Holiday Craft – Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow❄️

By Dori Duff

✂️Follow along with our tutorial on making these sparkling snowflakes! Try this easy craft with all of your family and decorate! Upcycle your paper towel and toilet paper rolls to make these colorful decorations. These geometrical shapes are fun to make.

✂️The tutorial is available on the Williamson County TV channel on YouTube. You can find a list of Library Programming at the Library Programming Playlist on WC-TV (YouTube).

✂️The direct link for this tutorial is Crafty Adults : Snowflakes – YouTube. This video is a slightly different format – I used photos, with written steps throughout the project. This is a craft that can be done with children, if using craft glue instead of a glue gun. The glue gun is faster, the craft glue allows you to be more precise.

✂️If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, either email at reference.library@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call us at 615-595-1243.

🌟Have a safe and fun holiday – stay calm and craft on!

❄️📚Winter Reading Challenge

December 1, 2020 to February 2, 2021 are the dates for the Winter Reading Challenge using beanstack!

 

If you are a returning reading challenge patron, log in to your beanstack account at http://williamsoncounty.beanstack.org.

If you are new to the reading challenges –

The beanstack homepage will show you the available reading programs at the library. You may choose from the Children’s program, the Teen program, or the Adult program.

The Account Creator is the person whose log in information will be used to access all accounts registered. Multiple readers can be added to the same account, even if they are registered for different programs.

*Example* A parent may sign up for the Adult program as the Account Creator and add children as Readers, or vice versa. Both the Account Creator and Reader will use the same sign-in information.

Following the prompts, register both the Account Creator and Readers, if any.  A green band at the bottom of the screen will alert you that you are successfully registered.

Now you’re ready start exploring beanstack!

Logging Books/Minutes:

At the top of each Reader’s account, there is a green “Add to the Log” button.

  1. Click on the button when you are ready to log reading or activities. A window will open to allow you to log.
  2. If an account has more than one Reader, the first question will ask which account you wish to log under. Choose the appropriate Reader’s account. Then choose whether you are logging reading or an activity.
  3. Write the title and author of the book and decide if you want to write a review.
  4. Click the green “Log” button and watch for the green band at the bottom of the screen for  successful logging. If you are unsure whether it logged successfully, close the window and click on “The Log” button at the top of the screen, under your name.

Book Reviews can be written by anyone with an account. If you wish to write a review,  you must do so when you log the book. Reviews are seen by everyone using beanstack, but nothing more than your first name and last initial will be seen.

You will be notified by email when you earn a prize, what the prize is, and how to redeem that prize.

If you have any questions, please contact the library and we will be happy to assist you!

HOOPLA’s December Movies of the Month

From family comedies The Dog Who Saved the Holidays to a foreign action sequel Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, HOOPLA has a collection of December Movies of the month for every mood and interest!

HOOPLA is a  digital media service offered by Williamson County Public Library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone, or your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets to enjoy offline at a later time.

New to HOOPLA?

Using your Williamson County Library Card you can borrow ebooks, eaudios, movies, music, and more; with HOOPLA you can borrow 4 items per month on your computer or via the Hoopla app. Enjoy “Bonus Borrows,” for borrowing unlimited additional items that will not count towards your monthly items. Watch or read Hoopla items on your computer or mobile device. If using Hoopla on your mobile device, download the Hoopla Digital app.

 

December COVID-19 Testing Schedule

The Williamson County Health Department is currently providing FREE drive-through assessment, COVID-19 testing, and cloth masks following protocols from the CDC and the Tennessee Department  of Health. Individuals can receive a free test, mask or both when arriving at the testing site.

  • Williamson County Agricultural Center
    • Location: 4215 Long Lane Franklin, TN 37064
    • Monday through Friday
    • 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Testing and masks are FREE to anyone, regardless of symptoms or county of residency. Appointments are not required.

