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'My Apron' workshop at local library is latest part of museum series

Children ages 7 and older have the opportunity to enjoy themselves and take a part in shaping McDuffie County's history at the same time.

And it's free.

"They will only be limited by their creativity," said Suzan Harris, the library children's service coordinator.

The Thomson-McDuffie County Library will be conducting a "My Apron" story and craft time at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23. Ms. Harris said they will be reading some age-appropriate books about aprons and creating their own designs using fabric markers on a child-sized canvas apron. Some drawings will be available to spark ideas, but Ms. Harris said the children may design anything they want on the aprons.

"I actually did some online research, and I've made a history of aprons," the librarian said. "It'll be interesting."

The apron workshop is the second of a monthly series of activities hosted by the library in preparation of the upcoming Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit "Key Ingredients: America by Food." The program is provided at the library in partnership with the Georgia Humanities Council and the McDuffie Museum.

Class space is limited and registration is required. Call the library at 706-595-1341.

In October, a pumpkin decorating contest using vegetables will be at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28.

For more information on the "Key Ingredients" exhibit or the McDuffie Museum, call 706-597-1000, ext. 103.


WHAT: "My Apron" Workshop

WHEN: 4 p.m., Sept. 23

WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Library

ACTIVITIES: Stories from the kitchen and the creation of a take-home apron

MORE INFO: Registration required through the library at 706-595-1341.

Web posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008

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