TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, AT 6:30 pm
LESLIE GODDARD APPEARING AS AMELIA EARHART
Flora Public Library’s Amazing Americans History Series continues on September 5, at 6:30pm,
with Leslie Goddard appearing as Amelia Earhart.
The courageous exploits and spirited personality of aviator Amelia Earhart made her an international celebrity. Her dazzling achievements include being the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane (1928), the first woman to pilot herself across the Atlantic by plane (1932). She set numerous speed and altitude records before disappearing mysteriously in 1937 during an attempted around-the-world flight.
Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been portraying famous women and presenting history lectures for more than ten years.
She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in U.S. history and American Studies as well as master’s degrees in both theater and museum studies. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a historical interpreter, author, and public speaker.
This free program is for all ages. Refreshments will be served.
The Amazing Americans History Series is made possible by a generous donation from Cargill Cares.
ATTENTION!!! – Last day to turn in your child’s book log and/or the adults’ book slips for credit is . . .
Tuesday, August 1st
1:30pm – 8:30pm
The library thanks everyone who participated in this years summer reading program, “Read By Design!”
And the library also sends a big THANK YOU! to all of their sponsors.
AMAZING AMERICANS HISTORY SERIES
For the next six months, Flora Public Library, 216 North Main St., in Flora, will be presenting a series of history programs called “The Amazing Americans History Series.” Six people will provide programs about prominent people from America’s past. All programs are absolutely free and everyone is welcome to attend.
The Amazing Americans History Series is made possible by
a generous donation from Cargill Cares.
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, AT 6:30 pm
DAVID WOLFE, APPEARING AS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
TUESDAY, JULY 18, AT 6:30 pm
RICHARD GAREY, APPEARING AS MARK TWAIN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, AT 6:30 pm
DAVID WOLFE, APPEARING AS GEORGE WASHINGTON
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, AT 6:30 pm
LESLIE GODDARD, APPEARING AS AMELIA EARHART
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, AT 10:30 am
EDDIE PRICE – CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, FEATURING HIS CHILDREN’S BOOK, “LITTLE MISS GRUBBY TOES STEPS ON A BEE!”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, AT 1:00 pm
EDDIE PRICE, AUTHOR OF “WIDDER’S LANDING: LIFE AND LOVE ON THE KENTUCKY FRONTIER,” SPEAKING ON THE WAR OF 1812, “1812: REMEMBER THE RAISIN!”
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, AT 6:30 pm
STEVEN MCPHAIL APPEARING AS WILLIAM CLARK; SPEAKING ON THE LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION
As part of the annual Summer Reading Program at the Flora Public Library, Animal Tales, a live animal program, will be performing on Monday, June 5 at 3:30PM in the afternoon. This year’s program, Animal Architects will feature a variety of exotic animals from across the globe that utilize very unique abilities to build and construct as part of their survival in the wild. Among the animals expected to appear will be a timber or grey wolf pup, a Lanner falcon, a Rococo Toad, a Honduran milksnake, a Chaco tarantula and either a coatimundi or a four-eyed opossum. Be prepared to get up-close and personal learning about these very constructive critters. The Friends of the Flora Public Library is co-sponsoring this program. This program is free and open to all.
On Wednesday, June 7 at 2:30PM in the afternoon, Robin Brooks, Branch Manager of the local US Bank will be reading to local children at the library. This will be the first of several “Reading with Robin” storytimes scheduled for the summer. These programs are coming to the library courtesy of the US Bank Community Outreach Program. All of this summer programs at the library are free and open to everyone.
It’s Almost Summer Reading Time!!!
Flora Public Library’s “Read By Design” Summer Reading Program & registration begins, Friday, May 19th at 10:00am.
Kids and Adults alike can participate in this year’s summer reading program with the use of a valid Flora Public Library library card. Registration forms will be made available on May 19th.
Please ask at circulation desk for more details or check the library’s official website http://www.florapubliclibrary.org