We will gift you the book, you read the book, then we'll talk about it. Treats will be served! Visit the Children's Room desk starting November 4th to register and pick up your book.
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Join Lauri Byro and the Circle for a discussion of the work of American Poet, Tony Hoagland. Click here for the poems to be discussed.
Hoagland was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He earned a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA from the University of Arizona. Hoagland was the author of the poetry collections Sweet Ruin (1992), which was chosen for the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and won the Zacharis Award from Emerson College; Donkey Gospel (1998), winner of the James Laughlin Award; What Narcissism Means to Me (2003), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Rain (2005); Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty (2010); Application for Release from the Dream (2015); Recent Changes in the Vernacular (2017); and Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God (2018). He has also published two collections of essays about poetry: Real Sofistakashun (2006) and Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays (2014). Hoagland’s poetry is known for its acerbic, witty take on contemporary life and “straight talk,” in the words of New York Times reviewer Dwight Garner: “At his frequent best … Hoagland is demonically in touch with the American demotic.”
Hoagland’s many honors and awards included fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He received the O.B. Hardison Prize for Poetry and Teaching from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award, and the Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers. Hoagland taught at the University of Houston and in the Warren Wilson MFA program.
Enjoy a refreshing break from the holi”daze” with a special concert by the Ramswick Harp Ensemble! For their third visit to the library, Warwick harpist, Ann Carter-Cox, and harpist Penny McCulloch from Ramsey, NJ, will treat library patrons to an hour of favorite holiday and other tunes, guaranteed to please even the Grinch.
Funded by a generous gift to the AWPL Foundation by Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes
The White Countess (2005) Merchant-Ivory’s final collaboration - stars Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave. Shanghai. 1936. Crossroads of the world. Into this city of political intrigue comes Sofia, a Russian Countess whom the Revolution has left stateless with the remains of her family. Forced by her reduced circumstances to support herself and her family as a bar-girl and taxi dancer, Sofia forms a relationship with Jackson, a blind former diplomat who opens an elegant bar, The White Countess. Their curious relationship matures, but they are caught up in the fall of the city to the Japanese invaders. Rated PG-13: 2 hours, 15 minutes.
How close can we, as individuals, get to understanding each other? How well do we understand ourselves? Using radical constructivism as a tool for deepening self-understanding, this class explores the universal and particular aspects of being. If such topics interest you, join Anthony Gonzalez, a mental health counseling intern and student at SUNY New Paltz, for weekly discussions about how self-understanding can improve your mental health and relationships.