Crafting with the National Museum of Mexican Art


Image result for huicholSaturday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Ages: 13 and up

Join us as we welcome representatives from the National Museum of Mexican Art, who will teach us about the traditional Mexican Huichol art. During the program, you will be given a tutorial of how to create huichol weavings that you can take home with you. This event will be bilingual in Spanish and English. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: For all adult crafting and DIY programs, doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

Essential Oils and Beading: Mosquito-Repelling Jewelry


Related imageWednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Looking for a more natural way to fight those pesky mosquitos? Join Mary and Sue and create either a bracelet or a necklace infused with natural essential oils to ward off those annoying summertime pests.  You will also take home a 10 ml roll-on bottle of natural bug repellant for you to use all summer long.  Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited.  Participation is on a first-come, first served basis.

Please note: For all adult crafting and DIY programs, doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

World Cup Soccer


Watch World Cup Soccer at the Library
Ages: 13 and up

The World Cup is here again! Catch some of the action with us here at the Library!

Related imageFriday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Portugal vs. Spain

Monday, June 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Tunisia vs. England

Friday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Serbia vs. Switzerland

Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Nigeria vs. Argentina

 

Art Excursions: Heists in Art History


Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us as we welcome Dr. Michelle Mishur from Art Excursions as she discusses a selection of history’s most notorious art heists, including The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and more.

 

Legends of Sun Records


Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Come hear a performance of the music created by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins during their time at the iconic Sun Records label. Musician/historian Randy Walker will teach us about the history of some of America’s most beloved early rock n’ roll and also play some classic songs we know and love.

 

Tapas and Canapes with Chef Bryan


Image result for tapas and canapesTuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Join us as Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef Bryan demonstrates how to make your summer fun events even more amazing with tasty tapas and canapés. Prepare to get your hands messy as there will be some opportunities for you to assist in the preparations. Bring your taste buds because there will be samples! Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Mobile Room Escape: Down Periscope


Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00 AND 4:00 p.m. | Ages: 12-18 years old

You’re “locked” in a submarine, submerged in the North Atlantic, surrounded by enemy warships. You have one hour to work with your peers to guide your sub to safety. Search for hidden clues, use your periscope to chart the course, and solve other riddles. Can you escape in time? Registration is not required, but space is limited to 12 participants each session. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for the first session and 3:30 p.m. for the second session.


Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m.  | Adults only!

You’re “locked” in a submarine, submerged in the North Atlantic, surrounded by enemy warships. You have one hour to work with your peers to guide your sub to safety. Search for hidden clues, use your periscope to chart the course, and solve other riddles. Can you escape in time? Registration is not required, but space is limited. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

 

Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair


Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us in welcoming author William Hazelgrove as he discusses his book, Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago—the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World’s Fair. We’ll take a historical look at Chicago during the bleakest days of the Great Depression, as the city was fighting the hold of organized crime and fighting to survive. Books will be available for purchase, and to be signed, at the conclusion of the talk.

 

Cemetery Art Symbolism


Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Join historian Laurel Mellien and learn about the rich symbolism displayed in cemeteries of the Victorian Era. Headstone art during this time period was carefully chosen by family members to properly represent the deceased. Many clues about the lives of the dearly departed can be discovered by learning the language of cemetery art symbolism.