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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

    As Americans, we are proud of our long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world and value their contributions that add zest to our nation’s blend of cultures, customs, and traditions.  To celebrate National Immigrants Day (October 28), poet Laurie Byro will discuss the poetry of Shirley Geok-lin Lim and Marilyn Chin, both immigrants to this country.   Hard copies of their poems are available to pick up at the Help Desk, or you can print them yourself from this pdf.  Feel free to bring in and share a poem related to immigration or "otherness".  Find more poems on immigration on the Poetry Foundation website.

    Shirley Geok-lin Lim was born in Malacca, Malaysia. She is an American writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Her first collection of poems, Crossing The Peninsula, published in 1980, won her the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, a first both for an Asian and for a woman.

    Marilyn Chin is an award-winning poet and author. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her works have become Asian-American classics and are taught in classroomsinternationally.

    AWPL Community Room, Reading Garden
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 11:15am to 11:45am

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

  • 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or
    Seamstress Cindy Hopper of Sewcology will teach basic hand sewing stitches for clothing construction and repair (not embroidery), and help you work on the project of your choice.  Historical materials such as linen thread, linen, cotton and wool will also be covered.  Participants will provide their own needles, thread, scissors, and pre-cut material (following your chosen pattern/project).  The first two sessions will be working up a "sampler piece" of basic stitches.  For this, you will need a solid color light weight material of your choice approx. 30" square.
    NOTE: Please check with us prior to the program for current COVID protocols. As of August 23, masks are required for all  persons for library visits and programs per CDC guidelines.  If the library in consultation with health authorities requires, the program may shift to remote and be given on Zoom.
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:15am to 11:45am

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm