SPL Evening Book Club

The Miniaturist

by

Jessie Burton

 

On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways . . .

Copies of the book are available for checkout with a library card at the front desk of the Seymour Public Library. This book club meets every last Tuesday of the month.

Mingle starts at 6:00 pm

Discussion starts at 6:30 pm

American Museum of Magic - Free Zoom Program

Presented by Sara Schultz, Museum Director, The American Museum of Magic, located in Marshall, Michigan, tells the stories and preserves the treasures of performers that entertained residents of the smallest communities and audiences in the grandest theaters.  Thousands of artifacts illuminate the stories of Houdini, Blackstone, Thurston and many others, prompting magic historian and illustionist Jim Steinmeyer to hail it as-
"The Smithsonian of American Magic." 
Find out more about the museum at:
http://americanmuseumofmagic.com
Zoom -Registration Required
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 22, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZElfumgpz8oHteOi4PLpz46N...
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Learn to Make Savory Scones - Free on Zoom

Join a registered dietitian from Food Explorers for a free adult Zoom Cooking class-

(Families are welcome to attend)

Zoom registration is required and is on a "First come First Served Basis"

You will need the following ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, 1 stick butter, 3 eggs, buttermilk, shredded cheddar cheese and either chives or green onions. A cheese grater is highly recommended (but not for the cheese!)
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 21, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZcsfuqorzwsGdBsG...
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: A Medieval Fantasy on Zoom

Presented by Jane Oneail from Culturall Curious- 

Registration is required for this free Zoom Program-

Link is provided below-       

This program will provide an introduction to the Pre-Raphaelites and look at the paintings of the leading members, including William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabrielle Rossetti and John William Waterhouse.  Learn about the roots of the British movement and see how the artists' fascination with the medieval past, Romanticism and realism led to a beautiful style that lasted more than half a century.  Find out more about Culturally Curious on their website,  https://iamculturallycurious.com

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 14, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdeugrjMqHdWsxt0HASnOJ74VBcEWGxaV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Decoding the Mysteries of Cats -Stephen Quandt, Feline Behaviorist - On Zoom

 Does your cat companion bite your ankles or seem to enjoy chaos?

Feline Behaviorist, Stephen Quandt, recently the Feline Behavior Coordinator for the Animal Care Centers of NYC (nycacc.org) presents a sixty minute (including Q&A), Zoom program that explains cat behavior from the perspective of the evolutionary and adaptive forces that help shape their lives.

LINK FOR PROGRAM:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Aug 18, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Food Explorers- Veggie Lasagna Zucchini Boats - Free Cooking Class on Zoom

Join a Registered Dietitian From Food Explorers 

For A Free Adult Zoom Cooking Class!

Veggie Lasagna Zucchini Boats!

You will Need Zucchini (1 per family), olive oil, spinach, onion, 1 bell pepper, 1 cup Ricotta, 1 egg, marinara sauce & optional grated parmesan, garlic, & basil.

This is an Adult Program and Families are welcome!

Registration is Required and is on a "First Come First Served Basis".

Space is Limited.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jul 8, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqde-pqTgsH9avyRC1sybcnYGEdpR8xZHN

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.