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Village of Fredericktown Water Quality Report For 2015
The Community Foundation of Fredericktown continues to sell engraved Legacy Bricks as a fund-
Freddies Helping Freddies
Fredericktown Saddle Club
Contact Mary Clawson, 740-
Old Fredericktown Cemetery Rebuilding Project.
February 2: Ground Hog Day./ FCDF MEETING at 7:45am in the Old High School Building on Columbus Rd. /
February 6: Athletic Boosters-
February 8: Fredericktown Senior Citizens-
February 14: Valentine's Day
February 20: Presidents' Day.
February 21: An inside look at ‘Mayflower Mayhem’ could describe “The Wordy Shipmates,” a novel by author and radio personality Sarah Vowell, that will be the focus of the adult book discussion on Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.
The New York Post described “The Wordy Shipmates,” as “a meditation on the Puritans who colonized Massachusetts, Vowell lays out her familiar template – serious research delivered with irreverence.”
The novel opens with a sermon delivered in 1630 by Reverend John Cotton in Southampton, England, where 700 people are gathered to set sail for New England aboard the Arabella. Among this throng is John Winthrop, whose writings will shortly become the centerpiece of the book. Vowell writes of Cotton that “here is the smartest man in England,” adding, “Getting him to bless the send-
Vowell’s chief interest is the ideology of the puritans, and to that end she pored over Winthrop’s sermons, journals and letters to gain an understanding of the settlers first years in Massachusetts.
Vowell also explores the creation of Harvard, “so their future clergymen could receive proper theological training.” Early on it becomes apparent that the centerpiece of the book is John Winthrop’s sermon, “A Model of Christian Charity,” supposedly delivered on the Arabella mid-
The rest of “The Wordy Shipmates” is an often entertaining, windy discourse with frequent tangents into pop culture, macabre judicial punishments and first person reportage. As with her previous effort at amateur history, “Assassination Vacation,” the main character turns out not to be Winthrop – or Roger Williams, who founded Rhode Island or Anne Hutchinson – but Vowell herself.
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. A copy of the book donated by the Friends of the Library will be given away as a door prize.
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the main library or can be requested at any branch location or can be purchased at area bookstores. For more information, call the main library at 740-
Registration is open for Winter-
Storytime days and times will be as follows:
Two and Early Threes: Mondays or Thursdays at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Preschool and Kindergarten Storytime with Miss Erica: Tuesdays at 10:00 or 1:00
Baby Storyland for Babies up to 24 months and their Caregivers: Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Midweek Adventures for mixed ages: Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Family Storytime: Thursday evenings at 6:30: March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20
Shared reading is the single most important way to help children get ready to read. Learn how to engage your children in simple activities every day that will help them develop early literacy skills to prepare them to get ready to read. These activities or practices are talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.
Babies and their caregivers will enjoy short books, rhymes, songs and plenty of play time after Baby Storyland. Storytime for Twos and Threes will include brief stories and more movement activities along with a simple craft. Programs for preschoolers and older children will include longer stories, activities and crafts.
In addition, the 1KB4K program will continue throughout the year at all library locations. The 1KB4K program at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County encourages you to read 1000 books together before your child enters kindergarten. One of the best ways to promote learning is to spend time reading every day. New participants receive a free book bag and first reading log. After finishing 1000 books, your child will have earned a certificate and a free book from a local bookstore courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Parents may register their children for storytime or for the 1KB4K program by calling the Youth Services Department, 740-
More information on Winter-
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