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Explorations

Slavery, the Confederacy & the Roots of the Monument Debate

2020-12-11 14:00:00 2020-12-11 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Explorations Steilacoom Library Speakers Series Virtual Pierce County Library

Friday, December 11
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-12-11 14:00:00 2020-12-11 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Explorations Steilacoom Library Speakers Series Virtual Pierce County Library

Steilacoom Library Speakers Series

In the last few years perhaps more than at any time since the Civil War, monuments to Confederate leaders have become the focus of angry debate, some resulting in violence in some American cities. Do Americans fully comprehend what the Confederacy represented, when taking sides on this hot issue? Why did eleven southern states in 1860-1861 take the drastic step of leaving the Union and creating their own nation, leading to a horrifically bloody civil war? What were its leaders hoping to accomplish? What did they fear about staying in the Union? Why does the removal of Confederate memorials provoke such a polarizing response today?

Speaker Robert E. May, Professor Emeritus at Purdue University and now a resident of Olympia, spoke at the Steilacoom Historical Museum on Martin Luther King Day, 2019, on his new book "Yuletide in Dixie." An internationally renowned historian, he taught Civil War history and Southern history at Purdue for decades. His well-reviewed books have won recognition for their originality. His book on Lincoln, Douglas, and the slavery expansion controversy, Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropics, was a finalist for the prestigious Lincoln book award.

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AGE GROUP: | Seniors (55+) | All Ages | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Education |

Virtual Pierce County Library

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Phone: 253-548-3300

Hours
Mon, May 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 22 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, May 23 Closed

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Upcoming events

Mon, May 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Room 4
Learn about numbers, shapes and patterns while dancing, playing, and stretching together in Zoom! For children ages 18 months to 2 years old and their families.
Registration is now closed

Tue, May 18, 10:45am - 11:30am
Virtual Room 3
Stories, activities, rhymes and singing for the whole family. Zoom story time starts at 10:45 am and is followed with a stay and play time until 11:30. Facebook Story Time starts at noon.

Tue, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Room 2
Hear from Pierce County Human Services staff about how to apply for rental and utility assistance programs, including eviction prevention programs for residents impacted by COVID-19.
Registration is now closed

Tue, May 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Tweens work together over many weeks to create digital Escape Rooms. When the Escape Rooms are complete we make them available to the Pierce County Library community to enjoy!

Tue, May 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 4
Learn, connect, and practice English language skills. For ESL learners and English speakers wanting to connect with and support ESL learners.

Wed, May 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
Virtual Room 4
Join us in Zoom for stories, singing, activities, and time to share with each other.

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 11:10am
Virtual Room 2
Practice early learning math skills with books, rhymes, and silly movement. Ages 3-6.

Wed, May 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Room 1
Discover and Celebrate New Places and Cultures

Wed, May 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
A time for kids ages 5-10 to get together on Zoom to create masterpieces, do science projects, learn to bake, and play games. Parents and caregivers welcome!

Wed, May 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This month's stories will include: "There's No Recipe for Growing Up" by Scaachi Koul, "The Bathroom" by Zadie Smith, & "I Remember Nothing" by Nora Ephron

Thu, May 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Virtual Room 1
Rhymes, songs, movement, bilingual books, and more, in English with a sprinkling of Spanish! Disfruta de rimas, canciones, movimiento, libros bilingües y más, en inglés con una pizca de español.

Thu, May 20, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Virtual Room 1
Join your local librarians and your neighbors for a virtual book discussion on Zoom! This month we'll be discussing "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion.

Thu, May 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Join Teen Council to have a voice at the library, participate in programs with other teens, and help others in your community! All youth ages 13 to 19 are welcome to attend the weekly meetings.

Thu, May 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 2
A time for kids ages 5-10 to get together on Zoom to create masterpieces, do science projects, learn to bake, and play games. Parents and caregivers welcome!

Thu, May 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Play games, make friends and help steer your library's teen programs, all without putting on your shoes! Open to teens ages 14-18.

Thu, May 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Room 4
Join us on Zoom the first and third Thursdays of every month to work on your knitting, crochet, beading, whatever you would like, and connect with other creative people!

Thu, May 20, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Cuentos en Español y en Inglés. Escucha cuentos, canta canciones y haz arte con Miss Bryna. Story time in Spanish and English. Listen to stories, sing songs and do a craft with Miss Bryna.

Fri, May 21, 9:45am - 10:45am
Virtual Room 1
Stories, activities, rhymes, and singing for the whole family. Zoom Story time starts at 9:45am and is followed with a stay and play time until 10:45am. Facebook Live Story time starts at 10:00am.

Fri, May 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Room 4
UP library's 3rd Friday Book Group.

Fri, May 21, 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Virtual Room 2
Join other teens virtually to hang out, play games, plan fun events and help guide library services.

