August 17, 2017

Photography Exhibit at Neill Public Library

Neill Public Library is pleased to feature art from local photographer Steven Devine.  Devine’s exhibit titled “My Special Blend” features large scale photographs which invite the viewer to look at common subjects in different ways with new perspective.

Says Devine, “Capturing moments in time that may otherwise go unseen, trying to portray the energy of a place or time, and creating new ways for people to look at things are part of what motivates me to take the photos that I do. The outcome of every snap of the camera can be something new, and that is the beauty behind my photography.” 

This exhibit is on display through the end of September.  For more information, contact Steven Devine at staysharpmedia@gmail.com.



                 

August 16, 2017

Check Out These New Titles in Adult Services...

by Bill Browder
Available in: print

Red Notice reads like a classic thriller—a fascinating account of the author’s journey through the early years of Russian capitalism.  Making billions investing in post-Soviet assets in Eastern Europe in the 1990s, Browder soon encounters conflicts with Russian oligarchs.  By 2005, the Kremlin bars him from Russia, his assets are confiscated and one of his lawyers is imprisoned and dies. Part crime thriller and part political crusade, Red Notice is thought-provoking read for anyone interested in understanding Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

by Kim Korson
Available in: print


Told in humorous, autobiographical stories, Kim Korson describes what it means to be an undisputable malcontent.  With a healthy dose of humor, Korson’s moments of angst, derision, and misanthropy will strike a funny bone in readers as she describes growing up with her parents, her relationship with her boyfriend-turned husband, and even a tear-inducing trip to Disney World.



by Oprah Winfrey
Available in: print

In her newest cookbook, Winfrey shares recipes of her favorite meals to eat while controlling her weight.  With help from the chefs who have cooked for her over the years, including Art Smith and Mei Lin, this personal cookbook includes recipes for meals such as ‘Unfried Chicken’ and ‘Turkey Lasagna’, mixed amid stories of her Mississippi upbringing.  Her foray into cooking is an invitation to eat healthily and happily.

August 11, 2017

Homelessness: The Voices of the Unheard starts Monday, August 14th


What are the stories of our community's homeless? What do we know about homelessness? What actions can we take to support community members who may be experiencing homelessness? 

To explore these questions, Neill Public Library partners with facilitator and WSU graduate student Nancy Carvajal Medina to host three workshops to dig below the surface of homelessness in our community. Carvajal Medina brings assumptions, beliefs, values, cultural heritages, traditions, and prejudices from non-homeless worlds into dialogue with the worlds of men and women who have experienced homelessness. 

In each workshop, stories of homeless individuals collected over three years as part of a doctoral research project will be shared. Attendees will participate in interactive exercises to designed to share insights and knowledge about homelessness, to learn from the lived experiences of different individuals, to use arts (creative writing, drawing, painting) to respond to those experiences, and to discuss actions we can take as a community to support these "houseless" individuals. 

Participants will develop new understandings on the houseless experiences by exploring our worlds, developing empathetic listening, dialoguing critically, creating, and acting from the positions we occupy in the community.​​Each workshop is different; participants may attend one, or all, of the series.  Workshops are free.

Dates: Mondays: August 14, 21, 28 
Place: Hecht Meeting Room

Time:  5:30 - 7:00 pm 

August 09, 2017

Check Out These New Books in Youth Services!

by Emily Jenkins

A delightful book teeming with humor and many a tongue twister. A great read aloud book!


by Liza Woodruff

Barking is good, really good until a bark results in someone going into hiding. Let’s hope Emerson can learn how to use his bark for all things good.




by Eric Litwin


It’s time to sing and dance with Groovy Joe who is all excited about ice cream and dinosaurs!

August 04, 2017

Neill Public Library is pleased to join forces with Kiwanis Club of Pullman for the 9th annual Stuff the Bus school supplies drive. 

Donate school supplies at Neill Public Library on August 7 - 12. See below for a list of needed supplies:   
  • 3-ring binders – 1 inch
  • 3-ring binders – 2 inch
  • Notebook paper – college-ruled
  • Spiral notebooks – wide-ruled & college-ruled
  • Composition notebooks
  • Notebook dividers with pockets
  • Folders with bottom pockets
  • Pencil pouches for binders
  • Pencil boxes
  • Pencils #2
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons – Crayola 24-pack
  • Colored markers – Crayola, washable
  • Ballpoint ink pens – blue & red
  • Dry erase markers – fine point
  • Yellow highlighters
  • Pink pearl erasers
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Sticky notes
  • Scissors – 5” sharp & 4.5” blunt
  • Ruler – 12-inch
  • Backpacks
Other Pullman drop-off locations:
  • Bus at Dissmore’s IGA: 2-5 pm Aug. 10, 10 am-5 pm Aug. 11, and 10 am-4 pm Aug. 12
  • P1FCU office inside Walmart, and WSECU branches on Bishop and in the WSU Cub
  • Zoe Coffee & Kitchen, now through August 12.


Cash donations should be mailed to Kiwanis Club of Pullman, PO Box 716, Pullman WA  99163 or taken to the donation bus at Dissmore’s IGA.  To learn more about this drive, visit http://kiwanisclubofpullman.org/stuff-the-bus/.