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“Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” Film and Discussion Series

 

Guilford Free Library is one of 474 libraries nationwide awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to present a four-part series of films and scholar-led discussions of our nation’s long history of civil rights. Beginning with the Abolitionists in the 1830s, the series provides insights into crucial events that changed our definition of freedom and equality, ending with the Freedom Riders of 1961.

The first documentary, The Abolitionists, vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. This 180-minute film will be shown at the Guilford Free Library on Monday, January 7 at 1:30 pm and is free and open to all. Please register.

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Hanukkah Fun

 

Eric Kimmel’s book, “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins,” will be read by Guilford residents, Julie Harris, former Guilford Free Library staff member, and Hesch Sommer, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Tikva.  Make a craft after the story.  Tuesday, December 23, 4:30-5:14 p.m.  For children ages 5 and up.  Please register.

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Future Classics Series: Mark Schenker on the novel “The Assault”

 
The Assault book cover

Mark Schenker will lead book discussions on three extraordinary novels written in the last three decades that, in his opinion, will continue to be read in the future as superb examples of the range of fiction in our time. The first novel to be discussed in the series is “The Assault” by Dutch author Harry Mulisch. The World War II story explores the moral devastation on a Dutch town after a brutal act of retaliation by the Nazis. Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 pm. Please register.

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