Friday, April 8, 2011

Free Nook Classes in April!

Learn to use your Nook and download ebooks from the library. FREE!!!!

We will have both free day classes and night classes in March at the Gardendale Public Library!
Evening Class Tuesday, April 26nd:
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nook Class
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. NookColor Class

The classes are presented by Barnes and Noble.
No registration is required.
Classes are free and open to the anyone with a Nook 
or interested in learning more about Nooks/e-readers.
Call the Library at 205-631-6639 for more info.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Night BCB for May: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.