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American Furniture Designers: 1900 - 2020

An Author Presentation

2022-10-06 18:30:00 2022-10-06 19:45:00 America/New_York American Furniture Designers: 1900 - 2020 Oscar Fitzgerald leads a presentation on his recently published title: AMERICAN FURNITURE DESIGNERS An discussion of designers of Arts and Crafts through the Interwar period into Mid-Century Modern James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Thursday, October 06
6:30pm - 7:45pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-06 18:30:00 2022-10-06 19:45:00 America/New_York American Furniture Designers: 1900 - 2020 Oscar Fitzgerald leads a presentation on his recently published title: AMERICAN FURNITURE DESIGNERS An discussion of designers of Arts and Crafts through the Interwar period into Mid-Century Modern James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Oscar Fitzgerald leads a presentation on his recently published title: AMERICAN FURNITURE DESIGNERS An discussion of designers of Arts and Crafts through the Interwar period into Mid-Century Modern

For anyone curious about the modern material culture that surrounds them, Oscan Fitzgerald's book explains everything about American furniture from 1900 into the 21st century:when it was made, where it was made, who made it, what it was made of, how it was designed, how long it was in production, and how the furniture related to its contemporaries.

OSCAR P. FITZGERALD, PhD, is a nationally known historian, author, lecturer, and consultant on American furniture from colonial times to the present, As a member of the faculty of the Smithsonian lnstitution/George Washington University Decorative Arts and Design History Masters Program, he teaches all the furniture classes. He has shared his passion for furniture with audiences nationwide, including a number of certification seminars for appraisers. Recently, he presented a program on identifying N/id-century Modern furniture fakes at the annual conference of the lnternational Society of Appraisers. His latest publication before this book is the definitive American Furniture: 1650 to the Present.

(From the Book Jacket)

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Upcoming Events

Fri, Jun 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Can your team beat the heat? Attendees will be put on a team and given a prompt with 1 hour to complete their build! Our esteemed judges will evaluate and choose a winning team. Ages 6- 12

Sat, Jun 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Mr. Josstin for a Pop Up, Pop In Story Time at 10:15am. This will be a singular spectacular story time on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Ages 0-5

Mon, Jun 17, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:15am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jun 18, 11:15am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Introducing the community to D&D through introductory sessions, one-shots, and campaigns. Email Dungeon Master Josstin at jgogue@alexlibraryva.org if you're interested in joining. Ages 12-18

Rescheduled
Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Wednesday, June 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join our ONLINE book club that meets in the evening, every third Wednesday of the month, to discuss a book chosen by one of the members!

Thu, Jun 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Take a bite out of summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 20, 11:15am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Take a bite out of summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
⭐ Please email Ally Zomchek at azomchek@alexlibraryva.org if interested in joining ⭐

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teen Area
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us for a fantastic musical performance! Your child will learn about shapes, colors, movement, and more! All Ages

Sat, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
The summer solstice is here! Join us for a special presentation from Amy K, where participants will learn how to use the summer energies to manifest their intentions for the coming months ☀️

Sun, Jun 23, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bring your preschooler to the Duncan Library on Sunday afternoons to explore STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)! This is a drop in event. Recommended ages 3-6

Mon, Jun 24, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 24, 11:15am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jun 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Hot Dog Summer at the Library! Does your 1st-6th grader want to practice reading with a dog? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. Come read with us! Please call to register. Ages 6-12