All College Book Club:
“Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book. Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own. Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.” – Goodreads
Pick up a copy at either library and join us in the Library conference room in Randolph or Williston. Contact Bonnie (email@example.com) for details about joining us online.
Interested in more information and reminders about the book club? Need a copy sent to your site? Email Veronica: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartness West Gallery:
Hitting the Mat
Hartness Library is proud to present, in collaboration with the Vermont Folk Life Center: Hitting the Mat.
By day, the men and women of Slam All-Star Wrestling are carpenters, roofers and office workers, but by night they are a brotherhood of giants, heroes and villains. A misfit bunch clad in spandex, feather boas and studded leather, the members of this small professional wrestling community entertain screaming crowds once a month on a humble stage at the Moose Lodge, St. Albans, VT.
Documentary-style photos, audio, and film by Emily McManamy offer a diverse invitation to join the crowd, enter the ring, or even sneak behind-the-scenes of this unique gathering. “Hitting the Mat” was produced in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center and is made possible by the Center’s Vision & Voice Gallery touring exhibits program.
Hartness East Gallery:
Dr. Ross Lieblappen is an Assistant Professor in the Science Department at VTC, teaching physics, environmental biology, and chemistry. He received a B.A. in environmental studies and chemistry from Middlebury College, a M.S. in mathematics from The University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.
Currently, he also does research with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) located in Hanover, NH. Ross researches the microstructure of snow, ice, and other geologic samples from Antarctica to the Arctic. Some example recent projects have included studying the structure of saltwater channels in sea ice, designing a cooling device that maintains ice cores with their natural temperature gradient, examining dust in snow and the microbrial communities they contain, and identifying volcanic particles in ice cores
For more information: http://lieblappen.vtc.edu/
Art Under Glass Series:
Lisa Wall is an 8th generation Vermonter, residing in Randolph where she owns Armand’s, a quiet and friendly salon, located at 8 South Main Street in downtown Randolph. When she’s not busy cutting hair – a medium in its own right – she is staying out of trouble by crafting jewelry, taking photos and looking for a new idea or project to take on.
She picked up the camera at an early age, and has had one at her side ever since. Most of her photos show her love of the outdoors, whether on foot or by kayak, her connection to nature is in her roots as a Vermonter. Her latest project, acrylic pouring, has brought together both her love of experimenting with new ideas and creating jewelry. Each piece is one of a kind and often mimics natural stones, mini nebulas or tiny universes within the painting.
Contact the library with any questions or for more details on any of these events.