Here's what's happening at the libraries this week.
By Connie Sutton
Mineral County Library
Here’s what’s happening at the libraries this week.
The Burlington Library is celebrating National Crayon Month at their story-time and craft today at 5:30 p.m. The book is “The Day the Crayons Came Home” by Drew Daywalt, and the craft is melted crayon art.
Tonight, the Keyser Library Lego Club returns. The Lego Club meets from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church Hall at 76 N. Davis St. All ages are welcome, but we do ask that children 5 and under be accompanied by a parent.
The Fort Ashby Readers meet at the Fort Ashby Library tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris.
The Friends of the Fort Ashby Library meet today at 4:30 p.m. at the Fort Ashby Library.
The Friends of the Fort Ashby Library are having a Photo Contest. The contest is open to all photographers residing in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.There are two categories for the contest: Fruits and Vegetables and an Open category.
Entries will be accepted on Friday, Aug. 16, from 12-5 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. Photographs will be displayed at the library from Aug. 19 through Aug. 23.
Entry forms and contest rules can be found on the Fort Ashby Library website http://fortashby.lib.wv.us or call the library at 304-298-4493 for more information.
Don’t forget the third annual Library Benefit Pig Roast will be Sunday, Sept. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at Millstone Barbeque in Burlington. Jim Thrush will once again cook a pig for the library. The menu will include roasted pork, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, and hot fudge brownie with ice cream and ice tea or lemonade.
Rebel Union will provide live music.
Tickets are available at the Keyser, Burlington, and Fort Ashby libraries. Ticket are $15, eat-in or carry out, and children age 5 and under are free.
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Recently, a young man, Ryan Taylor, a resident of Mount Storm, came into the library and presented us with a book he had written, “The Theory and Creation of Music; a Comprehensive Guide to Composing Your Own Music.” Mr. Taylor explained that, when he was studying music, he was unsatisfied with the standard books on music theory, so he wrote his own.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production. He was accepted in 2013 with a scholarship and finished the four-year program only two and half years later.
Praise for his book includes: “Ryan Taylor’s refreshing and innovative approach to education delivers both understanding and experience to the musical seeker. In a clear sequence of steps, he illuminates a pathway that builds from basic fundamentals to high levels of refinement, rewarding newcomers with solid guidance and experienced students with new perspectives. ‘The Theory and Creation of Music’ is an impressive debut by a talented and significant new teacher.” (Jeffrey Chappell - Director of Jazz Studies at Goucher College.)
If music composition is your passion, you might want to take a look at this book.
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New titles, by popular authors, now available at the library include: “The Inn” by James Patterson, “Labyrinth” by Catherine Coulter, and “Outfox” by Sandra Brown.