When? Today Saturday May 2nd @ 6-8 p.m. (You’ll get to be in the library after hours! The Ballard Branch closes at 6 p.m. and will re-open especially for Spilled Ink attendees. )
This event will showcase student works including art and photography, along with a screening of student-produced videos at 6:30 p.m. Live music and spoken word will be performed throughout the evening by local artists Roy Street, Golden Years, Dragon & Android, Ternbern Quertet, Eli Goldberg, Noah Forslun and Sophia Hermann.
There will also be a ukulele jam with members of the Ballard Ukulele Club that all are welcome to join. Players are invited to bring their own instrument to the jam, or play one of the limited number of ukuleles that will be available.
For more info call the Ballard Branch @ 206-684-4089
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?