For a few weeks we asked you to go around to the sidewalk in order to enter the library. THANKS for doing that and for your patience while our front steps were being reconstructed. Thanks also go out to the hard workers at Beyond Concrete for getting us back in shape.
On August 8, forty-three men, women and children came to the community room at the library to help us make an interesting and colorful piece of community art. From afar It features the word “think”. Close inspection reveals many imaginative surprises and twists on the theme. Thanks to Richmond artist, Kathryn Wysockey-Johnson for guiding us through the process, finishing the piece and installing it on our walls. Thanks also go out to all the contributing artists. Come see this thought-provoking collage for yourself on the first floor of the library, next to the elevator.
Jenny Hermenze and Sharon McGreevy are the owners of Friday Evening Flowers. Each flower is made individually. They alter tissue and crepe papers with bleach, paint, or pastels, then cut each petal and leaf and wind them around a floral wire. The process is magical: what was once flat paper appears to become a living, breathing flower. They cut entirely by hand, no two flowers are precisely the same. Check out their work in our foyer display case during the month of September. Plants in the case include: White pine, Japanese aneome, Foxglove, Marsh Marigold, White Wood Aster, Fiddleheads and ferns and Trillium.
Mystery Book Club
Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 pm
A murder victim might connect to Walt’s past in the fourth novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire series, the basis for LONGMIRE, now on Netflix
When the body of a young Vietnamese woman is discovered alongside the interstate in Wyoming’s Absaroka County, Sheriff Walt Longmire finds only one suspect, Virgil White Buffalo, a Crow with a troubling past. In what begins as an open-and-shut case, Longmire gets a lot more than he bargained for when a photograph in the young woman’s purse connects her to an investigation that Longmire tackled forty years ago as a young Marine investigator in Vietnam.
In the fourth book in Craig Johnson’s award-winning Walt Longmire series, the though yet tender sheriff is up to his star in a pair of murders connected by blood, yet separated by forty haunted years.
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm
In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. “Nirvana,” which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In “Hurricanes Anonymous”—first included in the Best American Short Stories anthology—a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. “George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine” follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind.
Unnerving, riveting, and written with a timeless quality, these stories confirm Johnson as one of America’s greatest writers and an indispensable guide to our new century.