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3rd Saturday Poetry Series: Janet Hamill

Date: 
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Janet Hamil is an American poet, spoken word artist and painter.  Her poem "K-E-R-O-U-A-C" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her fifth collection, Body of Water, was nominated for the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Prize. 

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3rd Saturday Poetry Series: Joan I. Siegel and J.R. Solonche

Date: 
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Husband and wife Solonche and Siegel co-authored Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books 2002) and individually have published widely.

Joan I. Siegel

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3rd Saturday Poetry Series: Howard Horowitz

Date: 
Sat, 01/21/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

Howard Horowitz is the author of Close to the Ground.  His map poems, combining poetry and geology, have appeared in the New York Times and in literary journals. An open mic will follow the reading.

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3rd Saturday Poets: Solstice/Holiday Open Reading

Date: 
Sat, 12/17/2011 - 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

Read your own poems or poems by your favorite poets to celebrate the winter solstice and the holidays.

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Earthwise Book Discussion: "Eaarth"

Date: 
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Mary Makofske will lead a discussion of Eaarth by Bill McKibben, fourth book in our Earthwise series. 

Eaarth declares that we have already changed the earth we evolved on, so it will be much less hospitable, and must lower our impact and learn to cope with challenging conditions.  Though he summons alarming data and projections, McKibben believes we can build a sustainable future.

Copies available at the Library.

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Earthwise Book Discussion: "The Year of the Flood"

Date: 
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Mary Makofske will lead a discussion of The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, third book in our Earthwise series. 

Speculative fiction about what happens after a plague almost wipes out the human race.  Bioengineered new "humans" and God's gardeners try to cope with the results.

Amazon.com says, "By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and easily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive."

Copies available at the Library.

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Earthwise Book Discussion: "Garbage Land"

Date: 
Thu, 03/15/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Mary Makofske will lead a discussion of Garbage Land by Elizabeth Royte, second book in our Earthwise series. 


With an engaging style, Royte measures and then follows her garbage to see where, and how, it's disposed of.  In the process, she introduces fascinating facts and people.


Booklist called Garbage Land "downright entertaining."


Copies available at the Library.

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Earthwise Book Discussion: "Strange as This Weather Has Been"

Date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Marry Makofske will lead a discussion of Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake.  Told in several different voices, this novel vividly depicts the impact of mountain-top coal removal on West Virginians pulled between their intimate connection to their land and their economic dependence on mining.


Copies available at the Library

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"Earthwise" Book Discussion Series: Introduction & Overview

Date: 
Thu, 01/26/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

What is our evolving relationship with our environment?  Can we live on Earth withour destroying what supports us?  Mary Makofske will present an introdction and overview of our book discussion series "Earthwise."  The  books to be discussed over the next 4 months include:  Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake; Garbageland by Elizabeth Royte; The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood; Eaarth by Bill McGibben. 

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Holiday Book Sale

Date: 
Sat, 12/03/2011 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens
Children

The Friends and Bookends bookshop at the Albert Wisner Public Library will be hosting a Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 9-3PM.   Choose from our collection of bestsellers, holiday books, children’s books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, library notecards and tote bags.

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