Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Reading List & Featured Book

Featured Book

Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton

Other Recommended Reading Selections

A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans
Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg
Benediction by Kent Haruf
Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer
Breaking Point by C. J. Box
Calculated in Death by J. D. Robb
Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark
Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline
Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
Life after Life by Jill McCorkle
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende
Paris by Edward Rutherford
Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss
Secrets From the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Shadow of Freedom by David Weber
Silken Prey by John Sandford
Six Years by Harlan Coben
Sum It Up by Pat Summitt
Taking Eve by Iris Johansen
Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
The Hit by David Baldacci
The Last Threshold by R. A. Salvatore
The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick
The Story of God and All of Us
by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett
The Storyteller by Jody Picoult
The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat 
by Edward Kelsey
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods
Unsinkable by Debbie Reynolds
Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

First Sunday Lecture Series: Blacks and the Olympic Games - Contributions and Controversies

Idorenyin Uyoe, a historian of the Olympics, spoke about the history of the games and showed his video "Blacks and the Olympic Games - Contributions and Controversies." The Olympic Games have now become the single most visible sporting event of our time, evolving into a $6 Billion franchise. 

This presentation discussed the contributions people of color have made in building the Olympics into the successful cultural phenomenon it is today.