What a beautiful day in the neighborhood! I was even able to have a meeting outside in the comfort of our Adirondack chairs. Progress is being made on the painting and staining by Chris Wardell's great team. There was a little bit of normal in the air, though we continue to note that more people seem to be opting for curbside pickup than visiting the library. We will probably begin to open up a bit more in June if the covid numbers continue to be so good in Hopkinton and elsewhere.
Inez McDermott's art talk last night was excellent, though I wish that more people had been able to attend. If you're interested in checking it out, it was recorded and there is a link up on our website. Next week is the book discussion of Jerald Walker's "How to make a Slave" on Thursday at noon and 7pm, facilitated by Dr. Dottie Morris from Keene State. Copies of the book (it is a quick, accessible read) are still available for $5/copy or for loan!! We understand that people are zoomed out and some have reported fatigue with the subject matter, but it is important and we can but try.
This afternoon I went to check out the library's story walk out behind the Slusser Center. At the moment it is being shared by the school district for a display of artwork created by Kim Emerson's students from Harold Martin and Maple Street. Kudos to her for this excellent project. Students looked at the artwork of a variety of important artists and then created their own versions of the work. It is vibrant, rich and varied and worth being a destination if you're looking for a walk Full marks to Kim for including so many women artists in the mix. That doesn't always happen and it was nice to see Sonia Delaunay, Faith Ringold, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O'Keeffe etc. in the mix.
Lovely weekend to all. The weather looks promising...dvd