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Library receives gift from AAUW

AAUW of Tehachapi


February 16, 2019

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Librarian Veronica Wilson accepts a painting to hang in Children's Library from Helen McAllister.

There is a new picture at Tehachapi Library thanks to Helen McAllister and American Association of University Women. It was painted by local artist Helen McAllister in response to AAUW's program on suicide prevention. The program reminded McAllister of a suicide in Tehachapi that was prompted by bullying.

The painting, a photo collage, is based on a children's book by Macus Pfister titled, "The Little Moon Raven." It is an imaginative and poignant story about finding the strength to overcome bullies and find the magic within yourself.

AAUW President Laura Amstead contacted Veronica Wilson, library branch supervisor. She welcomed the donation and plans to have it hung in the children's section of the library. Wilson said she was pleased to receive the painting and wants to display other paintings by local artists.

McAllister has painted many pictures of the local scene. Some of her paintings are displayed around town. The most memorable are at the Keene Café, Tehachapi Depot Museum and the Tehachapi Community Church. Several local citizens have purchased her paintings for their home. Stop by the library, check out the book and see the painting.


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