Adult

Poetry Readings: The Doll Collection

Date: 
Sun, 03/26/2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Contact: 
Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen

From Raggedy Ann to GI Joe, Barbie to teddy bears, dolls shape our thinking about the body, gender, race and class.  Dolls influence our memory and understanding of childhood.  Symbols of perfection, they both comfort and terrify.  Join us for readings that will take you back to your experiences.  Ten poets will read their poems and discuss the dolls that inspired them. 

Be a part of our doll display in March!  Share a favorite doll from your childhood.  Contact Kathleen Georgalas at 986-1047, ext. 5.

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Meet the Artist Reception: Stefan Dykstra - "A Year in Color"

Date: 
Sat, 11/05/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Contact: 
Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen

Meet local artist Stefan Dykstra. Stefan works in both abstract concepts and folk-art landscapes. His abstracts are a study in color and form, with underpinnings in science fiction and architecture. His landscapes are influenced by his love of waterside villages from past travels and memories of childhood. Stefan works with acrylic paint on plywood.

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Author Event with Carole Howard: Tales of a Silver-Haired Volunteer

Date: 
Sun, 02/05/2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Contact: 
Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen

Join Carole as she reads from her new book and talks about making a late-in-life decision to volunteer in the developing world with her husband.  Hear about her experiences in Uganda, Ghana, Namibia and more.  The tales are surprising, engaging, funny and inspirational!

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Tuesday Evening Book Group discusses "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri

Date: 
Tue, 12/06/2016 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Contact: 
Help Desk 986-1047, ext. 3
Age Group: 
Adult

The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world.

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Tuesday Evening Book Group discusses "My Brilliant Career" by Miles Franklin

Date: 
Tue, 11/01/2016 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Contact: 
Help Desk 986-1047, ext. 3
Age Group: 
Adult

Miles Franklin began the candid, passionate, and contrary My Brilliant Career when she was only sixteen, intending it to be the Australian answer to Jane Eyre. But the book she produced-a thinly veiled autobiographical novel about a young girl hungering for life and love in the outback-so scandalized her country upon its appearance in 1901 that she insisted it not be published again until ten years after her death.
Books are available at the library; new members always welcome.

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