Great Decisions Discussion Series

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Washington Public Library is hosting a Great Decisions discussion series on Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm in August and September. This is an 8-week course. No registration required. Great Decisions is developed by the Foreign Policy Association. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the documentary film series, and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

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View Program of Bone Broth, with Lyndsey Ellis

Bone Broth by Lyndsey Ellis

Click here to view the program on the library’s Youtube channel. A Friends of the Library Virtual Event. Lyndsey Ellis is a St. Louis-born fiction writer, essayist, and cultural worker. She strives to explore intergenerational trauma, hardship, and struggle. Bone Broth is her first novel. Books can be purchased at Neighborhood Reads. Email the library if you wish to receive an invitation to participate and ask questions via Zoom – library@washmo.gov.

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View “The Potato Masher Murder”

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Where: Event was broadcast live on the library’s Youtube Channel. June 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm A Friends of the Library Event. Retired journalist Gary Sosniecki of Lebanon, Missouri, is the great-grandson of the victim. Following his graduation from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Gary worked at newspapers in four states during a 43-year career that included owning three Missouri weekly newspapers and publishing The Lebanon Daily Record. He has received dozens of awards for journalism excellence from state, national, and international newspaper organizations including, with his wife Helen, the Eugene Cervi lifetime-achievement award from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. Gary and his wife were inducted into the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame in 2014. His book, The Potato Masher Murder: Death at the Hands of a Jealous Husband, is published by The Kent State University Press. June 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Virtual Teen Guided Paint

Update: The video is now posted! Create an original masterpiece under the virtual guidance of our paint instructor. Ages 12 and up. Materials will be supplied. Registration begins Monday, June 7th. Call the library at, 636-390-1070 to register. Video will air Friday, June 18th at www.washmolib.org. Limit of 20 participants. A list of supplies will be made available to those who would like to participate but did not register.

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Virtual Watercolor Card Guided Paint

The video is now available for viewing. Have fun with your watercolor paintings! The art of watercolor painting is a fun and exciting way to express your creativity. Follow along with the virtual paint instructor to create a watercolor mini masterpiece. Pick up supplies at the library. Available the month of July while supplies last. Recommended for ages 10 & up.

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Summer Reading Challenge

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Go Wild with Washington Public Library’s “Tales & Tails” Summer Reading Challenge. Pick up a reading log at the library or sign up online. All ages can read and earn prizes. Tuesday, June 1st-Saturday, July 31st Register for Summer Reading Program Online. Or download the Beanstack app to your device and register for Summer Reading Program.

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