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The iLit Newsletter

Black History Month Books On Display @ The Library

Stop by the library and check out our Black History Month Books on display, we have lots of great reads, one of our featured books is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, be the first to check it out!

On Display

Black History Facts

A few Black History Facts:

  • When African American neurosurgeon Ben Carson was a child, his mother required him to read two library books a week and give her written reports, even though she was barely literate. She would then take the papers and pretend to carefully review them, placing a checkmark at the top of the page to show her approval. The assignments inspired Carson's eventual love of reading and learning.

 

  • Dr. Mayme A. Clayton, a Los Angeles librarian and historian, amassed an extensive and valuable collection of Black Americana now found in a museum that houses an estimated 3.5 million items. The collection includes works from a wide range of luminaries, including Countee Cullen, Marcus GarveyZora Neale Hurston and Lena Horne.

 

  • Female science fiction author Octavia Butler was dyslexic. Despite her disorder, she went on to win Hugo and Nebula awards for her writing, as well as a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

Blind Date with a Book

 

 Stop by the Library for a Blind Date with a Book!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our Blind Date with a Book display is getting a lot of BUZZ. We have kisses too! Stop by and guess how many KISSES are in the jar! Check out our matchmaking skills below. 

 

 

 

 

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