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9/27/2021 - If The Broom Fits: Halloween and the History of Witches on October 28, 2021

On Thursday, October 28th, 2021 from 2-3:30pm on Zoom and streamed to the Kingsley Room, join us for this fun and informative lecture about witches and the history of Halloween. Have you ever wondered, especially on Halloween, why witches are depicted as riding on brooms through the nighttime sky? (It's a story you may find difficult explaining to the kids!) You're never going to look at sweeping the same way again… How did the benevolent image of a wise woman transform into the malevolent figure of the witch we know today? Join and learn the answer to these questions.

As The Grounded Goodwife, mother/daughter duo Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban inspire audiences with their hands-on holistic workshops and Herstory Unsanitized presentations. Ehris is a graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy, holds a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology and is a certified ESL teacher. Velya lives her life by the adage, "There is no growth without change." She is a teacher, public speaker, author, and expert on New England's colonial women. Velya's interest in the colonial era lead to the creation of her presentation, "The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife."

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this program is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Registration is required. Zoom invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. Please visit the link below for more information and to register.

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