Code a Maze

Stop by any JDL branch starting November 7 to pick up a kit for a STEM project. This activity is designed to introduce early-elementary kids to coding without needing a computer.

Available while supplies last.

Coding without Computers

This is a take and make activity that teaches kids skills needed to develop before actually even beginning to code. In this activity, patrons will learn about binary code, and make a binary coded bracelet of their initials.

Project kits will be available at all JDL branches beginning Sept. 13.

Untangling Quilt Codes of the Underground Railroad

Local historian Linda Hass will present this program that correlates with her research in Jackson County. She will talk about the pros and cons of codes used in quilt patterns to aid those on the Underground Railroad. Linda has a quilt she will bring for the presentation.

“The patterns and pieces are sewn by a master quilter to specifically coordinate with the book (Hidden In Plain Sight: The Underground¬†Railroad in Jackson County by Linda Hass); The fabrics are 100% reproduction materials from the Civil War era and the end result is handquilted/stitched by an Amish family from Camden, Michigan. I give them all the credit for this tactile¬†work of art! I have the easy part–talking about the fascinating story and symbolism behind each pattern.”

Copies of her book will be on sale with a portion of the profits going to Carnegie Friends of the Library.

Intended for adults.