Volume 4, Issue 3
Anna Klauder exhibit extended through March 30
Textile artist and photographer Anna Klauder shares images from her
celebrating the light, texture, and color that inspire her. The photographs
feature flowers, insects, fruits, seeds, succulents and stones seen at
close range, often in bright sunlight. Anna's work captures life as she
finds it, in all its immediacy and splendor.
The exhibit includes a selection
of Anna's weavings, which reflect her appreciation of the interplay of
texture, pattern, and color. A wide range of her prints and postcards
are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Miller
Calling all early birds and bookworms:
Party and presale for Garden Lovers' Book Sale
Enhance your home gardening library as you support the Miller Library
and enjoy gathering with plant lovers. Join us for the Miller Library's
twelfth annual Garden
Lovers' Book Sale, set for April 7 and 8, 2017. As usual, the two-day
sale features a ticketed Friday night party (where early birds get the widest selection) as well as a free public sale Saturday from 9 to 3.
Be among the
first to hunt for that special gardening book at the opening party and rare
book silent auction on Friday, April 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Early birds and
bookworms can mingle with other gardening enthusiasts and bid on specially
selected books in the silent auction. Tickets to the party are limited and on
sale now at the library for $25 each ($30 at the door).
April 8th the Book Sale runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. You’ll
find a wide range of topics on all things horticultural, at great prices.
The sale will
coincide with an exhibit and sale of new works by members of the Pacific
Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists. The library
will double as gallery to display the recent work of several excellent local
To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World
reviewed by library volunteer Dorothy Crandell
Teacher Laurie Rubin weekly features nature study in her
elementary school classes in Ithaca, New York, in part based on an idea
developed by Jon Young and instructors at the Wilderness Awareness School in
Duvall, Washington. Rubin's child-centered
program integrates critical thinking skills in science, mathematics, and
language arts across the seasons of the year in the great outdoors.
In her program, once a week the students
investigate a particular place, in whatever weather, in the natural environment
near the school – a creek. Students
discover that the creek experience is never the same twice. They have grown and developed, and the creek
environment keeps changing over time. They keep journals of their observations, looking closely at plants,
birds, insects, weather, and more. Stewardship
of the natural world inspired at an early age is destined to last a lifetime.
New to the Library