Artist Savvy Dani sets up her easel to paint a portrait of a live model – from start to finish – in three hours. Savvy has been painting and listening to the stories of older residents for her “Echoes of a Lifetime” project.
Drop in to talk to Savvy and the model, see a portrait come to life, and to see the artist’s other works.
On January 29, Greenwood Library turned 10, and last Sunday, 2/8/15, we celebrated its 10th birthday with a time capsule, cake, and City Librarian Marcellus Turner.
Did you know that the first location of the Greenwood Library was at 7020 Greenwood Ave and opened in 1928? This location was open until 1953, when it moved to the current location. Construction began to renovate the building in 2003, and it opened two years later.
As people came through and enjoyed a piece of cake, we asked that they write down what they thought the library was going to be like in 15 years. Here are some highlights:
-Planning to build a new one that has a garden
-Will look like a spaceship
-Will not have may physical books, except for beautiful Children’s books with gorgeous illustrations
-Meeting room used as drop-in center
-Night shelter for the homeless
-Library will be more of a media center than a place for books
-Robots instead of humans helping patrons- I HOPE NOT (his words)
-5x bigger, with every book ever published
We also asked for drawings of the library, and this is one of my favorites.
It felt like a proper birthday party for everyone’s favorite library!
It’s interesting to see the divide of people on what the library will be like. Which side are you on; all electronic, or much, much bigger & full of books?