Did you know that May is Jewish American Heritage Month? Since 2006, an annual proclamation has been made by the President of the United States to designate May as a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of Jewish Americans. Here at the Katharine Brush Library, we are recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month with a display on the first floor of books and ebooks that may be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about the history of Jewish Americans. Come check it out!
The Katharine Brush Library is celebrating National Poetry Month this April with a special display of book spine poetry on the second floor! Never heard of Book Spine Poetry? Book spine poetry is when you create poems using the titles that appear on the spines of books. Come check out ours and share your ideas for additional poems with us!
Starting with the horrific what, this short novel slowly and intensely draws out the why. It is suspenseful, unsettling, and quite chilling in parts. It does a wonderful job of portraying the uneasy ambiguity of the relationship between the nanny and her charges and the nanny and her employers. Is she family, friend, employee …? Wonderfully full of subtle social commentary on social class, race, motherhood vs. work also.