Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

  • 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    At Warwick's "Founders Day" on June 1 at 21 Hathorn Road, the Library will sponsor Algonkian re-enactor and cultural historian Jennifer Lee, who will conduct a workshop on bark basket-making. Each participant will be given materials and learn the basics of making traditional Eastern Woodland baskets. The basket workshop is limited to 10 pre-registered participants and will take place from 11:00-1:00.  The day also features a conical wigwam dwelling with living historian Dan Shears from 11:00-3:00, open to all.

    Basket workshop is open to adults and older teens; pre-registration is required and limited to 10.  A deposit of $10.00 will be collected upon registration at the Library, to be refunded after attendance; no-shows will not have deposit refunded unless they have given 24-hour advance notice so that the space can be filled from the waitlist.  Participation in the workshop is open to Albert Wisner Public Library district residents only, but observers are welcome.

    Ms. Lee is a widely-respected cultural history educator who portrays American Indian life of the 18th century as an Algonkian woman.  She is of Narragansett ancestry, a traditional storyteller, and has appeared at hundreds of historic heritage events and educational institutions throughout the Northeast.  Her website is barkbasketsbyjlee.com Dan Shears is an enrolled member of the Nulhegan Abenaki.  He has been a cultural historical educator for a number of years holding the position of men’s technology supervisor at Plimoth Plantation from 2013-2016. He is proficient at beadwork and historical reproductions in wood, birchbark, quills, and traditionally tanned hides. His work has been featured at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Connecticut, Westfield State University in Massachusetts and in collaboration with another artists on permanent display at the Grand Portage National Monument in Minnesota.

     

     

     

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
    A $10 registration deposit is due at the time of in-person registration at the Help Desk; deposit will be refunded the day of the event.
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Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

  • 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    (2017) Starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call “The Leisure Seeker”, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end. Rated R; 1 hour; 52 min.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

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

    In this interactive and engaging workshop, participants will learn about biodiversity:  what it is and how to cultivate it in common spaces.  All participants will have the opportunity to learn about seed saving, increasing biodiversity through native planting and will walk away with seed bombs. If you’re interested in growing plants, playing in the dirt and learning about easy ways to make all the birds come to your yard, then this program is for you!  Presenter Kelly Collins is a longtime educator who has dedicated years in the public school system designing individual instruction to meet the needs of learners in the Hudson Valley. She brings that passion into her work designing earth-conscious edible landscapes for residential and community projects.  She has a Master's degree in Education, holds three certifications in Education, two in Permaculture Design and is currently working on a certification in Biodynamic Farming.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room, Outside Program Area
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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