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Library Talk – September 13, 2016


From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director

The little bit of cool air this weekend was a relief from the hot and sticky summer, and a reminder that fall is around the corner. I am hoping that the weather change has gotten some creative thinking going—we still have a fair number of scarecrow frames waiting to be taken home and ‘brought to life’ to adorn our fence around the Ripley library. Last year, the frames went fast and people wanted more, so we added more frames, have both adult and child size, yet….not all are taken. So, think fall, think fun scarecrows, and stop by to pick up a frame (and a burlap sack for the head if you want). Being at the center of town, we have great visibility, and we like showing off the talent of our residents.

Next Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. we are pleased to have author Keith Maginn come to the Ripley Library and talk about his book (Extra) Ordinary: Inspirational Stories of Ordinary People. A collection of stories from real people Keith has met that went beyond the tragedies that happened to them, taking leaps of faith to overcome the seemingly impossible, yet if you met them on the street, you would not know their stories—it took Keith to discover and write them. Keith is a Cincinnati native, has worked for Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps, and has travelled around the country. KiCam Projects is the publisher of this book, and readers may recall that it was Kilee Brookbank and Lori Highlander that were here in June talking about their book ‘beautiful scars’-and the creation of the publishing house, to bring inspirational and powerful books to print. We hope that you can join us in welcoming Keith. (There will be copies of the book for sale after the discussion.)