Our 2014 meeting room schedule will open at 10:00am on Monday, December 2nd, 2013. No 2014 reservation submitted before 10:00am will be approved. Reservations will be on a first come, first served basis. You may make your reservations using our online reservation system, or by calling 328-7010.
Join us for a screening of Say Amen, Somebody (1982), followed by a discussion of the film led by Lee & Tamera Stanley. The screening is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center.
6:30 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 10th
2nd Floor Program Room
Say Amen, Somebody is a heartwarming and uplifting film that captures the lives and careers of some of gospel music’s most luminous artists. This exuberant portrait of gospel music begins at the 1982 Gospel Music Convention in St. Louis. Interviews with the gospel greats as well as stirring performances and rare archival footage tell a story of a uniquely American art form that fuses religion and entertainment and has a transcendent power to move an audience. Say Amen, Somebody traces the development of gospel and the challenges that faced its founders, particularly women who often left their families for long stretches of time while they journeyed in pursuit of their musical calling.
The Stanleys represent the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir, appearing at the Monroe Arts Center on Saturday, December 14th. Lee has been the musical director of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Madison for 34 years. He has also composed scores of songs and two books of music for children. Tamera is a former elementary school teacher and serves as the youth leader at the Midwest Regional Music Conference for the Church of God in Christ.
Join us for a special workshop — “Wrapping with Ruthie!”
1:30pm on Saturday, Dec. 14th
2nd Floor Program Room
Ruthie shows you how to wrap your gifts with style! Whether you’re crafty or craft-challenged, you will discover how easy it is to create personalized, extraordinary gift wrapping that will put the WOW into your gift giving! Astonish your friends and family with your clever designs that make the wrapping part of the gift! The recipients will love the packages so much, they’ll hesitate to open them!
Be sure to grab a copy of the Monroe Public Library’s new newsletter, Bookends, to learn about what is happening in YOUR library! Bookends is published monthly to keep you up to date.
Print copies are available within the library and at various other Monroe locations. You can also download a PDF copy below:
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