Dear Ukraine

Lakewood Public Library aims to create awareness of the unique history and cultural achievements of Ukraine through library programming for all audiences. Youth can create crafts inspired by Ukraine and listen to Ukrainian folk tales. The Library will host a number of important Ukrainian films and speakers and feature Ukrainian folk music for an adult audience. Please join us in thanking our sponsors and community partners:

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Exhibit—Dear Ukraine

  • Now through March 31, 2023 at the Main Library First Floor Gallery and Madison Branch

Read the sample Dear Ukraine poem by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, and create a poem of your own to share with people all over the world. Read More

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Sunflower Scavenger Hunt: For All Ages

  • Now through November 30 at the Main Library and Madison Branch

Learn interesting facts about this beautiful flower, the beloved symbol of Ukraine, as you find pictures of sunflowers placed throughout the library and enter a drawing for a prize. Read More

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Dear Ukraine—Poet in Residence

  • Workshops During Fall 2022

Katie Daley, Dear Ukraine, Poet in Residence, engages sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in Lakewood and ESOL students of all ages by leading poetry workshops during fall 2022. Read More

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Ukrainian Folk Tales and Art: For Students in Kindergarten through Second Grade

  • Through March 8, 2023 in the Main Library

Join us once per month as we read a Ukrainian children’s folk tale and create our own pieces of Ukrainian art. Read More

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Ukrainian Poetic Cinema with Terry Meehan: The Lost Letter (1972)

  • December 4 at the Main Library Auditorium

Come view this film presented by film scholar Terry Meehan in his series of five Ukrainian films that celebrate Ukraine’s unique identity and culture from Ukraine’s culturally significant poetic cinema movement. Read More

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Celebrate! Paper Flower Crown: For Students in First through Sixth Grades

  • December 6 (Main Library) & December 8 (Madison Branch)

Create your own paper flower crown. Read More

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Smiling Sunflowers for Little Ones: For Pre-School Children from 2 years-old to 6 years-old and a Caregiver

  • December 7 (Main Library) & December 8 (Madison Branch)

Create one sunflower craft for the Library’s sunflower garden and one to take home. Read More

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Ukrainian Poetic Cinema with Terry Meehan: Atlantis (2019)

  • December 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Come view this film presented by film scholar Terry Meehan in his series of five Ukrainian films that celebrate Ukraine’s unique identity and culture from Ukraine’s culturally significant poetic cinema movement. Read More

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Ukrainian Architecture: Pride of Place In a Nation Under Siege

  • January 8, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library Auditorium

Join Professor Steven Rugare in an exploration of the rich—and sometimes conflicting—traditions of Ukrainian architecture, Read More

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Five-Star Films, Barbara Steffek-Hill: Servant of the People 2 (2016)

  • January 21 at the Main Library Auditorium

Come view this film presented by film aficionado Barbara Steffek-Hill in her series of four Ukrainian films selected from both classic and popular cinema made-up from the celebrated Ukrainian catalog. Read More