Greenwood Forest Farms Association will celebrate Black History with a two part program featuring the arts. Filmmaker Patricia DeArcy will preview portions of her new film "The Harlem Cultural Council." Founded in 1964 by Artist Romare Bearden, The Harlem Cultural Council is an African-American arts advocacy group. The film focuses on the Council's innovative use of the "jazz-mobile" and the "dance-mobile" to bring music and dance to the community in the 1960's and 70's. Following the film the Youth Theatre Interactions Inc.
The Library is interested in beginning a chess club for children. We need parents and other interested adults or teens to help us get a chess club started. This program will teach you about the game and give you the skills to teach it to others. We hope that this program will inspire volunteers to begin a weekly or bi-weekly chess club here. This program will be hosted by Michael Kusen, a chess master and author. He belongs to Chess for Teachers. This program is intended for families, and children who attend must be in Kindergarten and up.
To salute Veterans and their spouses, AARP’s Driver Safety Program will waive the normal course registration fee during the month of November. Here is a great opportunity reacquaint yourself with the rules of the road as we say “Thank You” for your service to our country.
Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road and learn defensive driving techniques. Upon completion of the course, you will qualify for an automobile insurance discount given by your insurance company.
Create a video for Banned Books Week! Come in and read a short passage from your favorite banned or challenged book. Need some ideas? Here are the ALA's Top 10 Frequently Banned or Challenged Books of 2010:
And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Do you have a potato dish that outshines the Potato Peel Pie mentioned in The Guernsey Litarary and Potato Peel Pie Society? Enter our Potato Recipe Contest. Bring in a batch of your favorite potato recipe to be judged by local chefs and the audience at our showing of Bed Knobs and Broomsticks. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the film. 2 prizes: Chef’s Choice and People’s Choice.
Is there a program you’d like to see here? A book series we ought to carry? Do you want the inside scoop on volunteer opportunities here at the library? Welcome to Teen Advisory Board! Here’s your chance to have a say in what your library can do for you! Pizza and beverages will be served.