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Library Talk – May 10, 2018

Library Talk May 10, 2018

I know March seems ages ago, but if you remember, we had a program planned that had to be postponed. If you’ve been keeping up with the Facebook, our fence banners or our website, you probably know that this Saturday, May 12th  at 10:30 a.m. we will be having Shaheen Miro back—a very popular speaker on the subjects of intuition, psychic abilities and so much more. This time, Shaheen will be talking about discovering your own creative and intuitive side. Shaheen will be also talking about his new book and deck of cards titled Lunar Nomad Oracle, a set of keys (cards) to help you unlock and understand your own intuitions.  The book and card  set will be available for purchase this Saturday. (Hmm, a possible Mother’s Day gift?…)

Sometimes, I think books have an intuitive side as well. I was printing off a list of books that haven’t been out for many years—this is a good tool for me to use when deciding to ‘weed’ certain books or not. This particular title was a set down in the children’s section— most of the set hadn’t moved since 2002, and while in decent shape, they did look dated.  I was going to pull them this week—on Sunday, I ran a list of requests from other libraries for books they wanted to borrow, and guess what, two volumes of the set were requested. Of course I will send them out to the libraries, but how strange, it is if they knew they were going to be discarded… This happens regularly, and unless I’m in a really ruthless mood, weeding is not an easy task for me!

Between weeding and receiving many lovely donations, it is time for the Ripley Friends of the Library to have another book sale. The date has been set, and it isn’t far away!  Friday, June 7th from 6-8 p.m. and  Saturday June 8th from  10-4:00, we will have the annex filled with old to nearly new books on a wide range of interests. Of course, lots of fiction, but we’ve had some really nice donations covering subjects as diverse as cookbooks to history to gambling, self-help to children’s classics, and so much more. Please stop in to support your Friends and your library, and the price of the books is what you want it to be, as we only ask for a small donation.

FYI—Last reminder—Next Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 p.m. (note the earlier time) in the annex will be the first of a series of five ‘Sounds of Summer’ concert/jam sessions. To kick off the first, we are pleased to introduce Nick Denham as the featured musician who will be playing ‘solo’ for the first 15-20 minutes or so, then we will break into the regular jam session, playing until about 8:00 p.m..  If you haven’t been to a jam lately, you will be pleased to know we have speakers and microphones set up to improve the sound, and it is always fun to see the magic of musicians jamming together without rehearsing and creating beautiful music. So, be a musician who wants to jam, or a music lover who loves to listen, please join us next Tuesday evening.

Matthew