“Etched in Sand” by Regina Calcaterra, published in 2013 and on The New York Times Best Seller list for many months, has been integrated into high school and college curricula nationally. It is a timeless, true story of five siblings who huddled together for survival as foster children. Evan Harris, Amagansett Free Library’s children’s librarian and Jolie Parcher, founder and director of Mandala Yoga Center for Healing Arts in Amagansett Square, chose the book for a round table discussion at the meeting of the Mandala Book Club on Thursday, October 17.
Celebrate Black History Month at Hallockville Farm. Learn about the importance of quilting to the African American Culture. Join artist and author Faith Ringgold on Thursday, February 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, while she takes you through the world ofTar Beach, and how she uses quilting to tell stories. Students ages 9-12 years old will listen to the book and will then create their own collage quilts to tell their own story. Members: $15 Non-Members: $20. Also, at Hallockville children ages 5-8 years old can join art teacher, Darlene Siracusano, in learning about how folk art was made throughout history.The morning will begin lesson will begin by listening to a farm animal story and meeting Hallockville chickens. Kids will create their own folk-art rooster using colored collage paper, fancy scissors, punches, and crayons on Tuesday, February 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Members: $15Non-Members: $20.