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Happenings for July
Closing. Bogue Banks Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for
Activities for children. Preschool story time for ages 3-5 is held each Thursday at
10:30a.m. with Ms. Brita.
• Thursday, July 6, will be “Books Build Better Readers.”
• Thursday, July 13, wiU be “At Home with Books.”
• Thursday, July 20, will be “Books Move You.”
• Thursday, July 27, will be “Reading Can Take You Anywhere.”
Summer reading. The library is holding the summer reading program through
August 5, with events and prizes for all age groups. Come and register your entire
family for this annual event. Contact the library at 247-4660 for full details.
Storytelling Festival. The 14th annual Storytelling Festival will be held at 10 a.m.
on July 5,12,19 and 26 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City and on
the same days at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Methodist Church in Bogue. Professional
storytellers will delight children of all ages with their stories. Storytellers include: July
5—Lona Bartlett, puppet storyteUing; July 12—Ron Jones, traditional folk tales and
legends; July 19—No Sleeves Magic, magic in the theater and life; and July 26—Bright
Star Theatre, up-cycled Cinderella.
Book exchange. Stop by the paperback Book Exchange and trade for a free paper
back book to take to the beach.
News from the Book Nook. The 25th Silent Auction round, sponsored by the
Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, runs from July 10 through July 24. The five
packages include “Cook Like a Pro,” with cookbooks and a gift certificate from Ginny
Gordons kitchen store; “Culper Spy Ring,” a fascinating look at George Washingtons
civilian intelligence network during the Revolutionary War; “Ocean Devotion,” in
which you “shell” find inspiration coming from the beach; “Laughter is the Best
Medicine,” with CDs of old-time radio shows as well as humorous books; and “Chill
Out with Summer Reading” for kids who like chapter books, such as the Book of Ember
series, and a colorful marbles jigsaw puzzle to keep summer rolling along. Please visit
the auction table near the circulation desk of the Bogue Banks Public Library to place
In addition to individual items for sale in the Book Nook, there is a variety of book
series, very reasonably priced, including Fix-it-Yourself, Illustrated Encyclopedia of
Home Gardening, Audubon Nature Encyclopedia and Groliers Master Plots.
The Book Nook is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with
over 3,000 books for sale. Be sure to check out the ongoing sOent auction; new items are
Featured artwork. Throughout the month of July, the art gallery will showcase the
artwork of professional artist and instructor Lena Ennis. Lena grew up on the Crystal
Coast and began her life in art at an early age, learning to draw and paint from her
grandmother, a southwestern landscape artist. Lena attended the School of Art at East
Carolina University and became a commercial artist, working in advertising and then
as a fine art freelance artist. Her art has been commissioned by such organizations as
the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, the NC
Seafood Festival, Sound Bank and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, along with
many other corporate institutions and individuals around the globe, and has earned
local, national and international art awards. Currently, her art has been selected for
the 2017 North Carolina Ducks Unlimited sponsorship print of the year. Lena works
in many different mediums, but focuses on graphite drawing and oil painting in a
traditional, realistic “Old Masters” style. The world around her is her subject matter,
and she focuses on value and how light and shadow work together to create the illusion
of three dimensions on a flat surface.
The showcase will again feature the pottery of Nancy Newman, a potter from
Onslow County who produces a wide variety of functional ware. She taught elementary
school for 33 years, and toward the end of her teaching career began to work in the
medium of clay. Through the instruction of seasoned artists and attendance in a variety
of workshops by master potters, her skills have grown. All of the stoneware pieces she
creates are functional and food safe, and she has customized many of her vessels by
incorporating nautical elements. She can be reached by phone at 910-346-9156 or via
email her at email@example.com.
There is no reception for the month of July.
The artwork of
by Lena Ennis.
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