 

🐶Williamson County Animal Center Changes Dog Intake Process Prompted by Rising Covid-10 Numbers🐶

SHELTER TO LIMIT STRAY DOG INTAKE

Effective Monday, November 30, 2020, the Williamson County Animal Center will only accept stray dogs and owner surrender dogs on an emergency basis.  This temporary measure to reduce shelter traffic is prompted by the rising Covid-19 numbers in Williamson County.  The adoption center is not effected by the change and will remain open for regular operations.

We are asking finders to keep healthy stray dogs for a five-day ‘straycation.

To report a stray: http://www.adoptwcac.org/FormCenter/Animal-Center-5/Found-Stray-Form-47

☃️Virtual Trivia Challenge at WCPL Holiday Movies Edition

How extensive is your familiarity with Holiday Movie trivia?
Try our new virtual trivia program.
Go to the Franklin Calendar of Events on our website and register for the challenge.

Engage in a self-paced Kahoot challenge.
The first 10 registrants will contend against each other and against the challenge questions.
First, register to play. Registration is open from Nov. 19 and ends on Dec. 1.
Then, once the Challenge begins, on December 3, you will receive an email from the library with a link to the specific game in Kahoot. This is your game link, you cannot share it.
You will not need to create an account in Kahoot, you just have to open the link in a browser, on any device – mobile, laptop or desktop.
When the game closes on December 17, you will be able to tell where you end up in the standings!

 

🗓New Library Hours Starting on Monday, November 2, 2020

👩🏻‍🎨Fall Crafty-Adult Videos✂️

By Dori Duff

I am happy to say that I have completed two more videos for our Crafty Adults program. These videos are in lieu of our in-person Crafty Adult program we have had to suspend at this time.

The videos are on the Special Programming Playlist of the Williamson County – TV (WCTV) channel on YouTube.

Or you can just click on my links below.

I, again, tried to stick with crafts that are possible with things you might have in the house. And give options when I could. They are “fall” themed – the artificial tea candles I did in Halloween colors, but they can be changed to green and red, or brown and gold. It all depends on what you have and how you want to use the decoration.

Anyhow, if you want to try one of these crafts and do not have the needed supplies, contact me at the Reference desk at the library (615-595-1243) and I will get you set up with a little kit to help you.

Literary Pumpkins

 

Tea Light Candles

 

🏵Meditation🏵

I was fortunate to be able to attend “Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation,” a live Zoom program hosted by Sharon Reily, one of our Reference Librarians, on October 6. It featured meditation instructor Arvind Naik.

I have to be honest – I have never attended a meditation program nor attempted to apply any meditation techniques in my life. I have read about the many benefits and have witnessed the numerous testimonials in both print and video about meditation. It has been touted by celebrities, influencers, and everyday people. I was somewhat skeptical – one of my coping mechanisms in the last decade has been walking. Walking briskly for miles. By myself, with music. With a new (and welcome) change in my daily schedule, I have found less time for this stress reducer.

In light of the reduced walking time, I just might be able to substitute with meditation. I have to say that I am mildly surprised to find myself using the simple technique taught in that first Zoom session. Let me stress that I have not performed this technique in the recommended way, but often, in the last two weeks, when I have been alone, I have taken a few moments to re-energize and relax with the simple practice espoused in that meditation program.

These are stressful times, so we can use all the help we can get. If you missed the October 6 presentation, Mr. Naik will be returning with “The Power of Meditation” on November 16. And we’ll be kicking off the New Year with “Staying Sane in an Insane World through Meditation”  on January 14, with Zelma Chamberlain, who’ll be returning for her fourth presentation at WCPL. Both programs are presented live with Zoom, and they’re both open for registration online at wcpltn.org or by phone at 615-595-1243.

The following books were recommended by Arvind Naik during the October session; the first four are in our collection, the fifth, Empowering Your Soul Through Meditation by Rajinder Singh has been ordered.

