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Gretchen Johnson is Beach Library artist of month

April 13, 2011
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding

Upcoming Activities

Preschool Story Hour is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m.

Also on Wednesday, Jewelry Making class from 12:30 p.m. Pre-register and $10 materials fee.

Spring Floral Arranging on Thursday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. Pre-register and $10 materials fee.

After School session also on Thursday, 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Pre-register.

Special Board meeting Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Local Author—Poetry Reading/Performance on Friday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m.

Book Discussion group meets on Tuesday, April 19, at 10:00 a.m.

Writers Class with Corinne Thwing also on Tuesday, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Activity Details

Jewelry Making provides ample opportunity to create a unique, custom piece of wearable jewelry.

Lorrie Wolf will demonstrate and offer ideas to prepare an Easter/Spring floral arrangement. Each person will also be able to take home an arrangement self-designed.

Inspired by her love for the island, artist Carrie Hill will share poems she’s written along with inspiration of events so important in the life of an islander.

Book Discussion probes the crime novel “The Poacher’s Son” by Paul Doiron.

Writers Class with Corinne provides a perfect opportunity to share ideas and get tips on improving one’s writing.

Artist of the Month

Gretchen Johnson’s art graces the walls of the Conference Room this month. Gretchen works in watercolors with her “the birth of the Town” holding special significance to Town residents and which prompts many to recall her name. Winning several awards in juried shows, she continues to enjoy painting. Her soft colors are romantic and enduring and include a wide range of gentler hues such as lavender and lemon.

The Sanibel Shellcrafters, a group of volunteers who create items from seashells and sea life, have exhibited a variety of their creations in the Senior Zone display case, and also in the display case at the top of the stairs. You’re sure to be delighted with the unique adaptations as well as the careful, meticulous work done to achieve such an inviting artwork.

Digital & Print

Just as the Internet introduced both competition for library services and opening for new library ones, the introduction of e-books presents additional opportunities for competition with and by libraries. We look forward to offering e-books though find that this shift presents a variety of challenges. We are currently working with other libraries to figure out how to manage e-book reading devices, reader application software, rights management, and licensing. An even larger challenge is working with publishers and distribution centers to make it as easy for all of us to use e-books as it for us to use print books today. There’s still a lot of work to be done, and we hope that by the time the library expansion is finished, that we have resolved many of these issues.

Library Hours

When we are closed, a recorder gives the hours of operation, either on 765-8162 or on 765-8163. Except for holidays, we are open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5; and Saturday 9-1. We look forward to seeing you.



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