Handwoven Textiles Featured at Wilsonville Library

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Wilsonville Library presents, Weaving for the Home, which features the work of Oregon handwoven textile artist Marlene Lloyd. The handwoven textile show runs July 1-31 in the main lobby of the library located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road.

Marlene Lloyd draws her color inspiration from nature, the rich reds, deep purples, and lovely shades of orange from her walks in urban neighborhoods, parks, mountains and the desert. Ms. Lloyd has earned multiple awards for her textiles and has been featured in Handwoven Magazine. Her work is in private collections across the country.

The Exhibit is open during Library hours. There is no cost to attend.

Reading to babies works

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Today the American Academy of Pediatrics announced a new policy: doctors will tell parents to read aloud to their infants from birth. Reading, as well as talking and singing, is viewed as important in increasing the number of words that children hear in the earliest years of their lives. Children who have heard more words, have a distinct advantage in school. Read more at

http://aapnews.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/06/24/aapnews.20140624-2

 

One of our Library’s strategic goals is to ignite a passion for reading and learning in all children from birth.

You can help the Wilsonville Library Foundation work towards this goal by donating money to the Imagination Library project. It’s easy to do, just click on the Donate Today button and apply your gift to the Imagination Library. With your help we will continue to put a free age appropriate book into the hands of Wilsonville children every month until the age of five.

 

Ask Me

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"Ask Me" is the title of one of William Stafford's poems. On March 19 we had the great pleasure of hearing Kim Stafford talk about his father's poetry and share snippets of his life and philosophy. Bill Stafford considered himself a seeker.

 

Kim is an accomplished presenter and story teller who moved us and had us laughing out loud. About 80 people came to the Old Church, including almost all of Dr. John Ehrstine's poetry class.

The Wilsonville Public Library Foundation provided the financial support to bring Mr. Stafford to the event. Find out about upcoming events at the Wilsonville Library website.

Charlie Hyman Photography in March

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Here is what Charlie Hyman says about his work and "Finding the Positive":

Photography is much more for me than just finding interesting things to capture in digital images.  It is a way of seeing what’s around me, of looking for beauty in the natural world.  With or without my camera, I notice more and pay closer attention to my surroundings, to the weather, and to contrasts in light, shapes, and subjects because of my interest in photography.

 

We live in a spectacularly beautiful part of the world and I feel fortunate enough to be able to explore it often.  When I photograph wild places, I hope my pictures inspire others to seek beauty in the natural world and to want to visit and preserve it.

Most of all, my photography helps me to look for the good in the world and bring it to light.  In the wilderness or in my own back yard, I can always find something good around me.  Beauty is truly in the lens of the beholder!

 

Come look at Charlie's photographs at the Wilsonville Public Library in March. They are available for purchase.

Need a gift for your Valentine?

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Local artist Jennifer Benz says "I like rocks...and fabric...and yarn...and BEADS! I have been a fiber artist all my life. Being one who believes in tradition, I encouraged my Grandmother to teach me to crochet and embroider before I turned 7. Some years later, I convinced my Mom to teach me to sew. Growing up in Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming and Oregon, I found a respect and love of Traditional Native American Beadwork. Girl Scout camp introduced me to my first Seed Beadwork class and I have ALWAYS been a lover of rocks, which led me to Gemstone Jewelry. I have been in the Jewelry Business since 1987 and Sewing for the public since 1992."

You can view Jennifer's creations in the Library's lobby display cases this February. Her items are available to take home at the time of purchase. There is still time to get a gift for your Valentine. 20% of the purchase price goes to the Wilsonville Library Foundation.

Do you like Poetry?

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It's not too late to sign up for the 8-week seminar on poet William Stafford.

The class starts Wednesday, January 29, at 6 PM.

Where: Wilsonville Public Library, Oak Room

Sign up at the Wilsonville Public Library to reserve a seat. Cost $40.

Special Guest on January 29:

   Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen