Thursday at 7 p.m., local author and historian Harry Enoch will present a program about the history and culture of Clark County’s stretch of the Kentucky River. Harry is one of our most popular speakers.
Harry walks his talk, literally. He is a painstaking researcher who not only spends untold hours scouring pertinent physical and digital documents, but also usually walks the territory related to his studies.
Reference librarian Andy Gary says he’s been on the river with Harry and a group of intrepid revelers, so I’m sure his information wasn’t merely gleaned from Google Earth satellite photos.
Harry has published some fine Clark County histories, including “John Howard of Howard’s Creek,” a biography; “The Kerr Building, Winchester, Kentucky,” a history of one of Winchester’s most important landmarks; and “The Clark County Road Book” and “Index to Roads, Turnpikes, Railroads, Mills and Ferries in Clark County 1793-1876.”
However, getting back to walking the talk, if you really want to explore Clark County and pinpoint and visit historic sites, read Harry’s “Where in the World: Historic Places in Clark County, Kentucky.” This book is a collection of 100 articles written for The Winchester Sun between 2005 and 2007. Each article describes a specific Clark County history site and gives exact directions on how to find it. Looking for an inexpensive “stay-cation” this summer? Check out “Harry’s Where in the World,” pack a picnic lunch and explore Clark County.
Harry’s Kentucky River talk this Thursday is free and open to the public, but please call the library to register to attend.
If you like to participate in programs, come to the library’s Tuesday Night Philosophy Club meeting tonight from 6:30 to 8. What will we be talking about? We won’t know until we get here and the conversation begins, but all of our sessions, in which we’ve talked about everything from death to delirious joy, have been insightful and enjoyable. These meetings aren’t debates, and we have no agenda. We just enjoy the art of conversation and learning what people think. If you have any questions about the TNPC, please call me at the library.
We’ve received a lot of new art for this summer’s Open Community Art Show. Whether or not you’ve already seen the show, be sure to come back to look at it again because the number of pieces in the show has doubled, at least.
A most unique piece is “Rock Painting” done by Winchester resident Forest Abney. By “Rock Painting” I don’t mean a painting of rocks, but a design made of rocks. Abney has taken a collection of highly polished stones, gravel and marbles and assembled them into a colorful abstract. If you spend some time looking at it, you can see all kinds of figures and features.
This year’s Open Community Art Show proves there’s a lot of creative talent and we’re overjoyed that so many of Clark County’s self-trained artists have let us display their work.
Now, how about you writers out there? If you like to write and you’ve been working alone on poems, stories, essays, or memoirs, consider joining the library’s Friday morning Write Local writing group.
There’s some really fine, and really idiosyncratic work being shared there. We meet every Friday morning from 10 to 11:45 a.m.
Next Tuesday, July 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., we’ll have our second Full Moon Reading Program of the summer.
Participants can read from original work or the work of other writers. Heck, you can even sing if you like.
Call or email email@example.com for more information.
Come to the library, where it’s always cool, calm and creative.