Jan 08

Artist of the month Veronica Madison

My name is Veronica Madison. I was born in Saratoga but spent my childhood growing up in Corinth. My parents told me I was a very active and creative child. I was always drawing and reading newspapers at a young age. I started my art by drawing the characters out of the Sunday comics from eye. 

My thirst for art grew as I reached grade school and into high school. I took advantage of every art class I could. I remember one of the hardest things to master was making both eyes on a face match and lining the nose up properly between the eyes. I still love to challenge myself however, and work out of my comfort zone. 

I am what you would call a “copy artist”. I paint what I see. Whether it be pictures, paintings, etc. I believe my art WILL lead to a better tomorrow. Only within the last four to five years have I been selling my artwork. It’s not steady but I get to do what I love and I feel at peace when I paint. Time almost just fades away. 

I have come to believe that two main factors determine success, a person’s own determination and their will to succeed. I made a goal and put my heart and soul into making it a reality. I ask you, when you look at a piece of any artwork, don’t just think about what the painter is trying to portray but about what they felt making it. 

Art is more than just visual. It’s spiritual as well. It’s deeper than just brush stroke on a canvas or pencil marks on paper. Art is also about how it makes you feel as well as how the artist felt when creating it. When you buy someone’s art, you’re buying their mistakes, accomplishments, hours of frustrations and experimentation, moments of joy, a piece of their heart and soul. You are buying a piece of their life! – Veronica Madison 

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Jan 05

January Book Club Pick

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

In 2011 Sy Montgomery wrote a feature for Orion magazine entitled ‘Deep Intellect’ about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death. It went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practised true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary shape-shifters.
Octopuses have varied personalities and intelligence they show in myriad ways: endless trickery to escape enclosures and get food; jetting water playfully to bounce objects like balls; and evading caretakers by using a scoop net as a trampoline and running around the floor on eight arms. But with a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake, and a tongue covered with teeth, how can such a beingknowanything? And what sort of thoughts could it think?
The intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees was only recently accepted by scientists, who now are establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their colour-changing camouflage techniques. Montgomery chronicles this growing appreciation of the octopus, but also tells a love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching and profound, The Soul of an Octopusreveals what octopuses can teach us about consciousness and the meeting of two very different minds. (Google Books)Oct

Jan 05

February Book Club Pick

 

“I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” —William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn  by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic.  (Synapses from Amazon)

 


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Dec 20

Why Use the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library?

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Nov 23

Office for the Aging

1 January 2018

Above is the attachment for the Newsletter for Seniors.

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Nov 09

Library Closed Saturday, November 23

The Hadley-Luzerne Public Library will be closed Saturday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving Day.

 

We will resume our normal hours on Friday, November 24, at 9:00 AM.

 

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Nov 01

Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa November 18th, 12:00 – 3:00. Come get your photo taken with Santa. Marc LaMere and Joan Lentini will be doing our annual Santa visit. Pets are welcome this year, as well. $5.00 per photo.

Refreshments will be offered and we will be having a book sale. Books will be priced $1.00 per hardcover, .50 cents for paperbacks, and $4.00 per bag of books.Santa