Thursday, March 29, 2012

Library Renovations

Hello All,

I'm sure some of you may know about the upcoming re-carpeting to the upstairs area of the library.  This project will include the Alabama Room, Community Room, and Fiction section....

Preparations for this project have already begun and because of the large coverage area, the project is going to be happening in different stages.

Western novels and Graphic Novels have already been moved downstairs by the 6th Ave. entrance.  Inspirational is next up.

The Magazine Room, or the glass room by the newspapers, will be where we display many of the Fiction section during this time.

First up is the Alabama Room.  The Alabama Room is currently closed to patrons to allow library staff to start boxing up and moving materials. We anticipate the carpet to be taken up and laid back down in the middle of April.  No word yet on when the Alabama Room will re-open to patrons.

The Community Room will be closed from April 17 until the completion of the project to allow us to store things from The Alabama Room and Fiction section.

The Fiction Section will most likely be when we have to close the library due to the taking up of the carpet.

This brings up an interesting question.  What happens when you have a book out and is due back when we're closed? To ensure this doesn't happen, we have altered the due dates to checked-out items.  Please check the due date on an item you check out and if you're unsure of the due date, please get in touch with the Circulation Department.  Because of this, we will NOT be receiving books from Eva.

Please keep in mind that most of the re-arranging will only be temporary and will be moved back. 

We anticipate the project to be done by the beginning of June.  

We appreciate everyones cooperation while we tackle this big project.

Stay tuned here, on the website, and on our facebook for updates.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Peter Fletcher: Classical Guitarist

Hey everybody,

We're getting ready for our visit from Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher. This event is going to take place this Thursday March 15, 2012 at 6:30pm. The friends of the library are sponsoring this visit.

Still need more information about our special guest?

Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland. In December, 1983, he made his formal debut at the age of fifteen under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. In 1980 classical guitarist Jose Tomas, Andres Segovia’s teaching assistant in Spain, held a week long master class in Atlanta, GA. Peter Fletcher was the youngest student to perform in the class, playing music by Bach and Carcassi. Fletcher furthered his studies in Master Classes with David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia and Pepe Romero. As a performer in the Christopher Parkening Master Class he was chosen to play in the student recital two consecutive years and, in 1988, the class was broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR).

In 1990, the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) awarded Fletcher a prize at its National Level Competition. In 1995, he received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nicholas Goluses, and was twice the recipient of an Eastman Graduate Award.

The season of 2011-12 will undoubtedly be the most auspicious ever in an already distinguished career, appearing in over 100 cities at such prestigious venues as St. Xavier University in Chicago, IL, his fifth appearance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, where Peter will be premiering a major work by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco entitled “Divan of Moses- ibn-Ezra” with acclaimed tenor DavidMichael Schuster. In addition, Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Schuster will give the world premier of a work they have commissioned from New York based composer Clarice Assad. Mr. Fletcher's interests outside of music include reading and cross-country running. He lives in New York City.

Make sure to join us on Thursday evening to enjoy what is sure to be beautiful music.

Information for this post was retrieved from Peter Fletcher's website.