Monday, April 20, 2009

Book Review - The Help

I found The Help on Book Page, a monthly release of book reviews and new books. It was a good thick read, spread with wonderful character sketches and peppered with moral and civil issues.

The story's meat is based on the lives of several African American maids in the 60's. A young budding, white journalist takes on the task of writing the story of the maids. They meet in secret to share their lives as hired help. They feel the real threat of segregation laws and the hands of those who have the power to destroy their lives. Stories sad, sweet and demeaning are shared as Miss Skeeter, the journalist, types away filling page after page with the lives of The Help.

This first novel by Kathryn Stockett was wonderfully descriptive and left me feeling like I had a filling southern meal heaped with bitter truths.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

How To Build a Rain Garden Library Program

How To Build a Rain Garden
Thursday April 16th @ 6:30 pm

The Colfax Public Library will be hosting a program on "how to build a rain garden" in your own yard. The program host, Susan Frame, a Horticulturalist from CVTC, will be presenting on how to plan and set up a rain garden for homeowners and businesses that want to take advantage of rain run-off. Click HERE to go to the Wisconsin DNR website on Rain Garden projects and further information. The library program is free to the public and no registration is required. For more information about the library program, call the library during open business hours (715-962-4334).