Four new reading choices have been made by the Bodacious Bookies reading and discussion group at McAlester Public Library.
Barbara Delinsky’s “While My Sister Sleeps” will be the January book. Other new choices for 2010 are: February, “Rebecca,” by Daphne duMaurier; March, “Madness: A Bipolar Life,” by Marya Hornbacher; and April, “The Given Day,” by Dennis Lehane.
The Bodacious Bookies meet on the first Thursday of every month from 1-3 p.m. in the Conference Room.
McAlester Public Library will join hundreds of libraries throughout the country on Thursday, Nov. 14 for the second annual celebration of “National Gaming Day @ Your Library” with special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.
“Libraries are becoming family destinations, and are continuously offering new formats and innovative programs and services that educate, entertain and expand interaction with their users,” said Sarah DiLorenzo, Teen Librarian.
“Gaming is yet another example of how libraries are becoming more than just educational resources for the communities they serve. They are also places where users of all ages are welcome to have fun together.”
The local library, 401 N. 2nd, will have video games, board games, card games, and role-playing games (RPGs) being played from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in four different rooms.
Some of the games scheduled are: Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers Brawl on the Wii; Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Sing Star on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2; various games on the Xbox 360; multiple board games and card games; and the role-playing game Legend of the Five Rings.
There will also be tournaments in the games Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Rock Band. Family Video, a local sponsor, will provide prizes.
“National Gaming Day @ Your Library” is a national initiative supported by the American Library Association. For more information on National Gaming Day visit http://ilovelibraries.org/gaming.