Sharyn Smith
Eagle Valley Library District

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October 19, 2011
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Several events at local libraries this week

October is full of fall festivities, and Eagle Valley Library District has added a variety of its own autumn events.

Helmut Fricker will present a free bookbinding workshop at the Eagle Library. Helmut, a master book binder, will demonstrate the many facets of his craft. He often uses his skills to repair old, cherished but disintegrating volumes. Many of the volumes he works on are family Bibles, which are decades and even centuries old. Depending on the condition of the book, Helmut may use his needle skills to sew volumes together. Cleaning blemishes and stains from pages also requires his steady hands. Adding gold designs to book covers or edges requires patience and skill. Sometimes he uses his skills to make new books look old. He also makes original, one-of-a-kind volumes.

Helmut Fricker is not only a master book binder; he is also a master entertainer. Join us at the Eagle Library on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., to learn about this ancient craft.

A poetry appreciation group meets at the Eagle Library Board Room on Friday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. Participants can read original poetry or share poems by others that they enjoy, or simply come to listen. Last month, the original poetry ranged from a touching poem, titled "I Wasn't Invited," to a silly rhyme, titled "Gobblin' Goblins." Original haikus celebrating the first frost and a poem recited from memory rounded out the entertainment. This new group meets the third Friday of the month. Bring a poem to share or just come to enjoy the poetry potluck.

Avon Library is hosting author Garth Stein on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. Stein wrote "The Art of Racing in the Rain." This unusual novel is told from a dog's point of view. His owner's passion is racing race cars, but life has a way of interrupting his dream. The triumphs of human and canine spirits make this a memorable book. Stein's novel, "How Evan Broke his Head and Other Secrets," is the story of a suddenly single father of a teenage son.

Since seating is limited for this free author event, please call 949-6797 for reservations.


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