Community Reads at the Albert Wisner Library

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The Albert Wisner Public Library is happy to announce their first virtual Community Reads:  Washington Square by Henry James.  The Library invites everyone to read this classic American Novel and participate in a virtual discussion on Tues., June 9 at 6:30 p.m. presented online via Zoom video conferencing.   

  Washington Square, one of Henry James’s most intriguing books, is a story full of romance and emotion, but also deals with serious issues of loyalty, faith and pain. The story is set in the Washington Square section of Manhattan, circa 1850.  

Find a free digital copy of Washington Square on hoopla (no waiting!), Kindle Unlimited or on Project Gutenberg. To register for the program visit www.albertwisnerlibrary.org; click on “Virtual Library,” scroll down to the program listing, and click on the registration link.  An email address is necessary for registration and participation. Registrants will be sent an invitation to participate in the virtual discussion.

Virtual Programs for Teens

   The Library is also offering variety of virtual programs for teens.  To participate send an email Karen Lee at klee@recls.org for a Zoom invitation. The programs include: 

   Babysitting 101 Online on Sat., May 16 at 1:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 11 and older. Participants will be introduced to the world of babysitting by learning about the responsibilities of a sitter; emergencies and safety; infant care; playing; and how to secure a babysitting job.  There will be a simple true/false test given at the end of the class.  All participants will receive a certificate of completion.  The class is three hours long and all should be prepared to take notes. 

  Dungeons & Dragons for teens is ongoing on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Join an expert Dungeon Master and band of unique adventurers on awesome quests. 

Teen Craft & Chat is every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Join in to do a craft together or share a project. 

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