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Thursday, March 31, 2016
6 p.m.Origami 101 with Taro's Origami Studio
Join us as we introduce the Japanese art of origami to the world! As each fold and crease transforms a single sheet of ordinary paper into a recognizable model, origami inspires and challenges us to tackle everyday items from flowers and animals and brings us to mythical worlds filled with wizards and dragons. Origami is not simply a hobby – it’s practical as well. As participants practice origami, they will develop care, precision, and other skills that can easily be applied to other aspects…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 9, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she’ll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight. It’s also…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
In Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, June 11, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets—and of one’s own nature—when he returns home. When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert’s life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his fat…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, July 9, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their pa…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
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