Art Tour Inspired by Frederick Douglass

Join in a tour of the art on view at the Hood Museum of Art inspired by Frederick Douglass’s life and vision of justice. Reservations kindly requested by contacting Roger Arnold, community engagement librarian.

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Reading with Charley

Children are invited to sit with Charley, the certified therapy dog as they read to him from a book of their choosing. Reservations kindly appreciated, and kids 8 and younger must come with an adult caregiver.

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Conversation on Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Join us for an introduction and discussion of the biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Multiple copies available for circulation in advance. In Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, Historian David Blight draws on new information in private collections as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers to craft a...

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Family Fort Night

We’re making forts! Bring your blankets, sheets, pillows and flashlights as we’ll build reading forts all over the library and enjoy stories by the “campfire,” space-themed snacks and more! Reservations kindly requested by emailing Beth Reynolds, Children’s Librarian.  

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Summer Graphic Novel Read-In

Join us for an afternoon of reading graphic novels. In collaboration with the Center for Cartoon Studies, we’ll have graphic novels on loan from The Schultz Library. We’ll be sure to have several space-themed graphic novels in the spirit of the summer reading theme of Universe of Stories. Snacks will...

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Space Movies for Kids and Families: Wall-E

Join us for a screening of Wall-E (2008), part of summer reading 2019. In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. On July 25 we’ll screen Muppets in Space, and have a viewer’s choice screening on...

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Saturday Space Screenings

DaillyUV Film Critic Dan Davis will introduce our Saturday Space Screenings in June and July. Part of Summer 2019’s Universe of Stories. June 8, 1:00 pm, Galaxy Quest (1999). American science fiction action comedy film starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman. The film depicts the cast of a...

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Reading Frederick Douglass 2019

Join us at Norwich Congregational Church as we read the July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist and orator, Frederick Douglass, protested being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event–community members of all ages are invited to witness and to...

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