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Two very special Storytimes sponsored by the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

All Ages! 

3:00 - 3:45 PM  |  ZOOM

LibraryLive Online:
Sharing stories of diversity


Beautiful Shades of Brown
With author Nancy Churnin

Beautiful Shades of Brown is the story of a young African-American girl who didn’t let obstacles stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming an artist. Growing up Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. So when she was offered a commission to paint portraits of accomplished African Americans, she jumped at the chance. Writers, singers, political activists, and thinkers all posed for her. Now her portraits hang in Washington, D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery, where children of all races can admire the beautiful shades of brown she captured.

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Paint Your World Project

Just as Laura Wheeler Waring painted her family, friends and people she admired, we would like to see your artwork of family, friends and people YOU admire. We will celebrate your art by displaying it at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

Please include your name, age, and a brief description of who this person

or people are and why they are important to you.

Deliver your drawing by sending a copy to or

drop it off at the Lafayette Library during open hours (Monday – Saturday).


Entries received by October 30 will be entered into a drawing for

a copy of Beautiful Shades of Brown (must be under 12 years old to enter).

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

All Ages!

3:00 - 3:45 PM  |  ZOOM

LibraryLive Online:
Sharing stories of diversity


No Steps Behind: Beate Sirota Gordon’s Battle for Women’s Rights With author Jeff Gottesfeld

Discover the unlikely true story of Beate Sirota, a young woman who grew up in Japan and returned as a translator working for the American military after WWII. Fluent in Japanese language and culture, she was assigned to work with the delegation writing the new post-war constitution. Thanks to her bravery in speaking up for the women of Japan, the new constitution ended up including equal rights for all women.

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