Correction

In the Observer’s July-August issue, the knowledgeable enthusiast who was to lead the baseball trivia contest on August 9 was misidentified. He was Karl Cicitto, not Karl Cicotte.

Racists

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, “The only good Indian is a dead Indian” and other unpalatably racist comments. For this, the American Library Association dropped her name from their children’s award, which was begun in 1954.

Library Book Sale

The Friends of Kent Memorial Library are putting the finishing touches on this year’s book sale. Happily, it will once again be held in Father Ted Hall at Sacred Heart Church at 446 Mountain Road.

Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Year

Leonard Bernstein was widely known as a flamboyant and intuitive conductor although he considered himself a composer first. He left us with many enduring compositions, well-known musicals such as West Side Story, Candide and On the Town but also sacred music, Chichester Psalms and his Mass.

Volunteers Needed!

On Monday, August 27 the Friends of KML will be moving approximately 30,000 books from Windsor Marketing warehouse to Sacred Heart Church’s Father Ted Hall. We need help, both teens and adults, who can load and unload books on both the warehouse and church ends.

Library Project Advances

It was a major step forward, and by the time this report is read the big contract for remediating the library’s PCB contamination problem will probably have been signed. Work was to start in mid-August.