Racial Healing Group

Starting Wednesday, December 2nd at 7 pm, we will begin a racial healing group. This group will include discussion questions lifted from Ibram X. Kendi’s Be Antiracist journal, and the Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese Singh. Reference Librarian Janina Majeran will host the group and lead the discussions over Zoom. The goal is to create a safe space to reflect and discuss how media, movies, books, magazines, shows, and policies may skew our perceptions and beliefs toward people of color. We may read a book or two and listen to a couple podcasts as well!  You do not have to join every meeting, but rather join us when you can. Questions that we’ll cover will be on our website under Programs. The time for the Racial Healing Group will be 7 pm, and the dates will be:

 

Wednesday, December 2nd

Wednesday, December 16th

Wednesday, December 30th

 

All that we ask is that you come with an open mind and an open heart. No inflammatory language will be allowed.

 

Register here for one or all the dates:

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 2, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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When: Dec 16, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Light Up the Town

 

Swampscott Recreation, the Library and the Senior Center have teamed up to light up our town for the holiday season. Enter and you could be voted the most festive home/business in town.

 

  1. Register to enter the contest on the Swampscott Recreation website by Tuesday, December 15th.

 

  1. Decorate your home/business with your best, most creative holiday light and decoration display, while adhering to the Rules of Participation.

 

  1. Ensure your home/business is decorated by Tuesday, December 15th so that we have enough time to photograph and pick the top 3 as winners. Photos will be shared on the Recreation, Library and Senior Centers social media pages. All addresses will be placed on a Google Map to encourage the community to drive around and view.

 

  1. Voting will occur between Friday, December 18th – Sunday, December 22nd with the top three winning a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

 

Celebrate Winter Solstice

Join us on Monday, December 21st at 7 pm to celebrate the Winter Solstice! We will have a brief history of the solstice followed by a meditation. We would love to have people put a candle in their window that evening to have everyone spread the light for the upcoming year.

SwampscottLibrary Reference is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Celebrate Winter Solstice
Time: Dec 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Book Discussion: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

As part of One Topic One Town: A Journey Toward Dismantling Racism, we will be discussing Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson on Tuesday, November 24th at 7 pm. Please join us!

 

 

SwampscottLibrary Reference is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Just Mercy Book Discussion
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