Upcoming Programs

    

* Celebration of Theodore Roosevelt - Oct 18-Nov 15 *

 

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Thursday, October 23 @ 7:00 pm  (Children's performance at 4:00 pm)

Joe Wiegand entertains audiences nationwide with his reprisal of President Theodore Roosevelt.  Like Teddy himself, Joe has performed at the White House!  Enjoy T.R.'s adventures as rancher, Rough Rider and father of six in the White House. Relive the establishment of America's great National Parks, Forests, Monuments and Wildlife Reserves.  Hear the amazing stories of the frail young boy who built his body and dedicated himself to the Vigorous Life and the Square Deal.  From bear hunts to the Panama Canal, from Africa to the Amazon, T.R.'s delightful stories come to life.

 

Meet Eleanor Roosevelt: Wife, Mother and First Lady 1905-1945

Sunday, November 9 at 2:00 pmER_Publicity_Headshot

Meet Eleanor Roosevelt, Wife, Mother and First Lady, 1905-1945.  Performer Elena Dodd will bring a personal visit from Mrs.  Roosevelt during the years of her marriage, ending with Franklin's death in 1945.  During this time, Mrs. Roosevelt had a growing involvement in politics, social issues and the media and she gradually emerged as an independent force in both her private and public life.  Ms. Dodd will present a frank and humorous view of her extraordinary adventures.  This will be a 50 minutes performance with time after for questions and discussion.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library.

 

Chip Bishop: Quentin and Flora: A Roosevelt and a Vanderbilt in Love quentin and flora2During the Great War

Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 pm

New York Times Bestselling Author Chip Bishop will be here to talk about his latest book, Quentin and Flora:  A Roosevelt and a Vanderbuilt in Love During the Great War.   The compelling tale of Quentin Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt's youngest son, and his secret fiancée, Flora Payne Whitney, is told in rich and absorbing detail.. For the centennial of the Great War, Quentin and Flora is a true and moving tale of courage, heroism and young love. Set against the backdrop of Theodore Roosevelt's lofty expectations for his son and his own tragic demise, the story is a richly-drawn and gripping saga for the ages. Superbly written and forcefully told, the book is a soon-to-be-classic page turner that will make you chuckle and compel you to weep.

 

* Theodore Roosevelt Film Series *

Saturday, October 18 @ 2:00 pm - The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt

Our youngest president in history brought unprecedented excitement and power to the office.  The life of America’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, was the life of a magnificent maverick of enormous popularity and legendary achievements. From the sidewalks of New York to the frontiers of Dakota, from the Spanish-American War to his dynamic years in the White House, TR saw it all. Teddy was a larger-than-life true American hero who changed the country as have few other leaders. Narrated by George C. Scott, The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt is a unique, dramatic documentary, combining remarkable film footage of great historical events, meticulous re-creations, and the stirring music of John Philip Sousa to create a spectacular visual and musical experience.

Saturday, October 25 @ 2:00 pm - The Rough Riders

A fact-based, rough and tumble western depicting a young and energetic Theodore Roosevelt leading his legendary Rough Riders in their fight against oppressive Spanish rule in 1898. The US government, led by young, ambitious Naval Secretary Theodore Roosevelt (Tom Berenger), intervenes on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Always ready for action, Roosevelt leaves the sidelines and forms a volunteer cavalry regiment, bringing together volunteers from all corners of the nation to fight against a far superior adversary in one of the most rousing victories in American history.  With stars Tom Berenger, Gary Busey, Brad Johnson, Illeana Douglas, Chris Noth, Brian Keith, George Hamilton, Sam Elliott.

Saturday, November 1 @ 2:00 pm - Theodore Roosevelt: a Cowboy's Ride to the White House

This critically acclaimed documentary is the exciting story of a physically challenged young man from Harvard who came tothe Western frontier in 1883. Theodore Roosevelt bought a ranch, learned how toride, shoot, hunt and acquired the skills that would make him a war hero and American President. It was in the Badlands of Dakota where the young TR became a cowboy and learned about democracy and the American West. Featuring newly-discovered photos taken by Teddy Roosevelt on his ranch andfilmed on location at the Roosevelt ranches in the heart of the beautiful Badlands of North Dakota, the formative life experiences of our 26th President are brought to life by nationally acclaimed historians H. W. Brand, Douglas Brinkley, Clay Jenkinson and great-grandson Tweed Roosevelt.

Saturday, November 15 @ 2:00 pm - Night at the Museum

Unemployed New Yorker Larry Daley is a complete loser who has accepteda job as night watchman in the Museum of Natural History in order to raise some money to pay his bills. He soon realizes that everything at the museum is not as it seems as the sun sets and the Museum descends into chaos with the inexperienced Larry in charge.He learns that an old Egyptian stone isresponsible for bringing the statues to life until dawn. When thieves break into the Museum to steal the magical stone, Larry organizes all the historic characters to help him stop the criminals and save the museum. Ben Stiller plays Larry, and Robin Williams is the statue of Theodore Roosevelt, ready and willing to mount the offensive!

 

 

Ebook Classes

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Wednesday: December 3 @ 10:00 am, January 7 @ 10:00 am, February 4 @ 10:00 am 

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading ebooks to your Kindle and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your Kindle, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help. Registration is required.  Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.

 

Kindle Fire Ebook Demo

Wednesday: December 3 @ 11:00 am, January 7 @ 11:00 am, February 4 @ 11:00 am 

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading ebooks to your Kindle Fire and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your Kindle Fire, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help.  Registration is required.  Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.

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Wednesday: December 3 @ 1:00 pm, January 7 @ 1:00 pm, February 4 @ 1:00 pm 

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading ebooks to your iPad and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your iPad, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help. Registration is required. Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.