by Elizabeth Gilbert
If you are looking for a soothing book that gives you hope and inspiration, then Big Magic is a title I would recommend for you. Elizbeth Gilbert is the author of Eat, Pray, Love, a book that sat on the New York Times Best Seller list for three years.
Her book Big Magic aims to guide you to find and polish the “strange jewels” of creativity hidden inside you. She guides you to use your creativity productively by using examples from her own experiences and the experiences of friends. As another reviewer explained: “She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches and habits we need to live our most creative lives.”
Although Big Magic is a self-help book about creativity, it does not make you feel obligated to be Picasso. I enjoyed the audiobook version read by the author herself. Elizbeth’s voice was a soothing comfort that also provided moments of humor on a long road trip. The Audio Book will be available soon at the Craig County Public Library.
by Laurel Pollock, Craig County High School Junior
●Special appreciation and love goes out to our director, Carla Ritzler.
●Thanks again to all who donated to the Roanoke Valley Gives Campaign on March 14! You donated over $2,000 for improvements on the library lot!
●Board of Trustees: Meeting April 9, 6 p.m. at the library.
●April 15 – Deadline for the photo contest. Theme: Historic Treasures of Craig County. Submit photos to [email protected]. Gift card prizes for Food Country for winners in three categories: children, teens and adults.
●April 20 -Stargazing with Roanoke Valley Astronomy Club. Stay tuned for details!
●April 21 – Community Yard Sale: Have your yard sale and let’s spread the word about the treasures to be found in Craig County. Look for our Facebook posts to share with your friends, and please do let us know the time and address of your yard sale!
●May 22, Friends of the Library is hosting local author Dr. Mary Mc Donald of Catawba for our annual meeting and spring event. Check out her wonderful book, The Magnet. Stay tuned for details.