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Joni Hermansen is Beach Library artist of month

May 4, 2011
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding

Weekly Activities

Preschool Story Hour starts at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4.

Knitting & Needlecraft group meets Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Basic Computers class on Thursday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register.

Upcoming Activities

Jewelry Making class on May 11, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pre-register and $10 materials fee.

Conversational Spanish class on May 12, at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register.


Soon a temporary stairs and ramp will be constructed. This will be used when the front regular entrance is closed. Cranes will be up as the expansion proceeds and we want to avoid any possibility of someone being hurt because a crane topples. The entrance on Bay Road, where the bay window is now, will allow coming and going away from any danger.

You may have noticed some landscape was removed. This is making room for foundation, underground utilities, storage reservoirs and cistern. Also to make room for the cistern, the shed in the back of the library has been removed.

We have long felt that our community has been eager for this expansion. From the many comments received, we recognize the enthusiasm and satisfaction in sync with that desire. Thank you for your support. If you haven’t yet made a contribution to the Building Expansion Fund, please consider doing so. Checks can be payable to the Beach Library Building Fund or gifts left in the donation box next to the model on display.

Artist of the Month

The Conference Room displays an array of works from Joni Hermansen. Bright colors and local scenes are front and center in Joni’s works. Enjoy both the variety and the touches Joni brings to the different mediums used for the scenes.

You can also see even more renditions of Joni’s applications in the display case on the second floor. There find coasters, mouse pads, small tiles, and key hooks.

Adorning the display case near the DVDs and new titles are jewelry creations from Marguerite Ranney. The jewelry speaks for itself as one savors the colors and shapes. Marguerite also offers jewelry making classes many months so check the schedule. Note that May 11 is already one of those classes.

Woodruff Moves

You may recognize Lee Woodruff’s name as being a contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America. She also published “In An Instant” (070.92 WOO), available in regular and large print, co-written with her husband Bob. If you haven’t enjoyed this non-fiction account, check out the powerful and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq.

News has it that she will moving into fiction and having her first novel published, currently untitled, next summer. Meanwhile, enjoy the “In An Instant.”

Library Hours

Don’t remember library hours? When we are closed, a recorder gives the hours of operation, either on 765-8162 or on 765-8163. Except for holidays, we are open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5; and Saturday 9 to 1. We look forward to seeing you.



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