Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Puget Brass!!

The bold sounds of Puget Brass definitely encourage the use of exclamation points! (!)

This Is Not A Trumpet, It Is A Cornet

On Sunday, March 17th at 2 p.m., Puget Sound’s premier British style brass band, Puget Brass, will blow out the dreary winter days with a Spring concert for the whole family at the Redmond Library. You will be regaled by marches and soothed by symphonies, all played in the unique and entertaining style popularized by British colliery* bands of the early 20th century.

Hope to see you there – come early to grab a good seat!


*colliery = coal mine and associated buildings
If you want to study up before you hear the music, consider renting the movie Brassed Off, which inspired the creation of Puget Brass.  If you still own a VCR, borrow it from the library!  Otherwise, Netflix also has available in their streaming collection.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

2013 Tax Time Help at the Library

TaxesI should really be doing our own taxes right now, but I am instead procrastinating about it and helping you with yours!

At the Redmond Library, beginning February 2, tax help will be available on Saturdays from 10am-3pm until April 13.

For more information, visit the King County Library System website for 2013 Tax Time Help!

p.s. It took me about 40 minutes to write the three sentences in this post…got caught up checking out all of the Internal Revenue Service’s new media properties!  I’ll start our taxes next weekend. :-)


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Jeannine Hall Gailey: Redmond’s Poet Laureate Reads

Jeannine Hall GaileyJoin Redmond's Poet Laureate, Jeannine Hall Gailey, for a reading from from her first book, Becoming the Villainess, a celebration of geek culture in poetry, with poems in the voices of comic book and fairy tale characters. After the reading, Jeannine will host a Q&A and discussion about the book. The talk is at the Redmond Library on Wednesday, February 20th at 7pm. Refreshments provided.

Other Books
Gailey’s other more recent notable book of poetry, She Returns to the Floating World, deals with feminine She Returns to the Floating Worldtransformations in the personae of characters from Japanese folk tales, anime, and manga. Gailey's work addresses feminist issues of power in mythology and comic book cultures, turning fairy tale stepmothers into empathetic characters, and holding up a mirror to contemporary American culture's images of powerful women.

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

    I’m sorry I didn’t turn out
    like you expected
    sorry the last sight you’ll see is
    the flash of silver in the sky and that
    is it
    a flurry of leaves and dust…
    I wanted to be sturdy I wanted more I wanted you
    but instead I have the transitive the shift the loss
    the goodbye
    farewell goodnight…

Gailey’s third book, Unexplained Fevers, will be published by New Binary Press in 2013. For more about her, visit her blog, Jeannine Blogs.

Lorin Catudio
Redmond Library Board, Emeritus