A little bit of the history of the Library. To see the complete history see: www.mywpl.ca/library-history.
1904 - City of Woodstock passes a by-law for the establishment of a public library and donates land at northeast corner of Hunter and Graham Streets for a library building
1905 - Carnegie Foundation awards City of Woodstock a grant of $24,000 for the construction of a library
1909 - Carnegie funded library building opened
1935 - Membership 3,341
1976 - City of Woodstock designates Carnegie library a historic building
1984 - Membership 8,100
The Woodstock Public Library, plus Theatre Woodstock and Woodstock Market are all available as greeting cards at the Woodstock Art Gallery (WAG) gift shop. Reproduced from original illustrations, which are also available at the WAG gift shop.
A fun drawing challenge! Once again this year, took part in the "One Week 100 People" challenge. The goal this year was to draw all 100 people from life, with no photo reference. That can be a challenge, as you have to find indoor places to sketch or freeze outside! Here in London, ON, Canada, Tuesday, March 7 was -2 feels like -9 degrees Celsius.
"Taking inspiration from online challenges such as #Inktober, urban sketchers Marc Taro Holmes (Montreal, CA) and Liz Steel (Sydney, AUS) invite the world to join in with #OneWeek100People – every year in the first week of March!"
Monday - Day 1: Tim Hortons on my way home from work for coffee and sketching (first 10 people)
Tuesday, Day 2: Covent Garden Market was the destination for sketching (27 people)
Wednesday, Day 3: Cherryhill Village Mall, with fellow urban sketcher was the destination (22 people)
Thursday, Day 4: Just a few out my front window
Friday, Day 5: Back to the Covent Garden Market for the rest of the sketches
Challenge Complete: Total was 105!