Join us for a tour of Reading and Writing with Anne Frank, a traveling exhibit brought to us by The Anne Frank Center USA.
* This exhibit is funded by a generous gift from Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes to the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Art Mid-Hudson.
To arrange additional tours for groups of ten or more, please contact Rosemary Cooper at 986-1047, ext. 6; appropriate for ages 10 and up.
Artist and author Agnes Adler shares her story of how her experience as a survivor of the horrors of Nazi-occupied Hungary shaped her development as a fine creative artist and wise, compassionate human being. Some of Agnes's sculpture will be on display in the Library. She will also share from her published book "On Swallow's Wings: the Personal Journey of Agnes Adler." Copies of her book will be available for purchase.
Do you love to write poems? Come to the Hidden Poetry Picnic, the only poetry writing workshop held under a blanket fort.* This year's workshop will be led by local poet Mary Makofske. Bring your poems to share. You'll have the opportunity to workshop your poem for our annual poetry contest, too! Lemonade and other refreshments will be served.
Hilary Eddy Stipelman, Director of Outreach & Exhibitions at the Anne Frank Center USA, will speak about Anne's relationship with her diary and about the impact her writing continues to have around the world. Following her presentation, Hilary will lead a tour of the exhibition, highlighting the history of the time and Anne's own development as a writer.
Join us for an Opening Reception in celebration of our Reading and Writing with Anne Frank exhibit, which runs March 22 through May 15, 2015. The Warwick Valley High School's Chamber Strings Group will provide musical entertainment; refreshments will be served.