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Check It Out @ The Library - March 15, 2018

“My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor. “Madam Curie –A Biography“ by Eve Curie. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai.

Check it out @ The Library

March is Women’s History Month, so check out a book about the women who made the world the place it is today.

“My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor.  From a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, Sonia Sotomayor has led an incredible life.  Losing her father at a young age, she had only her near overburdened mother and grandmother for support.  Her diagnosis with juvenile diabetes led to a resilience and self-reliance that carried through all facets of her life from that point on.  High School valedictorian, high honors at Princeton and Yale Law School, working for the New York District Attorney’s  office, and up to a Federal District Court appointment before she was forty.  Shaped by her experiences and various mentors and surrounded by family and friends, Sotomayor stands as an example of determination and achievement.  

“Madam Curie –A Biography“ by Eve Curie.  Winner of Nobel Prizes in both Physics and Chemistry and one of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth century, Marie SklodowskaCurie was the first female scientists to win worldwide acclaim.  From her childhood in Poland to an almost storybook romance and wedding in Paris, Marie Curie led an extraordinary life that was ended by the radium she gained fame studying.  

“I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai.  Speaking out against the Taliban and in support of women’s rights and education ended with Malala Yousafzai being shot point blank in the head.  She survived when few expected her to, and continued to speak out about the importance of education and equal rights for all women.  From a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the United Nations building in New York, Malala has stood as a symbol of strength and peaceful protest.  

Happening at The Library

Gentle yoga classes going on thru April 17th.  Tuesday nights from 5:30pm to 6:30pm Mary-Louise Burt will lead gentle yoga classes in the large meeting room at the Clarion Public Library.  Individual class cost is only $10, more info available at the library.

Lego Club is back!  Every 2nd and 4th Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  Elementary students are invited to come to the library for Lego Club, with a building project every meeting followed by free build time.

Shari & Learn @  The Library:  Bryce Davis will speak about Prestage updates at the Clarion Public Library. Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m.   This program is sponsored by American Association for University Women (AAUW) in conjunction with Share and Learn @ The Public Library and is open to the public.  Prestage is sponsoring a meat processing plant south of Eagle Grove.  Through Awareness of community changes, we can anticipate needs and grow together.

If you don’t feel like leaving the house, you can always check the host of resources available through our website.  Audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and even video available at any hour of the day online through your computer, phone, or tablet.

Come visit us at the library Monday through Wednesday noon to 8 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm.  You can also visit our Facebook page-Clarion Iowa Public Library or our website

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.