Doris Roberts Gallery
2013-1-17T7:00 PMJanuary 17, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@ Children's Department
Artist Trading Cards are miniature artwork cards (the size of baseball cards) to eithr keep or trade. The library will supply cards, color pencils and pens. Paid for by the Friends of the Richland Library. Ages 5 & up.
2013-1-17T2:00 PMJanuary 17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Got a new eReader and don't know what to do with it? Bring it down to the library on Thursdays between the hours of 2:00 & 4:00 PM and our experts will show you how to check out a book or a magazine for your reader. Make sure the device is fully charged, and bring any connecting cords you might have.
2013-1-17T1:00 PMJanuary 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Our January selection is Luis A. Urrea's "Devils Highway".This is a book about death and dying along the Mexico-Arizona border-the Devil's Highway. It is not a simple book but instead a powerful account of 26 men from Veracruz, Mexico, who tried to enter the United States illegally in May 2001; 14 died in the Southwest desert as a consequence. Urrea (Wandering Times; Across the Wire) tells the story in the vernacular, adding to the impact of a tragedy that could have been averted. All of the men fell victim to the scalding sun and to dehydration, but the real culprits were the "coyotes" (or middle men) who recruited the Mexicans, taking their money with a promise of jobs in Los Estados Unidos, and the runners who led the crossing. Twelve of the men survived, providing Urrea with testimony of what has been a serious problem in Mexican-U.S. relations-exacerbated by the events of 9/11.