Thursday, June 12, 2008

Local History Department Visits East Middle School

Staff from Brentwood Public Library visited Miss. Ibanez's 6th & 7th grade classes at the East Middle School on Thursday, June 12th. The Local History Department presented a slide program on the history of "Modern Times." We were delighted to spend the morning with the students from both of these classes. Many questions were asked and the students had an opportunity to look at our Historic Landmark Quilt.

Silk Scarf Painting

On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.

Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!

On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.

Needle Felting A Penguin Program

On Thursday, December 3rd we met in the Local History Room where we learned how to needle felt a penguin.
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