These are not the photos that you take on vacation abroad. Gary Mark Smith will show some of his street photographs from around the world at the Main Library on Monday, August 15 at 6:30 pm. Smith was raised in Bethlehem, but has since visited 75 countries and recorded everyday life on the most dangerous streets in the world. His travels have taken him to El Salvador and Nicaragua during the unrest of the 1980s, the collapse of communism in Europe and the Soviet Union, the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in 2001, and most recently, the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He will share stories about some of the photographs in his just-released book, GOMA: The Poetry of Everyday Life in the Most Miserable Place on Earth. His book will be available for sale.
Unusual travel plans make for a whirlwind adventure in this teen novel by Maureen Johnson. Bring a bag lunch for a book discussion on Thursday, August 11 at noon. We’ll supply the drinks and dessert (yum!). Teens in grades 6 to 12, only!
Congratulations to this week’s Summer Reading Club winners! First prize recipient, Jill M. won an Aardvark Sports $25.00 gift certificate and second prize goes to Christine M. Walmart gift certificate. Next Monday, August 15, we will give away another $25 gift certificates from Aardvark Sports and a Samsung travel adapter.
Thanks to all our ASRC participants and our donors!