National Library Week is April 19-25. To commemorate this special week, Easton Public Library will be posting new content each day, including staff photos, the Top 10 Most Challenged Books, and more. The Library is also excited to announce that it started a new blog, with new reviews of books, movies, and TV series posted weekly on the Library website.
Since the Library cannot feature live art exhibits at this time, it will be putting out a call for local artists to submit their art for a virtual art show. Each artist can submit up to two works of art, the total of which will be made into a video accessible on the Library’s website.
“This is a wonderful way for the community to view a collage of local artists’ work”, said Lynn Zaffino, Library Director. “We are excited to offer this unique opportunity to local artists, and we hope to receive a good response.”
The Library’s current exhibit, Small Watercolors by Donna Albano, is currently available for viewing on the website. The new virtual exhibit is expected to be available on May 1.
Lastly, Zaffino has entered into a partnership with Nanette DeWester of the Easton Cemetery Committee to host an Oral/Written History Project. Their vision is to team up middle and high school students with longtime Easton residents, whereby the students would interview the residents about their backgrounds and memories of Easton.
These interviews would then be made into audio recordings, written recordings, or videos. Zaffino and DeWester hope to get other town departments involved, including the Board of Selectmen and the Senior Center, as well as the Historical Society of Easton. For more information about the Library’s programs and resources, visit EastonLibrary.org.