Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pleasant Valley Branch Library

This is just a little plug for our awesome library. Last night I went to the first of four book discussions, all centered around the theme of hunger. The book we discussed was Hunger: An Unnatural History, by Sharman Apt Russell. I am a lover of fiction, so I was leery about such a deep subject, but the book turned out to be very readable and described the physical, mental, and cultural effects of hunger. I love going to the discussions because it is a good exercise for my mind and encourages me to delve into books I wouldn't normally choose. They are mediated by a WSU professor, Susan Young, who does an excellent job leading the discussions. For those of you looking for this sort of thing, the next discussion is on Feb. 24 and you can pick up the next book, Changing the Face of Hunger, by Tony Hall, at the library.

Tonight I went to a piano recital presented by the WSU music students at the library. There were not very many people there, but it was so wonderful to just sit and listen to beautiful music. The pianists were soooo talented! Check at the library for the next Thursday concert.

So, a great big thanks to the library for providing some great experiences!

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