Yoga: The Art of Transformation

Yoga: The Art of Transformation
A Docent Lecture

Saturday, March 1

Yoga: The Art of Transformation goes beyond postures and delves into how yoga has evolved into a global phenomenon through an exploration of its visual history. Images ranging from benevolent deities and gurus to Tantric goddesses and sinister yogis reveal how yoga practices—and perceptions of them—have transformed over time and across communities.

This docent lecture is offered in conjunction with the exhibit held at the Asian Art Museum Feb. 21 to May 25.

No Baby Rhyme Time, just Playtime

There will be no Baby Rhyme Time on Tuesday, February 25 but we will still have Playtime from 10:30am - 11:30am.

Magic Dan

Tuesday, February 25th

Join us as Magic Dan presents a fun, educational magic show!

This program is presented by the Inclusive Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilites committee. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Adult Movie: The Emperor Waltz

Saturday, February 22 at 3:00pm

In this light-hearted musical Bing Crosby plays an American gramophone salesman determined to sell one of his machines to the Austrian Emperor. His plans change when he meets a young countess (Joan Fontaine) and her pet poodle.

This film launches our series of movies that were nominated for the Best Costume Oscar. The Academy first recognized costume designers in 1948, the year this film was made, and The Emperor Waltz was the first nomination for the legendary Edith Head.

Library Closed

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 17 for President's Day.

Valentine's Buttons for teens

Friday, February 14
4:00 pm

Make a button for Valentine's Day or your own, unique button! For ages 10-18

Celebrate Black History Month!

February is Black History month. Here are just a few of the resources available to learn more about the history and contributions of African Americans. For help finding these and other materials please stop by the Information Desk.

The African American family album / Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler
Call number: 973.0496 H76a  

Beginning with descriptions of life in Africa and moving up to contemporary times, this book provides a brief, but illuminating, overview of the history of African Americans. The story is told by people who lived this history through quotes taken from interviews, letters, diaries, newspaper articles and published writings. The book’s photographs were culled from archives, news sources and family collections.

Call number: DVD 323.1196 EYES

This highly regarded documentary series on the Civil Rights Movement begins with the 1954 Supreme Court decision in the Brown v The Board of Education case. Interviews with key figures in the Civil Rights Movement and extensive use of archival footage help the viewer to appreciate the obstacles faced by the activists in the movement and the victories they achieved.

Call number: j759.13 Lawr

Simple text and powerful paintings tell the story of the migration of African Americans from the south to northern cities between 1916 and 1919. The story concludes with a poignant and inspiring poem by Walter Dean Myers. The original paintings shown in this book are held by the New York Museum of Modern Art and Washington DC's Phillips Collection.

Call number: j811.008In

Several well-known authors, including Angela Johnson and Carole Boston Weatherford, contributed to this award-winning poetry book celebrating fathers. The poems range from silly to serious. They are illustrated by photographs of collages created by Javaka Steptoe especially for this project.

Call number: 973.0496 G2234L

Brief essays accompanied by over 900 illustrations, including formal portraits, flyers, posters, newspaper clippings and advertisements, bring African American history to life in this fascinating book by Harvard professor Gates. The book features both famous and less well-known events and personalities.

Call number: DVD 305.567 UNCH

In the 1930’s the Federal Writer’s Project was charged with collecting the memories of the former slaves who were still alive at the time. The transcripts of these interviews are now held at the Library of Congress. In this DVD acclaimed actors read from these transcripts against a plain background in contemporary clothing. Photographs taken between 1850 and1930 highlight some of the readings.

Wind Flyers / Angela Johnson; illustrated by Loren Long.
Call number: JPS John

In this beautifully illustrated picture book a young boy tells the story of his great-great uncle whose fascination with flight leads him to become one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

African American Quilts

Peopleologie + Glen Park Library present
African American Quilts: A collaborative community project

Saturday, February 8

We’re headed to the South where generations of folks still make quilts today using patterns that their ancestors did during slavery and along the infamous Underground Railroad. Take a slide show "field trip" inside quilters' homes, handle quilting pieces that are 100 years old, and create your own quilt block to add to the Library's wall-hanging quilt.

In the traditional manner of quilting bees, the Library's quilt, will be made collaboratively as a group, from fabric scraps, glue, and cardboard, and will hang and be shared publicly by the community during Black History Month along with your name next to it.
For ages 5 and older

First Friday's- Valentine's Day Tote bags

Valentine's Day Tote bags

Friday, February 7
4:00 pm

Children ages 6 and older will be able to decorate a small tote bag for Valentine's Day. Will make a great gift for someone you love!

All materials will be provided.

Space is limited. Call 355-2858 to reserve a spot.