Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

  • 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

     

    Join a bi-weekly virtual discussion group to explore “The 1619 Project,” a publication of the New York Times Magazine, which marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to Jamestown, Virginia. The series highlights the contributions of Black Americans and the many ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape society in the United States. The project includes essays, photos, stories, music and poems that challenge readers to examine their knowledge of U.S. history and provides a lens to understand the moment of racial reckoning we are in today.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Isabelle Wilkerson writes about the United States as an old house in her new book, Caste:
    Not one of us was here when this house was built. . . .We are the heirs to whatever is right or wrong with it.  We did not erect the uneven pillars or joists, but they are ours to deal with now.  And any further deterioration is, in fact, on our hands.  We must see past the plaster, beyond what had been wallpapered or painted over, as we now are called upon to do in the house we all live in, to examine a structure built long ago.”

    Beverly Braxton is a beloved teacher and educational leader who throughout her 29 years at the WVCSD worked at all levels of the educational system: classroom teacher, PTA officer, school/district committees, and staff development. Since her retirement in 2010, Beverly has been teaching parenting workshops and in 2014, founded Family Central, a grassroots, non-profit parenting support network, based in Warwick. Ms. Braxton is a recipient of numerous teaching awards and honors, and continues to work as an education consultant, adjunct professor, trained facilitator and published writer.

    If you are interested in examining America’s foundations through the lens of “The 1619 Project,” please join Beverly Braxton on the following dates this fall:  Tuesdays:  October 6, 20;  November 3, 17; and December 1, 15.   Please register in order to receive the Zoom link in advance via email. 

     

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    Adult, Teen
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:20am

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am

  • 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Contact: Children's Dept. 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Fun with STEM:  Math for Parent & Child K-3:  Are you looking for some fun enrichment activities to do with your child?  This series of activities will explore shapes, money, fractals, patterns and more! Pick up your weekly supply bag at the Library, then watch the video and get ready to explore the concepts with your child. A fun, engaging, hands-on way to learn math. Register beginning Saturday, September 12 to reserve your bag of materials. Video available on our children's Facebook page.

    Location:
    Activity Room
    Age Group:
    Children
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

  • 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
    Contact: Teen Advisor Karen Lee at klee@rcls.org

    Live out your fantasy!  Be chaotic evil or lawful good. Choose to be a barbarian, bard, cleric, druid, fighter, monk, paladin, ranger, rogue, sorcerer, warlock or wizard. Be a dwarf, elf, halfling, human, dragonborn, gnome, half-elf, half-orc, tiefling or choose another race.  Fight monsters!  Find treasure!  Join our expert Dungeon Master and intrepid band of adventurers for an all-new campaign.  Register to get the Zoom link.

    Age Group:
    Teen
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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:20am

  • 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
    Contact: Children's Dept. 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Mind Matters for Kids - Join Mr. Matt each week for some simple activities, exercises and games that can help increase presence, focus and mindfulness. Available weekly on our children's Facebook page.

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    Children
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  • 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
    Contact: Children's Dept. 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Mind Matters for Kids - Join Mr. Matt each week for some simple activities, exercises and games that can help increase presence, focus and mindfulness. Available weekly on our children's Facebook page.

    Age Group:
    Children
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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

  • 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Join the staff of Albert Wisner Public Library for our Community Read on Thursday, October 22nd at 5:30pm.  Register online and you will receive instructions via email prior to the event. 

    Read or listen to Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me, a New York Times bestseller for nearly two years and winner of the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction. Coates presents a meditation on race in America as well as a personal story.  Beautifully written (and spoken by the author in audiobook), Coates’s seminal work is framed as a letter to his teenage son.

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    Adult, Teen
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