2006-02-02 / Upcoming Events

At the Library

Teen program to feature speaker on civil rights

Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. will be at the Jamestown library on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. to talk with teens about his experiences in the U.S. civil rights movement.

LaFayette has been an activist in the civil rights movement, as well as a minister, educator, lecturer, and he is an authority on the strategy for non-violent social change.

Among his many accolades and titles, LaFayette was a trusted friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee in 1960, and a leader of the Nashville Movement in 1960. He was involved in the Freedom Rides of 1961, and the 1965 Selma Movement. He is chairman of the International Non-violence Executive Planning Board and has been re-appointed by Governor Carcieri as the chairman of the Rhode Island Select Commission on Race and Police-Community Relations.

LaFayette is currently a Distinguished-Scholar-in-Residence and director of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island.

Free and open to the public, registration is not required for this library program that will take place in the building’s meeting hall.

Kids can make Valentine’s cards at the library

Kids can make Valentine’s Day cards for friends and family at the library on Friday, Feb. 10, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The valentine card workshop will be for children ages 5, and over and all materials will be supplied.

Registration is not required for this free program, which will take place in the library meeting hall at 26 North Main Rd. For more information, call Rowena Burke, the children’s and young adults’ librarian, at 423-7280.

Teens workshop on beadcraft at library

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., there will be a Valentine’s Day Beading Workshop at the Jamestown library.

Deb Goyette, owner of the Purple Door bead shop on Conanicus Avenue, will lead the workshop. Materials will be supplied to create earrings, necklaces and bracelets — perfect for Valentine’s Day presents.

Funded by the Friends of Jamestown Library, this program is for students in sixth grade and over.

Registration is not required for this free program, which will take place in the library meeting hall at 26 North Main Road. For more information, call Rowena Burke, the children’s and young adults’ librarian, at 423-7280.

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