All College Book Club:
The September selection for our All College Book Club is The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum.
A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner’s Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner’s office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. –Publisher
Pick up a copy at either library and join us on 9/24 in the Library conference room in Randolph or Williston.
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Vermont Reads 2019:
Join the Hartness Library in participating in the Vermont Reads 2019 state-wide reading program! This year’s selection is March: Book One, the first of a graphic novel trilogy written by civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis in collaboration with Andrew Aydin and award-winning graphic artist Nate Powell.
“Lewis was chairman of the Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and was considered one of the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement. He has served in the US Congress since 1987 and was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2011. Book One tells of Lewis’s childhood in rural Alabama, his desire as a young man to be a preacher, his life-changing interactions with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the nonviolent sit-ins he joined at lunch counters in Nashville as a means of undermining segregation. The narrative continues in subsequent books to tell of the 1963 March on Washington (Book Two) and the march across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in 1965 (Book Three). All three volumes illustrate the story of Lewis’s commitment to nonviolent protest in the pursuit of social justice.” – Vermont Reads website
Pick up a copy at either Hartness Library location or contact us to have a copy sent to you. Read more here.
Hartness West Gallery:
Ross Sheehan: LAYERED, 1998-2019
An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Collage.
LAYERED, 1998-2019, is a selection of paintings, drawings and collages that are individual time capsules of memories entombed underneath deep layers of paint, paper scraps, found material and studio detritus. Several of the layered works have been scraped off, painted over, and edited many times over a twenty-year gap. The group represents an attempt to add closure to a period of my life, a look back. The self-curated exhibition serves as a type of reflection to recall on events and choices that I have made throughout a brief note in time. For me, LAYERED, 1998-2019 is a personal, visual timeline that archives place, change, language, actions, and surprising discoveries.
This exhibit will be on display through January 2020.
Hartness East Gallery:
Michelle Turbide creates colorful, narrative images that explore the theme of transformation in the lived experience. Her acrylic and mixed media work is best described as abstract, mysterious dreamscapes with hints of realism.
Michelle lives and creates in her home studio in Grand Isle Vermont. She is inspired by the metaphor of nature in parallel with the human journey regarding resilience, spirituality, and empowerment.
Art Under Glass Series:
Angie Follensbee-Hall is a Media and Handmade Paper artist. She was born in Sicily but grew up running around in the woodlands of New Hampshire and Vermont. Angie transforms mixed media sources: rope, paper, paint, plant fibers and botanicals. Her inspiration comes from the world of nature: the wisp of wind swaying in a Winter wind, or the small sprout searching for the sun’s nourishment in Spring. The world of spirit, myth, and religion are all sources of artistic inspiration. In her work, she seeks to describe the relationship between humans, the earth, and the heavens. In each creation, she invokes a meditative quality, reflecting upon the world of myth and nature, suggesting a connection between all beings at their source.
Angie studied art and art education, and holds a BFA degree, and is enrolled in a Masters of Arts program at Goddard College. She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, has led numerous Yoga Teacher Trainings, is a Reiki Master Teacher, is studying Attunement Healing, and has taught and designed art courses at Granite State College. She has exhibited her paper creations throughout the nation for over 20 years. Angie lived in the woods of Cornish, New Hampshire, for most of that time with her husband Josh Hall, composer and musician, and her two lovely daughters. In the summer of 2017, the family bought a former Cheese Factory in Brownsville, VT where they now have a home and opened Jai Studios, an art, music, and yoga wellness center.
Contact the library with any questions or for more details on any of these events.