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Introduction to Machine Sewing with Karen Katin of Dancing Threads.
Learn the basics of operating a sewing machine in this (2) hour workshop and take home a completed project!
All materials provided. No-previous sewing skills required.
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 12 participants and advanced registration is required.
Register with the button below or call the Reference desk at 847-8720 x208.
Genealogist Diane Boumenot will visit the libray on Saturday, October 21 to present "Five Methods for Solving your Rhode Island Brick Walls".
Is your Rhode Island genealogy research stuck at a certain point, and nothing so far has uncovered the answer to your question? Learn new strategies for digging deeper to break through those challenging genealogy "brick walls."
Diane MacLean Boumenot is an avid researcher of her family's roots in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Nova Scotia. She is a graduate of ProGen 28 and speaks on research strategies both locally and through Legacy Family Tree Webinars. A graduate of Wesleyan University with a degree in American History and English, she publishes her genealogy adventures on her website, One Rhode Island Family. Diane serves as a web editor for the Rhode Island Genealogical Society and newsletter editor for the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists.
The Gravestone Girls will bring their virtual tour “Welcome to the Graveyard” to the library on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm. Focusing on the art, symbolism and history of New England cemeteries, this 60-minute presentation includes photographs of New England cemeteries taken recently in these special and interesting burying places, and charts the evolution of cemeteries and gravestones from the colonial era into the 21st century.
The Gravestone Girls - Brenda Sullivan, Maggie White, Melissa Anderson - also create unusual sculpted art pieces cast from the faces of original New England gravestones. There will be gravestone castings for sale after the presentation. Learn more about the Gravestone Girls at http://gravestonegirls.com/.
Free and open to the public. No registration required.