At the Library: Feb. 13
A look at upcoming events and new releases at our local libraries.
The events information and reviews contained in this article are submitted to Patch by the Baltimore County Public Library system via weekly press releases.
New Books at the Library This Week
Passing Love by Jacqueline Luckett
Divorced and in her mid-fifties, an African-American woman, Nicole, decides to fulfill a lifelong dream after the death of a friend to spend a month in Paris. While there she tries to uncover the mystery of an old photo she found and a woman whose race and connection to her father is unknown. Interwoven is the parallel narrative of Ruby, who has left the Jim Crow south for a life in Paris in the early 1950s.
Bond Girl by Erin Duffy
Described as The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street. Recent college grad Alex gets a job on Wall Street in a bond trading firm but spends a good deal of time running errands, picking up coffee, dodging unwanted advances as well as dealing with the numerous other obstacles of her chosen male-dominated profession. Fast-paced and fun.
All In: The Education of General David Petraeus by Paula Broadwell
Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Petraeus, those under his command and others, this book is an in-depth look at what makes a modern general. While not a traditional biography, biographical details are included and provide an understanding of how this man came to be one of the most recognized generals since Eisenhower.
What Color is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
An entertaining and engaging look for children at lesser known African-American inventors from one of the NBA’s most recognizable greats (and recently appointed Global Cultural Ambassador), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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Upcoming Events for Adults
- Sign up for a one-on-one appointment with an adviser from the Small Business Resource Center who can help with business plan development, marketing, loan preparation and minority business enterprise. Appointments are available at 11 a.m., 12 and 1 p.m. Feb. 16; call 410-887-0512.
- Readers of the Roundtable Book Club Meeting: Discuss Ever by My Side by Nick Trout at 10 a.m. Feb. 21.
- Learn how to write a sucessful résumé during a workshop at 6 p.m. Feb. 13. Bring in your current résumé for a free critique.
- Join Kristen Jarmer at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 to share knitting tips and learn from other knitters.
Loch Raven Branch
- Guest Speaker Series: At 2 p.m. Feb. 14, Baltimore photographer David Simpson discusses his book featuring dozens of full-color images of Loch Raven Reservoir.
Upcoming Events for Kids
Parkville Branch (9509 Harford Road, 410-887-5353):
- Preschool Story Time: stories, activities and songs, for ages 2-5 years with an adult, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16.
- Baby Boosters Story Time: simple stories, music, movement and rhymes, for ages 0-23 months with an adult, registration required, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14.
Rosedale Branch (6105 Kenwood Avenue, 410-887-0512)
- Baby Boosters Story Time: simple stories, music, movement and rhymes, for ages 0-23 months with an adult, registration required, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 13.
- Toddler Story Time: short stories, music and movement activities, for ages 2-3 years with an adult, registration required, 10:30 a.m., Feb. 14.
- Video Gaming for Teens: playing Rock Band, Guitar Hero and other fun Wii and Xbox 360 games, for teens ages 11-17, registration required, 3 p.m. Feb. 16.
- Valentine's Preschool Story Time: stories, activities and songs related to Valentine's Day, for ages 2-5 years with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17.
- Create a Sock Snowman!,” picking out a “snow day” book and making a sock snowman to take home with you, please bring a clean, adult-sized, white tube sock, for school age children – children under 8 with an adult, registration required, 10 a.m Feb. 18.
Loch Raven Branch
- Preschool Story Time: stories, activities and songs, for ages 2-5 years with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15.
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