Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Art Among Books

The next time you come into the library, please take the time to browse the shelves.  Not just for that special book but to enjoy the bronze sculptures placed throughout the library as well.  In honor of the Haltom City Public Library’s 50th birthday celebration, Sculptureworkstm  Library Exhibit is featuring the works of ten renowned sculptors.  The bronze sculptures are displayed throughout the library, each equally beautiful and yet so unique.  This is the third time that Sculptureworkstm of Hurst, TX has had an exhibit at the Haltom City Public Library and I know it won’t be the last. 

My favorite is the "Library Cat", no, it’s the one titled “Free Sprite,” or it is the sculpture of the eagle?  I still haven’t seen them all; I think there are thirty, so I guess I don’t really know my favorite yet.  Which one is your favorite?  You can either send us a comment or submit the name of your favorite sculpture to:

The sculpture titled “Crane Query” by Karryl is a permanent resident of the library and can be found maintaining order in the library’s Board Room.   The other pieces of art will be displayed for the next three months.

If you pick up the free brochure on the Sculptureworkstm Library Exhibit, you will find the names of the sculptors as well as some pictures of them working.  Visit their website: and learn how a sculpture in the clay stage becomes a bronze statue. 

Keep Saturday, March 12th marked on your calendar.  The library is having its Celebrating 50 Years of Reading and Rocking from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s parking lot.  It’s going to be a 1960 style birthday party and it is free to the public. There will be snacks, bounce house, puppet show, and Home Depot’s “Kid’s Workshop”,  free trees (until we run out), games, Fire Safety House, and multiple displays and demonstrations.  I guarantee you won’t run out of things to do or see.

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