Book-to-Art Club

Book to Art Club: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Camas Library‘s Book to Art Club is the perfect springboard for the person with a creative imagination who’s inspired by words. The premise is simple: everyone in the club reads the same book, then uses the story as the mental springboard for an original work of art. The medium can be anything—drawing, painting, fiber or ceramic, glass or metal, jewelry or photography. Then you bring your completed art piece to the club, where you can share and discuss it with other attendees.

This month’s book selection is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society,” by Anne Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, which explores the five-year German occupation of the Channel Islands—specifically Guernsey—during World War II. The islanders sent their children to England to escape the occupation, but all communication with the mainland was cut off, and in fact they believed that London had been razed. The Germans commandeered the islanders’ homes, gardens, and livestock, brought prisoners of war to the island to build bunkers, and Churchhill refused to allow food transports to Guernsey because he didn’t want to aid the German soldiers, resulting in starvation for both the islanders and the occupiers. However, the brave and crafty islanders find innovative ways to survive and to help each other.

The next Book to Art Club (hosted by Judy Wile, who is also the creative genius behind the Camas Library’s monthly Craft-o-Rama group) will meet on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. The Book to Art Club is absolutely free to attend and open to anyone age 18 and over. Sign-up is required. To register, call 360-834-4692 or e-mail jwile@cityofcamas.us. The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas.

Book to Art Club: The Isle of Guernsey

The Camas Library‘s Book to Art Club is the perfect springboard for the person with a creative imagination who’s inspired by words. The premise is simple: everyone in the club reads the same book, then uses the story as the mental springboard for an original work of art. The medium can be anything—drawing, painting, fiber or ceramic, glass or metal, jewelry or photography. Then you bring your completed art piece to the club, where you can share and discuss it with other attendees.

This month’s book selection is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society,” by Anne Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, which explores the five-year German occupation of the Channel Islands—specifically Guernsey—during World War II. The islanders sent their children to England to escape the occupation, but all communication with the mainland was cut off, and in fact they believed that London had been razed. The Germans commandeered the islanders’ homes, gardens, and livestock, brought prisoners of war to the island to build bunkers, and Churchhill refused to allow food transports to Guernsey because he didn’t want to aid the German soldiers, resulting in starvation for both the islanders and the occupiers. However, the brave and crafty islanders find innovative ways to survive and to help each other.

The next Book to Art Club (hosted by Judy Wile, who is also the creative genius behind the Camas Library’s monthly Craft-o-Rama group) will meet on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. The Book to Art Club is absolutely free to attend and open to anyone age 18 and over. Sign-up is required. To register, call 360-834-4692 or e-mail jwile@cityofcamas.us. The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas.

Above: a seaside cottage in the Channel Islands

Book to Art Club

The Camas Library‘s Book to Art Club is the perfect springboard for the person with a creative imagination who’s inspired by words. The premise is simple: everyone in the club reads the same book, then uses the story as the mental springboard for an original work of art. The medium can be anything—drawing, painting, fiber or ceramic, glass or metal, jewelry or photography. Then you bring your completed art piece to the club, where you can share and discuss it with other attendees.

This month’s book selection is Margo Lanagan’s “The Brides of Rollrock Island,” inspired by the Selkies, a legend about seals-turned-people which comes primarily from the North Sea region of Ireland, Scotland, Norway, and Denmark. The next Book to Art Club (hosted by Judy Wile, who is also the creative genius behind the Camas Library’s monthly Craft-o-Rama group) will meet on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

The Book to Art Club is absolutely free to attend and open to anyone age 18 and over. To register, call 360-834-4692 or e-mail jwile@cityofcamas.us. The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas.

Book to Art Club: Exploring the Legend of Selkies

The Camas Library‘s Book to Art Club is the perfect springboard for the person with a creative imagination who’s inspired by words. The premise is simple: everyone in the club reads the same book, then uses the story as the mental springboard for an original work of art. The medium can be anything—drawing, painting, fiber or ceramic, glass or metal, jewelry or photography. Then you bring your completed art piece to the club, where you can share and discuss it with other attendees.

