Community Partners Team Up for Library Card Signup Month

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Acclaimed Austin-based artist Heidi Pitre is returning to the Permian Basin with her library card art exhibit, a press release from the Ector County Library detailed.

“A Permanent Record” reuses author-themed vintage library cards into unique works of art that celebrate the written word.

Pitre’s work will be on display on the first floor of the Ector County Library from September 6 through November 19. A special reception will be held for Pitre, as well as new library director Howard Marks, at 5:30 p.m. on September 16, the first floor.

Pitre will also be hosting a Library Card Art Workshop at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Ector County Library. The reception and the workshop are free and open to the public.

This will coincide with the September library card sign-up month. If a person does not have a card, the Ector County Library strongly encourages them to request one free of charge.

The Ector County Library is partnering with Odessa Arts, the Writers League of Texas, and Friends of Ector County Library for a special week of literature-themed events during the month of library card registration.

The Ector County Library was established in 1938. It is free and open to the public, serves all ages, has an extensive collection of 200,000 print books, over 20,000 e-books, nearly 100 databases and serves a population of over 160,000 people. locally and regionally.

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