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THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 FOR A STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

VIRTUAL Wendy Doniger on Sex and Jewelry | Tuesday, October 4, 7-8pm

Why are intimacy and jewelry, particularly rings, so often connected? Why do rings appear time and again in stories about marriage and adultery, love and betrayal, identity and masquerade? Presented by Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago and the author of over 40 books, including “The Ring of Truth and Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry.”

IN LIBRARY Adult Craft Workshop: Fall Fabric Pumpkins | Friday, October 7, 2-3:30pm

Get ready for fall and learn how to make your own fabric pumpkins to decorate your home or office. Basic sewing experience is helpful but not required. Materials will be provided while supplies last; feel free to bring your own scraps of autumn-themed fabric! Register to receive a reminder before the program. Walk-ins welcome!

VIRTUAL Artemisia Gentileschi and the Italian Baroque | Tuesday, October 11, 7-8:30pm

Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi achieved great success during her career in the 17th century, especially with her portrayals of strong Biblical women, including Susanna and Judith. Learn about her life and art along with her relationship to the Italian Baroque movement in this online lecture presented by art historian Jeff Mishur.

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