On Wednesday, May 9, the amazing local watercolourist, Alex Dalmau, arrived with a extraordinary gift that made the library crew gasp with delight. Her painting, “The Scarecrow of Millen Farm” is based on Millen Farm’s famous bird-scarers. The pictured scarecrow beckons as Farmer Arran and his crew of Marist 180 trainees work in the fields behind. The soft clear colours combined with the finest details in pen and ink create pure whimsy — the perfect wordless story. Alex’s beautiful gift is one of the things that make our library welcoming. Her generosity adds a warmth to our growing community meeting place. Come visit the library to see Alex’s incredible work.