Explore the history and art of scrapbooking this March at Seymour Library. For each program attended, participants will receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win a basket of scrapbooking supplies!
Tuesday, March 6 at 6 pm
Take a look through history during this presentation of Seward House Museum’s scrapbooks. Jeff Ludwig, Director of Education and Maria Coleman, Education and Outreach Coordinator, will spotlight scrapbooks featuring William Henry Seward’s politics and travel.
Cutting and Pasting History: Scrapbooks in the Seymour Library’s Collection
Visit Seymour Library’s History Discovery Center and check out our scrapbooking exhibit showcasing different scrapbooks from the library’s collection. Featured scrapbooks include a Civil War scrapbook and a scrapbook by a teenager from the 1880’s.
Tuesday, March 13 at 12 pm
Get creative and make a page for your own scrapbook. Bring your pictures and keepsakes and use library supplies to make a scrapbook page with the theme of “love” or “snow”.
Book Club: The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
Join Tea and Tales Book Club, on Tuesday, March 20 at noon, in discussing The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston.
Writing with Scissors:
The American Scrapbook in History
Monday, March 19 at 6 pm
Ellen Gruber Garvey, professor of English at the New Jersey City University and author of Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance, will reflect on the history of scrapbooking and the culture of archiving memories. The audience is invited to bring scrapbooks 50 years old or older, for further examination and discussion. This program is made possible by Humanities New York.
Women’s Suffrage & the Howland Stone Store Museum
Monday, March 12 at 6 pm
Patricia Howland White, member and officer of the Howland Stone Store Museum, will be at the library to discuss women’s suffrage and social justice activities in and around Sherwood during the 20th century, focusing on Slocum, Emily and Isabel Howland.
Seek & Share Photography Class
Saturday, March 24 at 1 pm
Have you received a new camera or smartphone? Join photographer Laura Thorne and discover how to capture the best images, while exploring Seymour Library’s historic architecture, on Saturday, March 24 at 1 pm. This two hour class is open to anyone 12 years and older. Space is limited, so please register at 252-2571.