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Library - Front Page Events

  1. Exhibit: Paintings by the Peninsula Women's Caucus for Art

    January 5 - February 28 @ Library Art Gallery, 1st Floor

    A comfort zone may be a place, a technique, a concept or a culture. And while it may be restful and secure to stay within one's comfort zone, the best ideas and greatest spiritual growth often come from traveling out beyond those boundaries, and mixing concepts, cultures and techniques. Peninsula Women’s Caucus for Art artists Lorraine Capparell, Kris Idarius, Pat Keefe, Rebecca Lambing, Marie LaPrade, Tanya Lin, Alysanne McGaffey, Yvonne Newhouse, Bonnie J. Smith, Deanna Taubman, Leigh Toldi, and Marian Yap have stepped out of their comfort zone to create art for this exhibit.

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  2. Exhibit: Folk Art of Eastern Europe by Brooks Brager

    January 10 - February 28 @ Exhibit Case, 2nd Floor

    In the artist’s own words, “Ever since I became aware of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union, I have become fascinated with the countries of Russia and Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland and other countries in Eastern Europe. I always wondered what lovely treasures lay behind the ‘Iron Curtain’.” The display features several reproductions of Russian and Polish embroidery, which the artist embroidered, along with needlework from other Eastern European States. The display also shows items from the artist’s personal collection of folk art from the East, including paper cutting (Wycinanki in Polish) from Poland and other interesting pieces. Brooks Brager has a Master’s Degree in German Literature and has taken classes in Russian grammar and literature.

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  3. Library eBook Appointments

    January 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor

    A one-on-one 30 minute session by appointment will be scheduled in the Main Library’s Computer Lab. Bring your library card number and e-device with you.

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  4. YACC @ SMPL

    January 26, 4:00 PM @ Computer Lab, 3rd Floor

    Enjoy making art, writing, or any other creative outlet? Want to help create an online community space for teen self-expression via Tumblr? Join our Young Adult Creative Collective! Come to our first meeting to learn more and start creating! For grades 9-12. Parental approval required if under 18.

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  5. Financial Planning Day

    January 28, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    With today's uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. Don't miss this opportunity for a free 30 minute, private consultation with a certified financial planner on a variety of personal financial issues. Registration required.

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  6. YANovCon: Young Adult Novelist Convention

    January 28, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Panel discussions, breakout sessions, author hangouts, book signings, and more! Books will be available for purchase on site.

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