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in my Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing my Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Works–a True Story by Dan Harris 158.12 HAR

And in Large Print

Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation by Rajinder Singh 204.35 RAJ

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman 152.4 GOL

Meditation as Medication for the Soul by Rajinder Singh158.12 RAJ

By Dori Duff

 

🔖Bookmark this Library Blog🎞

THIS is the direct link to the Library Programming Playlist at Williamson County’s YouTube Channel (WC-TV). There is so many videos and playlists – at least one playlist for each county department and trying to find a specific video from the library can be like searching for a needle in a haystack.

And while we are all becoming a little more accustomed to virtual programs and online videos, did you know that the Williamson County Public Library has been posting videos of a VARIETY of programs since 2014? There are over 140 individual videos, they include – but are not limited to:

  • Poetry Readings and Workshops,
  • Authors Workshops,
  • Readings,
  • Science Guys
  • Songwriter Workshops,
  • Concerts,
  • Speakers – many of them,
  • Crafts, and, of course
  • Story Time.

SO, if you have some time on your hands, follow my link and browse the collection of videos on the Library Programming Playlist at the Williamson County YouTube Channel (WC-TV).

This is the link to the Williamson County channel on YouTube

Dori Duff

Save Your Resume! ⏰ Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep is replacing Career Transitions

Career Transitions will not be available after September 30, 2020.

If you have created and saved your résumé in Career Transitions, you need to download and save it as soon as possible. Log in here and follow the numbered instructions below to save your résumé for future use. 

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Save your résumé to your PC, a cloud system like Google Drive or Microsoft OneNote, or email it to yourself and keep it in your inbox for safe keeping.

You can also load the content into Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep to update, reformat, and revise.

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep is replacing Career Transitions and is available today. Peterson’s Career Prep includes a VisualCV Resume Creator which can be used to develop more visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates. Sample résumés are also available if you want to target résumés for different job types.

If you need assistance, please call 615-595-1243 for help. You can also visit us from 10-6 at the Main Library, Monday to Friday. Bring an usb or we can help you download your resume and save it to the cloud via Google Drive or elsewhere that you have an account.

Our newly published book, Excellent Citizens and Notable Partings is available on Amazon!

The Special Collections Department of Williamson County Public Library and Academy Park Press have added a new title for book collectors and enthusiasts of Williamson County local history and genealogy.  

Excellent Citizens and Notable Partings is a compilation of portraits and profiles as published in the series, “Portrait of an Excellent Citizen,” in The Review-Appeal, between the years 1966 and 1968. One hundred and forty-three local citizens are portrayed in short biographies and hand drawn portraits.

Special Collections library staff, Marcia P. Fraser and Ashleigh M. Florida compiled and edited the articles and materials to enlarge their lives by including their obituaries, feature articles, family-submitted entries, ads of the era, and quotations from other local writers. They have created a book that is not only a useful resource for Williamson County history and family connections; it’s a fun and quick look at the lives of some of the people making things happen in Williamson County in the late 1960s.

How to Purchase:

You can purchase this book, while copies last, through “Friends of the Library” in the Special Collections Department of Williamson County Public Library. Purchases can also be made through local booksellers and  Amazon.com.

Please contact the Special Collections Department at WCPL with any questions about the book at 615-595-1246.

 

Names of the Excellent Citizens profiled in this book:

