All libraries will be closed for Christmas on Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26 .
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition
Corinth Public Library
In partnership with the Crossroads Museum and the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Corinth Public Library will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” from November 19 through December 30, 2016. A special opening day celebration will take place on November 19 at 10 a.m.
The exhibit will take the viewer to baseball and football fields, basketball courts and every sports venue in between as it features stories told through videos, photography, physical objects and personal reflections celebrating the role sports activities have played in American culture. A local segment will feature Corinth and Alcorn County high school sports memorabilia.
Throughout the exhibition period, special programs will be offered free to the public at the Crossroads Museum at 221 North Fillmore in Corinth. Planned programs and lectures include:
- November 22 at 6 p.m. – Segregation & Sports Culture in Mississippi by Dr. Charles Westmoreland
- November 29 at 6 p.m – African Americans in Mississippi Sports by Dr. Charles Ross
- December 6 at 6 p.m. – African Americans in Baseball by Dr. Phil Dixon
- December 13 at 6 p.m. – Corinth Warrior Sports History by H. Lee Smith, II
- December 20 at 6 p.m. – Sports Photography Tips & Tricks by Michael H. Miller
“Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more about New Harmonies and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit www.museumonmainstreet.org. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress, the Corinth Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Albright Storage.
NEW Digital Media for October
Click on the pictures to read more about these ebooks and eaudios.
Read about history, science, politics and maybe a bit of gossip in new nonfiction at your local library.
American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin
The kidnapping and eventual recruitment (or not) of Patty Hearst into the Symbionese Liberation Army captured America’s attention during the 1970’s. Check out New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin’s account of the Patty Hearst story.
We have several books by Jeffrey Toobin in the Northeast Regional Library collection including The Oath: the Obama White House and the Supreme Court and Too Close to Call: the Thirty-six Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election.
Ghost Tales of the State Line Mob by Robert D. Broughton
Ghost Tales of the State Line Mob includes narratives, pictures and documents about a violent period of this area’s past.
Other popular books about this period include The Twelfth of August: the story of Buford Pusser and The State-Line Mob, both by W. M. Morris
Have you ever wondered why we read? Check out a great article detailing why by Corinth Librarian Cody Daniel: Why Read?
To learn more about the Pokemon Go Craze, check out this article by the Iuka Public Library: Pokemon Go!