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The INDEPENDENT, October 7, 2004
Between the Bookends
By Ann Krutsinger, Library Assistant
Banks Public Library
The Banks Public Li-
brary open hours have
been reduced by one hour
a day. We open at 12
noon instead of 11 a.m. on
our regular open days. We
will still be open Tuesday -
Saturday. We will continue
to be closed on Sundays
and Mondays. We are sor-
ry for any inconvenience.
The Friends of the Banks Public Library have
purchased new best sellers that are now avail-
able for check out. If you like mysteries, Robert
Parker has a new one called Melancholy Baby.
This is the fourth novel in the best-selling series
featuring Sunny Randall, a Boston PI. Sunny is
experiencing conflicting emotions about her ex-
husband's impending marriage. Even though
they have been divorced for some time, Sunny
and Richie have continued to maintain a rela-
tionship. When a new client comes in, Sunny
feels compelled to help the college student
named Sarah Markham if for no other reason
than to take her mind off her own problems.
What she discovers could both destroy Sarah
Markham's family and Sunny's own sense of
Other new mysteries include Ian Rankin’s
Witch Hunt. Rankin is the Edgar award-winning
author of A Question of Blood. Rankin has written
a novel of intricate espionage. He is the #1 best-
selling mystery writer in the United Kingdom.
In the fiction genre (non-mystery), there are
also many new titles now on the shelf. Alisa
Valdes-Rodriguez’s new novel is called Playing
with Boys. Valdes-Rodriguez is the New York
Times best-selling author of The Dirty Girls Social
Club. This novel is a touching best friend story
that takes place in LA. Three young women with
very different styles and attitudes all search for
the perfect man. Sounds familiar? It is, but this
one has verve and sass and a Latina flair. A new
take on the Sex and the City schtick, but a good
One more new book to mention especially for
Stephen King fans is the seventh volume in the
Dark Tower series The Dark Tower. This is the last,
and perhaps the best volume in the series (cer-
tainly a long one at 830 pages!) Mr. King says all
good things must come to an end.
With all the new choices, be sure to come in
the library and check out books!
Banks Public Library: 111 Market Street.
Hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 12 - 7 p.m.;
Fri. and Sat. 12 - 5 p.m.
Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays, 10:15
a.m., starting Sept. 8.
Phone: (503 ) 324-1382
to browse library resources or to
reserve materials electronically.
Next Chautauqua program will be
October 19, at Vernonia Library
“My Grandfather’s Immi-
grant Eyes: Songs and History
of the Irish Immigration to
America” is the title of the next
Chautauqua program at the
Vernonia Public Library on
Tuesday, October 19, at 7:00
After the British conquered
Ireland in the late 1600s, most
Irish people were reduced to a
peasant class in their own
homeland. The great potato
famine of the 1840s triggered a
mass migration to America that
was to continue into the early
Jeni K. Foster combines his-
torical narrative with her exten-
sive knowledge of traditional
Irish music to create a portrait
of those who made a new life
for themselves in America and
those who stayed behind and
struggled with the loss of their
sons and daughters.
Jeni K. Foster was born on
an isolated Montana cattle
ranch. She entertained herself
by reading and singing to the
cows. After becoming a grade
school music teacher she
found that she particularly en-
joyed connecting music to his-
tory and literature.
This free, public program is
made possible by funding from
the Oregon Council for the Hu-
manities and the Friends of the
Above, Jeri K. Foster will
combine historical informa-
tion about Irish immigrants
in combination with music at
next Chautauqua program.
Author Char Miller to be first lecturer at Starker Lecture Series
sors the series each year in
memory of T.J. and Bruce
Starker, leaders of modern for-
est management and visionar-
ies for sustainable forests in
Oregon. Their sound, progres-
sive forestry and community
spirit continue today in the
Forests in northwest Oregon.
Oregon Forest Resources Insti-
tute and OSU College of
Forestry co-sponsor the series.
The next lectures in the
November 4 – The Role of
Fire in Creating Proactive Com-
munity Involvement in Forest
Management. Panel: Victoria
Sturtevant, professor of sociol-
ogy at Southern Oregon Uni-
versity; Jack Shipley, Applegate
Partnership; and Marty Main,
Ashland city forester. Starker
classroom, 107 Richardson
Hall, 4:00 p.m.
For more information or to
obtain a list of the other lec-
tures in the series contact OSU
Forestry Outreach at 541-737-
2329 or visit <www.cof.orst.edu
/starkerlectures> on the Web.
talks can be viewed live on the
web at www.oregonstate.edu-
Oregon Public Affairs Net-
work will carry the lecture de-
layed on cable: Channel 28 in
Washington and Clackamas
counties, and Channel 29 in
Portland. Check local listings
for other locations, dates and
times. The Starker family spon-
co-author of The Greatest Good:
100 years of Forestry in America,
on which his talk will be based.
He is also the author of Gifford
Pinchot and the Making of Modern
Miller’s talk, which begins at
4:00 p.m. in the Starker class-
room, 107 Richardson Hall, is
the first of four presentations in
the 2004 lecture series. All the
Char Miller, author and his-
torian at Trinity University in
San Antonio, Texas, will open
the annual Starker Lecture Se-
ries at Oregon State University
in Corvallis, October 21, with a
presentation covering 100
years of forestry in America.
Miller, a professor of history,
is Senior Fellow of the Pinchot
Institute for Conservation and
FALL FAIR CARNIVAL
Sunday October 31st.
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
410 North Street
Vernonia Christian Church
Youth & Family Center
Refreshments and Fun for the Whole Family!!
we are accepting canned goods
at the door for vernonia cares