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Master Class Online - How to Tell a Life Story with Filmmaker Kevin Friend and Writer Kate Klise

Kevin Friend and Kate Klise* discuss the makings of their documentary Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames. Kevin and Kate will discuss how they told the story of this remarkable woman in words, images, and music. Whether you're looking to document your own life or the life of a loved one in a book, memorial video, or documentary, don't miss this unique opportunity to learn the first steps in telling a life story.

Master Class Online - Be Green at Home, Making Safe and Affordable Skin Care Products in Your Kitchen!

Karen Roche, a breast cancer survivor, who passionately develops products that do the job without hurting your skin or the environment. She'll demonstrate some simple to make and use products as you avoid shopping and explore new options! For a list of ingredients that you'll need for the Master Class, click here.

Program Updates: ReadSquared Missions

Have you signed up for summer reading yet? Do it now! It’s all online, so you can sign up, record your reading, and select your prize beads (kids up to age 12) or raffle tickets (teens and adults) right from your device!

Once you’re logged in, check out all fun extras! Follow your reading progress on the game board, play mini-games, enter codes to earn fun badges (you’ll find those with some program links), and look for your personal secret missions!

Spotlight on: Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. 

The following are some LGBTQ+ YA titles to check out!

Program Updates: Mr. Wayne kicks off Family Fun Events!

Although our summer events look different this year, we are still hosting a variety of family and children’s activities and events. The Family Fun events that are usually held in our garden will instead be held in YOUR garden (or living room)! Our traditional season opener, Mr. Wayne Potash, will host a Zoom concert tonight, Monday, June 22 at 6:00 PM. If you miss the live event, you can watch the recording for two weeks following the event (through Monday, July 6).

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