How is the library important to you? Did you discover something that changed your point of view? Meet a person who became an important part of your life? Find a safe place to express yourself? Tell us about it! We'll post these stories on our website. Visit http:// wcpl.co.wake.nc.us/node/add/your-library-story to submit your story.
Make sure to visit the Southeast Regional Library this week to show your support for Garner’s library and the amazing librarians. There are plenty of fun activities to get involved in for readers of all ages.
Hot Diggity Dog! It’s a Puppet Show!
Wednesday, Apr. 13
Ages 4 and up
You're in for a treat when the Youth Services staff gets out their puppets for National Library Week. Enjoy the show!
Family Fun Night
Thursday, Apr. 14
Ages 8 and up
Play a Game! Make your own mancala board and join the tournament!
A Light Through the Past
Thursday, Apr. 14
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ages 6 and up
Join us for an evening stroll through North Carolina’s exciting past! Along the way you may discover the fate of the Lost Colonists, meet fearsome Pirates, experience Revolutionary War Patriots or talk to Civil War soldiers guarding the trail. Join the adventure!
Saturday, Apr. 16
Interested in publishing a book? Learn about editing, marketing, self-publishing and more from local expert Henry Hutton.
Create Your Own Story ...a short fiction contest
Throughout the month of March, we are accepting entries for our short fiction contest for adults and teens. Entries must be no longer than 600 words and must use the following four words: library, plant, play & twist.
Winners will be announced during National Library Week, prizes will be awarded, and the winning entries will be displayed in the library.
And try some of these delicious titles to help you celebrate National Library Week:
▪ The Food of Love by Anthony Capella
Enchanted by Italy's rich culture, first-time American visitor Laura finds herself falling for the handsome Tomasso, who woos her with magnificent meals and hides the fact that shy, enamored Bruno is actually the chef.
▪ The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen
Disenchanted with life and losing his cherished solitude in the wake of returning estranged family members, wealthy bachelor Hugo Whittier deliberately overindulges in tobacco use against the recommendations of his doctor and involves himself in the affairs of others.
▪ Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson
Catering a wake for her son's teacher leads Goldy Bear into the detective business when rat poi-son turns up in her food and the police, except for investigator Tom Schulz, begin to treat her like a suspect.
▪ Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
At the beginning of the 20th century, Tita, the youngest of three daughters, is expected to serve her mother for the rest of her life, but in order to show her love to Pedro, who is engaged to her sister, Tita cooks for him.
▪ Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Hannah Swensen, amateur sleuth, runs an eat-in cookie establishment in little Lake Eden, MN. When the well-liked milkman is murdered in the alley near her shop, Hannah joins forces with the deputy sheriff, who just happens to be her brother-in-law.
▪ Chocolat by Joanne Harris
When the beautiful and mysterious Vianne moves to Lansquenet and opens a chocolate shop across from the church, the inhabitants of the tiny village find themselves torn between the solemn law of religion and the joyful rewards of Vianne's confections.
▪ Bread Alone by Judith Ryan Hendricks
When her husband leaves her for another woman, Wynter Morrison moves to Seattle to start a new life and pursue her passion for breadmaking by accepting a position in a bake shop, where she discovers the healing power of making bread.
▪ Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
Tiring of playing the hostess as her fiftieth birthday approaches, celebrity chef Augusta Simpson tries to distance herself from her overly dependent loved ones and receives assistance from hand-some fellow chef Oliver in her efforts to launch an on-air cooking class.
▪ Cooking for Harry by Kay-Marie James
When her husband joins a weight-loss study and embraces a new diet, Francie becomes intimidated by his healthier outlook, attractive new friends, and the subsequent changes that occur within their family life.
▪ Friendship Cake by Lynne Hinton
Five women, working together to create a church cookbook, share their passions, loves, and losses, including pastor Charlotte Stewart, who is suffering a crisis in faith; widow Margaret, the town confidante; and Jessie, the only African American in an all-white church.