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  1. Calendar Overlay Library - Adult Programming (5)

Library - Adult Programming


    August 12, 2020, All Day

    WORLD CALLIGRAPHY DAY Calligraphy is an ancient art form that is one of the oldest forms of communication. This historic art form is apparent in almost every region of the world as the main source of manuscript writing and communication. In early findings, religious documents, such as the original Bible, are written in Biblical Hebrew calligraphy. Maneuvering through the ages, calligraphy continues to maintain a unique flow of magic from pen to paper. In today’s modern world, calligraphers believe calligraphy is an interpretation of the individual. In many aspects, each symbol creates meaning to relationships between their ancestry and language. HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldCalligraphyDay Signing up for a beginners course will open your soul to a new world of expression. If you already are a calligrapher, teach someone else your skillful craft! Remember, share your calligraphy writing on social media using #WorldCalligraphyDay.

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    August 15, 2020, All Day

    The day recognizes both the honey bee and the beekeepers who tend the hives. It also encourages everyone to enjoy and buy locally grown honey. Honey bees do sting, but only if they perceive a threat – damage to their hive or being swatted at. Since they seek sweet nectar, sugary drinks and sweets will attract honey bees when flowers are not blooming yet. So, keep your beverages covered. If a honey bee comes close, either hold still or move slowly away. The honey bee will fly along to the next sweet thing as long as it doesn’t feel threatened. HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldHoneyBeeDay Collect and spread local wildflower seeds to promote honey bee pollination. Flavors of honey vary depending on the variety of flowers and nectar available to the bees. Clover, alfalfa, lavender, orange, and chestnut are just a few to choose from. Replace your usual sweetener with honey for the day. Taste the difference! Give the gift of honey to a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member.

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  3. Understanding Medicare Online Workshop

    August 18, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Online

    While the Pelham Library is temporarily closed to inside traffic, Linda Reynolds will host online Zoom meetings with those who want a better understanding about how to navigate Medicare! Does Medicare confuse you? Get answers at this seminar provided by Linda Reynolds, an independent insurance agent with 15 years’ experience. The presentation simplifies complex issues such as the Medicare parts, enrolling and more. Hundreds age into Medicare each month in this area. It is a complex and confusing process for most individuals. Please call the library at 205-620-6418 or email David Smith for contact information for online webinars.

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    August 19, 2020, All Day

    In a photo, describe your world. That’s the object of World Photo Day which commemorates the date its patent was made as a gift to the world. The Dauerreotype and its photographic process developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837 originates in France. HOW TO OBSERVE: With just one photo, share your world with the world. Use #WorldPhotoDay to share on social media.

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  5. Strange Flowers: New Book Release

    August 20, 2020, All Day

    Donal Ryan is a wonderful writer. His first novel, The Spinning Heart, won The Guardian First Book Award in 2013 and he’s been longlisted twice for the Booker Prize. Strange Flowers (out on August 20) is his fifth novel – a tender and beautifully written story about three generations of a family living in rural Ireland. It starts in 1973, when 20-year-old Moll Gladney catches an early morning bus from her home and completely disappears. Her parents search for their daughter without success and fear they’ll never see her again. But five years later Moll returns home, followed by a man who transforms her family’s life forever. We read this outstanding book in one sitting and will definitely return to it again.

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