Song Yet Sung by James McBride

The 2009 “One Maryland One Book” selection is Song Yet Sung by James McBride. Song Yet Sung by James McBride 

“In the days before the Civil War, a group of slaves breaks free in the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope among slave catchers, plantation owners, waterman, runaway slaves, and free blacks.  Among them is Liz Spocott, a runaway slave, near death, wracked by disturbing visions of the future, and armed with “the Code,” a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run.  As she makes her desperate flight among the denizens of the swampy marsh lands, Liz’s extraordinary dreams of tomorrow create a freedom-seeking furor among the once complacent slave community.  It is one that will thrust them all into a world of haunting choices and inexorably closer to a mysterious, redemptive, and unexpected fate.” (from the book’s back cover)

“One Maryland One Book” is a program of the Maryland Humanities Council. It is designed to bring people together through the shared experience of reading the same book and participating in book-centered discussions and programs.

The Friends of the Library have generously funded the One Maryland One Book author tour.  James McBride will be speaking at North Dorchester High School, 5875 Cloverdale Road, Hurlock, MD  on Wednesday, October 28th at 9:30 a.m. He is also the author of the national bestseller, The Color of Water.  The public is invited.

September 30, 2009 at 12:51 am Leave a comment

Second Saturday Book Sale!

Second Saturday Book Sale

The Friends’ Second Saturday book sale is held monthly from September through May, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the “Book Cellar” located on the lower level of the Central Library, 303 Gay Street, Cambridge. The sale features gently used books as well as collectibles and other items of interest. For more information, call the library at 1-410-228-7331.

booksale

September 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm Leave a comment

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Dorchester County Public Library

Central Library
303 Gay St.
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-7331

Hurlock Branch
222 S. Main St.
P.O. Box 114
Hurlock, MD 21643
410-943-4331

Become a Member of the Friends!

It is easy to become a Friend. Come by the library and pick up a membership form. We are always looking for new members. We enjoy being together and strengthening the services that our public libary provides.

Membership Information
Student:
$1.00
Individual:
$10.00
Family:
$15.00
Organizational, Business & Professional:
$25.00
Industry:
$50.00
Patron:
$100.00
Benefactor:
$500.00
Life:
$1,000.00

Areas of Activity:

There are many fine projects that can be undertaken by the Friends of the Dorchester County Public Library, with the advice of the Library Director.

Friends can:

Stimulate public awareness of the library and its importance to the community.

Serve in the communicative capacity between the library and the community at large.

Foster educational, recreational, informational, and cultural programs beneficial to the community.

Enrich library resources through funds derived from memberships and encourage endowments, bequests and acceptable gifts for the purpose of public use and enjoyment.

Sponsor free exhibits, speakers, art programs, book reviews, and film programs for the community's use.

Aid development of special book collections.

Provide channels for citizens' opinions and support of the library.

Play a leadership role in National Library Week.

Help acquire important materials and provide important services beyond the confines of the operating budget.

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