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Aug
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Tue
August Art Show: “Two Painters, Two Friends” @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

For the month of August in 2017, the Brewster Ladies’ Library is pleased to present an art show, “Two Painters, Two Friends,” by Helen Baldwin and Marian Strangfeld.

Helen Baldwin holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. While at RISD, she studied painting with Bob Hamilton and drawing and printmaking with Herb Fink. As a Principal of Baldwin Design, a graphic design firm she established with her husband, Helen has been involved in both print and environmental design projects for many years. Her design awards include the Art Directors Club of Boston, the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and several Hatch Awards from the Advertising Club of Boston. She has attended classes with Eileen Smith. As a member of the Creative Arts Center in Chatham she has taken classes with Steve Kennedy and Norma Mutch and has shown her work in several shows at the Center.

Marian Strangfeld graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Studio Art, and from Cambridge College with a M.Ed in Art Education. She also did graduate work in painting at UMass Amherst, and in various workshops and classes at art institutions. Marian’s interest in art and education led to a career as a high school Studio Art teacher and K-12 Art Director in Hopkinton, MA. Under her leadership, Hopkinton High School was named a School of Excellence in the Arts, and represented Massachusetts in the Kennedy Center Creative Schools competition. While teaching in Hopkinton, she also served on the Educators Advisory Board for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her artistic style is influenced by the traditions of Asian Art, evident in her abstracted compositions and calligraphic brushwork. Her paintings have been recognized in exhibits at the Danforth Museum, Newton Open Studios, and the Beacon Hill Art Walk, earning numerous Juror awards and honors. Marian exhibits locally at the Chatham Creative Arts Center, where she is a member of the faculty, teaching Painting 101 and Sumi-e ink painting. Her paintings can also be seen at the Ray Wiggs Gallery in Provincetown, MA, or on her website at www.marianstrangfeld.com.

The public is invited to a reception at the Library on Saturday, August 5th from 2:30 PM to 4 PM.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Brewster Ladies’ Library. Please call the Library at (508) 896-3913 before coming, due to the exhibition room sometimes being in use for a program and not open for viewing.

Please Note: The art show will be closed to the public on Tuesday, August 15th due to an all-day Summer Reading program for teens.  There will be no admittance into the Auditorium to view the art on that day.

Aug
22
Tue
Short Story Book Group @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Fourth Annual Short Story Book Group meets once a week during the summer in the library’s lower level meeting room.  The group reads two short stories per week and discusses them every Tuesday morning, 9:00 am – 10:00 am from June 27 – August 29.  Please feel free to choose your level of attendance – come to one, more, or all as your schedule allows.  The stories will be taken from The Best American Short Stories of 2016 edited by Junot Díaz. The books are available for loan at the library.  All are welcome.  This week we will be discussing On This Side (page 219) and Gifted(page241).

Knit and Crochet @ Night @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join a casual group of knitters and crocheters sharing skills and learning from each other.

All skill levels are welcome.

Aug
23
Wed
Cast-A-Ways: Knit & Crochet @ the Brewster Ladies’ Library @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join a casual group of knitters and crocheters sharing skills and learning from each other.

All skill levels are welcome.

 

Story Hour @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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Come listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft each week at the library. Recommended for children 2 and up.

Brewster Writers @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brewster Writers, a writing group co-sponsored by the Brewster Cultural Council and the Brewster Ladies’ Library, meets bi-weekly in the Library auditorium on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm. The group welcomes writers in all genres and at all levels who wish to share their work in a supportive setting. Members will share copies of 2-3 pages of their own writing in order to receive responses and comments from other writers. Our goal is to encourage the writing community in Brewster and its surroundings.

Aug
26
Sat
Games Day @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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The Brewster Ladies’ Library will be hosting Games Day! Come learn and play new board and card games – think Settlers of Catan, not Monopoly – provided by Matt Donle of Wicked Fun Games.

Because of the complexity of some of these novel, award-winning games, this event is aimed at adults, teens, and older children (8 and up). Admission is free.

Aug
29
Tue
Short Story Book Group @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Fourth Annual Short Story Book Group meets once a week during the summer in the library’s lower level meeting room.  The group reads two short stories per week and discusses them every Tuesday morning, 9:00 am – 10:00 am from June 27 – August 29.  Please feel free to choose your level of attendance – come to one, more, or all as your schedule allows.  The stories will be taken from The Best American Short Stories of 2016 edited by Junot Díaz. The books are available for loan at the library.  All are welcome.  This week we will be discussing Secret Stream (page 256) and Williamsburg Bridge (page268).

Afternoon Book Group – The Magic Mountain @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Beginning this year, the Afternoon Book Group will be meeting in the summer and will be discussing the book The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann.  During the July meeting, chapters 1-5 will be discussed.  Chapters 6-7 will be discussed in August.  “The Magic Mountain is the story of an unassuming, undistinguished young engineer named Hans Castorp who sits on the balcony of a sanatorium, wrapped in his camel’s hair blanket, thermometer in his mouth, naively but earnestly pondering the meaning of life, time, and his love for the beautiful Frau Chauchat. Among the other characters on this Germanic ship of fools are the malapropian Frau Stohr; Hofrat Behrens, the head doctor, and his hearty but sick-looking sidekick, Dr. Krokowski; Ludovico Settembrini, the enlightened humanist; Han’s noble cousin Joachim Ziemssen; and Hermine Kleefeld, who, with her whistling pneumothorax, is the pride of the Half-Lung Club. In this community organization completely in reference to disease, Hans Castrop achieves a kind of transcendence unimaginable in the world of the “flatlands” below him.” – Provided by Syndetics.  Free and open to all.

Knit and Crochet @ Night @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join a casual group of knitters and crocheters sharing skills and learning from each other.

All skill levels are welcome.