Levi E. Coe Library

Announcements

How to Overcome Our Biases TED Talk Viewing & Discussion

Thursday, December 2nd at 7 PM via Zoom. To register, email: levicoelibraryjess@gmail.com This program is presented by the Middlefield-Durham Racial Justice Team in partnership with the Durham & Levi E. Coe Libraries. Join us to watch and discuss diversity advocate Vernā Myers’s TED Talk, “How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them.” Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly. Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.

Vernā Myers is a cultural change catalyst, influencer, thought leader, social commentator, and author. A Harvard-trained lawyer and founder of The Vernā Myers Company, Vernā is also the VP, Inclusion Strategy at Netflix. In addition, she is the author of the best-selling books: Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing and What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People.

Radiant Child Yoga

Yoga will take place in Library Hall Saturday, November 20th at 10:30 AM. This yoga class is for children ages 3-8 and their adults. Classes are led by Angela Apuzzo and are for 30-45 minutes. Please bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. Call or stop by the children’s department to register.

Open Sew at Levi Coe

Bring your machine, handwork, or small craft. Open sew will take place on the first Saturday of every month. Our next open sew is scheduled Saturday, December 4th from 10 AM-5 PM. Come for an hour, come for the day! Please bring your own materials, extension cords, sewing machines, etc. Please call to reserve your spot, space is limited.

Heartstone Labyrinth Brick Fundraiser

A campaign aimed to collect funds for the care and keeping of the labyrinth is underway with a personalized engraved brick fundraiser. The bricks with your messages of love and acknowledgement will be laid as a permanent walkway from the parking lot to the entrance of the Heartstone Labyrinth. To order your personalized brick: https://polarengraving.com/leviecoelibrary

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Stamping Kits

Available to check out! Stamping Kits–Everything you need to create cards or for scrapbooking. Each kit comes with clear stamps, acrylic blocks, ink pads, and decorative edge scissors. Choose from Birthday/Friendship, Get Well/Sympathy, Thank You, Wedding/New Baby, Valentine’s, Halloween/Fall, Thanksgiving, & Christmas.

This project is supported by a grant from the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation.

Lawn Games

Don’t forget about our lawn games including Bocce, Cornhole, Croquet, Curling, Giant Checkers, Giant Connect Four, Giant Dominoes, Giant Jenga, Horseshoes, Jumbo Foam Dice, Kan Jam, Ladder Toss, Lawn Bowling, Magnetic Darts, Ping Pong, Ring Toss, Scoop Ball, and Washer Toss. This project is supported by a grant from the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation.