The Fair Grove Branch Library will be closed Monday, June 19, through Monday, June 26, for carpet replacement and shelf rearrangement.

The online catalog, My Account, OverDrive, Hoopla, patron suggestions, databases and some parts of the Library website will be unavailable beginning 4 a.m. Friday, June 23, due to server maintenance. The services are expected to be available again by 9 a.m.

Crystal Owonubi “Peace in an Unlikely Place” Book Signing June 7 at Library Center

June 4, 2014 — Author Crystal Owonubi will sell and sign copies of her book, “Peace in an Unlikely Place: A Story of Triumph Over Adversity” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

The author explains, “Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse after coming out of a difficult and painful childhood, growing up with a single mother, being abused and blamed for it, and having no father figure in my life, my husband was deported to Nigeria, and I was left with nowhere to turn.”

She traveled with their 5-year-old daughter to a land she thought offered only hardships, and ended up embracing the Nigerian culture while settling in Jos, Nigeria. Putting her faith in God, they found a way to file for her husband’s visa despite the harsh immigration laws. After eight years in Nigeria, she says, “I returned to America with a different mindset and a completely different life.”


Kathleen O'Dell
Community Relations Director
(417) 616-0564
Sarah Jane Rosendahl
(417) 616-0566
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