The Shelby Community Library has recently added several items to their Archives Collection. Bill Ray, a 1953 Shelby School alumnus, Life Magazine photographer and current resident of New York City, photographed famous people and events. These include Marilyn Monroe’s infamous singing of Happy Birthday to President Kennedy, Elvis leaving for military duty, riding along with the charter members of Hell’s Angels, the Beatles and countless other presidents, entertainers, etc. Bill donated the the following items to the library:
- Black and white photograph (8×10) of the last passenger traian to leave Shelby with Shelby locals identified. This was Bill Ray’s 1st published photograph; January 27, 1952, Omaha World Herald.
- DVD (2copies) of “My LIFE in Photography” by Bill Ray, recorded live at the Coffee House, New York City, June 24, 2009. Bill Ray’s talking narrative featuring many of the pictures in his book by the same name. Bill’s humor is evident and he talks of his early days in Shelby.
- Wauneta, James, Web & Bill Ray, Exhibition 2008 Inscribed ” In memory of my brother, Jim, and my mother Waunita Williams Ray, Bill Ray, NYC, 2016″
- Jack & Jackie, Images and memories of Camelot by Life Photographer Bill Ray Inscribed “Hope you find Your new frontier, Bill Ray, NYC 2016”
- Elvis by Bill Ray Inscribed “Elvis is alive & well and coming to Shelby! Bill Ray, NYC 2016”
- Hell’s Angels of San Berdoo “65 by Bill Ray, Inside the Mother Charter Inscribed “May Your road ahead be straight and True, Bill Ray, NYC, 2016”
- Art goes Pop? by Bill Ray Inscribed ” Put some POP! in your Life, Bill Ray, NYC, 2016″
- The Great LIFE Photographers Inscribed “Some great photos for a great library, Bill Ray, NYC, 2016” Bill Rays photos, pages 432-437
- My LIFE in Photography, Bill Ray Inscribed “For the good people of Shelby. I will always think of you, Bill Ray, NYC, 2016” 337 pages of Bill Ray’s photographs
Other additions to the Archives Collection include a 1918 Commencement announcement for Shelby High School Donated by Roger Houdersheldt. A DVD-“A Faster Hourse”, a documentary of the Ford Mustang celebrating 50 years with the redesign of the 2015 model. Arjay Miller, 1932 Shelby alummus, appears in the documentary as he was president of Ford Motor Company when the Mustang was first released iln 1965. The DVD and poster were donated by Bill Brigham.
Please keep the library archive collection in mind the next time you clean out your attic, basement, storage spaces, etc.
COME SEE AUTHORS LIKE STEPHANIE EVANOVICH, MARY HIGGINS CLARK, LISA SCOTLINE, JAMES PATTERSON, DAVID BALDACCI, FERN MICHAELS AND CAMERON DIAZ AND MUCH MORE!
WE LOVED THE KITE STORIES, AND MOST OF ALL MAKING A KITE!
THEY EACH RECEIVED A “I LOVE BOOKS” POST IT CUBE. CONGRATULATIONS!
A Silent Auction of collectable antique books now through Saturday, April 16. The auction includes: Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (No Copyright date), 1969 Grant Takes Command by Bruce Catton, 1958 John Hancock by Herbert S. Allan, 1964 Crazy Horse by Shannon Garst, 1928 Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris, 1902 The Shadow of the Rope by E.E. Hornug, 1902 The Amateur Cracksman by E.E. Hornug, 1921 The Art of Home Decoration by Mary Harrod Northend, 1921 Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest by Alice B. Emerson, and more assorted titles.
The Silent Book Auction is a fund raiser to supplement our limited budget. All items in the auction are sold as is and are final.
Fun activities are planned!
- A Silent Auction of collectable antique books will be held all week long, ending Saturday, April 16 at 1:30 pm. All items in the action are sold as is and are final!
- Adult Book Club on Wednesday, April 13 from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm. All Are Welcome!
- Open House: FREE treats and coffee on Wednesday, April 13 from 3:45 pm to 7:30 pm.
- A used book sale for all ages will be held all week.
- Come in and take a “Book-shelfie” with your favorite book(s). The library can take your picture for you and can add it to the library Facebook page. The top Book-shelfie photo with the most likes will win a fabulous prize!
- Play library trivia and win a free treat.
- Sign up for library door prizes.
We loved the stories, playing the guessing game and most of all making all the flowers! What a fun time.
New adult fiction additions to the library include, NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson, Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb, The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag, After She’s Gone by Lisa Jackson, The Girl’s Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs, Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys & The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison.
New fiction additions include Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free, Taste of Home Ultimate 9×13 Cookbook, Downsizing the Family Home, On the Go Bags, Home hints and Timeless Tips, Dinner For Two, Easy Fixes for Everyday Things, Food Cures, Super Foods cookbook, DIY Updos, Knots, & Twists & Wheat Belly Total Health.
New DVD Movies The Good Dinosaur, Love the Coopers, Crimson Peak, Goosebumps, Grandma, Hangman, Spectre 007, The Martian, Jem and the Holograms, Hidden Kingdoms & A Bear’s Story.