James Boyd Akin, James Clayton Arnold, William Casey Ashworth, Charles Mark Ballard, Roy Edwin Barker, Col. Fulton Beasley, John Thomas Beasley, John S. Beasley II, Joe Bellenfant, Jimmie Dee Bennett, Tyler Berry, Jr., James William Bond, John A. Bragg, Ransom Joseph Brent, Bess J. Buford, Elmer Ernest Byars, Byrd Douglas Cain, Jr., Mrs. Georgia (Ollie Edgmon) Cameron, James William Cameron, Stewart Campbell, James Henry Chapman, Joe Clinard, Dr. James A. Cogswell, Haywood Clark Cole, Joseph Powell Covington, Herschell Eugene Crawford, Lois Crowley, Glen Davis, Woody Dickerson, Col. R. L. Duncan, Josiah Carr Eggleston, William Bryan Ehresman, Mrs. T. Y. (Bessie Parks) English, Robert C. Finley, Jr., Cynthia Fleming, Cliff Frensley, Mrs. Edward A. (Libby Zerfoss) Fryer, Clifford Leroy Gardner, Dr. Raymond Albert Gathmann, Mrs. Z. B. (Goldie Gertrude Butner) Gentry, Henry Goodpasture, Bobby J. Goodwin, Frank Gray, Jr., William Frank Gray, Curtis C. Green, J. W. Greer, Judge Fulton Mayberry Greer, Blythe Grigsby, Dr. Harry Jasper Guffee, Dan Hagerty, Loy G. Hardcastle, Prof. Henry Hardison, Matthew Thomas Harwell, Judge John Hughes Henderson, Mrs. Thomas P. Henderson, Joe Rucker Hendricks, Wilson Herbert, Rev. John C. Hight, Homer Roger Hill, Paul Ellis Hinson, Mrs. Ivy Ellis Holt, James William Hood, Lewis Morgan Hood, Roy D. Hughes, Harrell T. Hunt, Dr. R. H. Hutcheson, Harry Perkins Isaacs, Alfred E. Jaqueth, Vergil Roland Jenkins, Mayor Asa Jewell, Dr. C. C. Johnson, Howard E. Johnston, Joe Turner Jones, Myron Keith, Brown Campbell Kinnard, Will C. Lanier, Stephen S. Lawrence, John Marshall Liggett, Davis Milton Lillard, W. F. “Jumbo” Little, Herbert McCall, Thomas McCall, John M. McCord, Cletus W. McWilliams, Johnnie Allen Marlin, Henry Hunter Mayberry, Jr., Rev. Thomas A. Meadows, William Hart Miller, L. I. Mills, Jr., Van B. Montague, Tom C. Moody, Robert Nathaniel Moore, Frank A. North, Paul Ogilvie, Walter W. Ogilvie, Glen Overbey, Carl Newell Owen, Joseph Hamilton Thompson Paine, Clyde Pewitt, Joe Pinkerton, John D. Pinkerton, William Ross Price, Dr. Walter Pyle, Mrs. J. E. (Edna Harper) Ragan, James Albert Ragsdale, Paul Redick, Clair D. Regen, Mrs. M. T. Regen, Joseph Lee Ridley, Charles A. Rigsby, Herbert A. Robinson, Mrs. Floyd (Lucinda Kimmins) Sandlin, W. P. Scales, Bob Sewell, Jesse E. Short, Jr., B. Wayne Sims, John Sloan, John L. Smith, Mrs. Paul (Inge Meyring) Smith, Richard Hanes Sparkman, Prof. C. B. Spencer, Chester A. Stephens, Emmett T. Strickland, Prof. Barry Sutton, Prof. Daly Thompson, Martin Tohrner, Mrs. Martin (Peggy Shatz) Tohrner, Felix Wesley Truett, Joe Turk, Rev. James Edward Underwood, Dr. J. O. Walker, William H. Walker, Ed B. Warren, Judge James W. Warren, James B. White, Mrs. James B. (Virginia Perry) White, Melvin White, Dr. Joseph L. Willoughby, Mrs. Franklin D. (Peggy Stephenson) Wilson, W. C. Yates 

Face Coverings in County Buildings

 

Although Mayor Anderson allowed the order mandating face coverings to expire at midnight on August 29, 2020, he urges Williamson County residents to voluntarily wear a facial covering when in public spaces and physical distancing is not possible.

This expiration DOES NOT effect the policies of the school systems withing Williamson County; those systems are governed by the Boards of Education and School Superintendents.

