From The Desk of the Director

On November 4 and 5, the Derby Public Library welcomes home world record setting artist, Walter DeForest, presenting “Van Gogh Find Yourself” #vgfy, an interactive performance that blends storytelling and live drawing and has garnered over 50 five-star reviews for Walter’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Airbnb Experience. In three, highly sensory workshops designed for children, teens, and adults and based upon the letters of Vincent and Theo and The Memoir of Adeline Ravoux titled, “Vincent’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise”, attendees create alongside the master while an intimate portrait of Vincent’s life is revealed. This will be Walter’s first library performance and 1st in his hometown, across the street from Irving School where he attended K through 8th grade. His most recent tour of France & Belgium followed Vincent Van Gogh’s footsteps ending in 30 performances in 24 days at the Largest Arts Festival in the world, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“The power of kindness, trusting your instincts and letting go are some of the themes you will be exposed to in the short time you will spend with Vincent… and Walter.” – Edinburgh Festival – The List

Registration required at for each of the workshops.
This program is funded by a grant from the Valley Community Foundation

Looking for new recipes this holiday season? AtoZ World Food, an online resource containing more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, can help. With your Derby Public Library card you can access AtoZ World Food anywhere in the world from the library’s portal at “World Food” also enables users to forward recipes to friends by email and even create their own personal cookbook of favorite recipes.

The Derby Public Library Staff and Board of Directors wish you and your family a joyous holiday!

Nicole B. Cignoli
Library Director

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