Newton Falls – The Newton Falls Public Library is currently featuring Hand Portraits 2011 in the 2nd floor Palmer Meeting Room.  This is the 2nd year for the collaborative project between the Newton Falls High School Visual and Language Arts students and volunteers from Allan Dell Assisted Living. The Visual Arts students interviewed residents and then posed them for hand portrait photographs based upon things of special significance. Students from the Language Arts Department then wrote poems which were joined with the photographs to create unique glimpses into their lives.
In the lobby display case is the spectacularly beautiful “Relay for Life 2011” quilt created by Diane Kennedy. The quilt made up of more than 1000 pieces, also includes the names of individuals touched by cancer. Assisting Diane, were Debbie Zambino who cut many of the pieces by hand, Diane’s mother Esther Sammon who pinned them, and professional long-arm quilter Linda Bailey.
While at the library, pick up the schedule of events and programs. Newton Falls Public Library hours are Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, and closed Sunday and Monday. More information about free library programs and hours is available at the Newton Falls Public Library; 204 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, phone 330-872-1282, or view the library’s online calendar at