Pumpkin Look and Find! Find 14 hidden pumpkins with different features and expressions, all hidden on the Library's grounds. The pumpkins will also have a word on the underside which, when put together, will give you a message. Mark the pumpkins' locations on your map, then email the map to us (email@example.com) or leave it in the basket in front of the Library. Everyone who turns in their map gets a prize! Maps may be picked up in our curbside cart. Please do NOT move the rock pumpkins. Have fun!
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
10:00 AM to 12:00 PMContact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop by the patio of the Library for a "photo-op" with Peanuts and the Great Pumpkin! Show us your costume and get a bag of goodies. Please remember your masks and social distancing. Please: ages 2-5 only.Location:Off Site – see program detailsAge Group:Children
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 6:00am to 9:00pm
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
05:30 PM to 06:30 PMContact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or email@example.com
Can you name a breakfast cereal, sport, song, state capital and book - all that start with the letter W? If so, you are ready to play Scattergories! See who can fill in the most blanks in 2 minutes. Register to receive the Zoom link.Age Group:Tween
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
06:30 PM to 08:00 PMContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.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.Age Group:Adult, Teen