Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

  • 06:00 PM to 07:45 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    Join Beverly Braxton for a discussion of Visions of America:  What Can We Do to Build a Stronger Community in an Age of Diversity?

    I have a feeling that we're all waiting for something to happen, for some divine intervention that will sit us all down at one table -- each race, each class, each faction -- and somehow we'll legislate, negotiate, mediate, and make everything all right. There's this assumption that we're missing some essential ingredient, but in fact all the ingredients are here. It's as if we are in a kitchen and have all the components to make the bread laid out, and we're looking from bowl to bowl unable to make that leap of imagination to mix this with that and put it in the oven and eat it. We're waiting for other people to do it, and that's totally antithetical to our can-do, will-do, know-how, make-shift, made-up country.   -- Allan Gurganus

    We have talked and thought about how we describe ourselves, about how we come together or stand apart, and what it means to be an American. What can we do with the information and insight we've gained over the course of these conversations? How will we make that leap of imagination that Allan Gurganus talks about, and work together to forge a common life that sustains all of us?

              Refreshments will be served.  Attendance at previous sessions is not required for partiticipation.

    AWPL Community Room
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or email sgardner@rcls.org

    An informal spinning group focusing on drop spindle yarn method from wool and other fibers.  Beginners and more advanced spinners welcome.  Bring your own spindle and fiber, or if you are new to this ancient craft, contact us ahead so we can provide "loaners" to you (a small fee for wool used will be collected as arranged in advance).  Drop spindle spinning uses a lightweight spindle that is very portable, as opposed to a heavy and expensive spinning wheel.  Co-sponsored by the Friends of Hathorn House Historical Society.

    Email us ahead of the meeting if you are new and need the loan of a spindle:  sgardner@rcls.org; at your first session, beginner's sample of wool will be available for $5.00

    AWPL Board Room
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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm