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Special Showing of the Film Harriet

Saturday, February 22 @ 1 PM

Darwin R. Barker Library Steele Room

Refreshments will be served. Free to the public.

Join us!

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New Historical Museum Curator!

Please join us in welcoming Max Walters, the new curator for the Darwin R. Barker Historical Museum!

Max studied history, archaeology, and museum science at Central Michigan University, and went on to focus in museum collections and curatorial practices at Johns Hopkins. His prior museum work was at the Ukrainian American Museum of Detroit, the Historical Society of the Tonawandas, and Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire.

He was originally introduced to the history of Western New York while doing research on the Erie Canal for the Historical Society of the Tonawandas, situated just north of Buffalo on the canal’s western terminus.

“I pursed a career in museums as a way to apply my lifelong interest in history and create memorable exhibits. During school I was very taken by broad historical topics like industrialization and its impacts on culture and politics, but after my more recent work in museums I’ve become increasingly interesed in narrowing in on the stories of specific people and small communities. This approach reveals fascinating glimpses into life during different eras and it infuses a human element into the broad and abstract historical narratives we study in school.”

Please feel free to stop in and meet Max during regular museum hours, Tuesdays, 4 – 8 pm and Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm. Watch for extended museum hours in the future. We will keep you posted!

 

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Meditations in Paint

Tuesday, February 11 – 6 – 8pm

Tuesday, February 25 – 6 – 8 pm

***Registration is required***

Space is limited to 10 participants so register soon!

To register Email: barker@netsync.net, Call: 672-8051 or stop at the circulation desk.

A peaceful painting experience guided by local artist D’Arsie Manzella

Join us as we listen to music and allow our brushes to move paint across paper in a non-structured way.

Painting in this way allows the mind to rest and eyes to delight in colors, lines and forms that emerge.

We will explore with watercolor media as we focus on the process instead of the result.

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Call for Artists!

 Are you a local artist who would like to show your artwork at the library?

Mediums include photography, painting, illustration, mixed media, jewelry, small sculpture, ceramics, woodworking, glass arts and fabric arts. Self-taught and professional artists from Chautauqua County are welcome to submit artwork. For more information click here.

 

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Online Career Skills Training!

Available Now! You can use your library card to checkout Penn Foster online Career Skills Training Courses on Axis 360. These courses are designed for nontraditional learners and enable library users to retrain, advance their knowledge and open doors to new employment opportunities. 

Subject areas include, soft skills, digital literacy, basic math, adult literacy and math for careers. For more specific details click here.

To checkout click here.