Date(s) - Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
Fannie Lou Hamer Library
Come one, come all! Get your Curiosity Passports here! Join the Hamer Library as we explore some of the extraordinary, the inspiring, the brave, and the weirdness about people, places, nature and things.
Take part in our fascinating adventures exploring the past, present, and the future!
Global Diversity Awareness
Fannie Lou Hamer and the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Did You Know Corner and Curiosity Zone
OCTOBER – GLOBAL DIVERSITY AWARENESS MONTH
This October, celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month and pay tribute to the diverse minds and beliefs held by all cultures around the world. We live in a multicultural society and embracing the values of various cultures only strengthens our understanding and appreciation of the world.
Open your mind to new views and ideas, appreciate cultural differences, and enjoy a fresh perspective you may have been missing. It helps you become a true citizen of the world.
You don’t have to travel the world to learn about another culture. Just take notice of the people in your workplace, in your neighborhood, the places you shop or frequently visit, etc. Different cultures are all around us.
The program is geared toward tweens, teens and adults.
The program is hosted by Fannie Lou Hamer Library.
HEALTH LITERACY MONTH
October is recognized as Health Literacy Month. During this time, organizations and individuals promote the importance of understandable health information. Health Literacy Month brings awareness to breaking down the barriers of understanding.
Flu season can be hard on us all and especially on the little ones. Here’s something just for kids. This may help some adults as well.
How to Handle Shots
How To Wear A Mask In School, a no-nonsense guide for all ages
FANNIE LOU HAMER AND THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT
The Fannie Lou Hamer Library will celebrate our iconic namesake throughout the next three months by sharing her remarkable contribution to the Civil Rights movement and humanity.
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
From TED Ed: The historic Women’s Suffrage March on Washington
Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer
October 6 would have been her 103rd birthday. Civil rights legend Fannie Lou Hamer is remembered by those who worked side by side with her in the struggle for voting rights. An African-American sharecropper from the Mississippi Delta, Hamer’s difficulty registering to vote in 1962 led to her career as an outspoken activist, congressional candidate, and fierce fighter for the rights of all. Learn more at http://www.mpbonline.org.
For those of you with curious minds and enjoy learning something fascinating each week, the Hamer Library invites you to check out our Did You Know…Corner for adults and The Curiosity Zone for children. Here’s a preview for adults…
What is Magna Carta? These British Library animations explain its 800-year legacy.
The “Did You Know” segments will feature intriguing facts encompassing subjects from A – Z (Aardvark to Zombies) and most importantly, something for everyone!
Check this out:
Fannie Lou Hamer Library’s October Did You Know…Corner
For Tween, Teen and Adult Audiences
How do U.S. Supreme Court justices get appointed?
Storyline Online: Dulé Hill reads As Fast As Words Could Fly by Pamela M. Tuck
There’s no such thing as vegetables – Sci Code
Don’t Wash Your Jeans
Can’t See This (Mind Tricks)
The mysterious science of pain
How to get unstuck from negative thoughts and perceptions
Concrete Does Not Dry Out – Minute Physics
The Hamer Library Hosts: Voting and Civic Engagement for Children
If I Ran for President
Read by: Lonnie Chavis, Parker Bates and Mackenzie Hancsicsak
Written by: Catherine Stier | Illustrated by: Lynne Avril Cravath | Published by: Albert Whitman & Company
Suggested grade level: 2nd – 3rd. Run time: 8 minutes
Children’s Programs for October 20th & November 3rd, 2020
The Jackson/Hinds Library System has a ton of fun and informative books about voting that children will love.
Check out these titles:
- Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for the Vote by Penny Colman
- Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote by Herman Parish
- Girls Who Code: Spotlight on Coding Club by Michelle Schusterman and
- I Voted: Making a Choice Makes a Difference by Mark Shulman
…just to name a few. Click here to go to our online catalog!
Healthy Body – All Ages
Them Not So Dry Bones – Schoolhouse Rock
Story Time: October 25-31
Quackenstein Hatches a Family read by Kristen Bell
Lucas the Spider Adventures: Lucas tells a scary story and meets a new friend.
DIY for Kids: Moving Spider Craft
A very easy and fun craft!
Here’s an interesting tidbit about spiders.