Florida library announces ‘Picturing America' program schedule

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:27

Florida - The Florida Public Library has won a $2,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for “The Picturing America” program which seeks to understand the history of America through its greatest artistic masterpieces. The library had previously received 40 famous paintings and photographs from this series which will be on display as space allows. The theme for the fall programs is the contact point between European and Native American cultures. Registration is required for all of the following events. Call 84 651-7659 Sept. 23: The Last of the Mohicans: Scholar-led book discussion with Mary Makofske. 6:30 p.m. (Adult and teen) Sept. 24 Storytelling Cafe: Members of the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild and special guests will tell Native American tales. 7 p.m. (Adult) Oct. 9: Medicine bags: Make a Native American medicine pouch and learn about the Lakota Sioux with Marshall DeBruhl. 2 p.m. (Tween-grade 4 and 5) Oct. 23: Native Americans: Colorful presentation by ethnographic photographer Jeffrey Jay Foxx with talk by Native American Bill Misiner. 2 p.m. (Family) Oct. 29: “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English.” Film on the 1869 government policy of forcing boarding school attendance on Native American children. 7 p.m. (Adult and Teen) Nov. 5 500 Nations: The Story of Pocahontas and Thanksgiving is explored in this documentary produced by Kevin Costner. 7 p.m. (Adult and Teen) Nov. 6: Collage Workshop: Create a finished piece using provided materials of Native American images with artist Jonathan Talbot. 12 to 4 p.m. (Adult and Teen ) Nov. 7: Native American Life in the Hudson Valley: Lecture with NYU history professor Richard Hull, Ph.D. on the sustainable life style of the Native Americans and the impact of European culture on it 2 p.m. (Adult & Teen) Nov. 13: Square Dance: Glory Bound, bluegrass and country band, will lead a square dance for all ages. 7-9 p.m. (Family). An exhibition of arts and crafts created during the grant events will be on display during the square dance.