Have you found your way to the book sale at the Ulysses Philomathic Library? There are shelves and shelves of wonderful treasures for you and your family! From new novels to antique collectables, readers of all ages and can find something of interest. We also have games, music, and movies. Be sure to stock up on our final days: Sunday is half price day, Monday is $5 per bag day, and Tuesday is pick your price day.
While wandering the library, be sure to see Barbara Page’s paintings and artist’s books. Her paintings include a range of perspectives: including aerial views of landscapes, thickly layered and textured compositions, renderings of natural objects, and abstracted views of the cosmos. Her artist’s books are also on display, taking inspiration from library cards and creative book structures.
Barbara will be giving an artist talk on October 16th at 7:00 pm. It will be held in the Melvin Community Room, here at the Ulysses Philomathic Library. We hope you can experience this awe-inspiring work!
Learning to fly was the catalyst for Barbara Page’s career as an artist. It gave her a point of view. After earning her pilot’s license, she took up painting and received her MFA from Cornell university in 1975. Her watercolors, oils, and mixed media works have been exhibited widely and are included in numerous corporate collections.
Page has a strong interest in natural history. In 2003 “Rock of Ages, Sands of Time,” her series of 544 bas-relief paintings depicting the history of life was permanently installed in the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY. A book with the same title, published by The University of Chicago Press, contains color plates of the entire project. She recently completed commissions for a pedestrian bridge and a mural at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Page is represented by The Oxford Gallery in Rochester, NY and Corners Gallery in Ithaca, NY. Her work is included in the Viewing Program of the Drawing Center in New York City. She is an artist member of The Center for Book Arts, also in New York City, where her “Book Marks” project was on display in 2011.
She is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and recently completed an artist residency at The Golden Foundation. Her studio is in Trumansburg, NY.
The Ulysses Philomathic Library presents two creative writers, both from Ithaca, for the first Fall Speakers Series. The event will be on September 25th from 7-8 pm.
Tish Pearlman is a poet, writer, broadcast journalist, and political activist originally from Manhattan Beach, California. She is creator/host/producer of the award-winning public radio interview show “Out of Bounds.” In the 1970’s Pearlman gave many readings at political and literary events on the central California coast. Her first collection “Breaking Through the Silence” was released in 1981. Her work appeared in several literary journals and local magazines, including, Street Cries Magazine, Expressive Arts Review, Adventures in Poetry Anthology, Carousel Quarterly, California NOW Times and Latitude/20. Her current work has appeared in The Healing Muse (2010 and 2011, 2012, 2013), Earth’s Daughters, The IthacaTimes, The Syracuse Post-Dispatch Healthy CNY Magazine and Conversations Across Borders. One of her poems was accepted for an anthology “The Art of Medicine in Metaphors,” edited by James Borton and published by Copernicus Healthcare Publishers in January 2013. Her collection, a chapbook of poetry retelling her near death heart surgery experience, is entitled “The Fix Is In” and was published by Finishing Line Press in January 2012. Her new collection “Afterlife” was published by Foothills Publishers in May 2014. She is the 2013-2014 POET LAUREATE of Tompkins County, NY.
Jeanne Mackin is an author of historical fiction, a journalist, and educator. Her latest novel is The Beautiful American, based on the life of model turned war correspondent and photographer, Lee Miller. Her other novels include The Sweet By and By, Dreams of Empire , The Queen’s War and The Frenchwoman. She has published in American Letters and Commentary and SNReview and other publications and is the author of the Cornell Book of Herbs and Edible Flowers. She was the recipient of a creative writing fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and her journalism has won awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. She taught creative writing at Goddard College and in workshops in Pennsylvania, Hawaii and New York. She lives with her husband, Steve Poleskie, in Ithaca.
We hope to see you at this dynamic reading!
To everyone who has made contributions to our book sale, we are very grateful. We’re excited to display all of our wonderful items soon at the sale!
Although we cannot accept any more donations, we will start accepting again on October 6th. In the meantime, you may donate books to the sale at the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca. Thank you for your cooperation.
Beginning in October, Reader’s Theater will be presented on the first Saturday of each month.
It is a program for young children, performed by middle-school aged volunteers. The older students will enact a children’s book using puppets.
If you are middle-school aged and would like to join the reader’s theater performers, please complete a volunteer form which can be found at the library’s circulation desk.