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    leadimage Monuments Men Lecture

    Sunday, November 16th, 2 PM

    The compelling story of how art historians, museum professionals and military personnel worked to protect Europe’s cultural treasures and repatriate stolen objects during and after World War II has inspired numerous books and films.

    Join us as art historian and tour guide Jeff Mishur shares with us the complexity of Germany’s cultural climate in the 1930′s and 1940′s in order to explain why the efforts associated with the Monument’s Men, Fine Arts, and Archives program were so urgently needed.

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From the Director

“Your Journey Starts Here”
Having been identified as a “Learning Library” we are delighted that this motto not only inspires you, our lovely patrons, but also our own staff. Read on…

Computer Learning Labs

Weds, 10/15-10/29, 10-11:30 AM
Designed for the total beginner through the intermediate home/personal user, we’ll provide supervised practice and answer your questions, in a casual and collaborative environment. Space is limited, contact us to sign up!

Middle School Pizza and Movie

Friday, 10/31, 11:30 AM -3:30 PM
Middle School kids! Looking for something fun to do after the 1/2 day of school on Halloween? Head to the RFPL for a pizza lunch, some ghoulish games, and a slightly spooky movie. Space is limited and sign-up is required for lunch.

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Use Author Check to sign up to receive an email notice when the library orders a new book from your favorite author!

Museum Adventure Pass

Stop by the library to check out a pass to local area attractions like the Brookfield Zoo, Lego Land and more, with your library card! Learn more at