What’s Happening at the Library: New art, programs at the library

By John Maruskin

Clark County Public Library

Seven-year-old Harris Thornbury was visiting the library with his mother, Laura, the other day.

They had attended the Mark Wood Fun Show, and as he was leaving, Harris told me he had heard of the library’s community forum about making Winchester a more fun place to live and he wanted to offer three suggestions: a water slide park, which, considering the heat wave Winchester will experience until September, is both jolly and appropriate; an indoor skating rink, fun and fitness all year long; and a Skydome with a lot of trampolines, which I can see would be a marvelous place for residents of all ages to manage and even get a lift from life’s ups and downs.

Thanks, Harris. Those are fabulous ideas and it is wonderful to see a young citizen engaged in and thinking about his community. You are a good example for adults.

In the library’s reference section there is a new exhibit by Winchester resident Marie Quick. Marie has loaned the library eight photograms, three photographs, a drawing, a triaxial weaving and a quilt.

The photograms have both abstract and organic qualities. They feature images of flowers and leaves manipulated while developed to create effects of pure light replacing objects. They are very beautiful, almost mystical, and you will have a good time letting your imagination play with them.

Marie’s drawing of the trailer that her sister and brother-in-law lived in when they were first married in 1954 shows a lot of talent and attention to detail. Her triaxial weaving looks three-dimensional, popping up off the page.

Next time you are in the library, make sure to go to the reference section to see Marie’s work.

Saturday night, July 22, the library begins something new — a weekend-night documentary film series. The feature film for July is “The Babushkas of Chernobyl.”

This is a documentary about a defiant community of women who moved back to the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding…

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