2024.06.27 This Friday at the Library

Hello Friends,

I’m away from the library for a few days this week as family visits, but Skidompha drives forward with all sorts of great things going on. For this missive, I’ll focus on this Friday, June 28th.

We start at 10am with Jeannette Eaton’s Virtual Poetry Class. This is an ongoing class, for any passionate poetry-lover. I’ve frequently commented on how I feel Jeannette is the finest facilitator I have ever worked with. Jeannette creates a warm and supportive space where participants feel comfortable pursuing and reading their own. The virtual nature of this class makes attendance possible for people limited by distance or transportation.

At 2pm, award winning mystery authors Marnette Graff and Bruce Coffin will be at the library interviewing each other about their new books, Death in the Orchard, a new Trudy Genova Mystery, and The Cardinals Curse, respectively. This is a must-see event for any aspiring author or mystery fan. The small and intimate nature of our venue promotes dialogue between attendees and the authors during the Q & A period. Gain a unique insight into the writing process and ask your questions about writing and publishing, or maybe try and pull out some details from Marnette’s or Bruce’s next project!

We end the day with a jazz concert by the local Novel Jazz. Starting at 7pm, these Sultans of Swing (thank you, Dire Straits) always put on a brilliant show of great music, energy, and fun. We pride ourselves on the informality of these concerts, and seating is available throughout Skidompha. The unique design of the library promotes a great listening experience, and I assure you this will be a lovely way to spend a summer evening. While admission is free, we do ask you to consider either bringing a cash donation for the library (suggested $20 per person) or a donation for our food pantry (must not be expired and must be unopened).

Be well,


Matthew Graff
Executive Director
Skidompha Public Library