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2015.04 - BCPL Newsletter

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discover... BOONE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY APRIL 2015 Discover, explore, experience a lifetime of learning. L BCP This April, we invite you to join us in celebrating one of our favorite modern day detectives, Kinsey Millhone. In April, we'll be reading A is for Alibi, the book in which Kinsey first appeared. Written by Kentucky native Sue Grafton, A is for Alibi is the first book in Grafton's popular "alphabet series." To date, Kinsey has appeared in 23 of Grafton's novels as well as in several short stories. Perhaps while you're at it, you'll want to read your way through the entire alphabet! To continue our all things mystery theme, on April 25, from 1 to 3 p.m., we'll be hosting a Sherlock Holmes Fan Day at the Scheben Branch. There'll be something for everyone, from finger printing and mug shots to a storytime for young fans featuring a mystery. Teens will have an opportunity to solve a mystery in the library and for those tried and true fans, you're welcome to come in costume – all Sherlocks, Watsons and Baker Street Irregulars are welcome. Due to the generous support of the Beacon Society and the Library's receipt of a Jan Stauber Grant, we'll be giving away copies of the Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, on a first come, first serve basis. Mystery and Mayhem: Celebrate Sue Grafton and attend a Sherlock Holmes Fan Day Boone County Public Library is hon- ored to present Dr. Henry Fenichel at the Main Library on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. when he speaks about his experience of growing up in the Westerbrook and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps during WWII. Dr. Fenichel was born in the Netherlands and lived a self-described "happy childhood," but ev- erything changed when the Nazis invaded in 1940. At the age of six, he and his mother were sent to the West- erbork detention camp, which served as a transit camp for over 107,000 Jews before they were deported to extermi- nation camps. Only 5,200 of the people who passed through Westerbork survived. From there, Dr. Fenichel and his mother were transported to Bergen-Belsen camp in Germany and were later exchanged for German civilians held abroad. He then escaped to Palestine where he witnessed the creation of the state of Israel and the beginning of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict that continues today. Eventually, he made his way to the United States where he settled in a suburb of Cincinnati. Dr. Fenichel, who did not speak openly about his experiences until the early 1990s, is now shar- ing his life story with hundreds of people in the community each year, including young school children. The opening of the Holocaust Memo- rial Museum in Washington, D.C, prompted Dr. Fenichel to break his silence on the stories of his past. At the time of the museum opening, each community around the country looked for a local survivor to represent their region, and Dr. Fenichel was interviewed and selected by the Cincinnati Enquirer to represent survivors living in Cincinnati. Holocaust Survivor: Dr. Henry Fenichel

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