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Friday Fun in the Collaboratory: 3D Hand Drawing

Friday, January 27th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
3d hand drawing
It's Friday. Let's have some fun. Learn to make a 3 dimensional hand print. You will be not only drawing them but coloring them with markers in all kinds of bright and lovely colors. You don't need to be an artist to try this, really anyone can do it. It just requires a little creativity and patience. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All materials provided. Please register in advance.


Origami CT

Monday, January 23rd, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
origami crane
Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Bridget Jones's Baby

Friday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Bridget Jones's Baby movie poster
Bridget Jones, now a fortysomething news producer, discovers that she's pregnant. However, she isn't sure if the baby's father is Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), her on-and-off boyfriend, or Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey), her new American love interest. Rated R.

Game Night

Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Game Night spelled out in Scrabble tiles
Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.

Knit @ WPL

Tuesday, January 17th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Board Room
Drop in

yarn and knitting needles
Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others. Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required.

Why knit? Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood. What are you waiting for? Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled event.

Holy War: Lessons From the East

Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Mark Albertson
Jihad is an Arabic term meaning “struggle.” For Muslims, this is an internal struggle in which followers surrender to God. However, the popular notion of Jihad held by many non-believers is that of “Holy War.” Join Mark Albertson for this four-part series: a progression of talks that will seek to peel away the confusion, misconceptions, and propagandistic perversions of the Jihadi movement and of the globe’s most fascinating, yet misunderstood religions.

In the first of this four-part series Mark Albertson will discuss the prophet Muhammad and the orgins of the religion of Islam. The lecture will explore the expansion of Islam across an empire and the conversion of millions of peoples. The discussion will conclude with Muhammad’s death and the seeds it planted for discord resulting in the Sunni-Shia conflict.


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