library+frontThere is always something unique and exciting happening at the Woods Hole Public Library. This summer the library will be celebrating the art of the discarded book with an exhibit and series of workshops entitled “Renewal”. Artists, crafters, and book lovers are invited to create a piece of art to be displayed in the library from July 21 to July 31. There will be a closing party for the exhibit on July 31 where all pieces will be auctioned off in a silent auction that will benefit the library. Pieces may be small scale, large scale, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or anything else one can dream up! Be sure to check out the library’s Pinterest page for inspiration! The library also invites all to come to two workshops during July where participants can learn how to turn old books into various types of flowers and useful, attractive bowls.

On Wednesday evenings in July, library patrons will be treated to a fascinating series of lectures on dance, thanks in large part to a grant from Nancy Lasalle, Director Emerita of the New York City Ballet and life-long¬†summer resident of Woods Hole. Topics will include the Russian connection to dance in American, Himalayan Rim dancing, and the films of Balanchine. Ms. Lasalle will also be interviewed by Iris Fanger, one of America’s leading dance and theater critics, scholars, and educators (as well as a member of the board of directors of the Woods Hole Research Center), which promises to be an enlightening and informative evening.

These are just two of the many events being held at the Woods Hole Public Library this summer. Be sure to check out the calendar of events on the library’s website for a full listing, including a fun-filled family concert featuring Red Yarn & Family, the annual Kids’ Tag Sale and Carnival, book talks, a gardening roundtable, and more!