Just in time for Halloween, a representative from the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts will be presenting a lecture on the history of candy, from A to Z. The lecture will conclude with candy sampling. There will be sugar- free and sugary candy to try. Registration required. Free.
Join Deborah Hoeflinger as she describes how during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries about 60,000 people in Europe and in the American colonies were executed for being witches. In this program, we will explore several aspects of the craze including the causes, the people who were accused, the end of the craze and its effects on society. We will also look at modern day instances of witch hunting and the efforts to eradicate the practice.
"Being in the hospital, battling a health condition is difficult at any time, but especially difficult during the holidays. This is why we want to give a holiday card to as many hospitalized kids as possible this holiday season. We hope you will help by making cards.
Last year, hospitals and/or Ronald McDonald Houses in all 50 states, including D.C, received holiday cards from us. We hope to match that this year & reach even more kids!" -- http://www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com
Meet in the Lobby of the library to make some awesome cards for hospitalized children this holiday season! This event is ALL ages!
Social media is an important way for people to communicate with each other. Never has it been more important to share great pictures with your friends, family and community.
Learn how you can take dynamic pictures that will grab the attention you desire. Brien Szabo, a local professional photographer, will share five great tips that will turn your pictures from ordinary to extraordinary. Use one of the tips or combine them any way you want for successful photos.
For over twenty years, Brien has been teaching people how to capture pictures that make people go, "wow."
December, with its long nights and festive celebrations, is a time for reflection and reminiscence. Join David Emerson of History on the Hoof as he conjures the ghosts of Christmases past to present the Legends and Lore of the Winter holidays. Hear the traditional stories, learn of the origins of archaic customs such as the Christmas Tree, and discover how the Victorians in general -- and three authors in particular -- revitalized and reinvented our favorite holiday. A veritable cornucopia of holiday treats certain to delight the entire family.
Pastor and painter Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that, as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. Let’s explore some of these “brilliant children,” especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Come spend an evening with art historian Michael Norris to learn about van Gogh's art and life.
Get to know the part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the pictures of Frans Hals, Jan Vermeer, and Rembrandt von Rijn. Along the way, learn about the Dutch Republic in its 17th-century heyday, including its tulip mania and the Flying Dutchman! Presented by art historian Michael Norris.