This month’s book selection is Margo Lanagan’s “The Brides of Rollrock Island,” inspired by the Selkies, a legend about seals-turned-people which comes primarily from the North Sea region of Ireland, Scotland, Norway, and Denmark. The next Book to Art Club (hosted by Judy Wile, who is also the creative genius behind the Camas Library’s monthly Craft-o-Rama group) will meet on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

The Book to Art Club is absolutely free to attend and open to anyone age 18 and over. To register, call 360-834-4692 or e-mail jwile@cityofcamas.us. The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas.

Read, Make, Talk: a Book-to-Art Club

Do books sometimes inspire you to daydream, visualize…and then create? Do you imagine the fictional world in vivid detail, and the start thinking about ways to recreate that world through drawings, paintings, fiber or clayworks, glass or metal, jewelry or photography? If you’d enjoy reading something and then using the story as a mental springboard for creation, then the Camas Library‘s book-to-art club—Read, Make, Talk—is the place to be.

The first Read, Talk, Make (hosted by Judy Wile, who is also the creative genius behind the Camas Library’s monthly Craft-o-Rama group) will meet on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the concept: you read the book, then create a piece of art or a clever craft inspired by the book’s characters, story, setting or whatever element grabs your attention…then you bring your art to share with the group. June’s book selection is Maria Semple’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”

Read, Talk, Make is absolutely free to attend and open to anyone age 18 and over. To register, call 360-834-4692 or e-mail jwile@cityofcamas.us. The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas.

Read, Make, Talk

Do books sometimes inspire you to daydream, visualize…and then create? Do you imagine the fictional world in vivid detail, and the start thinking about ways to recreate that world through drawings, paintings, fiber or clayworks, glass or metal, jewelry or photography? If you’d enjoy reading something and then using the story as a mental springboard for creation, then the Camas Library‘s book-to-art club—Read, Make, Talk—is the place to be.

The first Read, Talk, Make (hosted by Judy Wile, who is also the creative genius behind the Camas Library’s monthly Craft-o-Rama group) will meet on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the concept: you read the book, then create a piece of art or a clever craft inspired by the book’s characters, story, setting or whatever element grabs your attention…then you bring your art to share with the group. June’s book selection is Maria Semple’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”

Read, Talk, Make is absolutely free to attend and open to anyone age 18 and over. To register, call 360-834-4692 or e-mail jwile@cityofcamas.us. The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas.

Read, Talk, Make

Do books sometimes inspire you to daydream, visualize…and then create? Do you imagine the fictional world in vivid detail, and the start thinking about ways to recreate that world through drawings, paintings, fiber or clayworks, glass or metal, jewelry or photography? If you’d enjoy reading something and then using the story as a mental springboard for creation, then the Camas Library‘s book-to-art club—Read, Talk, Make—is the place to be.

The first Read, Talk, Make (hosted by Judy Wile, who is also the creative genius behind the Camas Library’s monthly Craft-o-Rama group) will have its first meeting on Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the concept: you read the book, then create a piece of art or a clever craft inspired by the book’s characters, story, setting or whatever element grabs your attention…then you bring your art to share with the group. April’s book selection is Neil Gaiman’s classic (and deliciously creepy) “Coraline.”

For more information about this event, which is absolutely free and open to the public without any registration required, call Wile at (360) 834-4692 or e-mail her at jwile@cityofcamas.us. The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas.

Read, Talk, Make

Do books sometimes inspire you to daydream, visualize…and then create? Do you imagine the fictional world in vivid detail, and the start thinking about ways to recreate that world through drawings, paintings, fiber or clayworks, glass or metal, jewelry or photography? If you’d enjoy reading something and then using the story as a mental springboard for creation, then the Camas Library‘s book-to-art club—Read, Talk, Make—is the place to be.

The first Read, Talk, Make (hosted by Judy Wile, who is also the creative genius behind the Camas Library’s monthly Craft-o-Rama group) will have its first meeting on Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the concept: you read the book, then create a piece of art or a clever craft inspired by the book’s characters, story, setting or whatever element grabs your attention…then you bring your art to share with the group. April’s book selection is Neil Gaiman’s classic (and deliciously creepy) “Coraline.”

For more information about this event, which is absolutely free and open to the public without any registration required, call Wile at (360) 834-4692 or e-mail her at jwile@cityofcamas.us. The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas.