What’s Happening at the Library: Get career, gardening help

Published 1:29 pm Monday, March 13, 2017

By John Maruskin

Clark County Public Library

Here is an important announcement for anyone affected by the closing of the Career Development Center: Jennifer Hayes from the Career Development Center will be at the library every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the board room. Anyone who has employment questions can come by to see her during those hours.

If you cannot come to the library but you have a question you would like to ask, call my number at the library, 744-5661, ext. 110. I will take messages and deliver them to Jennifer.

Last week, Haden DeShields brought the library another wonderful example of Kate Pendleton’s artwork. It is a card Kate illustrated with a picture of the garden of the First Methodist Church in Winchester. Haden told me the card was sold to raise funds for the garden. It is on display in the reference area along with other Kate Pendleton paintings.

Does anyone have a picture of Kate herself? It would be a great addition to the display, and quite frankly, I have heard so many stories about what a wonderful character she was and how she was so ahead of her time that I want to see her.

A person who brought so much joy into the life of Winchester deserves to be remembered.

If you have a picture, please call me at the library. I will be glad to meet with you, scan the picture and return it.

Response to the Seed Library has been spectacular. In the first three days of March, the library distributed as many seed packets as it did during the entire month of March last year. It is going to be a great year for gardening in Clark County.

If you need good gardening advice, the library has a vast array of gardening books on everything from seed-starting to composting, not to mention a lot of fine gardening memoirs.

There are avid gardeners on the library staff. If you have questions, please come in.

There is an interesting glimpse into the youth of Winchester film maker Jason Epperson in the community room side display case in the front foyer.

On display are six pictures drawn by Jason many years ago. Five were done on the backs of the programs from his church. The sixth, drawn on cream-colored construction paper, is of the old Engine House Deli. That’s appropriate since all of the pictures were saved by Bob Tabor, who owned the Engine House for 25 years.

On the shelf above Jason’s pictures are drawings by Sean, the son of Winchester comic illustrator, Elvis Cardona. If you have a budding artist in your family, take her or him to see this display for inspiration. From church program doodles big film contracts bloom.

If you like children’s art and want to understand its importance to contemporary art, take a look at a fabulous book called “The Innocent Eye,” by Jonathan David Fineberg (call # 704 Fine).

This week at the library:

— At 10 a.m. Tuesday Internet 2. Learn efficient ways to search, save, and print Internet pages.

— At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Kentucky Picture Show presents a film about a widower who agrees to drive a truck across the country, no questions asked. When he discovers what he is delivering, he is faced with a life-changing choice; Rated PG-13.

—At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Trivia Night at the Engine House Deli. Better than Jeopardy.

— At noon Thursday, Book Lunch attendees discuss “Madam Belle,” by Mayjean Wall.

— At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, World War II discussion group on submarine warfare.

— At 10 a.m. Friday, Write Local writes.

Cicero said all a person needs is a garden and a library. He would have been a happy patron.