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Spring Programming Kicks off at Cuba Library

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On Monday, April 11 at 10:30 am, the Cuba Library will have a special spring storytime open to anyone ages 2-12. Local author Ramona Witzigman will read her book, The Lucky Bunny. Miss Cherilyn will also read some spring/Easter stories. We will sing a few songs and do a craft. Ramona Witzigman will also have copies of her book available for sale. This program is free but registration is required.

On April 13, at 3:00 pm, Phyllis Thompson will present the program Story Cloths: Quilt Designs that Tell Stories. This program is for children in grades PreK-5th. Participants will cut geometric and organic shapes from paper and cloth and assemble them to create their own quilt patterns that tell their own personal stories. Space is limited so this program does require registration.

Phyllis Thompson works with fiber textiles, printmaking, photography and collage processes. Her workshops explore techniques of printmaking, collage and fabric construction with the history of African American quilting, and supports students creating meaningful personal images. In this workshop students learn about the tradition of quilt making including the meanings and symbolism of several quilt designs. Examples of the work of Faith Ringgold, the quilts of Gee’s Bend, and the Underground Railroad freedom quilts will be presented to create specific context for the significance of quilts in Erie Canal history and in everyday life. This program was made possible by the generous support of Simple Gifts Fund, Young Audiences of Western New York, and New York State Council on the Arts.

On April 14, at 6:00 pm, join in celebration of the Town of Cuba’s 200th anniversary and the Cuba Library’s 150th anniversary as we take a stroll down memory lane. Tom Taylor will present his new book, “Postcards and Photos from Our Early Days.” Audience members are encouraged to share their memories of Cuba as well. Tom will have copies of his book for sale at this event. Proceeds from sales of the book go to the Palmer Opera House and Cuba Historical Society. This program is free and open to all ages. No registration required.

Please contact the Cuba Library at 585-968-1668 or [email protected] to register.

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