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Carnegie- Feature Film January 3rd- Men in Black 3

Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with a younger version of Agent Kay to stop an evil alien from destroying the future.

The Feature film this month is Men in Black 3 January 3rd 6-8:30PM in the Carnegie Branch Auditorium. Refreshments included. Hope to see you there. Happy New Year!

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds Retold by Alexis York Lumbard Illustrated by Demi

The Conference of the Birds

 This is a beautiful children’s book of faith and belief. A work of Persian Sufi poetry that is said to be "the most outstanding of these works is the Mantiq al-Tayr (translated usually as The Conference of the Birds) by Farid al-Din Attar, the 12th century Persian Poet who is one of the greatest figures in the history of Sufi poetry..."

NEW BOOK DISCUSSION Kit- How Children SUCCEED by Paul Tough

 

Book cover

Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Why do some children succeed while others fail?

The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs.

NEW BOOK DISCUSSION KIT TITLE- Behind the beautiful forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai UndercityFrom Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities.

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