There are a lot of activities going on in and around the library. Monday and Thursday mornings will find the "Fit and Fall" class from 9:30 to 10:30 and is well attended. Every other Thursday is the Historical group meeting in preparation of the upcoming celebration. On Thursday the Chamber will be meeting for lunch in the Library. This year the library is participating in the annual Chronicle coloring contest. Each child will receive a paper back book for submitting their picture. We are now able to order special books from a State Loan Library. Within a few days the book is available for you to check out at our library. We receive them by mail and contact you that the book is in. You will be responsible for return postage expense. A great way to read a good book. If you have questions, inquire at the library. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. Saturday is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Correction: The book donated by Dina Nuxoll is titled "Into the Eye of the Setting Sun" by author Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood. It can be found in the North West section of the Library. The wrong title was reported in last weeks Library news. Sorry for the Goof Up!
On such short notice, we are grateful to Peg Uhlorn for sharing her artistic talent with us as December "Artist of the Month".
Peg is another very talented, local artist, who was born in Greencreek to Fred and Helen Willenborg. The wife of Vern Uhlorn, Peg has spent her entire life on the Prairie.
Peg has always been an "outdoors" person with a love for Arabian horses. Always having a horse of her own and a passion for riding, she claims she and her Arabian, Amontae, have grown old together. In 2000 when classes were being offered by Ladd Arnoti, her interest in becoming an artist was perked at the insistence of her sister-in-law, "the other Peg Uhlorn". Ladd told her she was a natural artist and should specialize in portraits. Peg felt her weakness was mixing colors but Ladd encouraged her to pursue her natural talent and continue painting. Her variety of paintings are all in oil. The portrait on display is of Native American, Bill Johnson of Lapwai. His tribal name is Oye-Ya-Kou-Its-Wal which means "Little Mountain Boy". The Uhlorn family leased farm land owned by Mr. Johnson who passed away in 1996 at the age of 103. The portrait was painted from a color snap shot. It is a wonderful piece of art and another "must see" display. The second picture is of the Uhlorn cabin on the Selway when they became owners. Peg apologized for not displaying more pictures at this time. Having given many of her paintings as gifts, the remaining ones grace the walls of her lovely home and we agree they should remain there.
A bonus for the library is the display of wood lathe items hand crafted by husband Vern Uhlorn. A variety of beautiful bowls and vases grace the display area. These too are a "must see" item and just may be available for that special Christmas gift you have been looking for. Drop by and check it out. Peg and Vern are the parents of Steve who resides in Kamiah, Tammy in Bremerton WA. and Cindy in Lewiston. They are the grandparents to seven grand-children. Since retiring from ranching and farming, Peg and Vern spend their summers at their cabin on the Selway where they enjoy the serenity of the outdoors and the wild life that visit their property. Vern also assists the Forrest Service with various jobs. A very sincere Thank You to the Uhlorn's for sharing their wonderful talents with the Library and the entire community.