Sat, May 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Learn new things and have fun while creating art and craft projects each week from home in this online interactive art program for kids.

Mon, May 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual Room 2
Early Literacy Program for infants to birth to 2 and their parents or caregivers.

Mon, May 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Room 4
Learn about numbers, shapes and patterns while dancing, playing, and stretching together in Zoom! For children ages 18 months to 2 years old and their families.

Tue, May 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Room 1
Hear from Pierce County Human Services staff about how to apply for rental and utility assistance programs, including eviction prevention programs for residents impacted by COVID-19.

Tue, May 25, 10:45am - 11:30am
Virtual Room 3
Stories, activities, rhymes and singing for the whole family. Zoom story time starts at 10:45 am and is followed with a stay and play time until 11:30. Facebook Story Time starts at noon.

Tue, May 25, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Virtual Room 2
Turning age 65 soon? Want to know more about Medicare? Bring your questions to this presentation by Sound Outreach and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA).

Tue, May 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 3
Join your local librarians and your neighbors for a virtual book discussion on Zoom! This month we'll be discussing Science Fiction books. Read any Science Fiction book you would like!

Tue, May 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 4
Learn, connect, and practice English language skills. For ESL learners and English speakers wanting to connect with and support ESL learners.

Tue, May 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Room 1
Join us for a virtual trivia night via Zoom!

Wed, May 26, 9:30am - 10:00am
Virtual Room 4
Join us in Zoom for stories, singing, activities, and time to share with each other.

Wed, May 26, 10:30am - 11:10am
Virtual Room 2
Practice early learning math skills with books, rhymes, and silly movement. Ages 3-6.

Wed, May 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Room 1
Discover and Celebrate New Places and Cultures

Canceled
Wed, May 26, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
UP Library's 4th Thursday book group.

Wed, May 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
A time for kids ages 5-10 to get together on Zoom to create masterpieces, do science projects, learn to bake, and play games. Parents and caregivers welcome!

Wed, May 26, 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Virtual Room 2
Among Us, Skribbl, City Guesser, and more! Join us on Zoom for a fun, laid back game night where teens get to choose the games!

Wed, May 26, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Speaker James McCormick will cover the basics of discovery in a civil case in litigation.

Thu, May 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Virtual Room 1
Rhymes, songs, movement, bilingual books, and more, in English with a sprinkling of Spanish! Disfruta de rimas, canciones, movimiento, libros bilingües y más, en inglés con una pizca de español.

Canceled
Thu, May 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
UP Library's 4th Thursday book group.

Thu, May 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 4
UP Library's 4th Thursday book group

Thu, May 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Join Teen Council to have a voice at the library, participate in programs with other teens, and help others in your community! All youth ages 13 to 19 are welcome to attend the weekly meetings.

Thu, May 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 2
A time for kids ages 5-10 to get together on Zoom to create masterpieces, do science projects, learn to bake, and play games. Parents and caregivers welcome!

Thu, May 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Play games, make friends and help steer your library's teen programs, all without putting on your shoes! Open to teens ages 14-18.

Thu, May 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual Room 3
May is Mental Health Month & NAMI joins us to present “In Our Own Voice”. Presenters will discuss personal experiences & information on making connections with the mental health community. Ages 13-19.

Thu, May 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Join your local librarians and your neighbors for a virtual book discussion on Zoom! This month we'll be discussing How to Change Your Mind.

Thu, May 27, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Cuentos en Español y en Inglés. Escucha cuentos, canta canciones y haz arte con Miss Bryna. Story time in Spanish and English. Listen to stories, sing songs and do a craft with Miss Bryna.

Fri, May 28, 9:45am - 10:45am
Virtual Room 1
Stories, activities, rhymes, and singing for the whole family. Zoom Story time starts at 9:45am and is followed with a stay and play time until 10:45am. Facebook Live Story time starts at 10:00am.

Fri, May 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual Room 3
Share a book with a furry friend while improving your reading skills.

Fri, May 28, 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Virtual Room 2
Join other teens virtually to hang out, play games, plan fun events and help guide library services.

Fri, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Does your knowledge of Disney & Pixar movies, shorts, and songs go to infinity and beyond? Let's get down to business to defeat other teams on Zoom! Play as a family or individual.

Tue, Jun 01, 10:00am - 11:30am
Libby/Overdrive experts will help you access Pierce County Library System's digital collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and more through the FREE Libby app during this three part class. Register

Tue, Jun 01, 10:45am - 11:30am
Virtual Room 3
Stories, activities, rhymes and singing for the whole family. Zoom story time starts at 10:45 am and is followed with a stay and play time until 11:30. Facebook Story Time starts at noon.

Tue, Jun 01, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual Room 1
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with Miss Brandi and Miss Kari this summer!

