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Bronze statue donated to library

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The Rocklin Friends of the Library have been working hard to make the Rocklin Library more than just a place to check out a good book. The most recent addition is a bronze statue of a train conductor, which has been placed to the right of the staircase on the first floor. Rocklin resident Jerry Farren, a retired schoolteacher, donated the bronze statue to the library at cost. Farren minored in art, but did not pursue his passion for art until late 2009. He describes himself as ?self taught,? adding that most of his inspiration is drawn from history. Farren researches his subjects thoroughly before completing a piece to ensure the details are authentic. For more information about Farren?s work, call (916) 591-1944. The Friends are also honored to feature local artists at the library. The second exhibit opened April 7 and will run through June 2. On display are the first, second and third place award-winning pieces from the Snowflake Show. Of the 112 adult entries, 18 pieces are on display at the library. Ten of the top winners in the student division are also on exhibit throughout the library. -- Eve Wise