Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:20am

  • 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
    Contact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Mind Matters for Kids - Join Mr. Matt each week for some simple activities, exercises and games that can help increase presence, focus and mindfulness. Available on our children's Facebook page.

    Age Group:
    Children
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Friday, November 13, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

  • 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Art with Miss Judy: Printmaking with foam board & paint.  Make a line drawing on foam board by pressing with a pencil or pen into the board. Roll some paint onto the raised areas and print it. We'll supply the board, paper and roller. You supply the paint. Watch the "how-to" video on our website. Register to reserve your bag of supplies. Suggested for ages 6-10.

    Location:
    Activity Room
    Age Group:
    Tween, Children
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Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

  • 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
    Contact: Library Help Desk 986-1047 menu option 3

    The Science Book Club reads What the Future Looks Like by Jim Ao-Khalili. Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how we live. Yet it isn’t every day you hear from the scientists themselves! Now, award–winning author Jim Al–Khalili and his team of top-notch experts explain how today’s earthshaking discoveries will shape our world tomorrow—and beyond.

     

    Copies of the book are available for check out.

    Age Group:
    Adult
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

  • 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.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
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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