Middfest is just a month away (October 1-3), and it’s time to participate in the Books of Botswana Reading Challenge and related events at GHL!
As we announced earlier this summer, on Tuesday, September 21 from 12-1 the MUM Book Discussion Group will discuss Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency as part of the Challenge (see http://ghlibrarynews.blogspot.com/2010/04/books-of-botswana-reading-challenge.html for more information). Copies of the book are available from Miami libraries and from OhioLINK.
The basic plan is that anyone who reads one or more books from Smith’s series can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered in a drawing for various prizes. The drawing will be held on Sunday, September 26th at a Botswana Tea and Talk gathering featuring Botswana historian Dr. Neil Parsons. It will be held at 2:30 at the Middletown City Building.
In addition to the Challenge, the Gardner-Harvey Library has a display of Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ books along with other recent publications about the nation of Botswana (including two of Dr. Parsons’ books). Please drop by to see the display, which is located by our front entrance.
Finally, the library will host a viewing of an episode of HBO’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. The series was filmed in Botswana and will provide a partial visual introduction to the country as well as an enjoyable drama. We will watch the episode on Wednesday, September 15, from 12:30-1:30. Join us in STAR Lounge 2 in the library. The library has two copies of the full DVD set for the series for those who wish to watch more or who cannot attend.
We hope you can join us in one or more of these activities!