Come to the library, make this sweet pumpkin, and take it home for a gift or to decorate your home!
Edna Wade will show us how, on Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m., at the library. Cost is only $5 for the basic pumpkin. If you’d like extra decorations for your pumpkin, you are welcome to bring your own. Space is limited, so sign up NOW at the library
Come to the Fredericksburg Community Park on WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 6-8 p.m. for a fun night! Hot dogs, refreshments, art show, face painting, and DRUM CONCERT by Sogbety Diomande!!! And it’s all FREE!! Click on the link below for more info.
Gopher lies down and kicks up his legs.”There’s nothing you can’t learn when you have books”, he says. Porcupine smooths down her quills. “If you can read,” she adds. I smile. “And it’s even better when you have a library.”
from “Our Library”, by Eve Bunting
click below to learn about the exciting plans for summer reading at the library this summer! We hope to see you there!!!
“The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.”
–Crow and Weasel, Barry Lopez, 1990
Family stories, handed down. Oral history, brought alive through the telling of these stories. If you have ever wished you had some of these stories recorded, the voices of loved ones preserved, the library may be able to help, through both people and resources. Thanks to a grant from the Noble Foundation, the library now has equipment for videotaping conversations centered around local history and family stories. We call it the Fredericksburg Oral History Project. Volunteers have compiled a questionnaire to help guide the conversation, and are also ready to help with running the camera and the interview itself. If you would like to preserve your family stories, or local history, please contact the library!
“You never know when something begins where it’s going to take you.”
–A Gathering of Days:A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-32, by Joan W. Blos