Actress/Scholar Portrays Suffragist Alice Paul On Jan. 11 in St. Charles

Actress/Scholar Portrays Suffragist Alice Paul On Jan. 11 in St. Charles

On the heels of Sunday night’s Golden Globe awards presentation and with the #MeToo movement such a prevalent part of the national dialogue, perhaps there is no better time to pay homage to our trailblazing women’s-rights pioneers.

Leslie Goddard as Alice Paul

At 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the St. Charles Public Library, actress and scholar Leslie Goddard portrays suffragist Alice Paul, one of the most dynamic leaders in the fight to win votes for women.

An innovative and tireless worker, Paul arranged parades, organized the first picketing demonstrations outside the White House, lobbied politicians, and endured imprisonment for women’s suffrage. Registration is required.

The St. Charles Public Library is located at 1 South 6th Ave., St. Charles. For more information, visit the library’s website.

Other Upcoming Library Events

Dave Seagren and Tropical Sound Trio

The Friends of the Library’s Magazine Sale is rom 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. Magazines will be available for 25 cents each.

The Sunday Concert Series continues at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, with Dave Seagren and Tropical Sound Trio. Come in from the cold and enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean Islands.

For Kids: Did your family get a new gaming console for the holidays? No need to buy new games! The library has video games available for check out. Formats include Nintendo Switch, Wii, WiiU, DS and 3DS, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, XBOX 360 and XBOX One.

Family Read-Aloud Book Club registration is now open. The Family Read-Aloud Book Club encourages lifelong literacy and motivates families to share reading aloud as a daily tradition. Record time spent as a family reading aloud and receive rewards! Rewards include books dedicated to the family, autographed children’s books, certificates to local businesses and canvas book bags. Receive your family book log and details when you enroll. Book Club runs until Feb. 28.

Multi-Age Story Time, an early literacy experience with books, songs and activities for infants through age five with their caregivers, is at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from now until March 21. Parents and grandparents, simply arrive early and present your St. Charles Library card for admittance. Families living outside the Library District may attend for $2 per person on a space-available basis.

You Play with LEGO from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, is an opportunity for students in grades K to 2 to play and build with LEGOs. We have all you will need to create with LEGO bricks. All creations will be displayed in Youth Services until the next event and also posted on the Kids Facebook page. Registration is required.

The Junior Friends Book Sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. There will be hundreds of books to choose from for all ages and reading levels.

Sensory-Friendly Story Time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, is especially for children with autism, sensory processing or other developmental needs. The stories and activities will include sensory elements of repetitious language, music and movement to engage the child through age 7. Registration is required.

SOURCE: St. Charles Public Library news release