Jefferson County Library Cooperative

Jefferson County Library Cooperative A Cooperative Service Provided by the Public Libraries In Jefferson County, Alabama. The services funded by The Public Libraries In Jefferson County that benefit the 40 Jefferson County public libraries include:

Daily delivery service that transports materials from library to library guaranteeing ease of access of all library materials to citizens countywide

Popular online materials reservation system and online catalog

Access to 2 million items including new and popular materials hot off the presses

Internet access for 40 libraries
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04/28/2021

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ―Harper Lee

"Plunder : a memoir of family property and Nazi treasure" by Menachem Kaiser#BookofTheDay  https://bit.ly/32Ulup4 When K...
04/27/2021

"Plunder : a memoir of family property and Nazi treasure" by Menachem Kaiser
#BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/32Ulup4

When Kaiser takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather's former battle to reclaim the family's apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland, he finds himself on a circuitous path to encounters with the long-time residents of the building, and with a Polish lawyer known as "The Killer." A surprise discovery-- that his grandfather's cousin not only survived the war, but wrote a secret memoir while a slave laborer in a vast, secret Nazi tunnel complex-- leads to Kaiser being adopted as a virtual celebrity by a band of Silesian treasure seekers who revere the memoir as the indispensable guidebook to Nazi plunder. Here Kaiser questions: What does it mean to seize your own legacy? Can reclaimed property repair rifts among the living? -- adapted from jacket

"Plunder : a memoir of family property and Nazi treasure" by Menachem Kaiser
#BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/32Ulup4

When Kaiser takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather's former battle to reclaim the family's apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland, he finds himself on a circuitous path to encounters with the long-time residents of the building, and with a Polish lawyer known as "The Killer." A surprise discovery-- that his grandfather's cousin not only survived the war, but wrote a secret memoir while a slave laborer in a vast, secret Nazi tunnel complex-- leads to Kaiser being adopted as a virtual celebrity by a band of Silesian treasure seekers who revere the memoir as the indispensable guidebook to Nazi plunder. Here Kaiser questions: What does it mean to seize your own legacy? Can reclaimed property repair rifts among the living? -- adapted from jacket

"The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff." –Timothy Healy
04/26/2021

"The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff." –Timothy Healy

"The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff." –Timothy Healy

04/22/2021
"How beautiful we were " by Imbolo Mbue#BookofTheDay  https://bit.ly/3aoe6q9 "'We should have known the end was near.' S...
04/19/2021

"How beautiful we were " by Imbolo Mbue
#BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/3aoe6q9

"'We should have known the end was near.' So begins Imbolo Mbue's exquisite and devastating novel How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by a large and powerful American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of clean up and financial reparations to the villagers are made--and ignored. The country's government, led by a corrupt, brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight the American corporation. Doing so will come at a steep price. Told through multiple perspectives and centered around a fierce young girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary, Joy of the Oppressed is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghosts of colonialism, comes up against one village's quest for justice--and a young woman's willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people's freedom"-- Provided by publisher.

"How beautiful we were " by Imbolo Mbue
#BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/3aoe6q9

"'We should have known the end was near.' So begins Imbolo Mbue's exquisite and devastating novel How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by a large and powerful American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of clean up and financial reparations to the villagers are made--and ignored. The country's government, led by a corrupt, brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight the American corporation. Doing so will come at a steep price. Told through multiple perspectives and centered around a fierce young girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary, Joy of the Oppressed is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghosts of colonialism, comes up against one village's quest for justice--and a young woman's willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people's freedom"-- Provided by publisher.

04/19/2021

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ― Albert Einstein

"We begin at the end" by Chris Whitaker#BookofTheDay  https://bit.ly/3tfcbeN "Thirty years ago, a teenage Vincent King w...
04/15/2021

"We begin at the end" by Chris Whitaker
#BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/3tfcbeN

"Thirty years ago, a teenage Vincent King was sent to prison. But now, he's served his sentence and is returning to his hometown. The hometown where his childhood best friend, Walk, is now the chief of police. The town where his childhood sweetheart, Star Radley, still lives. The same Star Radley whose sister he killed. Duchess, Star's daughter, is a self-proclaimed outlaw. She needs to be. Who else is going to take care of her and her five-year-old brother? Star is still dazzling, still beautiful, but she hasn't shined as bright since Vincent was sent away. Too often it's Duchess and Walk who are the ones taking care of her. But when Duchess exacts her own vigilante revenge, she will set into motion a series of events that threatens not only her own family, but everyone she grows close to. A crime thriller that will break your heart and a literary novel with a mystery at its core, We Begin at the End unforgettably examines how the choices we make can nudge us into the dangerous ground between good and evil"-- Provided by publisher.

