We're closed on Monday in observance of Memorial day.
We may be closed, but our online resources are available to card holders 24/7!
Using the library's resource, Explora for Teens, I looked up more information about the day:
"Memorial Day, legal holiday, observed annually on the last Monday in May in most of the U.S., in honor of the nation’s armed services personnel killed in wartime. The holiday, originally called Decoration Day, is traditionally marked by parades, memorial speeches and ceremonies, and the decoration of graves with flowers and flags, hence the original name. Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, on the order of Gen. John Alexander Logan for the purpose of decorating the graves of the American Civil War dead."
From Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.
On Friday, we said goodbye to Trevor Gibson, who has been with the Abbeville County Library System since 2014. For the past three years, Trevor has served as the Circulation Coordinator at the Abbeville Library. We'd like to thank Trevor for all of his hard work and dedication and wish him the best as he begins his next great adventure! We'll miss you, Trevor! #abbevillelibraries#scpubliclibraries#librariesofinstagram
This week's #smlsundayselection is "One Giant Leap" by Robert Burleigh, with paintings by Mike Wimmer. This summer on July 20, 2019 is 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, and this book takes you along for their incredible space journey.⠀⠀
This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the intense story of these two brave men who went where no one had gone before. This book fits right in line with our "Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Program and we encourage you to pick it up and share other space-themed books with your children this summer.⠀⠀
Book 12 // Matilda by Ronald Dahl •••
It was pleasant to take a hot drink up to her room and have it beside her as she sat in her silent room reading in the empty house in the afternoons. The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazng people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village. •••
I truly enjoyed Matilda, as I did the movie growing up. I identified a lot with Matilda, not as a child genius (that I was not) but as someone who loved to read stories that transported me to another time or place. The book was a lot darker than I expected. A little concerning on the child neglect and abuse front, and the antagonists are not really held accountable for their behavior but they also don’t have happy endings. There were also some troublesome gendered descriptions and I didn’t necessarily love how Miss Honey’s problems were all solved by money in the end, but I love Matilda’s character and her friendship with Miss Honey and classmate Lavender. In reading these classic kids books so far, I’ve been kind of shocked at how dark some of them (meant for younger kids) are, but I overall really enjoyed this as an adult reader.
Paul Almasy (1906/2003)
A photographié le Paris des années 40 avec poésie.
Ce photojournaliste a commencé sa carrière au début des années 30 avant de s'installer définitivement en France en 1938.
Hongrois d'origine, il a voyagé autour du globe avant de s'intéresser pendant des années à Paris et à ses habitants, prenant lanationalité française en 1956.
Il s'attache alors à montrer des détails de la vie parisienne :
• Des couples amoureux
• De la joie
• Des musiciens
• De la danse
• Des clichés en noir et blanc qui résonnent comme une véritable ode à la capitale.
Qui nous rendraient presque un peu nostalgiques...
Paul Almasy (1906/2003)
Photographed the Paris of the 1940s with poetry.
This photojournalist began his career in the early 1930s before settling permanently in France in 1938.
Originally Hungarian, he traveled around the globe before becoming interested for years in Paris and its inhabitants, taking French nationality in 1956.
He then endeavors to show details of Parisian life :
• Couples in love
• Black and white shots that resonate like a real ode to the capital.
That would take us almost a little nostalgic...
Paul Almasy (1906/2003)
Fotografió a París de los años 40 con poesía.
Este fotoperiodista comenzó su carrera a principios de la década de 1930 antes de establecerse permanentemente en Francia en 1938.
Originalmente húngaro, viajó por el mundo antes de interesarse por años en París y sus habitantes, teniendo la nacionalidad francesa en 1956.
Él entonces intenta mostrar detalles de la vida parisina :
• Parejas de amor
• Fotos en blanco y negro que resuenan como una capital real oda.
Nos llevaría casi un poco nostálgico.....