Winter/Spring 2018 Newsletter

Bookmarks for Winter/Spring 2018 (PDF)

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Universal Class

Learning Express Library

Rocket Languages

Literati Public

Find It Virginia

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Winter/Spring 2018 Newsletter

The new Bookmarks newsletter is now available with lots of programs for kids, teens, and adults. Registration for programs is now open so sign up today!

Spread Some Mid-Year School Cheer

school suppliesHelp the library’s Teen Advisory Board as they collect school supplies to replenish local classrooms in February. Items needed include tissues, paper, pencils, glue sticks, crayons, and other school supplies. Please bring donations to the library to help support our local students, teachers and schools.

Hometown HerosHometown Heros
Fight for Freedom

Join us for a historic series presented in partnership with the Poquoson Historical Commission commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I and the 75th Anniversary of World War II. Explore the history of Poquoson during the Great War and World War II.

Poquoson Home Front

Monday, February 26th   7:00 - 8:30 PM

Sharleen Mullins, a Poquoson native and researcher, takes you through daily life during World War I. From clothing, rationing, children’s roles, and food preparation to “Women’s Work”, learn how people at home “held down the fort” while the men were overseas.

World War II in Poquoson

Monday, March 12th   7:00 - 8:30 PM

On December 7, 1941, the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Local historian Frank Green discusses World War II’s impact on Poquoson. Who were the “York Rangers” and why were they important? What is plane spotting? Listen to oral histories of the people who lived through this time from the invasion through VJ day.

Fashion Trends of the 1940s

Saturday, March 24th   2:00 - 4:00 PM

Have you ever wondered why women wore shoulder pads or the hem of skirts changed? Bonnie Shriver, our very own local clothing historian, will tell you about the clothing trends of the World War II era. Discover how the changing role of women in the workplace changed fashion along with changes in men’s clothing.

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PHS Yearbook Archiveyearbooks

It is a blast from the past! The Poquoson High School yearbooks from 1935 through 1977 have been digitized and are available here. Have fun searching for pictures of your family and friends. If you have good condition copies of editions we are missing and would be willing to let us borrow to digitize, contact the library at 868-3060.

NEW   Universal Class

Find something new to learn with Universal Class. Over 500 educational classes universal classincluding computers, crafts, and history, to choose from and the option to earn CEU credits.  Clicking on the image to start learning today!

Homework Help:
New Hours for the School Year

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

rainbowCalling all families of preschoolers from birth to 5 years!  The library has partnered with Poquoson Kiwanis Club to help you prepare your youngster to enter kindergarten ready to read. Reading 1,000 books to your preschooler may sound daunting at first, but you are probably already doing it and just don’t realize it. You can set your own pace; it can be a multi-year project. Come into the library to register and get started.

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Picturing the Past

family picture Teaming up with the Poquoson Museum and the Poquoson Historical Commission, the library is creating a digital archive of historic photos for the public to enjoy. If you have old photographs, negatives, or slides and would consider loaning them to the library for scanning, please call the library at 757-868-3060.
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