Thursday, October 25, 2012

Glades County Library News

New Fiber Optic Cable Provides Fast Internet - Mystery Lady Painting News

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- The new fiber-optic cable has been installed and is currently up and running at the library. This cable speeds up the computers’ operations and provides clearer graphics for the computers. 

There is plenty of computer space at the library and each person is allotted two hours online. So if you want to use one of our library computers, all you need is a library card.

The Friends of the Library wish to remind you of the Art in the Park day on January 26, 2013. This event will have various art exhibits in the City Park as well as in the library. Refreshments will be available.

Once again, Glades County Public Library is hosting preschool story hour on Tuesdays at 10 AM. Interested parties must call ahead of time, as space is available but limited. Contact Mary Booher at the library desk or call her at 863-946-0744.

The next regular Friends of the Library meeting will be held on the third Monday in November 19 in the conference room of the library. The Friends of the Library organization is seeking new members. All those who are interested in the library or who are interested in the history of Glades County are welcome to come and join. 

 During the business meeting, activities are organized and make decisions made with regard to the events that will take place at the library. At each meeting there is usually a short but interesting presentation by a guest speaker in addition to refreshments. 

Now, about the “mystery lady of the Glades County Library,” we have still not determined how the painting of Lillian G. Magee came to be at the library, however we are reasonably sure that it is an authentic James C. Magee painting. 

 James C. Magee (1864-1924) was an American Impressionist artist. He was born in Brooklyn New York although the majority of his career was spent in Philadelphia. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1896 to 1902 and with Robert Henri in Paris, France. 

Though little is known of his career, McGee became an accomplished painter exhibiting widely at the major institutions of his day. Between 1919 and 1924, McGee’s work was accepted into shows at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (where he won several awards over the years and a gold medal in 1907), the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy of Design, the Society of Independent Artists, the Plastic Club and the Salons of America, to name just a few. 

Most of Magee’s paintings were landscapes.

The Glades County Library will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2012 in celebration Veterans Day.

1 comment:

  1. The new Internet connection at the library sounds great. The cable should really speed things up, and provide much better service and quality for media such as video, music, photos, graphics, etc.

    You are fortunate to have 2 hours of library access for the Internet; as our local library only allows 30 minutes per person at a time, because there is such a high demand.