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- Charles Beck Influenced Landscapes Class With Naomi Schliesman
November 30th, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Learn the techniques needed to paint a Charles Beck inspired landscape using acrylic paints on canvas boards with the guidance of Naomi RaMona Schliesman from the safe and comfort of your home via Zoom! Students will learn color mixing, how to strategically mask off areas and efficiently create two beautiful pieces of art simultaneously!
This class is part of our Kaddatz Art for Adults series, for adults ages 18+. It will take place on Zoom. Registration is required. Call the library at (218) 739-9387 to sign up.
Students will receive the supplies to complete 2 finished landscape acrylic paintings.
- 2 Canvas boards
- Masking tape
- One large flat brush
- One medium round brush
- One small round detail brush
- Acrylic Paint; Black, White, Red, Yellow and Blue
Supplies from home:
- Glass of water (to clean brushes)
- Paper towels/Napkin/old dish towel
- Xacto knife/Box cutter/ Razor blade
- Plates for mixing paint
- Jewish Pioneers Of Otter Tail County
December 9th, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Of the many immigrant groups who have chosen Otter Tail County as their home, one of the most poignant histories is that of the Jewish pioneers who settled here. Their journeys from Europe to West Central Minnesota tell us about hard work, heartbreak, resilience and success. Names like Friedman, Braufman, Sigelman, Desky and more are written into the history of Otter Tail County and Minnesota.
Missy Hermes, Education Coordinator of Otter Tail County Historical Society, will present "Like A Traveler Who Stays: Jewish Pioneers of Otter Tail County." This event will be on Zoom. Register at https://bit.ly/otcjewishpioneers
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
- December Book Club: Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid To Ask By Anton Treuer
December 14th, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
We will discuss "Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask" by Anton Treuer. Treuer, an Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist, answers the most commonly asked questions about American Indians, both historical and modern. He gives a frank, funny, and personal tour of what's up with Indians, anyway. This will be a Zoom meeting. Registration is required. Sign up here to receive the meeting link and password: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvfuqqpzIpH9z_BOGmd4qR1wQta32W6B3J
- Social Justice Book Club: Caste By Isabel Wilkerson
December 16th, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
We will discuss "Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson explores how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. She points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. This meeting will be held virtually on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, you must register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocOmurjoqHtdkKxTdoUaE9oRFa3Rst114