Education

Press Releases

Two Very American Programs at Westfield Memorial Library

172c7d91b63455fa5a54_Flag_shabby_chic.jpg
Make this easy, no-sew shabby chic flag. Credits: Roz Giuditta
5012106a1ffd9283603c_ladiesofhistory.jpg
Alisa Dupuy as spy mistress Vera Atkins
172c7d91b63455fa5a54_Flag_shabby_chic.jpg

 

Two very American programs will be presented at the Westfield Memorial Library in mid-June. On Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m., crafters will learn how to make a “shabby chic” American flag, and on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m., “Female Spies of World War II” will be presented. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

The Shabby Chic American Flag workshop is perfect for all the upcoming patriotic holidays and for anyone who enjoys crafts, even if they cannot sew.

“You will be amazed at how fun and easy it can be to create your own door or wall decoration in time for June 14, which is Flag Day,” said Librarian Marge Barkan, a life-long crafter who will teach the class. She has been sharing her love of crafting with friends, as well as developing and teaching classes for students and adults for many years.

Sign Up for E-News

Due to the hands on nature of craft class, registration is limited. Registration is available for Westfield Resident Cardholders only, until June 5 when MURAL patrons may register, space permitting.

Female Spies of World War II will be presented by The Ladies of History. In this dramatic program, Alisa Dupuy will play female spy mistress Vera Atkins, and present the lives of other female spies who risked it all in World War II. The women, who came from all walks of life, stepped into these roles to aid their country.

The Ladies of History is a labor of love that grew out of Dupuy’s desire to study history, wear the fashions of different eras and bring history to life in a lively and fun way. She has presented her programs to tea rooms, historical societies, libraries, bed and breakfasts, book clubs, social clubs, church fundraisers and schools.

The programs are open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Visit www.wmlnj.org and click on the “About Us” tab to see if your library participates.) Visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday until June 17. The library will be closed on Sundays beginning June 24. The library will also be closed Friday, June 8 for a Staff Education day.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Mountainside

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_c562cbbb99ee8ce36130_covenant_house_flyer

Mon, June 18, 4:00 PM

Chipotle, New Providence

Dine at Chipotle in New Providence June 18 in ...

Food & Drink Giving Back

Wed, June 20, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

The Masterwork Chorus Launches 19th Summer Sing ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, June 23, 9:00 AM

Between Park Street and Washington Street, Westfield

Walking Tour: What Makes a Great House and ...

Home & Garden

Mon, June 25, 9:00 AM

Madison

Kids' Critter Camp

Education

Downtown Family Restaurant in Cranford Closes; Thanks Customers

June 4, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – On Thursday evening, rumors started to swirl about the potential closing of the Downtown Family Restaurant.

With no official word on the restaurant’s Facebook page, it wasn’t until Friday morning that guests were greeted with a sign on the front door reading:

There is a season for everything in life, so it is with bittersweet hearts that we regret to inform ...

Eagle Scout Project Yields Flag Retirement Facility in Springfield, Ceremony Thursday

June 17, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Frankie Sarracino of Boy Scout Troop #73 of Springfield had an inspiration during his first camping trip.  He came with an idea for his Eagle Scout project.  It was to build a flag retirement facility at the Chisholm Community Center.

Only a few organizations are allowed to retire flags and the Boy Scouts are one of them..  Some others include the Girl Scouts, ...

Help Is Available for Suicide Prevention

June 18, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that trained counselors at NJ Hopeline will provide confidential, anonymous guidance for people who may be having suicidal thoughts, or who know someone at risk.

NJHopeline may be contacted 24/7 by phone at 855-654-6735 or by live chat at njhopeline.com.

In addition, Union County residents can contact the County’s ...

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 10, 2018

Dear Editor:

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by ...