Civil War: Leslie Goddard portrays " Civil War Nurse Clara Barton"

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program presented by Leslie Goddard introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war’s front lines.

Want to learn more? "Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War" by Stephen B. Oates (1995) is recommended.

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Painting with Pastels - Family Program

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Enjoy the versatility of hard and soft pastels. We will be learning about, and painting with, these beautiful pieces of pure pigment of color. Bring photos that you love and we will learn about color, composition and the emotions and stories that you can express with this medium. It will be an afternoon of art for families with children over the age of 6. Wear an apron or old shirt. And, bring your creativity, imagination and sense of joy and play! Pastels and paper will be provided. Local pastel artist and teacher, Cheryl Ann Spran, will lead this colorful program. Space is limited.

Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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