Week 3: New Year, Same Great Library

Welcome back and happy new year one and all! It was a fantastic winter break and holidays here at the Vicksburg District Library. We all got a bit of rest and were quite festive, even if there wasn’t a white Christmas (too unseasonably warm, boo hoo). Now we are working on getting the Christmas decorations down (slowly, but surly) and getting back to what we do best, which is having fun with you!

Past Few Weeks

We are counting down the VDL’s 25 top-rated books for 2018 and we’re down to the top 5 this week! What is today’s you ask? It is Check Please! by Ngozi Ukazu. If you are curious as to the whole list, feel free to stop in and have a gander at the display. Otherwise, Adrianne will be publishing the full list come next Monday here on the blog. Phew! That’s a lot of good books!

Like everyone else, we were affected for a time with the big Vicksburg power outage on Friday. But power was restored and we were open all weekend. Once again, everything is back to normal.

We’ve freshened up our look a bit around the library with the work of Emma Lewis. Throughout the month of January, her artwork will be on display on our shelves and displays for your viewing pleasure as part of the Winter Break Art Show. There are a variety of subjects in her work, so be sure to check them all out. Please note, however, none of her pieces are for sale at this time.

This Week

All of our regular kids programs are back in session, and that includes Story Time and Mugs & Hugs! Story Time kicks off every Monday at 10:30am while Mugs & Hugs is held every Wednesday at 10:30am. Be sure to bring your little one to join in the fun and laughter with our Youth Librarian, Stephanie.

On Friday, Movie Afternoon for Adults will be showing The King’s Speech at 1:00pm. There is no need to register. Popcorn will be served for all! The 2010 film is rated R and stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. The story follows King George VI of Britain and the speech therapy he underwent as he ascended the throne in 1936. The film was well received when originally released at took home multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Check It Out

This month, the Adult Book Club is reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This popular young adult novel tells the story of 16-year-old Starr Carter, who witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed friend by a police officer. Some in the California community call the death justified while others call it murder. As the only witness and a citizen of a poor neighborhood, Starr must bear the weight of Khalil’s death and decide whether to take a public stand against the wrongful death and possibly risk her and her family’s lives in the hope of change. Anyone wishing to discuss the book with us are welcome at our next meeting on Thursday, February 7th at 9:00am. Refreshments will be served.

We all hope you have a great week! Now let’s get back to it…

Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday the 15th @ 9:30am: Bridge Club
  • Tuesday the 15th @ 7:00pm: Tai Chi Practice
  • Wednesday the 16th @ 10:30am: Mugs & Hugs
  • Thursday the 17th @ 10:45am: Tai Chi with Ed Kehoe ($5.00)
  • Thursday the 17th @ 6:00pm: Library Board Meeting
  • Friday the 18th @ 1:00pm: Movie Afternoon for Adults
  • Monday the 21st @ 10:30am: Family Story Time
  • Tuesday the 22nd @ 12:30pm: Brown Bag Lunch
  • Wednesday the 23rd @ 2:45pm: Bulldog Break Time