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The Newport Way Library Association is looking for volunteers to help out with their book sale. Volunteers need to be at least 14 years old.
Volunteers are needed:
Thursday, Nov 1st - Book Sale Setup
Friday, Nov 2nd - Book Sale Setup
Saturday, Nov 3rd - Book Sale Restocking
Sunday, Nov 4th - Book Sale Restocking
Monday, Nov 5th - Clean Up - Reboxing
If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Newport Way Library Association at NewportWayLibraryAssociation@gmail.com
Join the Newport Way Book Group as they view the movie based on the book "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.
A white woman who graduates from college in the 1960's, who then returns to her home in Jackson, Mississippi, and begins her writing career by interviewing the African-American servants in her neighborhood and sharing their stories.
Do you need extra help on the computer? Have a special project you're working on? Want to create an email account? A KCLS NetMaster volunteer instructor can give you up to 30 minutes of one-on-one assistance. A library laptop will be provided for your time and the instructor will work with you on this computer. The instructor cannot provide hardware assistance with your own personal computer.
Click on the time you would like One-On-One Assitance or call the library at 425-747-2390 to register. Registration Required.
Join Newport Way Book Group and Author Robin Oliveira in the discussion of her book My Name is Mary Sutter on Monday, March 19th at 7:30pm.
"An enthralling historical novel about a young woman's struggle to become a doctor during the Civil War
In this stunning first novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine-and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak- Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C. to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded. Under the guidance of William Stipp and James Blevens-two surgeons who fall unwittingly in love with Mary's courage, will, and stubbornness in the face of suffering-and resisting her mother's pleas to return home to help with the birth of her twin sister's baby, Mary pursues her medical career in the desperately overwhelmed hospitals of the capital.
Like Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain and Robert Hicks's The Widow of the South, My Name Is Mary Sutter powerfully evokes the atmosphere of the period. Rich with historical detail (including marvelous depictions of Lincoln, Dorothea Dix, General McClellan, and John Hay among others), and full of the tragedies and challenges of wartime, My Name Is Mary Sutter is an exceptional novel. And in Mary herself, Robin Oliveira has created a truly unforgettable heroine whose unwavering determination and vulnerability will resonate with readers everywhere." - Publisher's Summary
Christoph Willibald Gluck was one of the three greatest opera composers of the 18th Century. A number of his operas are still performed regularly today, but by far his most famous work is his operatic retelling of the Greek Myth Orpheus and Eurydice. Gluck set this story to music twice-in Italian in Vienna in 1762 and in French in Paris in 1774. Seattle Opera will be presenting the French version, which features a tenor in the role of Orpheus rather than a mezzo-soprano as in the Italian version. Both versions contain some of the most famous numbers in opera: Orphee's famous lament, "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice"; the orchestral "Dance of the Blessed Spirits"; and the balletic "Dance of the Furies." This splendid operatic masterpiece has not been presented in Seattle in more than 20 years. Don't miss it!
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