Author Event

Gene Helfman
Thurs., May 26 at 6 pm

Gene Helfman will give a talk on his new book, Beyond the Human Realm, a novel of love, loss, and redemption...among whales.

Join us May 26th at 6pm on the Library's South Lawn or register to attend online.

Gene's book can be found in the library's collection and Darvill's Bookstore will be on hand for book sales.

Gene Helfman is an animal behaviorist turned conservation biologist. With a PhD in Ecology from Cornell University, Gene was on the faculty of the University of Georgia for thirty years, authoring four books on fish and marine conservation and dozens of related scientific papers. He spent much of his professional career underwater demonstrating that fish are smarter than conventionally thought. In an effort to get the message to a larger audience, he has turned to writing screenplays and novels, on the premise that more people read fiction than non-fiction. Gene and his wife Dr. Judy Meyer, an aquatic ecologist, live on Lopez Island.

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Featured Artist for May:
Betty Reynolds

Betty is the author/ artist of five illustrated books about Japan and two about Orcas Island.

She is honored to be “Miss May.” Please stop in and see her work!

Betty left her career as an advertising art director in Philadelphia to accompany her husband, Frank Maher, to Singapore and then Tokyo, where they lived for seven years. While there, she became an author.

After Frank’s retirement they discovered Orcas Island, where they have resided ever since. Her show consists of many paintings portraying the animals, foods, events and locations that she enjoys here.

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May 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am
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