Steampunking: A Makeiteers Group
Do you like to sew? Do you like Steampunk and Cosplay? Do you want to make your own costumes? Well if you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the group for you!
We host a reoccuring Steampunk costume-making group that meets on select Wendnesdays at 6:30 p.m.
The program is open to anyone. Bring your parts and ideas as we get together to make our own Steampunk accessories. We will have glue guns, leather tools, and other various equipment to help us create our own unique pieces. As a special guest, renowned costume maker, Steampunk enthusiast, and all-around friend of the library, Tanglwyst de Holloway will be on hand to add her expertise and inspiration.
Here's a list of our upcoming get togethers:
- September 10 & 24
- October 1 & 15
- November 12
- December 17
Like all library programs, this is a free event. No registration is required.
Music and Movement Program
Women and the Veil
Women and the Veil in Middle Eastern and North African History
Presented by Idaho Humanities Council Scholar: Joanne Klein
Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.
Contrary to American stereotypes, the veil is not a symbol of repression within Islam. The veil predates Islam by centuries and has been worn by women of many faiths around the world. It has served both practical and symbolic purposes. This talk will explore the role of the veil and Islamic dress for women and men in Middle Eastern and North African history, including the complexities of the veil’s religious, social, and political meanings. It will present a more realistic picture of the purpose of the veil and Islamic dress, including its advantages and disadvantages, within the context of Middle Eastern and North African cultures.
Let's Talk About It Book Discussions
Connected Histories: Let's Talk About It Book Discussions
Beginning Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m., and running through Fall 2014. See the Adult calendar.
Book copies available now at the Victory Branch.
The Ada Community Library Victory Branch is a recipient of both the Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys and Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys grant. Learn more about both of these exciting offerings and related program by reading this wonderful article by the Victory Branch's Librarian Diane Rice.