Fremont Library to Bring Jazz Concert, Civil Rights Presentation, & More
The Fremont Area District Library is planning to host several fun and educational events in March for the whole family. These events are FREE, as always.
Live @ the Library brings The Legacy & Memory of Emmett Till. Discover the untold history of the injustice that followed fourteen-year-old Emmett’s trip to buy candy at Bryant’s Grocery in Money, Mississippi, where he whistled at the white store clerk. In this presentation, retired Portage Public School history teacher Jim Herm will share his research into the post-Civil War South, the legacy of Emmett Till, and the start of the Civil Rights movement. This will take place in the library’s Community Room on Tuesday, March 15th at 6:30 p.m.
A second Live @ the Library event in March welcomes Kanola Band: Jazz Concert on Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. Kanola Band brings together some of the most experienced and diverse musicians in the midwest US jazz scene to pay tribute to the great music and heritage of New Orleans. Dipping into the city's diverse musical history including traditional Dixieland, groovin' zydeco, soulful funk to blasting brass band second lines, audiences of all ages will leave feeling just a bit happier than when they came. Bring your dancing shoes, leave your worries behind and be ready for some fun, because Kanola Band is always a good time!
March is Reading Month! As a special treat, the first 50 adults and teens who check out at least 3 books on Fridays in March will get a mug with some warm drinks to go with your books. Happy reading!
Storytimes run from January 19th-April 14th. Toddler Storytime, for babies and toddlers up to age 3, will be held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., and Family Storytime for children up to age 5 will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Saturday Storytime, for children up to age 5 will be on March 5th at 11:00 a.m in the Community Room. Masks are recommended at all Storytimes during this time. We’ll also be showing an Afternoon Movie on Thursday, March 31st at 3:30 p.m. The movie will be Sing 2 (Rated PG; 110 min.) Snacks will be served, and all are welcome.
Junk Journaling for ages 10 and up will take place on March 10th anytime between 3:00-5:00. This is a scrapbooking and journal hybrid. Use up what you have and supplement with found, recycled, repurposed and thrifted items. Materials provided.
We’ll be showing a couple movies for adults at our Movie Mondays—this month in honor of Oscar nominees. King Richard will be showing in our Community Room on March 14th at 2:00 p.m. Starring Will Smith, this film takes a look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams. (Rated PG-13; 144 min.) Belfast will be showing in our Community Room on Monday, March 28th at 2:00 p.m. In this Oscar-nominated film, a young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. (PG-13; 98 min.) These movies are FREE and snacks are provided.
The Wednesday Readers Book Group will meet on Monday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden, and the Daytime Book Group will meet on Thursday, March 24th at 12:30 p.m. (title TBD). Anyone is welcome to join these book groups. Books for these groups are available at the library’s front desk ahead of the meeting if you’d like to check out a copy and join the group.
For more information about any of these events, please contact the library at 231-924-3480 or visit www.fremontlibrary.net.
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