Join us as we are transported to the time of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of one man -- Judy Cook's great-great-grandfather Gilbert Claflin -- and revealed through the letters he exchanged with his wife, Esther. You will see photos of the day and the letters themselves. Judy, in costume, will read the letters, play the tunes and sing the songs of this era, providing the audience with a fascinating glimpse into home life in Middle America during the 1860s.
August is the time to begin planting for a fall crop. Learn how to extend your harvest by growing plants that will thrive in the cold season. Gar Wang will also talk about different methods of preserving food and saving seeds.
What would you save if your house were on fire? Using excerpts and additional material from the documentary film "Objects and Memory," filmmaker Jonathan Fein raises questions about fundamental human responses to objects and how otherwise ordinary things become transformed into precious conveyors of experience, emotion, and identity.
Do you write stories or poetry? Join our summer creative writing group for a chance to read and share your work. We'll discuss different techniques, from creating strong characters to overcoming writers' block., Open to ages 13 and up.
Are you interested in video game design? Project Spark incorporates game design elements using a simple language named Kode. Collaborate with other teens and create your own RPG! Open to grades 7 and up.