The Atlantic slave trade began in 1444 when a Portuguese ship ventured down the west coast of Africa to the Senegal River, and discovered that black slaves were easily acquired. This presentation will trace the 400 year history of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery in America. Neil Frankel is an instructor at OSHER.
A Visual History of Slavery in America
Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 pm
Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Road
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The Fascinating Facts of Gemstone Jewelry
Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm at the McGraw Branch,
2180 E. Ridge Road
Think of the history a gem accumulates over time— after all, some are only approximately 2 billion years old! We will look at a variety of gemstones, including diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and pearls. Presented by Matt Wahl of Forsythe Jewelers.
A New Chapter for the IPL
You are invited to our groundbreaking ceremony for the new library, hosted by the Town of Irondequoit and the Irondequoit Public Library Board of Trustees:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM
On the Town Hall Campus (1280 Titus Avenue)
Take a peek at the newest large print books we have:
The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott
Eager to escape life on her family’s farm, Alice Barrow moves to Lowell in 1832 and throws herself into the hard work demanded of “the mill girls.” In spite of the long hours, she discovers a vibrant new life and a true friend—a saucy, strong-willed girl name Lovey Cornell. But conditions at the factory become increasingly dangerous, and Alice finds the courage to represent the workers and their grievances. Although mill owner, Hiram Fiske, pays no heed, Alice attracts the attention of his eldest son, the handsome and reserved Samuel Fiske. Their mutual attraction is intense, tempting Alice to dream of a different future for herself.
Burn by Julianna Baggott
Inside the Dome, Partridge, having taken his father’s place as leader of the Pures, realizes that things are not as clear as he thought while outside, Pressia and Bradwell continue their efforts to heal the Wretches, unsure if they can still trust their friend Partridge.
This month’s book discussion title is Alice Munro’s Dear Life. Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. This collection of short stories illuminates moments that shape a life and is set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron.
New members are always welcome to join us! There are two sessions to choose from: Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 pm or Thursday, April 10 at 3:00 pm at the McGraw Branch.
The East End Brass will perform a free concert on Wednesday 4/2 at 7pm at the McGraw Branch. Seven musicians on trumpet, trombone, and tuba will perform German folk music and classical pieces. They’ll also talk about their instruments. Don’t miss it!