Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:15am

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

  • 01:30 PM to 02:15 PM
    Contact: Children's Dept. 986-1047 or warkids@rcls.org

    Talk-It-Up:  "Where Do Polar Bears Live?"  Read the book together and talk about our planet's weird weather changes, how they're affecting animals like polar bears, and brainstorm ways we can help!  Grades K-3.  Register beginning Dec. 16 online or in person at the Children's Desk.

    Location:
    Activity Room, Storytime Room
    Age Group:
    Children
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Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, January 28, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Monday, January 29, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am

Monday, January 29, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

  • 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    (2017) Starring John Corbett. All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.  Rated PG; 108 min.

     

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Monday, January 29, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm

  • 06:30 PM to 07:45 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    "Bridget" was the Irish immigrant service girl who worked in American homes from the second half of the nineteenth century into the early years of the twentieth. Many of these socially-marginalized Irish immigrant women made their living in domestic service. In contrast to immigrant men, who might have lived in a community with their fellow Irish, these women lived and worked in close contact with American families. Lynch-Brennan reveals the essential role this unique relationship played in shaping the place of the Irish in America today. Such women were instrumental in making the Irish presence more acceptable to earlier established American groups. At the same time, it was through the experience of domestic service that many Irish were acculturated, as these women absorbed the middle-class values of their patrons and passed them on to their own children.

    Drawing on personal correspondence and other primary sources, Lynch-Brennan gives voice to these young Irish women and celebrates their untold contribution to the ethnic history of the United States. She will also explore the relevance of the Irish Bridget story to contemporary American life in which domestic service is once again populated by female immigrants.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

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