Saturday, July 21st
Julie Austin plays guitar, ukulele, autoharp, and more. Rock out with songs, dance, sign language, and story songs.
Great for grades K-5.
Horseshoe Beach Branch:
Held in the main community room,
126 Main Street
Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648
Friends of the Dixie County Public Library
LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS
3 NEW BOOK REVIEWS FROM A SLIGHTLY CHARMING BIBLIOPHILE
In his latest book, Hayes, the recipient of a MacArthur
genius grant in 2014, sets himself the challenge of writing political poems in the guise of love poems.
Something happens everywhere in this country, Hayes writes.
Every day. Someone is praying, someone is prey.Our critic Parul Sehgal writes:
Any real accounting of the art emerging from our own current terrors would be premature, but Hayes’s book
has a claim to be among the first fully-fledged works to reckon with the presidency of Donald Trump — and one of the most surprising.
MAKING SENSE OF MAKERSPACES
Adapting to cultural and technological changes, libraries now position themselves as community centers, offering an array of educational programs and services. One recent trend has been the adoption of the
maker movement by
libraries. This movement focuses on the do-it-yourself learner, from hobbyists to entrepreneurs, who tinker with new technology such as 3D printing and Raspberry Pi, or traditional items such as crafting supplies and sewing machines,
to collaborate with members in their community, university, or school (American Library Association, 2017). Libraries, long noted as a locus for self-directed learning, are a natural fit for a
makerspace — a place
things (American Library Association, 2015). My interest in this topic stems from my academic library’s addition of a 3D printer.
5 NEW BOOK REVIEWS OF JUNE 2018
Five of our recommended titles this week take science as a starting point, whether it’s the hard science of genetics and heredity (
She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, by the Times reporter Carl Zimmer) or the quest for mechanical precision
The Perfectionists, Simon Winchester’s book about engineering) or the medical and psychological aspects of gender identity (Arlene Stein’s
Unbound). There are also a couple of deeply researched narratives with a
scientific hook: Eliza Griswold’s
Amity and Prosperity, about the consequences of natural gas fracking on one Pennsylvania town, and John Carreyrou’s
Bad Blood, which starts out as a story of scientific and medical
promise and turns into a true-life business thriller about arrogance and fraud — in short, all the stuff of literature, and life.
DIXIE RANKED HIGHEST IN OPIOID DEATHS; WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Meridian received a grant for over half a million dollars in June after Scott signed the executive order and state departments launched projects aimed at combatting these deaths. The healthcare provider uses less than $70,000 of thefunds to bolster programs at Ruth Rains Middle School to tackle and prevent childhood addiction. Opioid addiction among youth in the county remains an important objective, said Carali McLean, senior vice president of clinical programsand business development at Meridian.