2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program

Posted: March 15, 2018

Get Ready! The Children’s Summer Reading program is right around the corner! 

Come to the Mitchell Community Public Library this summer and check out how libraries rock!

Race to read for amazing prizes– McDonald’s gift cards and other mystery prizes! 

Registration: May 28 – June 8, 2o18
Fun Kick-off: June 8th!
Grand Finale: July 31st!

March 2018 – Celebrating Women’s History Month

Posted: March 6, 2018

In March, we celebrate the women who have made a tremendous impact on history. In addition, on March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day. Listed below are a few recommendations for adults and children who want to deepen their knowledge of women in history.
Votes for Women!  American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling “On August 18, 1920, American women finally won the right to vote. Ratification of the 19th Amendment was the culmination of an almost eighty-year fight in which some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested, and sometimes broke the law in to achieve this huge leap toward equal rights.  In this expansive yet personal volume, author Winifred Conkling covers not only the suffragists’ achievements and politics but also the private journeys that fueled their passion and led them to become women’s champions.” – copied from goodreads.com
Other Powers: the Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull by Barbara Goldsmith “A highly readable combination of history and biography, Other Powers interviews the stories of some of the most colorful social, political, and religious figures of America’s Victorian era with the courageous and notorious life of Victoria Woodhull–psychic, suffragette, publisher, presidential candidate, and self-confessed practitioner of free love. It is set amid the battle for women’s suffrage, the Spiritualist movement that swept across the nation in the age of Radical Reconstruction following the Civil War, and the bitter fight that pitted black men against white women in the struggle for the right to vote.” – copied from goodreads.com
Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas “Each of the world-changing figures who stride across these pages—Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks—is an exemplary model of true womanhood. Teenage Joan of Arc followed God’s call and liberated her country, dying a heroic martyr’s death. Susanna Wesley had nineteen children and gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom, arrested for hiding Dutch Jews from the Nazis, survived the horrors of a concentration camp to astonish the world by forgiving her tormentors. And Rosa Parks’ deep sense of justice and unshakable dignity and faith helped launch the twentieth-century’s greatest social movement.” – copied from goodreads.com
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton “Chelsea Clinton celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They all certainly persisted. She Persisted is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small.” – copied from goodreads.com
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict “In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich. There, she falls for charismatic fellow student Albert Einstein, who promises to treat her as an equal in both love and science. But as Albert’s fame grows, so too does Mileva’s worry that her light will be lost in her husband’s shadow forever.” – copied from goodreads.com
Happy Reading!

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Posted: July 11, 2017

Come fill a bag for $3.00!

Website Changes

Posted: April 25, 2017

Website Changes

The Mitchell Community Public Library’s website will begin undergoing changes effective immediately. Minor content changes and updates will follow over the next few weeks. Please check back frequently to see what’s changed and what’s new!