Thursday, January 12, 2012

GEB meetings & Sandy Jamieson!

This next week is going to be busy for the library!

First, this weekend is the launch of Growing Ester's Diversity, a new program at the library! The program will start off with a food security issues book & movie discussion group on Saturday, January 14, 4:30 pm at the JTEL office, studio #8 at the Annex, 2922 Parks Highway. Come prepared to discuss books you have read or are reading on agriculture, food, nutrition, biodiversity, food systems, and the like! We also have books and movies available for checkout. See our discussion group page for more information.

If you are interested in helping with the long-term planning and fundraising to maintain this program at the library, please come to our planning session the next day, Sunday, same place, same time.

Next, the 2012 lecture series begins on Wednesday, January 18, 7 pm at Hartung Hall with Sandy Jamieson as the first speaker.
A local artist, guide, pilot, and log builder, Jamieson is well known for his wry and often pointed satirical paintings depicting Alaska life and political issues. Jamieson's presentation, "'Predator Control' And Other Alaska Political Commentary" will cover a range of topics from Alaska politics to big game guiding, flying, commercial art, and Arctic Man. His work is often thought provoking, frequently humorous, and always Alaskan.

Hartung Hall is at the corner of Main Street, Ester Loop, and Wellhouse Road in downtown Ester. Parking (and beverages) are available at the nearby Golden Eagle Saloon.