Also, face coverings will continued to be REQUIRED in all County-owned buildings; Tennessee Supreme Court’s orders will continue to apply to wearing of face coverings in buildings where court is conducted.

#WearAMask

WCPLS Branches Reopen with Modifications to Hours and Services

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Book Reader with Face Mask

As of June 15, 2020 the Williamson County Public Library will be open for limited hours. Patrons may enter their Library Branches in Franklin, Fairview, and Nolensville Monday-Friday from 10-6 and on Saturday from 10-1. Our Bethesda and Leiper’s Fork Branches are open Tuesday-Friday from 11-6 and on Saturday from 10-1.

Our College Grove Branch will not reopen and only offer Holds-2-Go.

Holds-2-Go curbside service  has been implemented at all Library Branches. It is offered at the Main Library in Franklin, Fairview and Nolensville from 9-10, Monday to Saturday. Bethesda and Leiper’s Fork Branches offer it from 10-11, Tuesday to Friday, and  9-10 on Saturdays.

Learn more about Holds-2-Go

All patrons will have their temperatures checked with a touchless thermometer and be asked five health questions by staff before they can enter their Library Branch.  Patronage at the Main Library will be limited to 50 people per hour to ensure the ability to social distance while inside.  It is required that patrons wear a face mask in the facility until all social distancing safety measures are installed.  Some areas of the Main Library will have a smaller occupancy level due to the size of the space. 

Library patrons will have access to all public areas of the facility excluding the meeting room and Williamson Room.  It is recommended that visitors look online for their materials so they can quickly locate and borrow them.  Visits should be limited to one hour or less so that others may enter the facility.

Other changes include:

  • Patrons will exit via the Main Library Entrance and must enter via the Meeting Room to be screened by staff prior to their visit.
  • Directional signage for moving about the Library is posted on shelves and other areas.
  • Library staff are wearing face coverings.
  • Plexiglass has been installed at service desks to ensure the safety of patrons and staff.
  • 6 foot distance markers are on the floor at the service desks.
  • Staff will look up materials and provide call numbers for the public. Patrons may look for the books themselves or stay at the service while staff retrieve the materials.
  • 6-8 computers are available in the reference area for one hour increments.  Call 615-595-1243 to schedule a time. 
  • There will be a cleaning of high touch areas every two hours. 
  • Seating has been reduced to allow for social distancing.
  • Suspension of face to face services such as story times, exam proctoring, notary service, and one-on-one assistance at the computers.  Please visit the website to see what services have moved online at http://wcpltn.org
  • The train table in the Children’s Department and other interactive activities have been stored away for the time being.
  • AWE stations in the Children’s Department will be unavailable. 
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the facility anywhere.
  • Returned items must be deposited in the outside book drop. Patrons can call 615-595-1277 to make an appointment to facilitate the return of items that cannot be put in the book drop.  
  • Water fountains are unavailable.

All materials will be available and patrons should take appropriate precautions in handling items. We ask that all handled library material be left out for staff to pick up, along with all returned library items, they will be quarantined for three days prior to their return to the shelf.  

Magazines and newspapers will not be quarantined.  It is recommended that patrons use gloves in handling those items. The Library does not have gloves to provide.  It is recommended that patrons looking for magazines utilize the free Flipster  app and the Tennessee READS apps, Overdrive and Libby.  Flipster and READS can also be enjoyed on a computer.

Please visit our website for up-to-date information. The Williamson County Public Library System will continue to expand digital offerings such as virtual Facetime Live Story Times and digital Reference appointments.  Updates are also available by subscribing to your Branch’s online newsletter, https://www.wcpltn.org/277/Newsletter-Sign-Up, and by following WCPLtn on Twitter and Facebook.  Further announcements regarding changes of hours and in services will be made via these channels.

