Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Armchair Travelogue to Holland & Belgium

Chet and Glenna Pinkham, our library travel gurus present Holland and Belgium in Springtime on Wednesday evening June 22 at 6:30 pm. Their Power point presentation will have gorgeous photos of tulips and walking on cobblestone streets in 500 year old cities like: Antwerp, Ghent, Veere, Hoorn, Enkhulzen, and Amsterdam. Highlights of the tour involved visiting the Kinderdijk windmills. A site of nineteen 18th century windmills that are still lived in. Another place they visited was the Delta Works Flood Control Project built from 1960 to 1990, truly a wonder of the modern world. The spring flowers were in their prime as we went to the Keukenhof Flower Park - 70 acres of landscaped gardens, streams, fountains, and buildings. For Glenna the site she most wanted to visit was the Aalsmeer Flower Auction where about ten million flowers are sold daily (throughout the year) and shipped around the world. The public is invited to attend.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Bloomin' Pots Silent Auction

The Open Art Forum artists have hand painted clay pots that are filled with potting soil and ready for a plant. If you would like to place a bid, stop at the front desk. The auction closes at 8 pm. on May 26. All money generated will go towards purchasing art and garden books for the library collection. There are 13 pots on display inside the library. Thank you art forum!

Fiber Arts Exhibit Underway

Artistic expressions in the world of fiber art mediums is showcased in this exhibit of fifty pieces. Read about each piece and the artist. On display you will see macrame, felting, quilting, fabric collage, stain glass applique, embroidery, needlepoint and much more. This exhibit is on display until May 31.