The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current, May 27, 2015, WEDNESDAY EDITION, Page 5A, Image 5

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It’s time for an ‘About Face’
at Backstreet Gallery in June
For the month of June
Backstreet Gallery will present
“About Face,” a community
challenge that invites the
artists to take a simple
unadorned face and create a
unique piece of art with it.
Enjoy these unique cre-
ations and a reception, June
13, from 3 to 5 p.m., at
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay
The rules allowed the artists
to add, subtract, multiply or
divide the shape and to embel-
lish the face and/or its parts in
their own unique way.
Come see these one-of-a-
kind art pieces.
In addition, “face the
music” with Smilin’ Dave
Craddock on his keyboard
with his own brand of smooth
jazz mellow standards that
make everyone feel at home.
Come enjoy the music, the
News about
the Siuslaw
Public Library
“About Face” creation
by Jane Rincon,
Backstreet artist
great appetizers and see how
the artists faced this challenge
during the Second Saturday
Gallery Tour.
I found Dad’s remote in the fridge again.
…I’m beginning to get worried.
Library Tidings,
a regular feature
of the Siuslaw News,
features news about
upcoming Siuslaw
Public Library pro-
grams for adults and
children, new books
and videos, and other
library news of interest
to the community.
Library Tidings by
Kevin Mittge
The Sisters Brothers
By Patrick deWitt
Read by John Pruden
Book Review by Susie Voth
“The Sisters Brothers” by
Patrick deWitt was short listed
for the Man Booker Prize in
2011 — but that isn’t why I put
it on my reading wish list. It was
the striking cover designed by
Portland artist Dan Stiles.
Of course I pick books by
their covers. Don’t we all?
“The Sisters Brothers” has
been dubbed “cowboy noir” by
its reading audience. It feels like
a Coen brothers’ or Quentin
Tarantino movie — stark and
violent with a dash of humor.
Charley and Eli Sisters are the
two most feared hit men in the
west. They work for the mysteri-
ous “Commodore” and are cur-
rently on assignment to elimi-
nate Hermann Kermit Warm.
They don’t know why Warm
is to be killed and they don’t ask,
it’s the job and so it must be
Charley, the older of the
brothers, is ruthless and the
leader of the duo. Eli, the narra-
tor of the story, is more intro-
spective, questioning their
actions and wondering if there
isn’t some other less violent way
to live; perhaps by being a shop-
keeper with a loving wife.
He follows his brother into
sticky situations, resolving them
with a shrug and a gun or a knife
or whatever weapon happens to
be handy.
Afterward he ruminates, “here
is another miserable mental
image I will have to catalog and
make room for.”
The brothers travel from
Oregon City to San Francisco in
search of Warm. Along the way
they encounter a fair number of
quirky characters, one of which
happens to be Eli’s handicapped
horse, Tub. Gunslingers, fallen
women, Indians, prospectors and
stable boys populate their event-
ful and entertaining travels.
In a western cliché, it is well
worth the ride. The book is also
available as an audiobook via
It is narrated by John Pruden
who has just the right tone for
sensitive, eloquent Eli.
Summer reading
is almost here!
This year’s summer reading
program begins June 1.
The theme for children is
“Every Hero has a Story,” the
theme for teens is “Unmask!”
and the theme for adults is
“Escape the Ordinary.”
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As with each year’s program
look for fun-filled programming,
for all ages throughout the
months of June and July.
All age groups will be able to
earn or win exciting prizes!
Last chance to view
Hang-It-All exhibit
The Hang-It-All art display
will be coming down this
Saturday, May 30. If you haven’t
had a chance to view this special
“water” themed art display be
sure to come in and do so. For
those artists displaying works,
stop by the library between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday to pick
up your work.
Thank you to all those who
participated in this great show.
Study Rooms
Did you know that the library
has two small study rooms,
which comfortably seat about
four or five people, and can be
used for small meetings, private
study, one-on-one tutoring and
as a quiet place to use one’s lap-
The rooms may be scheduled
up to four hours and are avail-
able on a first-come, first-serve
Just check in at the reference
Drama students present
humorous zombie plays
Call us with questions
about aging and Alzheimer’s.
Two one-act zombie plays
put on by local drama troupes
will limp into the Siuslaw
Middle School Commons on
Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m. and
Saturday, May 30, at noon.
Siuslaw Middle School
drama class members will
perform “All I Really Need to
Know I Learned From Being a
Zombie,” written by Jason
A true ensemble piece, this
hilarious one-act play boasts
15 different zombies, two half-
zombies and five yet to be
infected cast members — all
with speaking roles.
With no real lead characters,
everyone adds to the story line
of life as a zombie. There are
zombie perspectives presented
by stereotyped zombie (played
by Campbell Williams), cheer-
leader zombies (Raelee Dimon
and Macalin Mason), teen
zombie (Elissa Hurley), laid
(Makenzie York), stand-up
zombie (Karter Knapp), teen
suitor (Mason Prociw), and
Introducing your brand-new local bank.
Community banking is where we got our start 125 years ago. And it’s what we deliver
everywhere we go. Which is why even though Siuslaw Bank is now Banner Bank,
you’ll still find the same local employees you know, and trust and an unwavering
commitment to serving your community.
Visit one of our many convenient branches or find us at
Let’s create tomorrow, together.
business women zombies
(Chloe Madden and Hannah
These characters interact
with uninfected non-zombies
such as a businesswoman
(Brooklyn Cahoon), a good-
hearted girl from school dating
a zombie (Alicia LaBelle) and
a traditional family of mother,
father and son (Hannah
Freudenthal, Skyler Winters
and Bucky McAnulty).
Additional zombies are
played by Lilyjana Flores and
Tiffany Latham.
After the first act there will
be a short 15-minute intermis-
sion, followed by the second
act: Siuslaw High School’s
performance of “10 Ways to
Apocalypse” by Don Zolidis.
This is a madcapped, sar-
castic, sardonic and outright
silly account of teen survivors
of the zombie apocalypse.
The survivors are played by
Katlin Meskimen, Billy Jones,
Tristin Reber, Ethan Owens
and Mallory Varas.
Their 10 approaches are
narrated by the dynamic duo
of Brilee Sewall and Jacob
Hot on the tail of our sur-
vivors are a trio of zombies —
who sometimes get their meal
and sometimes get thwarted —
played by Anthony Perez,
Angel Espanta and Skyler
Middle schooler Hannah
Rasmussen lends a hand as a
zombie in this play as well.
Performance dates are
Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m., with
a Saturday, May 30, matinee at
noon. Both shows will take
place in the Siuslaw Middle
Max Glenn to
speak on civil
rights struggles
YACHATS — The Yachats
Academy of Arts and
Sciences presents local resi-
dent Rev. Dr. Max Glenn,
who will share on three
decades of civil and human
rights struggles and personal
experiences on Saturday,
May 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the
Yachats Commons.
Glenn was intimately
involved in the Appalachian
struggles for human and civil
rights in the early 1960s;
the desegregation of public
schools in the 1970s; and
the 1980s’ Family Farm
There is no charge for this
presentation. A donation of
$5 will help cover expenses.