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Join Us For Tales & Cocktails

We look forward to having you join us at the Highlands Country Club on June 4th, 2023 at 5:30pm for an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with Michael Schulman, author of Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears, a lively history of the Academy Awards, as well as the New York Times bestseller, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep.

This event will offer indoor and outdoor gathering space.

STEAM Punks Camp Returns!

We’re excited to announce that our annual S.T.E.A.M. Punks science camp will return for its fifth year! We will host two, identical four-day sessions, each available to twelve learners entering grades 3-7. Session One takes place July 10th-13th and Session Two July 17th-20th from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Focusing on the intersection of technology and the arts, the STEAM Punks curriculum may explore design thinking, art making, robotics, coding, physical computing, storytelling, environmental science, A/V recording, photography, mind hacks, and more through creative and irreverent challenges assigned each day. There are a limited number of spots available, and applications are read on a first-come, first-served basis and will be accepted until the program and wait list are full. Emails will be sent with placement information the weekend of June 5th, if not sooner.

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Statement on Our Co-Founder, Hamilton Fish III

At their January 21st meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Desmond-Fish Public Library directed the Library’s Racial Equity and Social Justice (RE/SJ) Committee to present recommendations for steps the Library should take in response to recent reports in the news media that our co-founder, Hamilton Fish III, took actions that were in support of Hitler and his regime during the years leading up to World War II. The RE/SJ Committee has formed a special subcommittee to carry out this charge.

As a library, our mission is to offer facts and research materials to our community members. To that end, we have created a list of resources regarding the national and global politics of the years from 1933 to 1941. The list, called “A House Divided: Hamilton Fish III and the Crisis of American Isolationismis available online here. Copies of the list are available in the Library, where most of the books listed are currently displayed and available to borrow.