The Childrenâ€™s Department has created windmill art work that will decorate the hallway for the local 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 17th book discussion, led by retired educator Anna Liechty.Â The Friends of the Library chose this yearâ€™s title, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,Â because it fits well with the celebration for hundredth anniversary of the Plymouth Public Library.Â
Â In the featured book, author William Kamkwamba recounts his building of a make-shift windmill inspired by the donated books in a small library in his remote African village in Malawi.Â Other libraries in Marshall County and St. Joseph County will also be hosting book talks in preparation for Notre Dameâ€™s bringing KamkwambaÂ – now a graduate student at Yale â€“ to speak on campus at 7 p.m. on March 18th.Â
The nationâ€™s largest concentration of Malawian ex-patriots can be found in the South Bend-Niles area.Â Kamkwambaâ€™s compelling story of his windmill experience has become a powerful force for empowering change in his village, in Africa, and around the world.
Â Friends of the Library will be organizing a car pool for those interested in attending William Kamkwambaâ€™s presentation at the McKenna Center. Â Groups will leave from the north lobby of the library at 5:45 p.m. on March 18th.Â Â Interested patrons may check the library website Â http://www.plymouth.lib.in.us/ or phone the library 936-2234 for more information.Â Further information will also be made available at the community book discussion on March 17th.
PHOTO:Â (L to R), Anna Liechty, Discussion leader for One Book-One Town, Marshall County; Susie Reinholt, Executive Director of the Plymouth Public Library; and Friends of the Library President, Paula McAdams enjoy planning for this yearâ€™s focus on The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba.