Join us on Saturday, November 16 from 2:00-3:00 PM for a peek into the world which no one alive today has witnessed first-hand. As living historians renowned for their knowledge on daily life of the mid-19th century, Larissa Fleishman and Ken Giorlando will draw you into their world of horses & carriages, oil lamps & candles, and hoop skirts & top hats as they bring back the everyday life of long ago.
"Our Own Snug Fireside” is a program for audiences of all ages which offers a first-hand look into the activities, chores, occupations, manners, etiquette, and clothing of a time from over one hundred and fifty years ago. Using replica artifacts, entertaining exchanges, fun filled facts, and a bit of humor our presenters will show what life was like during such an intense time in American History: The Civil War.
Mrs. Fleishman and Mr. Giorlando have been students of history for decades, and not only have intently studied the everyday life of our ancestors, but have also been involved in the practice of historical presenting and living history/reenacting for nearly as long. “Our Own Snug Fireside” is certainly a chance to see history come alive.[Tatton Park Sept 201027 by DeviousWolf Photography is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0]
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Armor and blood: the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II by Dennis E. Showalter
Catastrophe 1914: Europe goes to war by Max Hastings
Constellation of genius: 1922: modernism year one by Kevin Jackson
Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
Finding the Dragon Lady: the mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu by Monique Brinson Demery
Autobiography of Mark Twain: complete and authoritative edition. Volume 2 by edited by Banjamin Griffin, Harriet E. Smith, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank
Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson with Kevin Baker
Book of ages: the life and opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
The butler: a witness to history by Wil Haygood
Empty mansions: the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr
Jack London: an American life by Earle Labor
Mendeleyev's dream: the quest for the elements by Paul Strathern
Napoleon's buttons: how 17 molecules changed history by Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson
Mauve: how one man invented a color that changed the world by Simon Garfield
Marie Curie: a life by Susan Quinn
*2:45-4:00 PM class is for registrants only. You may register with Brahma Kumaris in Michigan by calling 248.987.2687 or emailing email@example.com
*4:00-5:45 PM class is open to any and all participants. No registration is necessary.
December Topics (vary from week to week):
- 1st - THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON THIS DAY.
- 8th — Art of meditation
- 15th — Healing Power of Mediation
- 22nd — Inner Beauty
- 29th — World Peace through meditation
From what I can tell, Las Vegas is like having everything in one place. There is a bit of New York, a bit of California, a little bit of Detroit, and even a castle. You could play some pretty good jokes on your friends, like LB did to me, by taking pictures there. Sneaky Bear.
Galileo in Rome: the rise and fall of a troublesome genius by William R. Shea and Mariano Artigas
Copernicus' secret: how the scientific revolution began by Jack Repcheck
Edwin Hubble: mariner of the nebulae by Gale E. Christianson
Galileo: a life by James Reston, Jr
Carl Sagan: a life by Keay Davidson
Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM — Chris Grabenstein will be joining the Aunt Agatha Book Group. He'll talk about his New Jersey set series featuring John Ceepak, as well as his books for young adults. He's written two with James Patterson; two featuring Riley Mack and most recently, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
Friday, November 8 at 2:00 PM — Julia Spencer-Fleming & Tasha Alexander will participate in Aunt Agatha's Book Group's discussion moderated by Andrew Grant. Julia has a terrific new Clare & Russ mystery and Tasha has a new Lady Emily mystery.
- You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
- If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
- You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials
Days and Times
- Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
- Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
- Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
There will be no tutoring during school closures, library closures, and snow days.