Deschutes Public Library News
Kick Off A Novel Idea At High Desert Museum
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 3/31/2006
As part of the Deschutes Public Library’s A Novel Idea … Read Together, the Deschutes Public Library Foundation and the High Desert Museum are hosting a kick off celebration on Sunday, April 2, from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. The celebration is part of the Novel Idea … Read Together, community-reading project offered by Deschutes Public Library and the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. Regular admission policies apply.
Celebration attendees will enjoy Mexican music and margarita sampling. Cristina Acosta, nationally renowned artist, author, design and color consultant, will also be on hand with some of her colorful creations. She is the author of Paint Happy, (Northlight Books), the illustrator of the Costa Rican creation story, When Woman Became the Sea (Beyond Words Publishing) and a contributor to a variety of home décor and art magazines including a column for /Latina Style/ magazine. Representatives from the Library Foundation will be delivering opening remarks at 1:00 p.m.
During the month of April, the Library will be hosting a variety of events in support of the Novel Idea … Read Together project. The programs are designed to give residents of Deschutes County a context for better understanding this year’s selected novel, González & Daughter Trucking Co. by María Amparo Escandón. The tale of Libertad, her father and her fellow inmates at the Mexicali Penal Institution for Women, is a story that has feet planted firmly on both sides of the U.S. and Mexican boarder and explores the themes of family, freedom, redemption and the power of storytelling. For a complete listing of Novel Idea programs, please visit www.dpls.us or call 312-1032.