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Caribbean Genealogy Library Hosts Open House to celebrate Family History Month St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Curious about your roots? Not sure where to begin with making a family tree? Have you hit a wall with your current research? Come to the Caribbean Genealogy Library Open House! October is officially listed as Family History Month within the U.S. It is a time to reflect on our roots and celebrate our unique histories and identities.
To celebrate, the Caribbean Genealogy Library (CGL) on St. Thomas is hosting a Family History Month Open House. It takes place October 18th, from 1pm to 5pm. The public is welcome to come have a tour of the library and learn about the wonderful books and resources available for learning about Virgin Islands history and families.
Library Card Sign-up Month is a celebration held each September during which librarians across the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply of all.
This year, Stan Lee, comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-men, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four, joins us as Honorary Chair. A library card is a key resource in achieving academic success, and the library is the perfect place to spend quality family time together. This September visit your local library with your children and teens to and sign up for a library card!
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The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) will present a free book signing and opportunity to meet Virgin Islands author Tiphanie Yanique on Friday, August 8 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm at the VICA building (across from Fort Christian).
A major debut from an award winning writer - an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands.
In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from the Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them.
Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the short story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, published by Graywolf Press in 2010, the picture book I Am the Virgin Islands, published by Little Bell Caribbean in 2012, and the new novel Land of Love and Drowning, published by Riverhead/Penguin in July 2014. BookPage listed her as one of the 14 Women to Watch Out For in 2014. She has been featured in O: Oprah Magazine, has written for the Wall Street Journal and is the winner of many prizes including the Pushcart Prize. Tiphanie is from Round da Field and is a graduate of All Saints Cathedral School and the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra.