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MARVELous Movies for Teens “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – Thursday, August 25, 8:05 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on August 20th, 2016

avengersThis year’s annual movie series for teens features superheroes from the MARVEL universe.

The final movie is Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), rated PG-13, with a run time of 146 minutes.

We will provide popcorn and lemonade. Bring a friend and snacks.

Experience the Library’s awesome new grant-funded A/V system.

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be presented in High-Definition and surround sound.

Entrance and exit for the program at the Morrell Meeting Room entrance on Middle Street for this after hours event.

MARVELous Movies are for teens entering 6th – 12th grade and is a Teen Summer Program event.

All events are free and sponsored by the Curtis Friends.

Day & Time: Thursday, August 25, 8:05 PM – 10:35 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Melissa Orth 725-5242 x225 morth@curtislibrary.com

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A visual genealogy

Posted by Elisabeth Doucett on August 19th, 2016

Have you ever thought about combining an interest in genealogy with quilting?  Below is a wonderful article about a couple that recorded on a quilt their family’s genealogy and migration to the New World.

I love the idea of making genealogy a visual endeavor and putting it in a quilt is a wonderful way to ensure that your research gets passed on to future generations.  Who wouldn’t love to have something like this in their family!  The link to the original article can be found here.  Happy research.

Quilt traces 4 centuries of family history

‘It’s really important that we learn where we’ve come from’

By Kevin Yarr, CBC News Posted: Aug 19, 2016 8:00 AM

p-e-i-ancestral-quilt 1David Walker and Suzan Bouchard pose with the quilt. (Lindsay Carroll/CBC)

A quilt tracing a family’s journey from the Old World to the New World will serve as a humbling reminder, says a P.E.I. man.

 

 

David Walker’s wife Suzan Bouchard spent more than 100 hours on the quilt, which tracks the path of 25 of Walker’s ancestors across a map. They travelled from all around the British Isles, settling on P.E.I. and in New England, the earliest ones having to carve a living out of the wilderness.

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The quilt traces the routes taken by David Walker’s ancestors. (Lindsay Carroll/CBC)

 

p-e-i-ancestral-quilt2A scroll attached to the quilt details the journeys.

“It makes me feel humble, because my life is a lot more simple than the life that these ancestors had,” said Walker.

Ancestors included on the quilt include Mary Barrett, who was hanged in Boston in 1660 for the crime of being a Quaker in the colony. A statue of her now stands in front of the Massachusetts state capitol.

The quilt traces the routes taken by David Walker’s ancestors. (Lindsay Carroll/CBC)

Walker felt it was important to find a way to record the research he had done on his family history.

“I think it’s really important that we learn where we’ve come from to, I guess, make better decisions on where we’re going,” he said.

The quilt was recently displayed at the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada convention, held in Summerside, P.E.I.

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Fairy and Gnome Houses – Tuesday, August 9, 10:30 AM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on August 7th, 2016

gnome houseUse sticks, moss, shells, and other natural materials to build small dwellings for the fairies and gnomes that live in the children’s garden.

In addition to the library’s supplies, bring some of your own building materials if you have them.

Please call 725-5242 x225 to register so we can plan for supplies.

Day & Time: Tuesday, August 9, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Postponed if raining)

Location: Children’s area

Contact: Youth Services 725-5242 x225