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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 16, 2018

At the Library

By Debbie Stanton, Library Director | Aug 28, 2017

On Saturday, Sept. 9, the library will be hosting an open piano time from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. during Washington’s Craft Fair. Anyone, including children, can come and sign up afor a 5-minute time slot (up to 20 minutes). We also invite all community members to come listen.

We sometimes get asked – why music in the library? Isn’t it supposed to be a place for quiet and reading? We agree that quiet is absolutely important. In our world today, there aren’t many public places to sit in quiet reflection. This is why we call the second floor our “Quiet Area” and, other than the occasional noises of little feet and voices going to and from storytime, we try to respect that designation.

However, about once a month, that quiet space for reflection transforms into a joyful community gathering space for music. Ever since the first public library decided to collect music in addition to printed materials (pre-1900s), the library has been a place for cultural and creative reflection as well.

We’re proud to provide a comfortable, informal setting for the community to share their talents and to experience music together, and hope to see you and hear you on the 9th!

These are the new materials available at the library this week.

Gifts and Memorials

The following books were given in memory of George Lord by his family & friends :

I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen

Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger

The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker

Adult Fiction

To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander

Leave It To Claire by Tracey Bateman

Charlatans by Robin Cook

The Promise of a Letter by Kathleen Fuller

A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass

Y Is For Yesterday by Sue Grafton

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

You Say It First by Susan Mallery

Gathering the Threads by Cindy Woodsmall

Large Print Fiction

Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

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