Grier Library News

February 2022

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One School, One Story

Be a part of the schoolwide reading program by reading or listening to Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson. Checkout a copy in the library today or read and listen online with Sora. Then, join your Grier community in discussions and activities.

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. In honor of this important time to reflect on the history and achievements of African-Americans in the United States, the library has a display featuring books that explore cultural contributions, biographies, and historic fiction novels reflecting the Black experience.

Libertie: a Novel

by Kaitlyn Greenidge, 2021.

Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her mother, a physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie will go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie feels stifled by her mother's choices and is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal ont he island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it - for herself and for generations to come.

So Many Beginnings: a Little Women Remix

by Bethany C. Morrow, 2021.

At the Freedman's Colony of Roanoke Island, a haven for the recently emancipated, the four March sisters - Meg, Joanna, Bethlehem, and Amethyst - come into their own as independent young Black women together facing love, sickness, heartbreak, and new horizons.

Inventing Victoria

by Tonya Bolden, 2019.

Essie, a young black women in 1880s Savannah, is offered the opportunity to leave her shameful past and be transformed into an educated, high-society woman in Washington, D.C.

Spotlight Selections

Firekeeper's Daughter Netflix Adaptation In Development

Higher Ground, a production company owned by Barak and Michelle Obama, has plans to adapt Angeline Boulley's young adult thriller Firekeeper's Daughter into a Netflix original series.

Learn more about this title and more page to screen adaptations.

Robots and Code in the Library

Every few weeks, Kelsi Newman from Juniata College's Science in Motion visits our library to host fun filled robotics and programming workshops. Past sphero robot workshops have included a balloon-popping challenge, navigation through a mountain maze, and looping programs to flee the velociraptor paddock.

Keep an eye out for more workshops in the coming weeks. Women are still hugely underrepresented in high paying technology fields. These free workshops are a fun, risk-free way to get hands-on experience with robots and programming.

Online, Anytime


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Beyond Wordle

Wordle has become the latest online gaming sensation, but have you checked out the other variations?

Quirky Quiz Show Podcast

Looking for something different to listen to? Try Good Job, Brain, a weekly show that is part quiz show, part off-beat news. The hosts - Karen, Colin, Dana, and Chris- love pub trivia, breakfast cereal, portmanteau words, and animal facts. Listen to Good Job, Brain wherever you listen to podcasts, including on Spotify.

Visit the Library Canvas Course

Grier students, visit the Library Canvas Course to make the most of Grier's wonderful library resources!