📖What’s New in Graphic Novels – November 2020

By Dori Duff

On the second floor, in Nonfiction, we received some new books this past week, and since this is the location of our Adult (as in not Children or Teen) Graphic Novels, I thought they might need just a little advertising:

All of these are in 741.59XX call numbers – the adult graphic novels have their own physical location.

The Way of the Househusband, 1 through 4 (I know, 4 isn’t in the photo) are the first parts of a series of Japanese manga written and illustrated by Kousuke Oono and published in the online manga magazine Kurage Bunch since 2018. The Way of the Househusband follows an ex-yakuza (organized crime) boss, retiring from crime to become a househusband. The series was adapted into a live-action television drama by Nippon TV in 2020, and will be adapted into a Netflix original net animation (ONA) anime series with a 2021 premiere.

Undiscovered Country Volume one; Destiny, written by Scott Snyder and Charles Soule In the first issue of this series, readers will journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America–a mysterious land that has been literally walled off from the rest of the world for well over a century. As the wall is breached to explore what remains of the U.S., the teams on the journeys each seek their own form of truth — provided by publisher.

Chase by J.H. Williams III, plotter/penciller; Dan Curtis Johnson, writer; and Mick Gray, inks.

From the DC Website:
Collecting a cult favorite series from the 1990s spotlighting the amazing artwork of J.H. Williams III, CHASE stars Agent Cameron Chase. On field assignment for the Department of Extranormal Operations, a government agency with jurisdiction over superhuman activity, she’s about to encounter some unexpected surprises, as her own mysterious powers come into play – powers she doesn’t fully understand.  This spectacular collection includes appearances by Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Teen Titans, the Justice Society of America and more, in stories from CHASE #1-9 and #1,000,000, BATMAN #550, #1-9, DC UNIVERSE SECRET FILES #1, SECRET FILES GUIDE TO THE DC UNIVERSE 2000 #31, SUPERMAN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR SECRET FILES #1, JSA SECRET FILES #2, THE FLASH SECRET FILES #3, THE JOKER: LAST LAUGH SECRET FILES #1, BATGIRL SECRET FILES #1 and HAWKMAN SECRET FILES #1.

Tank Girl 2 illustrated by Jamie Hewlett and written by Alan Martin.
She’s back to wreck her own unique brand of havoc! From the depths of the outback she charges, astride her fabulous tank! Run for the Hills! It’s… Tank Girl! Tank Girl’s back for more rough and tumble, this time journeying across the nasty Australian wastelands, leaving death, destruction, dismemberment and lots of dominoes behind. Jamie Hewlett’s adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Blue Helmet will stun and dematerialize you.  — provided by the publisher.

The X-files comics based on the 1990’s series created by Chris Carter.
This graphic novel is the product of writers, Frank Spotnitz, Marv Wolfman, Doug Moench; artist, Brina Denham; colors, Kelsey Shannon and Carlos Badilla; and letters, Ed Dukeshire.

Shaft, A Complicated Man, written and lettered by David F. Walker; illustrated by Bilquis Evely; and colored by Daniela Miwa.
Who was John Shaft before he became the hard-boiled investigator with a reputation as big as New York City itself? Recently arriving home from his tour of duty in Vietnam, his first case–tracking down a missing person for his girlfriend–quickly turns into a matter of life and death, making him a target of gangsters and the police — excerpt of summary from the book.
Based on the Shaft character created by Ernest Tidyman.

Year Zero. Volume 1, by Benjamin Percy.
From the back cover:
“A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American “prepper” – five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills and deepest instincts to navigate a world of shambling dead … presents a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse that wrestles with the weighty moral and theological questions posed by the epidemic and investigates its cause and possible cure.”

