When it's too hot outside and your crabby. When you're feeling like you need a little culture. When you want to go for a hike but it's pouring and you can't. Come visit Special Collections exhibit at the Jones Library. They've got an exhibit that you'll love.
In Genghis Khan and the Quest for God by Jack Weatherford, 2016, the author expands upon Khan's reputation as a ruthless, medieval conqueror to include his legacy as a promoter of religious freedom. How amazing to learn that Thomas Jefferson was influenced by an early 18th century biography of the Mongol warlord. Jefferson composed Virginia's first law of religious freedom in 1777, and religious tolerance and freedom were later incorporated into the United States Constitution as the First Amendment.
Genghis Khan's rise to power from a childhood of extreme deprivation to become ruler of a massive world empire is explored in depth with fascinating, counterintuitive details by Jack Weatherford.
Join the Friends of the Jones Libraries for a Literary Feast at The Pubon Tuesday evening, June 20th.The Pub will generously donate 15% of sales to benefit the summer reading clubs at all three libraries and other programs that are funded by the Friends.
Local author Cammie McGovern’s deeply moving novelJust My Luck is the evening’s suggested reading. The story follows the ups and downs of Benny and his family as he copes with fourth grade, teachers, friends at school, his brother who is autistic. In addition, the family must adjust to his father’s injuries following a serious accident.
The next Literary Feast will be hosted by Osteria Vespa on Thursday, July 27. Enjoy an evening of Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and celebrate the crime novels by Donna Leon set in Venice and featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti. Great reading, great food, great libraries!
An article to remind us all that "Kids need that expressive reading when their parents are reading to them, even before they can read themselves." So go ahead and channel your inner pigeon when reading Mo Willems.