STANDING ROCK: Join us, Thursday evening, February 16, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 to hear Ann Podlipny discuss her first-hand experience at the Oceti Sakowin camp (otherwise known as the Seven Council Fires Camp). Oceti Sakowin Camp is the largest water protector encampment at Standing Rock Reservation. A massive camp-in led by the Standing Rock nation, aimed at blocking the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which would carry oil from the Bakken shale in North Dakota across several states and under the Missouri River. She will provide a visual description from the weekend of December 4th when 5 thousand veterans and 7 thousand water protectors arrived to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
The Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation is home to Dakota and Lakota people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. On July 25, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) granted authorization to the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross Lake Oahe as part of the construction of a 1,100-mile pipeline that is proposed to carry over a half-million barrels of Bakken crude oil to Illinois and across four states.
The construction takes the pipeline less than one half mile from the Tribe’s reservation border and the pipeline would cross the Tribe’s traditional and ancestral lands and the construction of the pipeline jeopardizes many sacred places. The Tribe opposes DAPL because of the honor they have for their ancestors and sacred sites as well as protection the drinking water of the Tribe and its citizens.
About the presenter: Ann Podlipny has a career background in education and social work. She works closely with immigrants and refugees in Manchester, NH and volunteers teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
Register to attend this free and open to the public discussion about Standing Rock.
LOOKING FOR WAYS TO RELAX? Join us for our weekly drop-in programs: On Wednesdays from 10:30 – 12:30 Needle Crafters meet - Whether you enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting or another form of needle work come join the fun as we craft together. Newbies welcome too! Each Friday from 10:15 – 12:15 Adult Craft, Paint & Color meet- We have coloring supplies available however feel free to bring your own supplies as well. If you prefer to dabble in painting bring your own supplies. Working on a craft project and wish to share with the group, just bring extra supplies. Come alone or bring some friends. The more the merrier. Every day you’ll find a jigsaw table set up to try out & Sudoku puzzles along with newspapers and magazines in our reading area. There is a constant stream of folks who relax and enjoy reading the daily papers or using Wi-Fi to keep up with news.
ORIGAMI FUN: Origami is the art of paper folding and it is lots of fun! Feel like having a good time? Come and join us as we make several paper creations to create and take home. Adults are certainly welcome to help the younger kids fold. Please register if you'd like to join in the fun on Saturday, February 25th, at 10:30am. Recommended for kindergarten age through grade 5.
HOLIDAY HOURS: The library will be closed on Monday, February 20th, in recognition of Presidents Day. Please stock up accordingly, and do remember that Overdrive (NH Downloadable Books) and TumbleBook Library is open 24/7 right on our website.
STAY TUNED: We are working hard on some exciting programs and events for the winter school vacation week. (Week of February 27th.) Look for that in next week’s article. J
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