Writers, scrapbookers, movie lovers rejoice

Published 12:04 pm Monday, December 4, 2017

It’s a week for writers, scrapbookers and, of course, moviegoers at the library.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday former Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon will be at the Library to do a writing workshop entitled “Where I’m From.”

This workshop is part of a national poetry project George Ella initiated about two years ago.

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Don’t be intimidated by the thought of writing poetry. A Where I’m From poem is simply a list of personally influential experiences, people and places. This project has been used and has collected poems from all around the world. They are lovely examples of how memory and imagination combine.

George Ella is a one of Kentucky’s best authors and a wonderful writing teacher. This workshop is for all writers, novice to professional. It is free and open to the public. Please register to attend by calling the library at 744-5661 or register using the Evanced online registration system at clarkbooks.org.

From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, local music legend Dewey Pope, drummer for the 1960s rock band Action Unlimited, will be at the library to greet friends and fans and to autograph his new book, “Action Unlimited: The Band of Gold. A Kentucky Band’s Musical Journey to the Edge of Stardom.”

The book’s a majestic musical tour of Action Unlimited on the road in the ‘60s meeting some of the biggest names in music and performing right to the edge of stardom.

Dewey hopes those who couldn’t make it to his appearance at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum in November will get a chance to visit with him here at the library. Heck, even if you did catch his appearance at BHM, come by to say hello again and pick up an extra copy of Action Unlimited for that music aficionado on your Holiday list.

Action Unlimited members Kent Fox, Jon Anderson and Jerry Morse will also be at the library autograph session. Blow dry your Mop Top, jump in your van and cruise on down to the library Saturday. All the hippies will be here. Groovy!

Tonight and next Monday, Dec. 11, scrapbook artist, Donna Carter, will continue her Holiday scrapbook workshops at the library. Today she will show participants how to make holiday cards. The first 12 people will have supplies provided to make one card. During the Dec. 11 class, participants can work on scrapbook pages, cards or whatever they like.

Participants should bring their own scrapbooking materials. If you would like to talk to Donna about the class, you can reach her at 856-905-0356, or by emailing futrmilnar@aol.com. These classes are limited to 15. Register for each class by calling the library or use the online Evanced Registration system.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Kentucky Picture Show presents a 1955 holiday classic starring Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray (what a great name!) and Peter Ustinov as three Devil’s Island escapees who hide out in the home of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday: Quick! What are the names of Santa’s reindeer and all their first cousins? Jeff Gurnee does trivia night at the Engine House Pizza Pub.

At 10 a.m. Friday, come to Write Local and practice what you learned at George Ella Lyon’s workshop.

Circulation manager Lynn Wills has begun to fill her front display table with holiday novels, movies and books about decorating and cooking.

Make the library your first resources for excellent holiday projects.

John Maruskin is director of adult services at the Clark County Public Library. He can be reached at john.clarkbooks@gmail.com.