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The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, April 27, due to building maintenance. We will be open again on Tuesday!
Upcoming Events at the library
Adult Craft- Teabag Folding
Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30pm
Ages 16 & up
Tea bag folding is a paper craft also known as miniature kaleidoscopic origami. It was created in Holland by a woman named Tiny van der Plaas. According to the story, she was in need of a unique and decorative birthday card. As she sat thinking, she began absently folding a colorful tea bag envelope that was on the table. Voila! Tea bag folding was born.
Unlike more traditional origami, tea bag folding uses several small identical squares of paper, usually eight of them, folded exactly the same way. These are either interlocked or they lay side by side. The end result is a symmetrical medallion which can be used on cards or as ornaments.
Join us for this fun craft. Call the library to sign up.
The Story of Shang Bailey
Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30pm
Frederick Augusta Bailey (aka: Shang Bailey) was born in June 1842 in Burrilleville RI in a small factory village town called Gazzeville. He lived an extraordinary life and was a very colorful character. The presentation will concentrate of Shang’s time spent at sea, his time in confederate prisons during the Civil War, his association with the circus, the many business he ran in Philadelphia, finally returning home to RI to run a notorious, “infamous” roadhouse (brothel) on the Scituate/Johnston line. He “got” religion (converted-transformed) towards the end of his life and was baptized on Lake Moswansicut in Scituate as well as “preaching” his story of “sinner to righteousness” in many churches in Scituate.
Frederick Augusta Bailey (aka: Shang Bailey) wrote an autobiography prior to his death in 1913 and this presentation will be based on his autobiography as well as many newspaper articles written about him over his lifetime, in which one of the articles “states” that Shang Bailey was the most well known Rhode Islanders of his time, An amazing TRUE STORY with a “positive” ending.
This talk is presented by Timothy Kee and Anthony Ursillo, who are long time members of the Johnston Historical Society. They look forward to sharing this interesting and educational information with Scituate residents and members of the Library.
Artist at the library
Come and see work from Chris Gould at Gould Studios in the meeting room. The photos are on display March/April
Look below for more upcoming events!