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Shades of Brown Newsletter

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December Book Review

Join the Friends of the Library for the December 2021 book review.

Friends of Brown Library Plan December event

The Friends of Brown Library celebrate the creative arts at their December 3 book review. Wendy McCormick, harpist, presents the program entitled “Holiday Strings” that will include familiar and lesser known carols and songs from Ireland, Scotland, and England. The contemporary arrangements showcase the 34 string Celtic or lever harp.

McCormick began studying musical instruments at a young age, and discovered a passion for the Celtic harp in her middle years. She has had the privilege of touring Scotland with Harpa— a group of professional harpers from the United States. Currently, she enjoys sharing her love for the instrument with others, and also volunteers at the Gatehouse where she often plays a small harp for patients and their families.

The event begins at noon on Friday, December 3, in the Lowry Room. Snacks and water will be available or bring a bag lunch if desired. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. Reserve a seat by calling the library at 570-326-0536, Ext. 134 or by using the library’s online reservation calendar at calendar.jvbrown.edu. Reservations are required due to space considerations and must be made before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1.

Parking is available in the public lot off of Market Street, adjacent to the Welch Wing.