For the next month, the Katharine Brush Library will be featuring a Words Have Power book display on the second floor in observance of both Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March). Whether you pick up Barack Obama’s autobiography, scan the QR code for an ebook on Martin Luther King, Jr., choose a book about Gloria Steinem, or instead opt for a biography on Susan B. Anthony, there is something here to peak everyone’s interests. Come be inspired by the words of men and women who pushed boundaries, challenged the norms, and paved the way for future generations … you may even be surprised and even meet a new hero!
In his 1967 speech, “Where Do We Go From Here,” Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have decided to stick with love … hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr.’s plea for equal rights, racial unity, and social justice through love, understanding, and peaceful means continues to resonate today. With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaching, the Katharine Brush Library has put together a book display on the second floor of the library that pays tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. If you have a few minutes sometime this month, be sure to stop by the library and check it out!
This February, the Katharine Brush Library is putting a spin on Black History Month with a special Black HerStory Month display, celebrating the achievements of African American women. Some of the featured women include Coretta Scott King, Ethel Payne, Pauli Murray, Lena Horne, and Mavis Staples. For additional information about these women or to find books on the historic achievements of other African American women, stop by the library and talk with one of our staff members!