Well this is too cute.
September 1899: 15-year old Eleanor Roosevelt Attends Allenswood School in London
This month in 1899, Eleanor Roosevelt’s grandmother sent 15-year-old Eleanor to Allenswood School, an exclusive academy near London, to be formally educated. Up until this point, Eleanor had been instructed privately at home. Eleanor wrote fondly of her time at Allenswood and its headmistress, Marie Souvestre, describing the experience as the “happiest of my life.”
(1) Eleanor Roosevelt at Mademoiselle Marie Souvestre’s Allenswood School, South Fields, England, c.1900. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library (2) Wikimedia Commons
For you photography enthusiasts…
New York-based photographer Richard Silver captures how buildings and monuments change in appearance from day to night. Instead of exploring this in several images, however, he shows the progression in a single photograph. Silver’s ongoing series is titled Time Slice.
Lots of wonderful things happening here in the Fall!
Here’s a list:
Adult Reading Group
Tech help (drop in)
Check out our website for more!
Tuesday, August 5
Hampstead Stage Company- The Science behind the Special Effects!
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Teens aged 12 and up!
No sign up needed!
Wednesday, August 13
Open Mic Night
Any and all performers welcome! Poetry -
music – dramatic performance!
Signing up helps librarian stay calm and sane
Monday, August 18
Fantasy/Science Fiction Book and Movie
HCR – 6:00 pm
I am Legend by Robert Matheson
Pizza, movie and comparison with book!
Signing up helpful! Not required!
Tuesday, August 19
Movie Night!! Grand Finale: Prizes
Herreshoff Community Room at 6pm
Suggestions for movie gratefully accepted!
There’s still time!
Summer Reading Contest
July 7 to August 19
Enter the Summer Reading Contest!!
6th Grade and up!
1. Read a book.
2. Fill out the entry form. (Suggestions for Grand prize can be put on entry form.)
3. Put entry form into the box in Young Adult Area.
4. Every Friday, from July 11 to August 15th a winning entry will be drawn.
Don’t be sad that Summer is over because Fall brings great things!
Adult Book Club & Wednesday Night at the Movies return!
Both programs are sure to please! We hope to see you there!
There is still time to get your entries in!
Adult Summer Reading Program 2014
ROGERS FREE LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING CONTEST
1. Read three books or listen to three audio books between July 7th and August 15th, 2014. Write the book’s title and author and rate each book on the entry form. Wondering what to read? See the “Recommendation Shelf”. Children’s books and magazines don’t count.
2. Turn in your entry at the main circulation desk on the second floor of the library. You may submit as many entries of this form as you like. The more you read, the better your chances of winning a prize.
3. Weekly prize drawings will be held on Friday afternoons between July 11th and August 15.
4. A Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire 7” Tablet with HD as well as door prizes will be awarded August 20st at a “Dinner and Book Chat”. You must be present to win the Grand Prize
You must be 18 years or older to participate.
Our program starts July 7th.
Storytimes with Miss Molly
Our Storytime programs give pre-school children the chance to enjoy stories, songs, a craft activity and snack. Each program begins at 9:30 sharp in the Children’s Room. Adults accompany their children through all Storytime activities (approx. 45 minutes). Your child must be the appropriate age for their group at registration. Siblings under age one who are comfortable listening to the program may attend. Crafts may be inappropriate for young siblings and may pose a safety risk to them: please bring toys or a snack to keep your baby occupied during craft time. Strollers are welcome. Each session is approximately 6 weeks and sign-ups are required. Please come to the Children’s Desk to register!
Please note: Due to fire codes, the Program Room can only accommodate those children registered to that day’s Storytime. “Drop-ins” are firmly discouraged as there is a waiting list for many classes.
The first Fall Session of Storytime will run from September 15th through October 30th, 2014.
REGISTRATION BEGINS SATURDAY SEPT. 6TH at 9:00 AM.
2 and 3-year-olds:
Storytimes for 2 and 3-year-olds are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (please choose one) at 9:30 in the Children’s Department. Our programs include stories, rhymes, games, songs, craft activities, and snacks.
4 and 5-year-olds:
Storytimes for 4 and 5-year-olds are offered on Thursdays at 9:30 in the Children’s Department. Our programs include stories, rhymes, games, songs, craft activities, and snacks.
Registration is required for all Storytime classes.
August 1, 1944: Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry
On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry. In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.
Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.
Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons
Another wonderful post from PBS This Day in History! Thanks PBS!! We love you!
August 4, 1901: Louis Armstrong is Born
On this day in 1901, Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, nicknamed “Satchmo,” was born in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Armstrong is best known for his inventive and energetic performing style which focused primarily on solos rather than ensembles. In addition to singing and playing the trumpet, Armstrong also appeared in over 30 movies and wrote two autobiographies during his lifetime.
Photo: Library of Congress
Ok we are a few days behind! Still so important!
August 5, 1962: Marilyn Monroe Dies at Age 36
On this day in 1962, American actress, model, and singer Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home in California. Monroe’s roles in the films Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, and There’s No Business like Show Business made her one of the most famed actresses in the 1950s.Check out some books and movies about Marilyn here at Rogers Free Library! We love “Some Like it Hot!”