Preschool Spanish Class: Join Joyce Schenkman for some fun learning basic conversational Spanish. Ages 3-5. Beginning Saturday, September 12, register to reserve your bag of supplies. Materials will be distributed the week before each class. The video will be available on our children's Facebook page.
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
01:30 PM to 02:30 PMContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or email@example.com
The Control of Nature is John McPhee's bestselling account of places where people are locked in combat with nature. Taking us deep into these contested territories, McPhee details the strategies and tactics through which people attempt to control nature. Most striking is his depiction of the main contestants: nature in complex and awesome guises, and those attempting to wrest control from her - stubborn, sometimes foolhardy, more often ingenious, and always arresting characters.
Books are available at the Library for checkout. All are welcome to join in the virtual conversation on Zoom. Please register so that the discussion leaders know to expect you. A link will be sent in advance via email to all registrants.Age Group:Adult
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
04:30 PM to 05:30 PMContact: Children's Dept. 986-1047, ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Read to the Dog - Branson: Branson is back this fall for you to read to via a live Zoom link. You can read and talk to Branson for a 10-minute slot. Please have your book handy so everyone gets a chance. For grades K-3. Please make sure to include your email on your registration.Location:Storytime RoomAge Group:Children
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
06:30 PM to 08:00 PMContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or email@example.com
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.Age Group:Adult, Teen
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 AMContact: Children's Dept. 986-1047, ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.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 RoomAge Group:Children