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Tween Scene: Book Bingo
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 4 pm

Bring a friend and play BINGO for books!

Storytime Allstars: Super Smelly Fun
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:30 am

Miss Katie Jane presents super funny (and super smelly) stories and songs then serves up a snack. 

International Tabletop Day for Kids
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12 noon to 5 pm

Play tabletop games with your family and friends.  Part of worldwide celebration!

Kid Lit Coffee Break
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3 pm

Adults who love children's literature get a chance to talk about books while drinking coffee and eating dessert.  Doorprizes, too!

April 25, 2018 is National Golf Day . .  . and that is today!  I've never played the real sport.  I'm not even good at the putt-putt version!  But I'm celebrating today because of a new picture book biography about golfing pioneer Charlie Sifford.

Charlie Takes His Shot: How Charlie Sifford Broke the Color Barrier in Golf by Nancy Churnin (January 1, 2018)
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Churnin details the life of Charlie Sifford, the first black man to compete in the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA).The narrative opens with a young Sifford playing a game of golf by himself at night ("If anyone saw him, he'd be in trouble"), before detailing Sifford's life as a caddie and how segregation forbid him from entering PGA tournaments. Inspired by a meeting with Jackie Robinson (who "didn't quit or lose his temper" when faced with racism), and with the help of lawyer Stanley Mosk, Sifford would eventually win a discrimination case against the PGA in 1960. The overturning of the PGA's Caucasians-Only clause allowed Sifford to go on to win the Greater Hartford Open in 1967, the Los Angeles open in 1969, and the Senior PGA Championship in 1975 to become known as the "Jackie Robinson of golf." Churnin provides a thoughtful overview of discrimination and how it impacted the world of sports through the 1960s. [from School Library Journal]