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Feb
1
Thu
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.

Feb
27
Tue
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.

Feb
28
Wed
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.

 

Mar
2
Fri
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.

Mar
4
Sun
Sunday Concert Series: John Murelle & the John Salerno Trio @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As part of the Brewster Ladies’ Library’s Sunday Concert series, the Library welcomes you to “That’s Amore,” a performance of Italian pop songs by John Murelle and the John Salerno Trio. The trio consists of John Salerno on keyboard and accordion, Dennis Nobrega on reeds, and Al Orlando on mandolin and guitar.

Baritone John Murelle is a versatile singer with a wide range of musical interests, including art song, opera and oratorio, Broadway and popular songs. He holds Vocal Performance degrees from the University of Michigan and the Boston Conservatory, and a Diploma from the Boston University Opera Institute. John Murelle’s keen interest in song literature has earned him accolades as a concert singer. His diverse programs include song cycles of Beethoven, Head, Fauré, Quilter, Ravel, Schubert, Schumann and Vaughan Williams, and highly acclaimed theme recitals including “The Way You Look Tonight: The Songs of Jerome Kern,” “With A Song In My Heart: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart,” and “Let Yourself Go: The Songs of Irving Berlin,” among others. A voice teacher, John has a private studio in East Sandwich. His student’s regularly receive scholarships at recognized music schools throughout the U.S.

John Salerno, a native of the Boston area, has been performing professionally for over forty years. He began his career as a pianist and singer, performing in the New England area and throughout the East Coast. An accomplished pianist, he performs on all the keyboards and vibraphone. His seventeen-piece big band has performed opening night at the Wang Center for the Bolshoi, for Kirov and Boston Ballet productions of Swan Lake, concerts at Quincy Market and Market Place Center in Boston, and locally at Heritage Plantation and Mashpee Commons. The band also performed at the 1997 Presidential Inaugural. John earned a B.A. in music from the University of Lowell and an M.A. from Bridgewater State College. He has been director of music at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, chorus director for the cities of Lynn and New Bedford, director of the Cape Cod Conservatory Jazz Ensemble, and director of fine arts for the city of New Bedford.

This concert will take place on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Mar
6
Tue
Knit and Crochet @ Night @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 6 @ 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.

Mar
7
Wed
Cast-A-Ways: Knit & Crochet @ the Brewster Ladies’ Library @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 7 @ 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.

 

Mar
11
Sun
Author Talk/David Bushy @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The World Looked Away-Vietnam After the War- Quoc Pham’s Story by Dave Bushy. “What happened to the people who remained in the former South Vietnam after the war ended in April 1975?  Few of us know. In his book Dave Bushy tells the story of what happened in Vietnam after the war ended on April 30, 1975. It is told through the experiences of Quoc Pham, his wife Kim-Cuong and their family. Quoc was a South Vietnamese naval officer who struggled with the decision to stay for the sake of his family, and was sent to a Reeducation Camp within weeks of the war’s end.  A promised ten days of indoctrination evolved to weeks, then months, then years.” (Dave Bushy) Books will be available for purchase and signing following Mr. Bushy’s talk.  All are Welcome-Admission is Free.

Mar
13
Tue
Afternoon Book Group – The Blank Slate @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We will be discussing The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker.  “In The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. He shows how many intellectuals have denied the existence of human nature and instead have embraced three dogmas: The Blank Slate (the mind has no innate traits), The Noble Savage (people are born good and corrupted by society), and The Ghost in the Machine (each of us has a soul that makes choices free from biology). Each dogma carries a moral burden, so their defenders have engaged in desperate tactics to discredit the scientists who are now challenging them. ” – From Syndetics.  All are welcome!

Knit and Crochet @ Night @ Brewster Ladies' Library
Mar 13 @ 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.