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The purpose of Friends of Neill Public Library is to supplement Neill Public Library’s materials, programs, professional development and special needs not covered by the library’s regular budget.

We hope you will help us support Neill Public Library. Join as a member, give a gift, or browse our book sale items which are always available during open library hours.

Friends of Neill Public Library (FNPL) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Washington. All donations to FNPL are tax deductible according to the Internal Revenue Code.

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Neill Public Library presents: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Film Screening

Join Neill Public Library at the Cordova Theater for a screening of the Frederick Wiseman documentary Ex Libris: The New York Public Library on Saturday, September 22 at 1:00pm. This free event is at the Cordova Theater (Foursquare Church) in downtown Pullman.

Frederick Wiseman’s latest film, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the New York Public Library exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual’s right to know and be informed. Throughout the film, the public library is revealed one of the most democratic institutions in America—all races, social classes and ethnicities are welcome and are active participants in the life and work of the library.

This event takes place Saturday, September 22 at 1:00pm, at the Cordova Theater (Pullman Foursquare Church), 135 N Grand Avenue in Pullman.

The event is free to the public and requires no registration.

About Frederick Wiseman
Frederick Wiseman is an award-winning, independent documentary filmmaker. Since 1967 he has directed 41 films, 39 of them documentaries—dramatic, narrative films that seek to portray ordinary human experience in a wide variety of contemporary social institutions. His subjects have included a state hospital for the criminally insane, a high school, a welfare center, juvenile court, a boxing gym, ballet companies in New York and Paris, Central Park, a racetrack, and the New York Public Library.
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Friends of Neill Public Library

Tomorrow @1pm at Neill Public Library!

Join Neill Public Library and local author Joy Passassante as she reads from her award-winning book, Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father’s Wars.

Through a Long Absence is the saga of a wartime medical unit, a passionate long-distance love, the making of a surgeon, and two first-generation American families. Told through her father’s eyes—drawing on hundreds of his letters to his beloved wife, his four-volume wartime diary, and his paintings—Passanante masterfully recreates his wartime journey and physically retraces his steps more than sixty years later in an attempt to understand a time in her parents’ lives that they’d spoken about very little.

This event takes place Saturday, September 15 at 1:00pm in the Neill Public Library Hecht Room.
The event is free to the public and requires no registration, but please note seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

About Joy Passanante
Joy Passanante is an Idaho writer, publishing in three genres over four decades. Her collection of stories, The Art of Absence, and her novel, My Mother’s Lovers, were both finalists for several national awards. Her essays have received awards from Shenandoah and the Magazine Association of the Southeast. She has also published a fine-press book of poems, Sinning in Italy.

Passanante has received Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowships for poetry and fiction and an Idaho Humanities Council Research Fellowship for nonfiction. For twelve years she served as the University of Idaho’s Associate Director of Creative Writing. Through a Long Absence—Words from My Father’s Wars was the Silver Winner in biography for the Foreword Best of the INDIES Book of the Year Award.
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