White Rock Library Associate Samuel Buelow/Courtesy photo
Library Conversations Series is presented by Los Alamos County Library System
Samuel Buelow, White Rock Library Associate, avid crafter and cultural anthropologist, will discuss Crafting During COVID and Times of Crisis; how crafts play a role in personal well-being, social connection, and the economy, and also tie us into historical trends. Bring a project to share that you’ve been working on in recent months. Join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 via zoom HERE (https://zoom.us/j/99841410756).
Drawing primarily on 20th century examples of crafting to support communities and war efforts, to cope emotionally and materially with unthinkable hardships, and to document personal and community trauma, the discussion aims to tie COVID era crafting to this legacy of help and healing. Participants are invited to share their own experiences with crafting, find/provide inspiration, or to solicit help on where to start their own crafting journeys.
Next up in the series will be Author Ginger Gaffney reading from her book Half Broke on March 4, and the March 18 screening of the film Coded Bias in partnership with NM PBS and the Society for Professional Journalists.