Anderson-Lee Library Hosts Native American Heritage Month Talks | News, Sports, Jobs
SILVER CREEK – The Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main Street, Silver Creek, will be holding several programs in November.
The library will also host a series of talks for Native American Heritage Month.
Tuesday and Thursday, November 2 and 4 at 6 p.m. Flip White, a member of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation, Air Force veteran and former director of the career development program at Seneca Gaming will share “Gano: nyok: Teaching the Message and Lessons of the Thanksgiving Speech”. Pre-registration is required.
On Tuesday, November 9, at 6 p.m., Lafayette Williams, a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Beaver Clan, will speak.
Williams is a professional actor, speaker and writer. In his presentation, “Experiences of a Native American actor”Williams will share his personal life experience and how he got his start as an extra and then progressed to a professional level in television, film and theater. Additionally, Williams will speak about his immersion in Iroquois culture during his time at Buffalo State College and at his home in the Seneca Cattaraugus Nation and the Salamanca Territories. Pre-registration is required.
Tuesday November 16, at 6 p.m. Richie Sasala, citizen of the Cayuga Nation Turtle Clan and professor of social studies at Lakeshore High School in Angola, will speak about the history of Thomas Indian School. Pre-registration is required.
Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m., Terry Jones will present “Historical Trauma and the American Indian Residential School Experience”. Jones is a registered member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. He grew up living in Seneca territory in western New York and is a member of the Wolf Clan. Jones is passionate about sharing his Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history and culture through his cinematographic works.
He strives to find a balance between entertaining and educating his audience. Jones’ cinematic works have been shown around the world, including at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto where his films “Imperial State”, “Soup for my brother”, “[untitled & unlabeled]” and “Ode to the Nines” had their international premieres.
Jones will share a video he produced while researching historical trauma and the residential school experience at Syracuse University. The video includes an interview with the filmmaker’s parents, former students of Thomas Indian School. Jones will also screen his short documentary “The Thomas Indian School Reunion” and his short film to be released “Wild / Future”, who uses personal sights and sounds to show how the Thomas Indian School has affected his family.
A question-and-answer session with the public, light refreshments and a traditional Iroquois roasted corn soup will follow the video screenings. Pre-registration is required.
The programs are free and open to the public.
Registration is mandatory, unless otherwise specified, in order to ensure sufficient seating and equipment for all clients participating in the program.
To register, call the library at 934-3468, stop at 43 Main Street, message the library via Facebook or visit www.andersonleelibrary.org and click on the events tab to register online. Email and SMS alerts are also available.
The library will be closed November 11 for Veterans Day and November 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving Day.
Preschool Story Time for ages 2 to 5 is Thursday, November 4 and 18 at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Jill and Molly. Children will participate in reading, singing, nursery rhymes and fun crafts. There is a limit of 10 children and pre-registration is required.
Storytime for ages 6 to 12 will also take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 4 and 18, with Miss Amy. Storytelling, crafts, games and other activities are offered. There is a limit of six children and pre-registration is required.
The Lego Club for children ages 5 to 12 will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 13. Build today’s challenge, choose a challenge card, or build for free. There is a limit of 10 children and pre-registration is required.
A November celebration for dinosaur lovers of all ages will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, featuring stories, games and crafts. Pre-registration is required.
The take-out kits for November will be available on Monday, November 1. The kits are free, limited in quantity and are available on a first come, first served basis. For November, kids can pick up a bag of supplies to celebrate November. Coloring sheets, drawing tutorials, and materials for making dinosaur parachutes are included. Adults and teens can purchase a bag of supplies to create a miniature Zen garden. Check the library’s Facebook page for samples of the craft.
The Anderson-Lee Library is open to the public Monday and Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is closed on Wednesday and Sunday. Fax and photocopy service is available anytime the library is open. Unvaccinated people entering the library should wear a mask.
Visit www.andersonleelibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page for the latest up-to-date information.