Library Highlights


Unwrap the Wonder  by Margaret Feinberg


 National Poetry Month

Throughout the month of April, Sherman will be celebrating Poetry Month.   In the Library, there will be displays of clippings of poets, poems and  poetry books.  One of the greatest books of poetry is the Old Testament book of Psalms.

Poetry Books from Sherman’s Collection

 March is Women’s History Month

Celebrating women of Sherman:

Brittney Stephan, Garrett seminarian 

Vidette Mixon, UMW

 Helen Roberts-Evans, Missionary to Liberia

In memory of 

Read more about it:

2018 READING PROGRAM BOOK LIST United Methodist Women

Selected books on women from the Sherman Library collection.

United Methodist Women (U.S.)  Mission giving : United Methodist Women changing lives.[New York] : [United Methodist Women], [2010]. 1 videodisc (approximately 8 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. DVD.

Kulling, Monica. Eleanor everywhere : the life of Eleanor Roosevelt /  illustrated by Cliff Spohn. – New York : Random House, c1999. – 48 p.

Empak “Black history” publication series, Chicago, IL : Empak Enterprises, c1984-c1990,  10 v.  . 1. A salute to historic Black women (Juvenile 920.7 Empak v. 1 women.)

Lift Every Voice

a suggested reading list in celebration of the opening of the

National Museum of African American History

by Sherman United Methodist Church Library

Barrett Sisters., Nierenberg, G. T., Nierenberg, K., Smith, W. M. F., Dorsey, T. A., Campbell, D. B., . . . Ryko Filmworks (Firm). (2007). Say amen, somebody. New York, NY: Ryko Filmworks.  25th anniversary deluxe ed.  A documentary  that follows gospel singer Willie Mae Ford Smith from her home to jumping church services to emotionally galvanic singing convention. Also features Thomas A. Dorsey, her mentor and the man credited with inventing gospel music ; Delois Campbell Barrett,  the Barrett Sisters, and the O’Neal Twins.

Bracks, Lean’tin L., and Jessie Carney Smith. Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era. 2014. ” Profiles the most important figures of this cultural and intellectual movement. Highlighting the accomplishments of black women who sought to create positive change after the end of WWI, this reference work includes representatives not only from the literary scene but also activists, actresses, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, musicians, political leaders, and scholars.”*

Floyd-Thomas, Juan Marcial, and Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas. Liberating Black Church History: Making It Plain. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2014. “This book bears witness to the transformation of black faith and culture from enslavement and  emancipation, through segregation, civil rights, Black Power, and to the age of Barack Obama.”

“Nikki Giovanni: the Revolution is Now Streamlined.” The Chicago Defender. 

“Mr. President–Person of the Year” Ebony Collector’s Edition January 2009. The first print interview President Obama gave after the historic election with exclusive photos “which chronicles the rise of Barack Obama to one of the most powerful positions in the world.”*

Robinson, Morris. A Place We Can Call Our Home: The Emerging Evanston Black Community Circa, 1850-1930. 2013

(Some of these materials were on display in the church from September – December 2016)