Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

  • 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Meet artist Jan Gray in the Gallery Area on the Lower Level.  Her exhibit of handpainted tiles is on display in the display cases on the Lower Level of the Library.  Refreshments will be served.

     

    Artist statement:  After attending a Pinterest class using alcohol ink to create small tile coasters at the Albert Wisner Public Library, I was inspired to apply the techniques to larger works on ceramic tile and clear glass.  My pieces reflect observations gleaned from fellow artists and online resources.  The process includes selection of various painting implements, including brushes, felt pads, straws, alcohol pads, and cotton swabs.  After the blending and layering of various ink colors, each piece receives multiple coats of kamar varnish to protect the image.  In addition to working with alcohol ink, other artistic endeavors include decorative painting with acrylics on various metal and wood objects, refinishing furniture, paper folding, crocheting, and painting house portraits.  Creative art projects, such as tessellation t-shirts and geodesic ornaments, have been incorporated into mathematics lessons which I have taught at the secondary and college levels for over three decades.  After attending a Pinterest class using alcohol ink to create small tile coasters at the Albert Wisner Public Library, I was inspired to apply the techniques to larger works on ceramic tile and clear glass.  My pieces reflect observations gleaned from fellow artists and online resources.  The process includes selection of various painting implements, including brushes, felt pads, straws, alcohol pads, and cotton swabs.  After the blending and layering of various ink colors, each piece receives multiple coats of kamar varnish to protect the image.  In addition to working with alcohol ink, other artistic endeavors include decorative painting with acrylics on various metal and wood objects, refinishing furniture, paper folding, crocheting, and painting house portraits.  Creative art projects, such as tessellation t-shirts and geodesic ornaments, have been incorporated into mathematics lessons which I have taught at the secondary and college levels for over three decades. 

    Location:
    AWPL Gallery – Lower Level
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

  • 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Irving Berlin’s music does not have the rhythmic or harmonic complexities of a Gershwin tune nor the sly naughtiness of a Cole Porter hitHis shows are no longer the staple of high school and community productions in the same way Rodgers and Hammerstein plays live on.

     

    And yet it is impossible to find a single composer who did more for ‘The American Songbook’ than Irving Berlin.   In many ways he is a victim of his own success - everyone knows “God Bless America,” “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas,” and “There’s No Business like Show Business” - yet because the songs are so ingrained in our culture, many people do not know who wrote them or that they were composed by the same talented man.

     

    Along with a discussion of his amazing personal biography, from penniless refugee to Hollywood and Broadway icon, this talk will also demonstrate, with both recorded and live performance, the elegant and masterful ways in which an Irving Berlin song, such as “White Christmas” or “What will I Do?" are crafted with brilliant subtlety.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Monday, March 16, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

  • 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
    Contact: Teen Advisor Karen Lee at klee@rcls.org

    Adults, do you need help with your smart phone or tablet?  Are you confused about what apps you should have?  Do you need help attaching a photo to an email?  Who better to help than one of our Teen Tech Tutors! Come make an appointment to meet with one of our very knowledgeable, patient teens who can guide you through the ins-and-outs of your devices. Appointments made at the Help Desk.

     

    Teens, are you an expert on how to use your device? Would you like to share your knowledge? Sign up to be one of our Teen Tech Tutors and earn community service hours by helping adults learn to use their smartphones and tablets. Pick up an application at the Help Desk.

    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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