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 cabin feverCabin Fever – great bluegrass – returns to Wheeler Library on Saturday, January 28th at 7. Sponsored by the Friends of Wheeler Library – Free and open to all. Donations accepted.

 

 

 

 

yoga1Yoga  – Wednesdays ages 2 to 4 at 10:30. Free. This class is sponsored by the Library for kids and their caregivers. Come give yoga a try.

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Woodside visits Wheeler Library…………..

prairieChristine Woodside, author of Libertarians on the Prairie, will speak at Wheeler Library on Monday, January 30th at 7pm. Generations of children have fallen in love with the pioneer saga of the Ingalls family, of Pa and Ma, Laura and her sisters, and their loyal dog, Jack. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books have taught millions of Americans about frontier life, giving inspiration to many and in the process becoming icons of our national identity. Yet few realize that this cherished bestselling series wandered far from the actual history of the Ingalls family and from what Laura herself understood to be central truths about pioneer life.

In this groundbreaking narrative of literary detection, Christine Woodside reveals for the first time the full extent of the collaboration between Laura and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Rose hated farming and fled the family homestead as an adolescent, eventually becoming a nationally prominent magazine writer, biographer of Herbert Hoover, and successful novelist, who shared the political values of Ayn Rand and became a mentor to Roger Lea MacBride, the second Libertarian presidential candidate. Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother’s story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. A fascinating look at the relationship between two strong-willed women, Libertarians on the Prairie is also the deconstruction of an American myth.

 

 

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Friends visiting? Borrow a pass from the library and visit great local sights.

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The Friends of Wheeler Library fund our museum pass program, which provides free or discounted admissions. Borrow a pass and visit one of these local treasures: – Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center ; Florence Griswold Museum; Lyman Allyn Art Museum; Mystic Aquarium; Roger Williams Park Zoo; CT State Parks; and Wadsworth Atheneum.

 

 

 

 

azn smileA great way to help Wheeler Library at no cost to you is to register with Amazon Smile. Start at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0728869 and a percentage of your purchase will go to benefit the Library.