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Knit @ WPL

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

Monday, January 23rd, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Board Room
JobNow logo
Join us for an introduction to the features of JobNow, including expert assistance in preparing resumes, live interview practice (with trained job coaches using common interview questions) and career assessments. There is also an Adult Learning Center (with online tutors) to help you prepare for employment tests and improve your writing skills.

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Pigment of Imagination

Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
mandala and colored pencils
Participate in creative and meditative coloring. Choose from our assortment of adult coloring books or bring your own.

Meets the second Saturday of the month. Open to all adults. No registration necessary.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Sully

Friday, January 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Sully movie poster
Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented and heroic feat, the traumatized pilot must endure second-guessing by investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his actions that fateful day. Rated PG-13.

Introduction to Silhouette Studio

Thursday, January 12th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Silhouette Cameo
Learn the basics of the Silhouette Studio design software. The software works with the Silhouette Cameo and Curio machines that allow you to electronically cut, stipple, and emboss paper, cardstock, and vinyl. Basic computer skills required.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

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