"We begin at the end" by Chris Whitaker
#BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/3tfcbeN

"Thirty years ago, a teenage Vincent King was sent to prison. But now, he's served his sentence and is returning to his hometown. The hometown where his childhood best friend, Walk, is now the chief of police. The town where his childhood sweetheart, Star Radley, still lives. The same Star Radley whose sister he killed. Duchess, Star's daughter, is a self-proclaimed outlaw. She needs to be. Who else is going to take care of her and her five-year-old brother? Star is still dazzling, still beautiful, but she hasn't shined as bright since Vincent was sent away. Too often it's Duchess and Walk who are the ones taking care of her. But when Duchess exacts her own vigilante revenge, she will set into motion a series of events that threatens not only her own family, but everyone she grows close to. A crime thriller that will break your heart and a literary novel with a mystery at its core, We Begin at the End unforgettably examines how the choices we make can nudge us into the dangerous ground between good and evil"-- Provided by publisher.

It's national pet day! Send us/ tag us in pictures of your pet reading with #jclcpets
04/11/2021

It's national pet day! Send us/ tag us in pictures of your pet reading with #jclcpets

It's national pet day! Send us/ tag us in pictures of your pet reading with #jclcpets

"The public library is where place and possibility meet." ― Stuart Dybek
04/10/2021

"The public library is where place and possibility meet." ― Stuart Dybek

"The public library is where place and possibility meet." ― Stuart Dybek

04/08/2021
Photos from Alabama Department of Archives and History's post
04/06/2021

Photos from Alabama Department of Archives and History's post

"The tale of the Mandarin duck : a modern fable" story by Bette Midler #BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/39NwaJH "How do you ...
04/06/2021

"The tale of the Mandarin duck : a modern fable" story by Bette Midler
#BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/39NwaJH

"How do you get people to appreciate what is right in front of them? In The Tale of the Mandarin Duck, it takes a mysterious, beautiful duck and a clear-eyed kid to point out the obvious! Bette Midler's distinctive voice joins striking photos of the real duck by Michiko Kakutani and charming black-and-white drawings by Joana Avillez. This book will have readers of all ages coming back to visit the fantastical interpretation of New York City and its odd ducks--both feathered and human."-- Amazon.com.

"The tale of the Mandarin duck : a modern fable" story by Bette Midler
#BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/39NwaJH

"How do you get people to appreciate what is right in front of them? In The Tale of the Mandarin Duck, it takes a mysterious, beautiful duck and a clear-eyed kid to point out the obvious! Bette Midler's distinctive voice joins striking photos of the real duck by Michiko Kakutani and charming black-and-white drawings by Joana Avillez. This book will have readers of all ages coming back to visit the fantastical interpretation of New York City and its odd ducks--both feathered and human."-- Amazon.com.

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good f...
04/05/2021

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” -- Maya Angelou

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” -- Maya Angelou

Ensley established the first free public library in Jefferson County, Alabama on July 12, 1906 with more than 2,000 peop...
04/03/2021

Ensley established the first free public library in Jefferson County, Alabama on July 12, 1906 with more than 2,000 people attending the grand opening. In 1911, the Ensley Library became a branch of the Birmingham Public Library. Now it is also a member of JCLC. http://www.cobpl.org/locations/branch/Ensley/

Ensley established the first free public library in Jefferson County, Alabama on July 12, 1906 with more than 2,000 people attending the grand opening. In 1911, the Ensley Library became a branch of the Birmingham Public Library. Now it is also a member of JCLC. http://www.cobpl.org/locations/branch/Ensley/

"Those who are saved" by Alexis Landau#BookofTheDay  https://bit.ly/39r8s5S"As a Russian Jewish émigré to France, Vera's...
03/30/2021

"Those who are saved" by Alexis Landau
#BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/39r8s5S

"As a Russian Jewish émigré to France, Vera's wealth cannot protect her or her four-year-old-daughter, Lucie, once the Nazis occupy the country. Ordered to report to an internment camp, Vera has just a few hours to make an impossible choice: bring Lucie with her to the camp, or put her into hiding? Believing the war will end soon, Vera chooses to leave Lucie in safety. She cannot know that she and her husband will have an opportunity to escape, to flee to America. She cannot know that Lucie will be too far to reach in time. And so begins a heartbreaking separation and journey, a war and a continent apart. Vera's marriage will falter under the surreal sun of California. But Vera's love for Lucie and her faith that her daughter lives, will only grow. As her determination to return to France and find Lucie crystalizes, she meets Sasha, a man on his own search for meaning. Together they will search for Lucie. They will discover her fate."-- From publisher's description.

"Those who are saved" by Alexis Landau
#BookofTheDay https://bit.ly/39r8s5S

"As a Russian Jewish émigré to France, Vera's wealth cannot protect her or her four-year-old-daughter, Lucie, once the Nazis occupy the country. Ordered to report to an internment camp, Vera has just a few hours to make an impossible choice: bring Lucie with her to the camp, or put her into hiding? Believing the war will end soon, Vera chooses to leave Lucie in safety. She cannot know that she and her husband will have an opportunity to escape, to flee to America. She cannot know that Lucie will be too far to reach in time. And so begins a heartbreaking separation and journey, a war and a continent apart. Vera's marriage will falter under the surreal sun of California. But Vera's love for Lucie and her faith that her daughter lives, will only grow. As her determination to return to France and find Lucie crystalizes, she meets Sasha, a man on his own search for meaning. Together they will search for Lucie. They will discover her fate."-- From publisher's description.

