See world in pics and paint at Langley libraries

There’s so much about Venice that captures interest. Romantic, historical, beautiful. It can be described many ways.

Take in one man’s view of Venice at the Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday evening (Sept. 17) from 7 to 8 p.m. Venice ‘City of Water’, is a visual presentation by award winning Langley photographer John Gordon.

Located in northeastern Italy, Venice is a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Closely spaced wood piles from Italy’s mainland have been submerged for centuries into compressed clay and support the foundations of Venice’s structures.

Only the northern edge of Venice offers road and rail transport, the city remains travelled by foot or on water. Yet without the aid of motorcars or trucks in the city, Venice continues to thrive.

Gordon will take guests on a photographic journey through narrow alleyways and canals between palaces, churches, neighbourhoods, and along waters. He will explain what a traveller can see in a limited visit.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Contact the Muriel Arnason Library to reserve a spot at 604-532-3590.

Jellyfish in Langley

The artist-in-residence at the Vancouver Aquarium is coming to the Murrayville Library Sept. 18 to share her creativity around jellyfish.

Carol Whitlock is described as being fascinated by the drifting, multi-coloured, multi-sized creatures and creates pastel paintings as well as Haiku poems about them.

In fact, her paintings are featured in her new book Poetry in Motion: Jellyfish Haiku, which will be part of the Sept. 18 presentation of Whitlock’s paintings and Haiku poems.

Contact the library to reserve a spot for Up Close with Jellyfish at 7 p.m. 604-533-0339.

Attendance is free, but reservations are required, and guests are invited to bring an electronic device if they wish.

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