It’s almost time for our annual Small Works Exhibition Fundraiser! This year’s dazzling submissions include paintings, photography, mixed media, stained glass and more. There is something for every taste. All are invited to attend our Opening Reception on Friday, November 3rd when all pieces go on sale. Enjoy live music and light refreshments while getting first pick of works. All entries are priced at $100, with 30% of sales going to support the Library. The Small Works Exhibition will run through the end of December. Thank You to all of the artists who contributed work to our exhibit!
We’re diving into history for some exciting programs in November. Learn what it was like to be a Colonial Kid. The Connecticut Museum of Culture and History will present this fun and informative hands-on program. Ages 5 and up can join Mrs. Molly for a Native American craft session. Learn about the meaning behind various symbols and art forms while you make your own crafts to take home. On Saturday, November 18th we’ll explore Fashion and the First Lady. Who set trends and changed the course of fashion – and who didn’t? We’ll look at the clothing and accessories of our First Ladies as we journey through time from our founding to the present day.
It’s not too early to start thinking about the holidays! We’re calling on all our crafters to donate their work to our Library Friends’ annual Holiday Open House and Craft Sale. The sale kicks off on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:30 – 3. Shop a variety of knitwear, woodwork, papercrafts, jewelry, ornaments and more. It’s a great chance to get started on your holiday gift shopping – or find a little something for yourself. All are handmade and unique, and 100% of sales go to support the Library. Donations to the Craft Sale can be dropped off at the Library beginning November 9th.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered Lettie who claimed the pond was an ocean and the unremembered past comes flooding back. A strange frightening past. Books are available to borrow. Join us!
by Claire Keegan
A small girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers’ house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. And then a secret is revealed and suddenly, she realizes how fragile her idyll is.