Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
02:00 PM to 03:00 PMBook Discussion: "Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age," by Mary PipherContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As women grow older, they contend with ageism, misogyny and loss. Yet, as author Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, wise people they have always wanted to be.
In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways that women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. “If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully,” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.”
This book discussion will be led by Rosemary Cooper, the Library' s Director. Copies of Women Rowing North will be available at the Front Desk by October 7 for those who register.
The program is meeting in the Local History RoomAge Group:Adult
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
02:00 PM to 04:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Please join us for a screening of "Dulce Esperanza: WAMC at 60", produced by Grandvue Productions and filmed under the direction of John Borst.
The documentary covers the history of the need that arose in the early twentieth century for assistance from migrant farm workers in harvesting and maintaining local area crops. By the 1960s, farmers saw the importance of taking better care of their hired farm workers; it is from this that blossomed what would become the WAMC (Warwick Area Migrant Committee). The filmmaker talks with the farmers who grew up in the area a well as the migrant workers who have also worked the land for generations. Catholic nuns who started the WAMC children’s program are also interviewed and discuss how they continue their mission today helping those in need. Finally the documentary touches upon how the WAMC helps the migrant farm worker community today and the importance of its educational programs.
It is a beautiful and touching memoir about all the people - farmer and farm workers - who make the food on our tables possible through sacrifice, hard work, and community.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
03:30 PM to 05:00 PMContact: Teen Advisor Karen Lee at email@example.com
Do you knit, crochet, embroider or do another yarn craft? Would you like to learn? Come craft & chat. Share your project, get advice, or learn a new skill.Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Teen
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
06:30 PM to 07:45 PMCelebrate National Native American Heritage Month with Reuben Fast Horse: The Contributions of Native AmericansContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you peel back the layers of American history, you will find roots in Native America. Many of our foods, tools, medicines, and governmental structures are derived from Ancient America. Join Reuben Fast Horse as he shares his knowledge of the contributions of the people of the First Nations.
Reuben Fast Horse, born on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, is a traditional Lakota singer, dancer, flutist, drummer, craftsman, storyteller and educator. He has been certified by the Lakota and the North Dakota State Board of Education as an Eminent Scholar, and has taught Lakota culture at Standing Rock Elementary and Grant School in Fort Yates, N.D. He has also toured the United States, performing and speaking at festivals, colleges, high schools and elementary schools.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult