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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
03:00 PM to 04:00 PMContact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or email@example.com
Using the patterns we provide, cut out body parts to make a moving puppet. Finished puppet will be approximately 12" tall. Register to reserve your craft bag, then watch our video to learn how to put your puppet together.Age Group:Tween
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Read to the Dog- 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 when you register.Location:Storytime RoomAge Group:Children
Tuesday, October 6, 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
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
09:00 AM to 05:00 PMContact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!Age Group:Children
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:20am
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
04:30 PM to 06:30 PMContact: Teen Advisor Karen Lee at email@example.com
Live out your fantasy! Be chaotic evil or lawful good. Choose to be a barbarian, bard, cleric, druid, fighter, monk, paladin, ranger, rogue, sorcerer, warlock or wizard. Be a dwarf, elf, halfling, human, dragonborn, gnome, half-elf, half-orc, tiefling or choose another race. Fight monsters! Find treasure! Join our expert Dungeon Master and intrepid band of adventurers for an all-new campaign. Register to get the Zoom link.Age Group:Teen
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
06:30 PM to 08:00 PMContact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us in welcoming New York Time- bestselling author Allison Pataki for a virtual discussion of her sweeping new novel, The Queen's Fortune, about the extraordinary woman who captured Napoleon’s heart, created a dynasty, and changed the course of history. Copies of the book are available to place on hold through the RCLS catalog, or call the Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3.
Allison Pataki is the New York Times-bestselling author of THE QUEEN'S FORTUNE, THE TRAITOR'S WIFE, THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS, SISI: EMPRESS ON HER OWN, WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS, as well as the nonfiction memoir BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES and two children's books, NELLY TAKES NEW YORK and POPPY TAKES PARIS. Allison's novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. A former news writer and producer, Allison has written for The New York Times, ABC News, The Huffington Post, USA Today, Fox News and other media outlets. She has appeared on The TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, Good Day New York, Good Day Chicago and MSNBC's Morning Joe.
Allison graduated cum laude from Yale with a bachelor's degree in English, and spent several years in journalism before switching to writing fiction. A member of The Historical Novel Society, Allison lives in New York with her husband and family. To learn more and to connect with Allison, please visit AllisonPataki.com or Twitter @AllisonPataki.
Please register with a valid email address in order to receive the Zoom link via email prior to the book discussion.Location:Off Site – see program detailsAge Group:Adult