Thursday, August 22, 2013

Plainfield Library Clean Up on FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 at 10:00 am!

Let's Beautify Our Local Treasure!

Volunteers Meet on Library Steps
Gloves, rakes, and bags will be provided

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013, 10:00 am 
Plainfield Public Library exterior
 It's that time again, Plainfield! Let's clean the exterior grounds of the library. This season, we have been asked to do the clean-up on a Friday! I hope that everyone who does not have to go to work on this final holiday weekend can spare an hour or so from 10:00 am on Friday, August 30 to assist us.

It is our obligation to ensure that our city's premier cultural and community resource is kept clean. We will gather on the library steps at 10:00 am to begin our work. If you have hedge trimmers, please bring them! We would also like to clean the weeds out of the sidewalk cracks, especially on the Park Avenue side of the library, so if this is your area of expertise, please assist us!

The school year is about to begin, and the library will be busier than ever--especially our Children's Library! Let's ensure that every one of our kids is able to enter our library grounds and see it at its finest--meaning spruced up, cleaned up, and dressed up!

See you there!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Performing Arts I

Making her mark with/
The willful spirit of a/
Negro Ensemble. 

Ethel Ayler (b. 1934), photo by Van Vechten, 1957.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


 Profound intellects/
Dealing in unvarnished truth/
Are always suspect.
 James Baldwin (1924-1987), by Richard Avedon, 1963.