2.21.2018

Other Programs focus on Real Estate and Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Old Bridge, NJ – Feb. 21, 2018 – The Old Bridge Public Library’s March programming will be highlighted by a special performance honoring civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

On Sun. March 4th at 2pm, the Library will present: Sick and Tired: The Fannie Lou Hamer story. Written and performed by Diane L. Parker, this one-woman play tells the story of the triumphs and tribulations of Mississippi voting rights and civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.  Hamer began her fight for voting rights in 1962 when she was 44 years old,                    and despite health issues, poverty and educational limitations, she never gave up her dream to become a registered voter.  Hamer demanded that right and in her struggle to achieve it, she became a symbolic woman who inspired countless other Americans. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. She was also a co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus, an organization created to recruit, train, and support women of all races who wish to seek election to government office.  Sick and Tired was the winner of the 2017 NYC Strawberry One-Act Festival for Best Play and Best Actress.

In addition, other March program highlights include a workshop on Wed. March 7th at 7pm entitled:  Thinking of Selling Your Home? This informative seminar will provide tips about how to sell your home. The panel will consist of realtor Susan McCann, attorney Meryl Polcari, and representatives from Landmark Capital.  They will discuss proven strategies and answer questions on how to sell in today’s housing market.

Lastly, on Sat. March 24th at 1:30pm, the Library will offer a session on Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating. A pysanka (singular) is a Ukrainian Easter egg decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resistant method. The designs are not actually painted on, but rather written, in beeswax.  Local artist Olga Kobryn will host this lecture about this ancient art of egg decorating and will explain the methods, symbols and colors used. A short film about pysanky by Slavko Novitsky will also be shown.

The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about these and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.

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