Friday, May 02, 2008

World Book Day in Woodford Public Library

World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The origins of the day we now celebrate in Ireland come from Catalonia, where roses and books were given as gifts to loved ones on St. George’s Day – a tradition started over 80 years ago.
WorldBook Day 2008 took place recently and was celebrated in Woodford Library.

Also taking place at the same time in Woodford was an exhibition by the artist Astrid Hofmann. Line, angle, shape and colour interest her greatly and along with the dominant and vibrant reds caught by the evening light shining from the front library windows through to the back window transformed the library into something magical.
Einstein's books are to be found in most libaries, and most people are familiar with Einstiens grey locks of hair. Astrid Hofmann’s two small sculptures entitled Einstein’s curl old and Einstein’s curl young sitting on top of book shelves seemed made for any library.

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