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Library Talk – September 12, 2017

Library Talk, September 14th, 2017

Thanks to everyone that supported the Russellville Friends Book & Bargain Sale this past Saturday—it always amazes me how well organized the Friends are on the day of the sale as well as the wonderful turnout and generosity of the people that come to find a book or what-not under the tent.

This is a big week at the Ripley Library—having the music jam on Tuesday, computer app class on Wednesday, and then the big Ripley Friends fund-raiser and fun time this Saturday. The birdhouses are still coming in, all creative and unique and are available for silent bidding at the library, with the final bidding down at the Fish Fry 5-7 p.m. on Saturday evening at the Lions Club shelter down along the river in Ripley.   I want to give a shout-out to Don Zipperian for his generosity—not only did he build a large, full-size functional martin house to be auctioned off, but he also donated older individual martin houses that at least 5 artists used as a foundation for their creations. Thanks Zip!  2 birdhouses were found by Beth and All Liggett when they participated with the visiting Living Land and Water barge river clean up, and were cleaned and dressed up by Robin Gilbert.  There are examples of tongue-in-cheek humor, creative recycling, and flat out talent using wood, metal and clay. I welcome you to stop at the library to preview the birdhouses, get your bidder’s number and start in on the action, and of course join us for the delicious fish fry Saturday night.  Once again, Greg Gilbert and his secret batter and culinary skills will be the highlight of the fish fry, but beverages, sides and desserts galore will also be included. Hope to see you there—everyone is welcome to ‘come on down’.

Matthew