Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2012 (Debut Spotlight): Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is an old school mystery set firmly in tech-loving, modern day San Francisco. Clay Jannon (former web designer) lands a job at a bookstore with very few patrons and even fewer purchases. His curiosity leads him to the discovery of a larger conspiracy at play, one exciting enough to rope in his best friend (CEO at a startup) and love interest (works at Google). As Clay and company unravel the puzzles of Mr. Penumbra’s book shop, the story turns into a sort of nerdy heist, with real-life gadgets, secret societies, and a lot of things to say about the past, present, and future of reading.–Kevin Nguyen
Sobo Sings! an open mic for teens
Saturday, January 10 @ 7:00 pm
Come to sing, play or be an audience for our community’s talented youth. All acts welcome! Teens ages 13-19 are invited to attend and take a turn at the mic. Refreshments served during intermission. Sound system provided. For more information call 384-3308.
January 21st at 7:00 pm
Rated pg-13, 134 Minutes
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years., starring Tom Hanks.
Delta Blues Music Program
Weds, January 28th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
“Poor Howard” Stith and Mike “Bullfrog” Rogers bring alive the blues tradition that originated in the Mississippi delta region in the early 20th century. Howard is a scholar of early blues and has been performing for over forty years. Exposed to the music of Leadbelly, at an early age, Howard carries on the 12-string guitar style that emerged in the 1930’s. Mike draws his harmonica style from the playing of Sonny Terry, and although he has mastered many styles from folk to country, he captures perfectly the southern country blues of the depression era. “A Walk Through the Delta” is both educational and entertaining, mixing music and folk humor, and showing how this distinctly American music has gained international popularity.
Wed, January 21st from 3:30pm-4:30pm. All are welcome!
Baby Storytime is for infants 0-2 and their caregivers are Thursdays at 10am.
Lap time for Two’s and Three’s is for children ages 2-3 years with an adult are Tuesdays at 9:15am.
Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3-6 are Tuesdays at 10:15am, and Fridays at 1:30pm.
For More Information Contact the Library at 384-3308 or http://www.southberwicklibrary.org/