The Friends of the Moore Free Library in Newfane are reserving spaces now for the 11th Annual Community Tag Sale to be held on the Newfane Common on Saturday, June 29, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Spaces cost $15 each, or $20 each if reserved after June 1. Sellers must provide their own tables. The sale will be held rain or shine, with no refunds given.
To reserve a space, please contact Julie at 365-7278 or firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a reservation form at the Library, 23 West Street, Newfane. If the Library is closed, you may take a form from the envelope provided on the front porch.
The Friends of the Library raise funds to help support the functions and activities of the Library, a private institution that serves as a public Library but without benefit of federal, state, or town money.
Nest in line for the library’s book group is The Manticore by Robertson Davies. Discussion will be at noon on June 7 th. Books are available to pick up at the library. Everyone is invited!
Larry Simons Sculpture and Assemblages opens Saturday May 4 ( 9 am-1 pm) and runs through the month in our gallery.
Flag by Larry Simons
Larry Simons, who lives in a house he designed and built himself on forty-two acres near Brattleboro, Vermont, specializes in assemblages of found wood and metal objects. The wood Simons uses is both natural, such as driftwood, or pre-rendered from its previous life as part of a building, tool, piece of furniture, or other consumer object.
He created his first sculptures in 1965, from the leather scraps from a sandal shop where he worked on Cape Cod. In his work since, he describes himself as a “recycler by nature,” saying, “virtually everything I use in my art has had a previous life – bobbins, chair spindles, tool handles, toys, croquet sets and wooden patterns from steel mills,” for example.
Moved by weathered buildings, Simons’ work takes on the rusticity he loves, and the compositions, whether symmetrical or irregular, showcase the lines of objects evocative of the past. The metal that appears in his pieces is frequently rusted, as he appreciates the hue of rust in conjunction with that of wood, and it serves further to endow his objects with a sense of age. He prefers to work with the colors of objects he finds, rather than repainting or recoloring anything, so his creation of an assemblage such as the flag, at left, require tracking down pieces of the necessary red, white, or blue. Much of Simons’ work, like the flag, lines up or stripes the different pieces of wood, creating a tension between the rigidity of the vertical or the horizontal, and the irregularity of the found objects.
From Meris -
129K Historical VT Newspaper Pages Now Freely Available
All of the titles digitized under Phase I (2010-2012) of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project are now online at Chronicling America. Nearly 130,000 historical Vermont newspaper pages can be searched or browsed on the website. One can search all of Vermont’s titles or individual titles using a simple keyword search. Since the pages can be accessed for free from any computer connected to the internet, this literally puts Vermont’s history at your fingertips. Chronicling America now boasts titles from all over the state, including Bennington, St. Johnsbury, Middlebury, Brattleboro, Burlington, St. Albans, Newport, Rutland, Woodstock, and Montpelier.
These Vermont titles are just a fraction of the more than six million pages of freely available, keyword-searchable historical American newspapers on Chronicling America. The standards used to digitize and archive these six million-plus pages ensure that they will be preserved for decades to come. This tremendous archive of American history “as it happened” has the backing of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and will be with us for the foreseeable future.
Timpson Hill Preschool is exhibiting this month. Wonderfully spirited large colorful paintings that were painted by the young students. (Photographs by Jane King of Brattleboro.)
Friday, April 26, noon – Library Book Group.
Reading “Tender at the Bone” by Ruth Reichel.
Copies are available for borrowing at the library.
”Local Voices Salon”: readings of unpublished works by local writers of poetry and fiction. The last Wednesday of each month at . 7 pm. Join us at the next meeting - Wed.April 24 , 7 pm.
Share you writing with a supportive and energetic group.