Library Highlights: January 23, 2015
Hello, CCPCS friends and family!
The library is back in full swing as we welcome students back from winter break and snowy days. Here’s a brief overview of what we’ve been up to in the library, and how you can get involved. We hope you all had a wonderful weekend, as well, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Capital City recently held a showcase, on Thursday, January 15th, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Staff, students, and family members alike paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Although the holiday was on Monday, we still received many requests in the library this week for materials about Martin Luther King Jr! In the library, we have several resources to celebrate and showcase the work Dr. King and his fellow activists accomplished. (You will need a Koha login in order to access these books, but you can also ask a librarian for help!) A few books include:
Examines the link between the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., discussing how the strike, the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and the labor protests all laid the foundations for what many consider to be King’s greatest speech, given just days before he was killed, and how that speech and King’s death influenced the end of the strike.
CCPCS Call Number: 323.092 BAU. You can find this book in the nonfiction section (dark blue labels) of the upper library.
We March by Shane Evans
Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech.
CCPCS Call Number: E EVA. You can find this book in the picture books section (light pink labels) of the lower library.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day : honoring a Civil Rights hero by Amanda Doering
Presents an introduction to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in simple text with illustrations, explaining what it is, how it started, and the how it is celebrated.
CCPCS Call Number: 323 DOE. You can find this book in the nonfiction section (light blue labels) of the lower library.
And we have even more! Ask a librarian for help in finding biographies, poetry, fiction, or anything else you’d like to read in celebration of Dr. King.
Winter Reading Wonderland
Ms. I created a library display that’s perfect for cold, snowy days. On this display, you’ll find books that are all about snow and winter. There are picture books, junior fiction books, and chapter books for lower and middle school students to enjoy. If you’d like to learn about another culture, Ms. I’s display also showcases several legends and stories about Native American and Alaskan cultures and communities!
1) The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich