Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Now Brentwood Library card holders can make an appointment with Mary Ann Koferl, Head of the Local History Room for a one-on-one workshop on how to research your family tree using the library's electronic resources. Receive a packet of forms, information, etc. to get you started on your family history quest. Call for an appointment, 273-7883 X309.
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.