autobiography of our former First Lady, whose parents had too much class for that kind of UNbecoming behavior, even if they'd HAD the means.

What Michelle Obama’s parents did have was wisdom and integrity, and it’s a powerful legacy that they passed on to their daughter.  I am enjoying her memoir immensely, learning lots, and finding it far more edifying than the news right now.  Our former First Lady is a talented word-smith!  

 

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama.  An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations, and whose story inspires us to do the same.

 


 

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Junior Writers Group is for ages 8-12. This group meets the second and last Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:50. No registration is needed. Children are encouraged to brainstorm on a given theme, write and perhaps illustrate a short story, and share it with the group.

Battle of the Books: Please note: the registration deadline for the 2019 Canton Battle of the Books is coming up THIS Saturday, March 23rd!

 

Teen Programs:

Anime Club. Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 to experience anime both old school and contemporary.

Casuals Wielding Dice: Join Dave Crowell Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 5pm on Wednesdays for epic adventures through a variety of different tabletop games!

Chess Club: Mondays from 5pm to 7pm.

Game Club now runs on Mondays from 3-5pm. Stop in at the library and try your hand at any of our multitude of games!

Nerd Club is once again being held at Canton High School! If you know a high school student who might be interested, direct them to the library conference room on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:20.


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