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Fall Book Sale- Argenta Library
until Friday, 10/9
Argenta Public Library's book sale has been extended until Friday, October 9. We still have lots of books left to go!
There are no prices at the sale, but we will be accepting free will donations. All proceeds from the sale will be used to buy new items for the library.
Whistling Past the Graveyard
by Susan Crandall
Discussion: Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 1:30pm
Born to teenage parents in Mississippi, Starla is being raised by a strict paternal grandmother, Mamie, whose worst fear is that Starla will turn out like her mother: the woman who abandoned three-year old Starla with the empty promise that one day she would be a famous singer in Nashville and mother, father, and daughter would be reunited and live happily ever after.
On the Fourth of July, 1963, Starla is caught sneaking out of the house and fears that Mamie will make good on
her threats to send her to reform school. In a panic, she runs
away from home. Once out in the country, she is offered a ride by a
black woman, Eula, who is traveling with a white baby. She
accepts the ride, with the ultimate goal of reaching her mother in
As the two unlikely companions make their long and sometimes dangerous journey, Starla’s eyes are opened to the harsh realities of 1963 southern segregation. Through talks with Eula, reconnecting with her parents, and encountering a series of surprising misadventures, Starla learns to let go of long-held dreams and realizes family is forged from those who will sacrifice all for you, no matter if bound by blood or by the heart.
Kindles and iPads and Nooks, Oh My!
Monday, October 19
Have questions about your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, Nook, or Windows tablet?
Want to learn how to use it to check out library e-books and e-audiobooks?
Come to our monthly e-reader and tablet workshop! We'll do our best to answer any questions you have about your device and show you how to use our online libraries, like Library on the Go! Bring any usernames and passwords that might be associated with your device.
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