The Bruce C. Clarke Library is hosting an art and poetry gallery challenge for all ages. The theme is “I Speak for the Books”
Here’s how to enter:
1. Pick up a form from the desk to fill out and submit with your artwork.
2. Visit the children’s room to view the collection of books that are to be used as the inspiration for your art piece. Note: all the books are wordless and it is up to you to tell their story using art, poetry, or a short story. 3. Turn your artwork in with the form to any staff member. Anonymous artists are welcome to participate. The Gallery Event will be on September 27th from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Young Adult section. On that day patrons can vote on their favorite pieces. There will be 3 age groups for the challenge and prizes will be awarded to the winners. All ages are encouraged to participate and attend.
For more information contact the children’s library 573.563.5857
Hispanic Heritage Month
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins Sept. 15 and continues through Oct. 15, we recognize the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.
We invite the military community to check out the library’s large collection of materials about Hispanic culture. The library has a wide variety of multicultural print, e-books, and digital databases available for reading or research. The library also has collections of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction books, music, and DVDs, all in Spanish as well as many children’s books that are in Spanish and in English.
In addition, the Clarke Library also has materials to help you learn languages, such as Spanish. Library customers have access to “RosettaStone,” “Mango Languages” and “Transparent Language” for foreign language courses.
For practicing reading or listening to Spanish, the library has print books, audio CD books and DVDs for checkout.
In the various electronic book collections, the library offers digital and downloadable e-audio books in Spanish and to learn Spanish.
Library Card Month
The Bruce C. Clarke Library joins libraries across the country to mark September as National Library Card Sign-Up Month.
Our library does not issue an actual “library card” because your military, DoD civilian or family member ID card is your library card. The sponsor or spouse must come to the library to register and be issued a username and PIN/password to be able to check out library materials or use the library’s computers.
We want your “library card” to be the most valued and used card in your household. No other card gives you access to hundreds of thousands of print books, e-books, audio books, downloadable e-audio books, digital magazines and newspapers, movies, video games, computers, research databases, Internet and Wi-Fi access, programs, reference and inter-library loan services and all sorts of other resources that can change your life — or just make life a little more fun.
The library provides our patrons 24/7 access to more than 70 online virtual library services to assist library users with research and information resources for educational needs, personal research, career information and recreational pursuits. And all for free.
For more information on how you can sign up for your “library card”, visit the Bruce C. Clarke Library in the MSCoE Complex, Building 3202, or call 573.563.4113.
(Editor’s note: Waybright is the chief of community services at the Bruce C. Clarke Library.)