Library hosts ‘Disappearing Landscapes’ program Oct. 4
The Delaware County District Library invites you to a very special program entitled “Disappearing Landscapes,” featuring nationally known local artist Linda Wesner, who will discuss her passion for landscapes, particularly those in Delaware County. Wesner has been a resident intermittently for 25 years, but since her last return, she noticed that beautiful scenes are disappearing daily, and she is trying to capture the rural side of Delaware County before it vanishes to growth and development.
“These icons that have been around for 100 years are going away. ‘Disappearing Landscapes’ at least makes people aware of what’s going on around them. I really do think buildings have life, a personality. My goal is to capture that.” Wesner said she considers her art “realistic landscape” and has painted and drawn familiar scenes such as Alum Creek, Lewis Center Road, old buildings in Delaware and Lewis Center farms. Her award-winning work is exhibited nationally in galleries and museums and is included in private and corporate collections.
Wesner has generously donated one of her pieces, “Field Calligraphy” to the Library’s Orange Branch, where it is permanently displayed near the circulation desk. The painting represents a schoolhouse that was on the east side of U.S. 23, across from the Orange Branch.
Her program will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Orange Branch, and she will repeat the program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Delaware (Main) Library. More information is on the library’s website. You can learn more about Wesner and see examples of her work at lawesner.com.
Her program is free and open to the public. I hope you plan to attend.
And when you visit the Delaware County District Library in October, look for these great new books available throughout the month.
All Men of Genius by Lev A. C. Rosen. A comedic Steampunk sensation inspired by both Twelfth Night and The Importance of Being Earnest, follows Violet Adams as she disguises herself as her twin brother to gain entry to Victorian London’s most prestigious scientific academy, and once there, encounters blackmail, mystery and love.
An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington by Karl Pilkington and Ricky Gervais. Karl Pilkington isn’t keen on traveling. So what happened when he was convinced to go on an epic adventure to see the Seven Wonders of the World? Travel broadens the mind, right? You’d think so…
An O’Brien Family Christmas by Sherryl Woods. While celebrating the holidays in Dublin, Ireland, the O’Briens are in an uproar over matriarch Nell’s rekindled romance with an old flame, while playboy Matthew O’Brien must convince Laila Riley, an older woman burned by love, to take a chance on him.
Angel in the Rubble: The Miraculous Rescue of 9/11’s Last Survivor by Genelle Guzman-Mcmillan. Presents the story of the last survivor pulled from the debris of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, and her journey from desperation to a miraculous salvation.
Dead Beat by Patricia Hall. When photographer Kate O’Donnell takes off for London from swinging Liverpool, she has two things in mind: to make a career and to track down her missing older brother. But when she does find a trace of Tom, he’s still missing — leaving behind a dead flatmate and some very suspicious cops, including Harry Barnard of the vice squad.
The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes from More Than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen by Frank Decaro. All-but-forgotten recipes-rescued from out-of-print cookbooks, musty biographies, vintage magazines, and dusty pamphlets-suggest a style of home entertaining ripe for re-examination if not revival, while reminding intrepid gourmands that, for better or worse, Hollywood doesn’t make celebrities (or cooks) like it used to.
The Last Outlaw by Wallace Stone. Cash McCall was destined to live outside the law, but after serving time in one of the most brutal prisons in the Southwest, he determines to hang up his guns and go straight. However, Cash soon discovers that a man cannot easily escape either his past or his destiny.
Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large by William Shatner. The actor best known as Captain Kirk on “Star Trek” shares self-deprecating memories from his on– and off-screen experiences while discussing such topics as his larger-than-life celebrity persona, his career longevity and his views on modern technology.
Survivors: A Novel Of The Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles. A follow-up to Patriots follows a group of people struggling in the face of a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in America that has caused the breakdowns of all technology and supply chains while unleashing riots and predatory gangs throughout the country.
If you have a question that you would like to see answered in this column, mail it to Mary Jane Santos, Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, or call us at 740–362-3861. You can also email your questions by visiting the library’s website at delawarelibrary.org or directly to Mary Jane at email@example.com. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked.