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This month in the Britton Gallery

Shadows and Light, 2010, from the November art show, Paul Alexandre John: A Painter's Life (through November 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Tribal jewelry from the current exhibit, Asian Artifacts and Handcrafts, from the collection of Jeff Kaley.
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

White-sided Dolphin, postcard from Poland, from the current exhibit, Postcrossings, from the collection of father/daughter team Tom and Eva Beal of international postcards (Through December 30)
Ongoing Youth Events
Pre-school Storytime for kids up to age 4: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:00 AM   
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: Wednesdays 10:30 AM to Noon  
Chess Club for kids 7 and up: Fridays 3:00 to 3:45 PM.
Tween Lounge for kids 11 to 15, games, snacks, crafts, movies: Fridays 4:00 to 5:45 PM.
LEGO Club for kids 7 to 12: Saturdays 10:30 AM to noon.
Ongoing Adult Events
Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30 Click here for topics.
First Thursday Book Club: 1st Thursday of the month noon to 1:00 PM.
Genealogy Group: 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM-- join or drop in.
Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": Every first Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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In this Issue:
Happy Thanksgiving!

Spend Black Friday with us!
     The day after Thanksgiving has become the biggest shopping day of the year.  Give yourself and your wallet a break and spend the day at the library where (mostly) everything is free.friday  We have lots of books to inspire you as you prepare for the holidays: cooking, baking, decorating, and crafting plus extensive music and movie selections to put you and your family in a festive mood.

     You can also use the library to browse for possible gifts-- is the latest best seller really a good fit for your brother in law, is the knitting book too difficult for your child?  And if you really feel like buying something-- we have high quality books for sale upstairs (paperbacks for fifty cents, hardcover for a dollar), or Friends of the Library Book Bags in black or white for $12.
Exhibit: Brooklin Pottery Co-op
     The five members of the Brooklin Pottery Co-op, Mercuria Cumbo, Bunny Gorski, Cathy Rees, Elsie Sealander and Jane Story, will be showing some of their most recent work in an exhibit in the Howard Room glass cases at the  Library during the month of December.pottery  Bunny and Jane founded the Brooklin Pottery Co-op in 2003 when their teacher, Caroline Mayher, stopped giving classes. The love of pottery that drove the creation of the co-op flourishes still with an additional three pottery aficionados who, along with Bunny and Jane, make up the active and thriving co-op.
Pear sugar bowl and creamer by Jane Story
     Each member of the Co-op has their own unique style. Mercuria Cumbo enjoys making highly decorated, functional stoneware pottery. She uses nature themes of birds and fish to decorate her pots. Bunny Gorski works with several types of clay and has a very organic style that is contemporary and freeform. Cathy Rees enjoys working with porcelain and does beautiful, intricate carving on many of her wheel thrown pots. Elsie Sealander loves to create pottery beings, like bunnies, chickens, and frogs, in a wonderful folk-art style. Jane Story shows her love of nature in her pots decorated with ferns, leaves, and the bark of trees. She also makes whimsical fruit pots.
Chicken by Elsie Sealander.
      The pottery co-op is located off Naskeag Rd. on Mountain Ash Road, and is open to the public on Fridays and weekends during the summer and fall months or by appointment.

     The exhibit is in the Howard Room cases, available for viewing during Library hours subject to the meeting room schedule. For more information call the Library at 374-5515.
Crow Jar by Mercuria Cumbo

This just in: We have generous patrons
BHPL has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week.  So far, we have received a total of $73,000 towards our year-end fundraising goal of $119,000.  Not yet a donor to the 2013 campaign?  With just 5 weeks left in our fiscal year, we can still use your help!  Any amount is welcome.appeal

Many thanks to this week's donors!

Dale & Nancy Alhum * Aimee & Jim Church * Nancy & Warren Berkowitz * Riva and Arnold Berleant * Ruth Billings * Robert & Bundy Boit * Benjamin S. Bunney * Lynn Carroll * Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Chase * Allen & Julia Clayton * Chuck Collison * Ms. Claire S. Connor * Marilyn and Kenneth Crowell * Martin & Semena Curlik * Joan & Jim Darby * Tom Bjorkman & Roxanne Donahey * Sean, Erin, Michael & Rebecca Dooley * Frederick & Susanna Elliot * Tony & Sarah Everdell * Charles E. Ferden * William M. G. Fletcher * Hendrik Gideonse * Charles & Nancy Hatfield * Hanna & Kris Henderson * Carol Herrmann * Elaine & Michael Hewes * Joe Colby & Judi Hilliker * Richard & Lorraine Hutchinson * Terence Janericco * Jane & Fred Jungbluth * Mr. Helmut J. Juretschke * Janet King * Marcia Kola * Vaughn & Melanie Leach * Linda & Steve Lindsay * David Lutyens * The Maurice Amado Foundation recommended by David & Meredith Amado * Marcia McKeague and Christopher Austin * Don & Jean Mckillop * Jennifer Mitchell * Philip & Lydia Osgood * Vicki Pollard & Howard Evans * Prior Family Foundation * Daniel & Deborah Reinke * Mr. & Mrs. Edward Rosenzweig * Barbara Seymour * Anne Smallidge * Peter & Donny Smith * Rob & Susan Taylor * Robert & Kristina Stephens * Marcia Stremlau * Kenneth Taplin * Lansing Wagner * Mrs. Doris Walton * Dr. Rebecca Wanbaugh * Kenneth & Holly Weinberg * Deborah Wiggs and Phil Norris


Please contact Shelley Latham our Development Associate with any errors, omissions or questions about your giving history: 374-5515 ext 16 or


Hooghlie Ka Ghana (Song of the River) 1994, oil on masonite, from the current art show, Paul Alexandre John: A Painter's Life (through November 29)
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