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March 11, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual discussion
D.W. Griffith is a sorcerer, and The Birth of a Nation is a spell that drew upon the darkest thoughts and wishes from the heart of America. Now, rising in power and prominence, the Klan has a plot to unleash Hell on Earth. Luckily, Maryse Boudreaux has a magic sword and a head full of tales. When she's not running bootleg whiskey through Prohibition Georgia, she's fighting monsters she calls "Ku Kluxes." She's damn good at it, too. But to confront this ongoing evil, she must journey between worlds to face nightmares made flesh -- and her own demons. Together with a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter, Maryse sets out to save a world from the hate that would consume it. Enrollment required. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.
March 13, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Virtual program
Join us for a virtual D&D program hosted by Youth Services!
Are you new to Dungeons & Dragons? No problem! This beginner-friendly campaign is designed to engage both new and experienced players alike. Campaign begins February 13 and runs for 6 weeks. We will be using the Roll20 interactive role-playing platform. To participate you will need to create a free Roll20 account. Once you have registered for this program, we will send you an invite to the email associated with your Roll20 account allowing you to join the game, so please provide the email associated with your Roll20 account. Space limited. Requirements: a computer with good internet access; working microphone and webcam; a Roll20 account
March 14, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Story Central Virtual Storytelling Slam is an opportunity for adults to enter a friendly competition to share true, first-person stories -- not poems or essays -- of approximately 5-7 minutes in length. Adults are welcome to volunteer to sign up to tell a story or just sit back, listen and enjoy. Judges in the audience select the winner, who is awarded a prize. Stories are not to be read or memorized.
“The point of these events is to give community members a voice, and to encourage people to listen to what they have to say,” says Story Central producer Caren Neile, Ph.D. “We are not looking for professional performances, just authentic, you-are-there storytelling. Just as important, we are looking for great listeners!” Dr. Neile has taught storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University for nearly two decades and held local storytelling slams for most of that time.
Enrollment required. Please provide an email address. Zoom information will be emailed upon enrollment.
March 16, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join Neil Schulhoff to discuss "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X & Martin Luther King Jr." by Peniel E. Joseph. This dual biography upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders. Enrollment required. Please provide an email address. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.
March 18, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Virtual discussion
"Pudge and Prejudice" is an homage to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," transported to the fictitious Northfield Texas High School in the year 1984. After moving to Northfield with her family, Elyse Nebbit faces the challenge of finding her place in a new school, one dominated by social status and Friday night football. When Elyse's effortlessly beautiful older sister Jayne starts dating Charlie Bingley, the captain of the school football team, Elyse finds herself curious about Charlie's popular and brooding best friend, Billy Fitz. Elyse's body insecurities eventually complicate her relationship with Billy, leaving Jayne and Elyse's exceedingly blunt friend, Lottie, to step in and help Elyse accept herself for who she is, pant size and all. Enrollment required. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment. Pick up a free copy of the book at the Youth Services desk at either library.
March 19, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Virtual discussion
Retired detective Cal Hooper moves to a remote village in rural Ireland. His plans are to fix up the dilapidated cottage he's bought, to walk the mountains, to put his old police instincts to bed forever. Then a local boy appeals to him for help. His brother is missing, and no one in the village, least of all the police, seems to care. And once again, Cal feels that restless itch. Something is wrong in this community, and he must find out what, even if it brings trouble to his door. Enrollment required. Please provide an email address. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.
March 20, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Virtual program
March 31, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Virtual presentation
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Jane Caputi, PhD, will focus on the ways that gender injustices impact causes, consequences and solutions for climate change. She will also be highlighting the girls and women globally who lead the movement. Enrollment required. A link to the virtual presentation will be emailed upon enrollment.