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We have some FUN STUFF coming up at the library Oct. 17, 18 & 19!
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 3:28pm
Thursday, Oct. 17 at 11 am TIM THE MAGICIAN! Yes come and see the amazing slight-of-hand and tricks of Tim Freeland! The Friends & Foundation of the Library make Tim's performance possible!
Friday, Oct. 18 Inflation 101: The Art of Making Balloon Animals two sessions!
Session 1 for kids in grades 1 to 3. Friday, Oct. 18 at 10-11:30 am Space is limited to 25 kids.
Session 2 for kids in grades 4 and up.Friday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 am– 1 pm Space is limited to 35 kids.
Sign up REQUIRED for the Balloon Animal workshops! Sign up at the children’s desk or call 507-645-1804 or email Kathy.Ness@ci.northfield.mn.us by Oct. 16th. The presenters will enforce the grade limitations! All supplies are provided.
This program is made possible by a grant from SELCO/SELS and Clean Water, Land & Legacy.
Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11 am
The Minnesota History Center’s History Players are coming! Using props and artifacts, costumed History Players will engage children & families with their memorable life stories during an enjoyable 45-minute interactive program.
Our first Minnesota History player will be Virginia Mae Hope (1921-1944) World War II Women Air Force Service Pilot
You will learn about:
· Hope's childhood during the Great Depression
· The bombing of Pearl Harbor and its national impact
· The changing roles of women during World War II
· What life was like as a Women Air Force Service Pilot
Virginia Mae Hope, a native of Winnebago, Minnesota, was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) during WWII. WASP flew planes and performed wartime duties in the United States, thus freeing male pilots for combat.
Hope was one of only 1,074 women to receive the WASP "silver wings." She was known to say, "Isn't it just wonderful!" about her WASP career, though she and other female pilots faced blatant discrimination because of their gender.
We will have a total of 6 history players from October to March. During each session items from the Northfield Historical Society will bring a local touch to the time periods!
We have a history player the 3rd Saturday of the month the 2013 chacters are:
11 AM November 18 Harriet Bishop– first school teacher in St. Paul. See some early Northfield school items from the collection of NHS.
11 AM December 21 Maude Hart Lovelace– author of the Betsey Tacy Books from Mankato
The History Players apperances are made possible by a grant from the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, The Friends & Foundation of the Library, Northfield Historical Society and the Northfield Public Library.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE- In the meeting room at the Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. Northfield, MN.