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Nancy's Notes - September 24, 2009

"Gone in a Heartbeat : Our Daughters Died ... Our Faith Endures" by David and Marie Works, "Amish Grace" by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher, "A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love" by Myron Uhlberg.

Week three:

Nancy's notes

I'm writing my articles ahead of the move in case I don't have a working computer or my list of books disappears during the move.  I assume by this time next week we will be getting quite settled and we hope to see you on Tuesday. Don't forget our ribbon cutting will be held at 10:00 a.m.on the 29th. It will begin with a short program and tours will held until closing at 8:00 p.m. You will be able to check out materials at noon on that day.

This week I want to mention non-fiction we've received in the past month.  The first is"Gone" by David and Marie Works. The story begins as the Works family is leaving their church after visiting with friends. When they hear gunshots, those remaining after the service run to avoid cross fire.  The Works family is separated in the chaos. The shooter is subdued but two of the couple's children are killed.  The story shares their grief as well as their faith in God and their hope for the future.

This seems rather depressing, but the second book is also about a shooting. "Amish Grace" is the story of the shooting, several years ago, at an Amish school building. The story explores the religious faith of the Amish with their ability to forgive so quickly.

Myron Uhlberg has written "A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love". It is a humorous memoir of growing up the son of deaf parents in 1940s Brooklyn.  Myron explains that his first language was sign and his first sign was "I love you." He tells of his mischievous acts as an intermediary between his parents and the hearing world.  You will enjoy his humor when he tells of trying to re-translate his teacher's criticisms into praise during Open School Night.

If you haven't been in to see the new building, we are open as of the 29th, Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m. or Thursday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.