Two new exhibits will be installed at the Easton Public Library on Feb. 16. The Conference Room will feature “On Gossamer Wings,” a series of dragonfly photographs by Easton’s own Lucy Crossman.

She has documented and photographed all the different dragonflies she can find in Easton, which number 36. “Firefighter Lucy” is the Secretary of the Easton Volunteer Fire Company and Deputy Fire Marshal for the Town.

In honor of Black History Month, the Glass Display Case will feature “Black Lit Matters,” from the collection of Easton resident Alvin Patrick. Alvin is a television journalist and bibliophile with a personal library of over a thousand books — including first edition, African-American literature dating back to the early 1800’s.

Rare books on display will feature first editions by Frederick Douglass, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry and Toni Morrison, among others. Both exhibits will be on display through March 31.

My Bondage, My Freedom. Photo by Carlo DeJesus, Marist College

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