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Join the Hartness Library Book Club in July to discuss Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by award-winning comedian and television host, Trevor Noah. To get a copy, fill out this request form, contact Hartness directly, or check your local public library. Join our discussion via Zoom.
Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.” – 4.46 out of 5 stars on Goodreads
Join us for the discussion on Wednesday, 7/21 @ noon via Zoom! (Live closed captioning provided.)
For the Zoom link, or if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call #1-800-431-0025.
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Hartness Library Virtual Yarn & Craft Circle
Thursdays at Noon Contact us for the Zoom link.
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Art by Katie Runde
Katie Runde’s art straddles several disciplines and draws from a wide range of expertise. She was raised among medievalists, has been drawing as long as she was able to hold a crayon, playing saxophone since age eight, and theologizing since that day somewhere around age eleven when Mass stopped making neat story sense. She holds a master’s degree in religious studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, a BA in folklore/ethnology and music from University College Cork in Ireland, and undertook two years’ apprenticeship with the great realist painter Evan Wilson.
Where so much of the adventure of contemporary art comes down to exploring new media, Runde takes her wild paradigm of spirituality, scholarship, and even some improvisation and tonal colors into the traditional medium and techniques of classical oil painting to wrap it all together into something completely new, integrative, and deeply human.
Recent awards include the Collection Magazine Award at the 2016 ARC Salon, Best in Show at the Wethersfield Academy of the Arts Juried Fine Art Show and Competition, first place at the NH Center for the Arts Regional Juried Show and second place at the Connecticut Women Artists 84th National Open Juried exhibition in Norwich, Connecticut. Her work has appeared in galleries from the Salmagundi Club and the MEAM Museum in Barcelona (ARC Live Exhibition 2017) to the annual gala exhibition at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, AL, the Madelon Powers Gallery of East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA, and solo shows at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT and the Artistree Gallery on the Green in Woodstock, VT.
Runde’s artwork will be on display at the Hartness Library in Randolph Center through the Spring semester.
Angie is a handmade paper and mixed media artist, creativity mentor, movement facilitator, and teacher. Angie was born in Sicily, Italy, and has immersed herself in her-story as she reclaims her identity to women’s wisdom traditions of Old World Europe. Angie is a guide, a trusted teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience, and a model of how to live a life of abundant creativity, personal growth, and purpose.