Example 1

  • Beginning French
    on October 4, 2022 at 10:14 am

    10/04/22 @ 9:30am - 10/04/22 @ 10:30am Classroom Mammen Family Public Library Registration Required Registration for this event is required. Accessibility The library makes every effort to ensure a welcoming and accessible environment. We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities or food allergies at library events. Please contact programs@mfplibrary.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Age Guidelines Successful library programs are designed with age in mind. Please note this program’s age guidelines will be enforced for all active participants. Registration is required. Registration starts: 08/17/2022 @ 9:30am Registration end: 12/20/2022 @ 5:00pm Come learn Beginning French with us! We start in September but you can join the weekly class at any time. We will be using the textbook "Easy French: Step-by-Step" throughout the course. If you are on the waitlist, you are more than welcome to try and get a seat at the start of the class.

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    on October 4, 2022 at 10:14 am

    11/17/22 @ 5:30pm - 11/17/22 @ 7:30pm Classroom Mammen Family Public Library Registration Required Registration for this event is required. Accessibility The library makes every effort to ensure a welcoming and accessible environment. We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities or food allergies at library events. Please contact programs@mfplibrary.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Age Guidelines Successful library programs are designed with age in mind. Please note this program’s age guidelines will be enforced for all active participants. Registration is required. Free weekly classes to improve English skills in the areas of conversation, listening/speaking, reading, and writing. Register below to reserve your seat in the class or email allison@mfplibrary.org for more information about the class.     ¿Quieres aprender inglés? Clases de inglés como segundo idioma (ESL) para adultos. Estas clases son dos veces por semana.   Regístrese a continuación o envíe un correo electrónico a allison@mfplibrary.org si tiene preguntas.

  • FOL Board Meeting
    on October 4, 2022 at 10:14 am

    11/21/22 @ 4:00pm - 11/21/22 @ 5:30pm Meeting Room B Mammen Family Public Library

  • Amy Bluemel: Native American Storyteller
    on October 4, 2022 at 10:14 am

    11/21/22 @ 2:00pm - 11/21/22 @ 3:00pm Rooms A, B, & C combined Mammen Family Public Library Registration Required Registration for this event is required. Photo Permission Library workers often take pictures during library programs to use in promotional materials and online. If you do not want your photo used, contact the library’s Marketing Specialist: mackenzie@mfplibrary.org. Join us for an afternoon of Storytelling with Amy Bluemel! Amy is a registered member of the Chickasaw Nation and will bring a large variety of Native artifacts such as hides, arrows, tomahawks, bead work, rattles, dance shakers, literature, and more. Performing in regalia, she will some of her language, history, culture, and stories.  Amy Bruton Bluemel is a gifted storyteller and educator, artist, and stomp dancer. Her appreciation for cultural awareness came at an early age. She was raised in a military family; she lived in Germany, Okinawa, Turkey, and Scotland before returning to her Chickasaw roots in America. As the great-granddaughter of Eastman Kaney (an original Dawes Commission enrollee), Amy’s a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation. She often performs with the dance troupe Chikashsha Hithla during nationwide tours. She shares Chickasaw customs (and those of other southeastern tribes) with audiences of all ages through lively programs at schools and museums across the country. Amy was one of 36 Native American artists chosen to show and sell her art at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Native American Art Market in Washington DC 2019. She also shows and sells her creations at powwows and festivals throughout the United States. Amy lives in Austin Texas with her husband, Carl, and two daughters who have also taken to Chickasaw culture and stomp dance.

  • The Great Revolutions of Modern History
    on October 4, 2022 at 10:14 am

    11/21/22 @ 9:30am - 11/21/22 @ 11:00am Meeting Room B Mammen Family Public Library Course Overview The great revolutions of the past 300 years have profoundly shaped the social, cultural, political, and military landscape of the 21st century. These epic changes tore down established orders and built new ones in their place. What drives individuals and groups to embrace revolution? At what point does a society decide to revolt? Is there such a thing as a peaceful revolution? Why have some revolutions failed while others changed the world? Delve into these questions and more in The Great Revolutions of Modern History. Taught by Professor Lynne Ann Hartnett of Villanova University, these 24 eye-opening lessons will give you new insights into the forces that have shaped the political and cultural landscape of our world. You will travel back in time and across the globe to examine some of history’s most momentous and influential political transformations. Starting with the American Revolution and the French Revolution, covering world-changing movements in China, Mexico, India, Haiti, Africa, Russia, and more, Professor Hartnett surveys the shifting tides that inspired each of these revolutions. From religious movements to economic overhauls, you will get an insider’s view of radicals, revolutionaries, and ideological visionaries, as well as the rulers and systems they sought to overthrow. You will also consider revolutions as a distinctly modern phenomenon. Riots, rebellions, and other forms of uprisings are inextricable parts of human history, but revolutions are something different. As you will learn, revolutions systematically alter the dynamic between the state, authorities, elites, and the people—and they attempt to fundamentally transform power relationships. We live in a precarious time in the 21st century, with uprisings constantly in the news. What you will learn in The Great Revolutions of Modern History is that revolutions often follow a similar pattern and arise from a similar source: masses of people dissatisfied with the status quo who decide they will sacrifice everything to affect fundamental change. Join Professor Hartnett for an exploration of political and cultural change—and see how our modern world was formed.

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Example 3

  • Beginning French
    on October 4, 2022 at 10:14 am

    10/04/22 @ 9:30am - 10/04/22 @ 10:30am Classroom Mammen Family Public Library Registration Required […]

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    on October 4, 2022 at 10:14 am

    11/17/22 @ 5:30pm - 11/17/22 @ 7:30pm Classroom Mammen Family Public Library Registration Required […]

  • FOL Board Meeting
    on October 4, 2022 at 10:14 am

    11/21/22 @ 4:00pm - 11/21/22 @ 5:30pm Meeting Room B Mammen Family Public Library

  • Amy Bluemel: Native American Storyteller
    on October 4, 2022 at 10:14 am

    11/21/22 @ 2:00pm - 11/21/22 @ 3:00pm Rooms A, B, & C combined Mammen Family Public Library Registration […]

  • The Great Revolutions of Modern History
    on October 4, 2022 at 10:14 am

    11/21/22 @ 9:30am - 11/21/22 @ 11:00am Meeting Room B Mammen Family Public Library Course […]