The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X (with the assistance of Alex Haley)
Review by Fallon, Northwest Branch
Through a series of interviews with Alex Haley, Malcolm X , one of the most controversial speakers in history, details his struggles to break free from the "white man's" oppression. From being raised by a widowed mother to becoming a thief and drug dealer in Harlem to eventually preaching in the Nation of Islam and becoming one of the biggest names in the Civil Rights movement, Malcolm X tells his story.
I read this book for my book report and found it very enlightening. I heard from multiple sources that it was a good book, and they were correct. While his ideas and preachings are almost unbelievable, you get to see his growth as a person throughout the book, which was very interesting. I usually do not read autobiographies or books about the Civil Rights movement, but I think we can all learn something from Malcolm X's life.
Here are some of the awesome tattoos done at the Henna Art program at the Northwest Branch! If you haven't attended this program yet, look for it at some of the other library branches. (links following the pictures)
Sonoma: 2:00 Wednesday, June 19
Central (Santa Rosa): 2:00 Thursday, June 20
Windsor: 3:00 Friday, June 21
Rohnert Park: 2:00 Wednesday, June 26
Guerneville: 3:00 Wednesday, July 10
Cloverdale: 3:30 Thursday, July 11
Healdsburg: 2:00 Wednesday, July 17
Rincon Valley: 3:00 Thursday, July 25
Sebastopol: 3:00 Friday, July 26
Programs this week:
Remember, you get 2 stamps on your game card and an extra raffle ticket for each program you attend – Good Luck on winning the Kindle!
Wednesday, June 19
Henna Art - 2:00, Sonoma Valley
Beading 101 - 2:00, Rohnert Park
Duct Tape Mania - 2:00, Healdsburg
Thursday, June 20
Henna Art - 2:00, Central
Gelatin Printing - 3:00, Rincon Valley
Bleach T-Shirts - 3:30, Cloverdale
Friday, June 21
Henna Art - 3:00, Windsor
Do you have one of these calendars of teen events at the library? If not, be sure to stop in and get one so you don't miss out on any of the fun! Remember, you can earn stamps for your game card and extra raffle tickets for attending the programs.
STUFFED CRITTERS at 2:00 in the Sonoma Valley Branch
MONSTER MAKE-UP at 2:00 in the Healdsburg Branch
ALTERED BOOKS at 3:00 in the Petaluma Branch.
DUCT TAPE MANIA at 3:00 in Rincon Valley
GELATIN PRINTING at 3:00 in Sebastopol
MONSTER MAKE-UP at 3:00 in Windsor
HENNA ART at 11:00 in Northwest
Tuesday, June 4, is the first day to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program! We have a new game card this year where you earn stamps and prizes. We still want book reviews and will be giving out raffle tickets again this year. Each branch will be giving away a kindle for the raffle prize – so make sure you read lots of books and collect those tickets!
Click here to see our teen events programs and calendar
It's time to show Mom again how much she means to us! Come to the Teen Lounge on Thursday, May 9, to make some awesome Mother's Day cards!
We hope to see you there, (and so does Mom )
More hoop dancing coming up next Tuesday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 30 in Healdsburg from 4 to 5. Don't miss this opportunity to learn some great moves and tricks to impress your friends and family!
Make sure you pre-register at the children's desk for this fun, crafty program where you make a new t-shirt out of an old one. Bring one to recycle or use one of ours. The program is at 4 PM on Friday, April 19th. We hope to see you there!
Come show your love for our planet Earth by making crafts out of recycled materials at Rincon Valley's teen lounge on Thursday, April 18 from 3:15 to 4:30.
Book 1 - Num8ers, 2010: Imagine having to live with the ability to see when anyone you made eye contact with was going to die. This was the curse that kept 15-year-old Jem from making friends. Her mother died when Jem knew she would and since then, Jem has bounced around the foster care system never daring to get close to anyone. That changed when she met Spider and fell in love.
Book 2 – Num8ers: The Chaos, 2011: 15-year-old Adam has the ability to see death dates just like his mother. He sees that many people will die around him in London on New Year's Day. What disaster will strike on New Year's Day? Can Adam save the people around him? He knows he has to try to use his gift for the greater good.
Book 3 – 1nf1n1ty, 2012: In the aftermath of tragedy in London, Adam is moving between camping in the wilds and refugee camps. Adam has become quite well known from his efforts to save the people of London and, unfortunately, has attracted the attention of some people who wish to use his unique psychic ability for their own wicked purposes.