Traveling art on display!
Our regional library system has teamed up with Minnesota Visual Artists to create easel, a traveling art exhibit, so everyone can … Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries. This art collection has been touring libraries in our region and will be on display here at Red Wing from May 17-June 28th.
Easel’s inaugural tour consists of pieces that correspond with the artist’s interpretation of book, letter or letters, reading, authors, or the library. The work is limited in size to 12 x 12 inches, and all pieces are by artists who reside within our library district.
This display is only here for a limited time so come check it out and let us know what you think!
Learn how to take better pictures! Come to a presentation from the Red Wing Photo Club this Saturday, May 18, at 10am downstairs at the library. Bring your camera! It’s free and photographers of any level of skill are welcome.
Going on vacation? We can help make it even more enjoyable! Simply turn in the Travel Kit order 7 days in advance (but of course we’ll do our best to put one together even if you only give us 7 minutes notice!), and we will pack a bag for you with any or all of he following, as you request: books, music, movies and more! You can place your order in person at the service desk, by phone (651 385-3645), or by filling out and submitting the online form. We will check out the items for you and call you when they are ready to be picked up.
From Booklist: “*Starred Review* In this wonderful sequel to Restoration, set 16 years later, Tremain’s lovingly flawed protagonist, Sir Robert Merivel, pens a second riveting memoir. He aspires to leave nothing out, and readers will be the grateful beneficiaries of his witty, observant reflections and self-deprecating honesty. By 1683, Merivel has ripened into late middle age, but neither his love for his beautiful daughter, Margaret, nor his comfortable existence at Norfolk’s Bidnold Manor relieves his melancholy. Wanting to be dazzled by Wonders, he travels to Versailles, hoping to become a court physician, but is let down by its glittering emptiness and his own sartorial foibles. His affair with an unhappily married Swiss noblewoman brings him happiness but comes with unexpected burdens. Whether facing the illnesses of those closest to him, acting upon his lustful impulses, or pondering his responsibilities to his servants and king, Merivel finds that the compassionate and selfish aspects of his character are inextricably tangled. In a tone moving from contemplative and sad to uproariously funny and back again, Tremain masterfully captures the voice of a man searching for a satisfying and meaningful life as Charles II’s once-glorious reign winds down. It’s an absolute pleasure to spend time in Merivel’s company. “