Dying is Easy, written by Joe Hill and art by Martin Simmonds.
Meet Syd “Sh*t-Talk” Homes, a disgraced ex-cop turned bitter stand-up comic turned… possible felon? Carl Dixon is on the verge of comedy superstardom and he got there the dirty way: by stealing jokes. He’s got a killer act, an ugly past, and more enemies than punchlines. So when someone asks Syd Homes how much it would cost to have Dixon killed, Syd isn’t surprised in the slightest. But, once he’s accused, he’s on the run and it’s going to take all of his investigative chops to suss out the real killer before he gets caught — from the publisher.

All of these titles are linked to Williamson County Public Library’s Online Catalog – you can simply choose to hold them, after signing in to the Catalog with your library card number. Then, wait for confirmation from Circulation and pick up your holds between 8:30 am and 10 am Monday through Saturday for minimal contact; or you can come into the 10 am and 7 pm Monday through Thursday, 10 am through 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday, or 1 pm through 5:30 pm on Sunday to retrieve your holds from Circulation.

💥Extended hours for COVID-19 testing at the Ag Center on Monday, 11/30

The Health Department will have extended hours for COVID-19 testing at the Ag Center on Monday, November 30rd.

Testing is drive-through and open to anyone.

On Tuesday, the testing hours will return to 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Williamson County Ag Center
4215 Long Lane
Franklin, TN

🦃Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving

📚Amy’s New and Noteworthy in Nonfiction, November 2020, Part 1📚

We get many new books every month. A few of these high interest items wind up on the New Book Shelf downstairs, but there just isn’t room for all of the good ones! In this series, we’ll highlight our newest arrivals that are more niche interest, that aren’t necessarily hitting the New Book Shelf, so you’ll know where to look for them!

By Amy

Women’s History

Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism by Seyward Darby tells about the psychology and sociology of women involved in movements that are traditionally anti-feminist.

The Saigon Sisters: Privileged Women in the Resistance by Patricia D. Norland has historical accounts of women in the resistance movements in China

 

Current Issues – Immigration Stories

Between Everything and Nothing: the Journey of Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal and the Quest for Asylum by Joe Meno highlights our immigration issues with a pair of first hand accounts of the struggles of immigrants within them.

 

Asian History – China

The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost its Treasures by Justin M. Jacobs is a historical breakdown of colonialism in China.

The Great Leap Backward: Forgetting and Representing the Mao Years by Lingchei Letty Chen has a lot to say about political messaging and propogranda, using China as a case study.

 

Social Issues

Dopeworld: Adventures in the Global Drug Trade by Niko Vorobyov examines illegal operations and how they’re run worldwide.

 

Current Issues – Covid-19

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Coronaviruses and Beyond by Sonia Shah is an update to a previous pandemic book, newly edited to include the modern coronavirus science.

 

Modern History

F*cking History: 111 Lessons you Should Have Learned in School by the Captain is a general fun history trivia book told in an entertaining way.

Remains of Socialism: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary by Maya Nadkarni features quite a bit of sociology, examining the impact of previous movements and collective memory.

 

Current Issues – United States Protest History

Mayday 1971: a White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s biggest Mass Arrest by Lawrence Roberts is reminiscent of our current times, and good historical analysis of times similar to ours.

 

Education

Grasp: the Science Transforming How we Learn by Sanjay Sarma is a resource for educators with the most current theories on how humans learn best.

 

All of these titles are linked to Williamson County Public Library’s Online Catalog – you can simply choose to hold them, after signing in to the Catalog with your library card number. Then, wait for confirmation from Circulation and pick up your holds between 8:30 am and 10 am Monday through Saturday for minimal contact; or you can come into the 10 am and 7 pm Monday through Thursday, 10 am through 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday, or 1 pm through 5:30 pm on Sunday to retrieve your holds from Circulation.

💥Extended hours for COVID-19 testing at the Ag Center on Monday, 11/23

The Health Department will have extended hours for COVID-19 testing at the Ag Center on Monday, November 23rd, for anyone who wants to get tested before Thanksgiving.

Testing is drive-through and open to anyone.

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On Tuesday, the testing hours will return to 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

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