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New Program! Reading Between the Lines August 21, 2008

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 Free Book Discussion Series Offered at the Galway Public Library

 

In a unique collaboration, the New York Council for the Humanities has joined forces with the Galway Public Library to offer Reading Between the Lines: Revolution and Rebellion in Early America, a monthly reading and discussion series that runs from September 22, 2008, to January 29, 2009.

 

Reading Between the Lines offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format with focused thematic discussions led by humanities scholars,” says Council Executive Director Sara Ogger. At the Galway Public Library, the discussion leader will be Mary Sanders Shartle.  She will lead four discussion sessions each focused on a book related to the series theme.  The first book in the series is New York is Burning, by Jill Lepore.

 

Participants in the series read works of non-fiction and works of literature that are discussed within an historical context. The program is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required. For more information about series dates and acquiring books, please contact Ashley Poulin at 882-6385.

 

Reading Between the Lines is designed to promote lively, informed conversation about humanities themes and strengthen the relationship between humanities institutions and the public. Reading Between the Lines series are currently being held in communities across New York State. The project is supported by the We The People initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

The New York Council for the Humanities is a private, non-profit organization that helps all New Yorkers to lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry and civic participation. To find out more about the Council visit www.nyhumanities.org

 

Reading Between the Lines for Adults was developed in partnership with the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

 

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of either the Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Paint Your Own Story Quilt Block – Children’s Program August 11, 2008

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Children ages five and up can join Anne Valente, owner of Creative Sparks in Saratoga, and create your very own “patch” of Galway’s Story Quilt.  Program presenters will talk to the children about the Story Quilt, life in Galway, and what Galway means to them.  Once everyone has plenty of ideas, they will each create an individual design on a ceramic tile that depicts their life in Galway.  The tiles will then be fired and returned to the children.  Registration is required, so please stop by or call the library to sign up.  This program is being funded by proceeds from the Galway Public Library’s Story Quilt Fund.

Thursday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m.

Registration required – Stop by or call 882-6385

Open to children ages five and up