ONLINE Author Talk: Anne Gass: Voting Down the Rose co-sponsored by League of Women Voters, Brunswick, and Curtis Memorial Library.

ONLINE Author Talk: Anne Gass: Voting Down the Rose

Author event co-sponsored by League of Women Voters, Brunswick, and Curtis Memorial Library.

This event is in celebration of the 100th year of women winning the vote! In this session, join us as Anne B. Gass talks about her book, Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage.

Voting Down the Rose is a lively account of Maine native Florence Brooks Whitehouse’s efforts to win women voting rights in the decisive final years of the campaign, 1914-1920. Considered radical for picketing the White House, Florence helped win women suffrage against a backdrop of conservative views of women’s roles, political intrigues, WWI, and the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Anne is the great-granddaughter Florence Brooks Whitehouse. You can purchase the book or borrow it from your local library in advance of the discussion.

This event will be available via Zoom and will also stream on Facebook Live, on the Curtis Library Facebook page.

To join via Zoom, use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84696294863

To view on our Facebook page, visit https://www.facebook.com/curtislibrary

Date:
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Time:
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time – US & Canada (change)
Categories:
  Author Event / Speaker 

Annual Halloween Spooktacular

This year the Spooktacular takes on Covid-19 and things will look a bit different. We are doing this year’s Spooktacular drive thru style. Dress up yourselves (and if you choose, your cars) and join us at the Island Community Center to begin a parade through town. With designated stops for treats from a few downtown businesses. We ask that everyone remain in their cars with a window down to receive a treat. Businesses will hand them to you. Parade route begins at the Island Community Center at 10:00am — cars will meet us in the parking lot – drive down around the back of the center – up through Memorial Street – over to Highland Rd – turn left onto West Main Street – straight through Main Street and up Thurlows Hill. We ask that families drive slow and keep stop times to a minimum to avoid a traffic jam. There will be some at home projects for each family to do. The Island Community Center will be handing out spider craft packets The Rec Board will be handing out pumpkins to decorate. The Stonington Public Library will be passing out a scavenger hunt.

Take and Make Story Hour is Back!

Pick up a “Take and Make” craft kit! Today until 6:00pm, tomorrow 10:00am to 4:00pm, or Saturday 10:00 am to noon. Then check out this website or our Facebook page on Saturday for a video reading of the children’s book “The Squirrels’ Busy Year”, craft directions, and snack ideas.

Meet the Executive Producer of Netflix’s The Baby Sitters Club, Virtually!!!

The Stonington Public Library is excited to host Naia Cucukov in a zoom event on September 11th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Ms. Cucukov is the executive producer of the Netflix adaptation of The Babysitters Club.This event is perfect for kids that love the Babysitters Club books or those who grew up reading the iconic series.

Growing up in a small town in Southern New Jersey, Cucukov had little to do other than dive into movies and books. It’s a trait that propelled her to Hollywood, and to running development for film and television company, Walden Media.

Naia has overseen such movies as: The Giver, based on the bestselling book by Lois Lowry; Disney’s The BFG, a Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel; and Wonder, based on the bestselling middle grade novel, as well as the recent adaptation of Ann M. Martin’s beloved series, The Baby-Sitters Club.  Listen to Naia read from Kristy’s Big Idea and find out how to break into the entertainment business, what an executive producer actually does and how it felt to bring The Baby-sitters Club to a new generation.

For more information or to submit any questions ahead of the event email  stonington.public.library@gmail.com  To join the event go to zoom.us the event ID is 822 6298 3629.

Tonight at 6:00! Read ME author Jaed Coffin, author of Roughhouse Friday

If you haven’t picked up a copy of Jaed Coffin’s memoir, Roughhouse Friday you can still join the Maine State Library and the Maine Humanities Council for an author talk featuring
Read ME author Jaed Coffin, author of Roughhouse Friday is tomorrow night, August 12th at 6:00.
If you enjoy the discussion stop into check out a copy of the book.

ReadMe Summer Reading

 

Both The Stonington Public Library and Chase Emerson Library are participating in the Maine Humanities Counsel Summer reading program, ReadME. Author Lily King has chosen a fiction and non fiction title from Maine authors. There will be online interviews with the the authors as well as discussion groups. Stop in and pick up a copy of the books this week!