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February Art Show: Cape Verde Artists @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Feb 1 – Feb 27 all-day

For the month of February 2018, the Brewster Ladies’ Library is pleased to present an art show by the Cape Verde Artists, featuring work by Aminah Pilgrim (pictured) and Iva Brito.

Iva Brito is an artist, poet, actress, educator, and activist. She currently works as an adjunct faculty member for Bristol Community College, where she teaches ESL and College Success Seminar. Iva’s core belief is that, in this shifting world, it is essential to stay grounded and focused on what matters – to do that which makes your heart sing. For Iva, that translates to creating art, resulting in her being the founder of Blessed Arts. Iva is a visual and performing artist conveying her love for her culture through artistic expression. Many of her paintings are of Cape Verde’s beautiful landscapes and people. In August of 2012, she exhibited her work at Brooks Academy Museum in collaboration with the Harwich Historical Society. She is also a spoken word poet, having performed at various organizations and locations throughout the nation. She is the author of the poetry book Essence, Tones, Whispers, and Shouts. Regardless of art form or job function, Iva’s goal is to inspire, energize and empower others in passing on her message of love.

Aminah Fernandes Pilgrim is a graduate of Duke University (BA, History, Cultural Anthropology & African, African-American Studies) and Rutgers University (PhD, History, 2008). She is the proud mother of one boy, and lives in Brockton, MA. For the past 16 years, she has taught in the Dept. of African Studies at UMass Boston, and recently joined the TCCS (Transdisciplinary Cultural Community Studies) Master’s Program. She is also an affiliated faculty member of the Pedro Pires Institute for Cape Verdean Studies at Bridgewater State University. She is the founder of the HIPHOP Initiative, and MEMORIA Oral History Project. She is the Co-founder (with Anita Monteiro) of SABURA Youth Program in Brockton, MA, and the Co-founder (with Dr. Terza Lima-Neves) of PODEROZA: International Conference on Cabo Verdean Women. Aminah is a visual artist and illustrator of children’s books, a writer, editor, and public speaker.

The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception at the Library on Saturday, February 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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.

Winter Book Sale @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Winter Book Sale will begin on November 5, 2017, and will be open on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. through March 25, 2018. Choose from thousands of great books, movies, puzzles, and more, all at bargain prices and sold to benefit the library.

Knit and Crochet @ Night @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Feb 27 @ 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.

Cast-A-Ways: Knit & Crochet @ the Brewster Ladies’ Library @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Feb 28 @ 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
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am


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

Toddler Town @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Library hosts Toddler Town on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium. This is a social activity in which children ages birth to 3 are invited to engage in free play and movement.



Baby Story Hour @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Baby Story Hour is back! The Brewster Ladies’ Library will hold this reading series for babies on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:00 PM, beginning October 5th. Babies will enjoy a combination of stories and songs each week. This program is designed for young children who have not yet learned to walk. Children of walking age are welcome to attend our regular story hour on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.

For more information about this program, call the Library at 508-896-3913.


Move and Groove @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

All ages are welcome to get moving with DJ Acqua. Participants will be guided by music and gentle instruction to explore a range of rhythm and movement from stillness to free-form dancing. Parents must be present with their children.

First Friday Foreign Film @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck, two incompatible siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation and comedic misadventure along Colombia’s breathtaking Caribbean Coast. With no money, brother and sister Corn and Rita must find a way to get the damaged truck fixed in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family’s hotel. While struggling to conceal the accident, the siblings visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, a pawn shop and even a witch doctor over the course of a amazing 24-hour odyssey around Port Paradise (DVD Cover). Runtime 76 minutes-Creole with English Subtitles.  Admission is Free-All are Welcome.

Community Art Show @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 3 – Mar 29 all-day

Come celebrate the artwork of our community!  Mixed media works by Brewster artists will be on display in the Library auditorium from March 3 to March 29, 2018.  The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.  Enjoy a great variety of works by local artists!

This year’s honoree artist is Milton Teichman. Born in 1930 in New York City, Teichman is a retired professor of English who has had a parallel career as painter and sculptor. He is now celebrating 50 years of consistent work in both painting and sculpture. Teichman lived in New York’s Hudson Valley for many years and moved to Cape Cod in 1999, where he opened the Teichman Gallery in the town of Brewster to show his work. In New York State, he studied with Max Schnitzler, Evelyn Fisher, William Pachner, and Ati Johansen. On the Cape, he has studied with Joan Pereira, Paul Bowen and Jim Peters. In Mexico, where he spends winters, he has studied with bronze sculptors Jesus Mendez and Mario Rangel, and ceramic sculptor Francisco Contreras.

Teichman has exhibited extensively in New York State, with one-person shows at Bennett College, 1975, and Marist College, 1980, 1990. On the Cape, he has appeared frequently in juried shows of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. In the fall of 2004, he was Artist in Residence at Cape Cod Community College and presented a retrospective of 42 years of painting and sculpture. In the winter of 2012, he had a one-person show of painting and sculpture at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. He presented a one-person show of ceramic sculpture and painting at the Cahoon Museum in Mashpee in the spring of 2013. His work appears in many private collections. A bronze sculpture entitled “We are One” was purchased by the Mashpee Public Library in 2011 and is displayed in the library lobby.

This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Brewster Cultural Council and 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.