Celebrate Turkish Culture
The Hoover Public Library will Celebrate Turkey on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. If you've ever been to one of our annual cultural celebrations, you already know that it is going to be a great event. If this is your first year, here's a sampling of what you can expect to find on The Library Plaza.
- Taste the food! -- baba ganoush, red lentil kofta, tabouli, spinach & cheese borek, Turkish baklava (different from Greek baklava), linonata (Turkish lemonade)
- Experience the music! -- Abidin Yildirim plays the saz (stringed instrument), Birmingham International Folk Dancers, Zivah Saphirah dance troupe
- Absorb the art! -- art gallery, Iznik tile craft for kids
- Learn your fortune! -- raffle for Turkish coffee fortune telling sessions
TURKISH LIBRARY CURRENT EVENT BONUS!
Hurriyet Daily News article: Library Pioneers New Children's Project
(As Turkey is celebrating the 50th National Library Week, one Istanbul project is pioneering a new attempt to bring families and children together to get the reading bug.)
Happy Birthday, Babymouse!
That's the title of the newest Babymouse graphic novel by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm. Can you believe it's the 18th Babymouse adventure?! Now, Babymouse may be a small rodent, but she has big birthday dreams. And I mean BIG. Mount Everest BIG. Eiffel Tower BIG. Tyrannosaurus Rex BIG. (OK, maybe that's going too far.) But will all her birthday wishes come true? Find out in Happy Birthday, Babymouse!
Find the other seventeen titles in the Kid Zone. Look for blue stickers and a J BAB GRAPHIC NOVEL call number.