Altamont Library Notes for Friday, May 23, 2014

The end of May draws closer. Three big-time Altamont Free Library events remain to be highlighted and encouraged.

First let’s look at our Adult Iron Chef – dessert edition. It’s a contest, for teams or single competitors. We’ll supply the ingredients, and contestants will choose those that inspire them and create a dessert. Judges will choose prizewinners based on taste, creativity and presentation.

This event hardly needs advertising.  It has to be fun. You know it, and we know it. The date is Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m.

Put’em up

A Battle Bunny party is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, at 3:30 p.m., in the afternoon. It’s for school–aged kids, those with imaginations, and those whose imaginations could stand a little boost.

Each participant will be provided with a Reader recently removed  from our shelves. With the help of magic markers, you’ll be encouraged to turn the old book into a new one; one you like better, one that’s more your style, more your own.

You could turn the Man in the Yellow Hat into a point guard. You could do whatever you wanted.  It’ll be cool.

Open Mic Night

Friday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m., is the date and time. We’re always looking for brave new talent; always ready to shove the bookcases back for more audience seats.

Raise the village’s cultural possibilities.  Come out and play.

Peace flags

Not long ago the library shipped off several peace flags created by supporters of the Global Art Project for Peace. The flags went to Germany.

Shortly, thereafter, German peace supporters responded, and the library received four heart shaped paintings. They are currently hanging in our Leisure Reading Area windows.  

Hands are a feature of all four – suggesting that peace is more than something to think about.  It is also something to create, something to do.