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Church Library

Stone Church has a unique collection of religious and secular books for all ages built over many years by volunteers and generous donors.

The Chapel Library is located in the education wing of the church near the Church School rooms. It holds hundreds of interesting books for children and young adults.

Adults have an extensive browsing library in the Conference Room of Lincoln House, adjacent to the church on Lincoln Avenue, which also houses the church offices.

 

The west wall holds many books arranged in Dewey Decimal order from the 00s to the 900s. The balance of the collection is arranged in these categories: Biographies, Ecology, Family, Social Issues, Special Needs, Stone Church, and Women.

Both libraries are accessible during church office hours 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays. On Sundays, the Children’s/Young Adult library is reached through the church school rooms. The Adult Library in Lincoln House is open during coffee hour whenever a sign is posted in the Social Hall near the back door.

Lincoln House is home to the library and church offices

Featured in our library this Month

By Sue Williams, Library Coordinator

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (814.54 Hur)

This is a very engaging story that shows the development of a black woman in Florida in the early 20th century. Through diverse experiences she grows to be compassionate, wise, and insistent that men treat her as an equal. First published in 1937, it pioneered the use of Afro-American folk culture in serious literature. The author was a folklorist and anthropologist. ​Alice Walker, who won a Pulitzer Prize for The Color Purple, says of Hurston’s book: “There is no book more important to me that this one.”

 

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham (973 Mea)

This is an encouraging book that examines many times our country has been embroiled in strife and divisions, yet has returned to its core values of freedom and equality. Prize-winning biographer Walter Isaacson calls the book “brilliant,” with “enlightening lessons from the knowledge that we’ve faced such trials before. We have come through times of fear. We have triumphed over our dark impulses.”

 

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg (Soc. Iss. 153.6 Ros)

Discovering how the language we use can strengthen our relationships, build trust, prevent conflicts and heal pain. Those are the aims of this popular and practical book. Dr. Rosenberg first used the NVC process in federally funded school integration projects to provide mediation and communication skills training during the ‘60s. The Center for Nonviolent Communication, which he founded in 1984, now has hundreds of certified trainers and supporters teaching NVC in more than 60 countries.

Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation by John Lewis (Biog LEWIS) 

“Be patient. Be hopeful. Be bold. Be better. Keep the faith. Carry on.” In the last months of his life, the Congressman and civil rights leader wrote this small book offering sustenance, faith and hope for battles that still lay ahead. He was passing the torch, inviting others to join in his “good trouble.”

Happy reading!

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