Library Community Room
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for toddlers and their caregivers. Best suited for kids ages 18 months through 3 years. No registration required.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for preschoolers and their caregivers. Best suited for kids ages 3 years and up. No registration required.
The Notre Dame Cathedral is much more than a place to gather and pray. Its original purpose was to instruct the illiterate public on Bible stories through statues, stained glass, and paintings. Children were encouraged to run their hands around the building and touch the great saints like Peter and Paul.
Dr. Lorrie Wenzel will share stories, art, and imagery, as well as the future facing the Cathedral after the fire in 2019. What was lost and what can be salvaged? Having spent over 60 hours in the Cathedral, she has a unique perspective on the artistry and of Notre Dame in Paris.
Dr. Wenzel is a former scripture professor, church historian and noted expert in the biblical imagery in sacred spaces. She and her husband recently returned from a two-month trip to Europe, studying over 40 cathedrals and churches in six countries. She visited Notre Dame in March 2022.
Dr. Wenzel will be selling and signing copies of her new book after the program.
Children's Program Room
Relive the glory days of fine literature with a discussion of your favorite books from junior high & high school while enjoying some throwback snacks. This month we will be discussing Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, soon to be a major motion picture. Books available at the 2nd floor information desk one month before each meeting. Program is for adults.
Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She’s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends—Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong.
But what her new friends don’t know is that Margaret has her own very special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everything—family, friends, even Moose Freed, her secret crush.