Hartness Library Book Club:
July’s pick for the Hartness Book Club is The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie! This novel will be the partner to June’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and we’ll compare the two at our discussion on July 20th. Read this classic book online!
“Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was the result of a dare from her sister Madge who challenged her to write a story. The story begins when Hastings is sent back to England from the First World War due to injury and is invited to spend his sick leave at the beautiful Styles Court by his old friend John Cavendish. Here, Hastings meets John’s step-mother, Mrs Inglethorp, and her new husband, Alfred. Despite the tranquil surroundings Hastings begins to realise that all is not right. When Mrs Inglethorp is found poisoned, suspicion falls on the family, and another old friend, Hercule Poirot, is invited to investigate.”
Ebook (no login): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/863
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Richard W. Brown’s recently published retrospective – The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont’s Past – showcases the photographer’s most cherished subject: Vermont’s hill farmers. This exhibition, which bears the same name, offers the chance to experience the Vermont that Richard entered and began to photograph in the 1970s.
Fifty years later, the lives, landscapes, and time period he so lovingly captured are available for viewing through these large-format, finely detailed, photographic prints, which were hand-made by the artist.
Art Under Glass Series:
Wildwood Bowls by Paul Blossom
“I make Wildwood Bowls from burls, bumps, bulges, and knots. A true burl is the result of stress – caused by an injury, virus, or fungus – that causes the tree’s grain to grow in an unusual pattern. Burls grow on all tree species and appear as a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch. I find some burls in loggers’ woodpiles. When I see one with potential I cut it off with a chainsaw, bring it back to my shop and immediately remove the bark with hammer and chisel. Green bark is easier to remove than dry bark. The wood dries for one year. (You have to be patient).”
“Like human scars, there’s something impressive and beautiful about the shapes of these formations and the grain that grows from them. No two are ever alike.”
“Wildwood Bowls are hand carved and sanded with King Arthur tools. Their unique shapes make it impossible to turn them on a lathe. Sometimes I burn a piece of the bowl to add color and texture. Sometimes I add a bit of turquoise. The interiors of Wildwood Bowls are finished with natural food grade finish, such as mineral oil, beeswax, or odies oils. I mix my own mineral oil and beeswax.”
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Virtual Yarn Circle – Fridays at Noon
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