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About the book: “From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.” – 4.33 out of 5 stars on Goodreads
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Hartness Library Virtual Yarn & Craft Circle
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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.