Main Children's Room
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive powerfully chronicles the stories of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes in an extraordinary fashion workshop within the Auschwitz concentration camp. At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp – mainly Jewish women and girls – were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon. It was work that they hoped would spare them from the gas chambers. T heir bonds of family and friendship not only helped them endure persecution but also to play their part in camp resistance.
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Norwalk Knights instructional chess program returns, sponsored by the Library and the Connecticut State Chess Association, featuring National Master and former Knight Ian Harris of RedBandit Chess as instructor. Program is for players K-12, beginners welcome. Program will include age and skill appropriate group lessons on strategy, including chess basics, supervised practice play and other instructional and fun chess activities. Program will meet once per week on Thursdays, 6-7 PM. Registration is required.
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