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Adult General Info

The African-American Mosiac
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture

African American Odyssey
Presentation of the Library of Congress, this site includes rare books, government documents, blackhistorymanuscripts, maps, musican scores and more.

Black History Calendar
Includes links to important dates in Black History.

Coretta Scott King Award Book List
Started in 1970, this award honors African American authors and illustrators of books for children.

Martin Luther King, Jr - Historic Speeches and Interviews - Developed by the Detroit Area Library Network, this multimedia site contains a virtual collection of videos contained on YouTube.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Website
Read about the man, his movement, his legacy. Developed by The Seattle Times.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Web Site
History of the NAACP

New York Public Library Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The King Center Site devoted to history and work of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Timelines and History from Info Please Timelines and history of the Civil Rights Movement and Black History Month.

Tuskegee Airmen -  Official site for the Tuskegee Airmen with a history of the group and a complete roster list of the Flight School graduates.

Using Primary Sources in the Classroom: Civil Rights Movement Unit - A five-lesson unit from the State of Alabama Archives with background information and links to primary source documents.

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
Designed by the National Park Services, this site surveys the locations of important events in the civil rights movement.  Includes maps, a photo-illustrated history and web links.

 

Reconstruction in Black History

Unfinished Business: Making Democracy Work for Everyone, 1877–1904
Students take on the roles of government commissioners investigating race-related social and political issues in this lesson plan on the post-Reconstruction South.  Included are background information, resource suggestions, and discussion questions.

 

Birthday and Spring Cards, March 5, 2012

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Papercrafts-A-Palooza, at Plymouth Library, Saturday, 10.6.12

The event included Halloween Cards, Polish Christmas Ornaments, 3-D Flowers, and Gift Boxes. Volunteers provided examples and demonstrated the steps. Here are some photos of how the crafters at the Papercrafts-A-Palooza created their unique versions. 

Halloween & Fall Cards

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Barb T. designed these cards. The autumn card was created with stamps, colored pens, paper and card stock. It's hard to see but the right edge is embossed. The jack-o-lantern card uses precut cards (for the jack-o-lantern face) and embellished with colored paper, ribbon or what have you. Following are some examples of what the workshop attendess created with the materials that Barb T. had provided.

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Polish Star Ornament

paper_polish_star_urchin Here's a You-Tube video tutorial that does a pretty good job of describing how to make this ornament.

Thanks to Linda C. for demonstrating and sharing her expertise. It takes some practice so we didn't finish any ornaments at the event. You can see what one of pieces looks like in the photo above. Take the silver 8-point star, make eleven more just like it and then string and crimp. 

 

 

 

 

3-D Flowers

3Dflowers Meena provide a template and instructions for these flowers.