Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Genealogy Database added to E-Resources Collection

Patrons can now access the WorldVitalRecords.com for free from their home or in the library. This an online genealogy site that helps people connect with their family heritage. Our patrons can search for their family information in our collection of over 1 billion names in more than 8,000 hard-to-find databases. The advanced search technology makes accessing these vast amounts of data easy, allowing our patrons to make the most of their valuable time. Just visit our Local History Website and select the Genealogy page from the menu on the left hand side of the page.

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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