03/28/2021
Read Golden Globe winner #Nomadland right now with no holds or waiting. Find this ebook and more in our collection, http...
03/27/2021

Read Golden Globe winner #Nomadland right now with no holds or waiting. Find this ebook and more in our collection, http://jclc.overdrive.com, and start reading on the #LibbyApp.

Read Golden Globe winner #Nomadland right now with no holds or waiting. Find this ebook and more in our collection, http://jclc.overdrive.com, and start reading on the #LibbyApp.

"The four winds" by Kristin Hannah#BookofTheDay http://bit.ly/3cYAsie"From Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestsel...
03/22/2021

"The four winds" by Kristin Hannah
#BookofTheDay http://bit.ly/3cYAsie

"From Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras-the Great Depression. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli-like so many of her neighbors-must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation" -- Provided by publisher.

"The four winds" by Kristin Hannah
#BookofTheDay http://bit.ly/3cYAsie

"From Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras-the Great Depression. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli-like so many of her neighbors-must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation" -- Provided by publisher.

"Democracy depends on an informed population. And where can people get all the information they need? —At the Library.” ...
03/21/2021

"Democracy depends on an informed population. And where can people get all the information they need? —At the Library.” -- Elliot Shelkrot

"Democracy depends on an informed population. And where can people get all the information they need? —At the Library.” -- Elliot Shelkrot

Most JCLC Libraries are closed today, Wednesday, March 17th due to the threat of inclement weather. Please be weather-aw...
03/17/2021

Most JCLC Libraries are closed today, Wednesday, March 17th due to the threat of inclement weather. Please be weather-aware today & stay safe! Check here to see closings and hours https://www.jclc.org/info/hours.aspx

Most JCLC Libraries are closed today, Wednesday, March 17th due to the threat of inclement weather. Please be weather-aware today & stay safe! Check here to see closings and hours https://www.jclc.org/info/hours.aspx

AccessScience, https://bit.ly/38N2jAV, is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written,...
03/16/2021

AccessScience, https://bit.ly/38N2jAV, is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material covering all major scientific disciplines. An award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, it offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers. With these and other online features, AccessScience is continually expanding the ways it can demonstrate and explain core, trustworthy scientific information that inspires and guides users to deeper knowledge.
Provided by the Alabama Virtual Library https://www.avl.lib.al.us/

AccessScience, https://bit.ly/38N2jAV, is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material covering all major scientific disciplines. An award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, it offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers. With these and other online features, AccessScience is continually expanding the ways it can demonstrate and explain core, trustworthy scientific information that inspires and guides users to deeper knowledge.
Provided by the Alabama Virtual Library https://www.avl.lib.al.us/

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Please, include Susan M. Boyer's Lowcountry series in your next book order!
Virtual performance poetry book launch with percussion instruments https://www.facebook.com/100001280304519/posts/3151395541579758/
I'm so excited because my book was just nominated for the 2020 Readers Choice Awards contest by TCK Publishing! The book is under the (General Nonfiction Category)- "The Kipsigis Talai - Tragedy, Tribulation and Triumph of a Community in Kenya". Please vote for it at; https://www.tckpublishing.com/2020-readers-choice-voting-page/ You can find the book in the Amazon link; "https://www.amazon.com.au/Kipsigis-Talai-Tragedy-Tribulation-Community-ebook/dp/B07SK28KFC/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?qid=1560780276&refinements=p_n_publication_date%3A4910084051&s=books&sr=1-9 OR https://www.amazon.com/Kipsigis-Talai-Tragedy-Tribulation-Community-ebook/dp/B07SK28KFC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=the+kipsigis+talai&qid=1584209718&sr=8-1 David Ngasura Tuei Eml- davidngasuraYahoo.com
Good morning GODS people May HE BLESS EVERY 😂ONES DAY TODAY!!!!
im fina keep my distance from the ones who be talking down and bad about me
my phone down tell tommrow that why i have not been on
Do we have access to free language tutorial thru babbel or a similar program?
https://janicecolehopkins.blogspot.com/2018/11/cutting-wood-getting-wood-used-to-be.html Gathering wood used to be necessary, especially in the fall - - -
WBRC FOX6 News reporter Russell Jones WBRC visited the Hoover Library last week to talk about Food for Fines. Still time to donate at your favorite public library!
Snapped this photo today. Love spending my lunch at the library. The Southern Genealogy department is WONDERFUL!
Card-Making Holiday Program For Adults Central Youth Department Storycastle Monday, December 4, 2017 10:00-11:30 a.m. Would you love to make a homemade greeting card for that special someone this holiday season? Are you looking for a way to explore design and express your creativity? Well, look no further. Join us for a festive, fun and creative class as we make seasonal homemade greeting cards. What better way to get into the holiday spirit? We’ll have fun combining various papers, colors and designs to make unique creations. Supplies and refreshments will be provided. Just bring your creativity! Registration required. Limit 12 participants. To register for the class, contact Leslie Deason at (205) 226-3677 or email her at [email protected].