Tue, Jun 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 2
Tweens work together over many weeks to create digital Escape Rooms. When the Escape Rooms are complete we make them available to the Pierce County Library community to enjoy!

Tue, Jun 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 4
Join your local librarians and your neighbors for a virtual book discussion on Zoom! This month we'll be discussing Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes.

Tue, Jun 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Learn, connect, and practice English language skills. For ESL learners and English speakers wanting to connect with and support ESL learners.

Wed, Jun 02, 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Virtual Room 1
Every Wednesday we will travel to a different part of the world to discover a new place and culture through stories, songs, and rhymes. Story time for kids ages 4-10 years old and their adults.

Wed, Jun 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Room 3
We'll discuss "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander. The book examines the rebirth of a caste-like system in which millions of African Americans are locked behind bars and denied civil rights.

Thu, Jun 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Room 4
Join Teen Council to have a voice at the library, participate in programs with other teens, and help others in your community! All youth ages 13 to 19 are welcome to attend the weekly meetings.

Thu, Jun 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Join on Zoom to learn to sketch flowers with local artist Katie Dean.

Thu, Jun 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 2
A time for kids ages 5-10 to get together on Zoom to create masterpieces, do science projects, learn to bake, and play games. Parents and caregivers welcome!

Thu, Jun 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 3
The South Hill Library Teen Advisory Board is now online! Hang out with other teens virtually and share ideas, work on projects, and plan events. Open to youth ages 13-18

Thu, Jun 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 4
Play games, make friends and help steer your library's teen programs, all without putting on your shoes! Open to teens ages 14-18.

Thu, Jun 03, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Room 2
Join us on Zoom the first and third Thursdays of every month to work on your knitting, crochet, beading, whatever you would like, and connect with other creative people!

Thu, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Join Tacoma author Eric Nusbaum for a discussion of his book Stealing Home, ​a story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city.

Fri, Jun 04, 9:45am - 10:45am
Virtual Room 1
Stories, activities, rhymes, and singing for the whole family. Zoom Story time starts at 9:45am and is followed with a stay and play time until 10:45am. Facebook Live Story time starts at 10:00am.

Mon, Jun 07, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
This workshop will help self-represented litigants navigate their cases and attorneys to learn the basics of a modification action.

Tue, Jun 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 2
Tweens work together over many weeks to create digital Escape Rooms. When the Escape Rooms are complete we make them available to the Pierce County Library community to enjoy!

Tue, Jun 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's is the first program in a three-part series on Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, and healthy aging. Register

Tue, Jun 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 4
Learn, connect, and practice English language skills. For ESL learners and English speakers wanting to connect with and support ESL learners.

Wed, Jun 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Join with your preschooler as they get a chance to explore and experiment with science, technology, engineering, art, and math!

Wed, Jun 09, 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Virtual Room 1
Every Wednesday we will travel to a different part of the world to discover a new place and culture through stories, songs, and rhymes. Story time for kids ages 4-10 years old and their adults.

Wed, Jun 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 4
Pierce County Librarians share casual conversation about what they are reading and watching. Join in! Share and receive suggestions from your community and your librarians.

Thu, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Room 4
Join Teen Council to have a voice at the library, participate in programs with other teens, and help others in your community! All youth ages 13 to 19 are welcome to attend the weekly meetings.

Thu, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Join on Zoom to learn how to sketch landscapes with local artist Katie Dean.

Thu, Jun 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 2
A time for kids ages 5-10 to get together on Zoom to create masterpieces, do science projects, learn to bake, and play games. Parents and caregivers welcome!

Thu, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 4
Play games, make friends and help steer your library's teen programs, all without putting on your shoes! Open to teens ages 14-18.

Fri, Jun 11, 9:45am - 10:45am
Virtual Room 1
Stories, activities, rhymes, and singing for the whole family. Zoom Story time starts at 9:45am and is followed with a stay and play time until 10:45am. Facebook Live Story time starts at 10:00am.

Tue, Jun 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual Room 1
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with Miss Brandi and Miss Kari this summer!

Tue, Jun 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Join us to discuss “She Would Be King: A Novel” by Wayetu Moore.

Tue, Jun 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 2
Tweens work together over many weeks to create digital Escape Rooms. When the Escape Rooms are complete we make them available to the Pierce County Library community to enjoy!

Tue, Jun 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body is the second program in a three-part series on Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, and healthy aging. Register

Tue, Jun 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 4
Learn, connect, and practice English language skills. For ESL learners and English speakers wanting to connect with and support ESL learners.

Wed, Jun 16, 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Virtual Room 1
Every Wednesday we will travel to a different part of the world to discover a new place and culture through stories, songs, and rhymes. Story time for kids ages 4-10 years old and their adults.

Wed, Jun 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 3
In honor of our Summer Reading Program "Reading Colors Your World", this month's stories will be: "Four and Twenty Blackbirds" by Agatha Christie & "A White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett.