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Art in the Community Room
Jan.-Feb. Photographs by Ian Hammel and paintings by Jesse Connor.
Read it Leverett! is underway with this year’s selection
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. The book covers topics including art forgery, art theft, the professional art world and the creative process, and we are offering a range of fun events based around these themes.
Schedule of events:
Thur. Feb. 19 at 7pm book discussion with the wonderful Arlyn Diamond
Fri. Feb. 27 at 7pm screening of the documentary Stolen about the Gardner heist. In March of 1990, two thieves dressed as Boston police officers gained entrance to the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston Massachusetts and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. Not a single one of the works has been recovered.
Sun. March 1 from 1-4:30: is Forgery Day at the library. Release your inner creativity and paint like a famous artist. No talent required. Pick your favorite painting and try to capture its spirit. You can use whatever medium you desire...markers, crayons, water colors, pen and ink, or acrylics. Art supplies will be made available along with pictures and books from which to choose your forgery. All entries created at this time (or on your own time) should be submitted to the library Saturday, March 7th. Art work will be displayed in the Community Room.
Thur. March 19 at 6:30 pm talk on art forgery by Julia Courtney, curator of art at the Springfield Museums.
Sunday March 29, finale - reception and forgery critique by guest artist.
Events are open and free to all. Books are available now for check out or purchase. Get reading!
S.T.E.A.M. Science Technology Engineering Art Math
The Leverett, Shutesbury, Wendell and Erving Libraries will offer 36 S.T.E.A.M. programs to children ages 3-6 during this school year. The programs are free.
S.T.E.A.M. Schedule in Leverett through March:
Thursday Feb 5 , 3:15-4:15 The Kitchen Laboratory
Thursday March 5 , 3:15-4:15 Machines and Mechanisms with Duplo and the Lego Lady
Unless otherwise noted Leverett programs are run by Helen Ann Sephton of the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst.
FREE Movie screenings at the library
Friday February 20 at 7:30 pm. 2002 Music, Social & Cultural Documentary, based on a book by Allan Slutsky. Director Paul Justman's music-infused documentary chronicles the reunion of the Funk Brothers -- the anonymous backup group that from 1959 to 1972 provided the music for nearly every hit produced by Berry Gordy's famous Motown Records. Andre BraugherPart documentary and part concert performance, the remaining Funk Brothers reunited in their home base of Detroit, MI, to tell their stories, remember their departed band mates, and put on a concert. Starring, Earl Van Dyke, Joe Hunter, Johnny Griffith, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina, Robert White, Benny 'Papa Zita' Benjamin, Richard 'Pistol' Allen, Uriel Jones, James Jamerson, Bob Babbitt, Jack Ashford, Eddie 'Bongo' Brown, Ben Harper, Chaka Khan, Tom Scott, Martha Reeves, Bootsy Collins, Montell Jordan, Gerald Levert, Me'Shell NdegeOcello, Joan OsborneRudy Robinson Rated PG.
Family movie: Saturday February 21 at 1pm. Judith Viorst's acclaimed children's book is brought to the big screen. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day. Directed by Miguel Arteta, starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally. Rated PG.
Lego Club will meet February 26 from 3:15-4:30 for brand new building fun! All elementary school aged children are welcome to join us.
Chocolate Tasting with Dede Wilson on Thursday February 12th at 7pm
Dédé Wilson is a nationally recognized spokesperson, cookbook author, television and radio host and teacher/demonstrator with 30 years experience in the food business. In 2013 Dédé launched a new multi-media online content entity - Bakepedia.com.
Learn about how cacao is grown, the importance of terroir, how manufacturers create the “recipes” that affect the taste of the final chocolate products that we eat - and then the fun part. Learn how to critically appraise chocolate in a hands on (mouths on!) tasting using all of your senses. We will taste chocolates from Vietnam, Cuba, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and more from chocolate manufacturers from the US, Italy, France and other countries. Some will be sourced from single plantations; others are intricately blended. Come with a fresh palate (don’t eat dinner right before the tasting). This is a challenging tasting and is best for adults. You will never think about chocolate the same way again!
Space is limited, register early!
March 15th from 3-4:30 Take-Apart with Bethany and Seth Seeger.
How does a toaster work? A radio? We will take apart non-functioning household items to explore what makes them operate. Ages 4- adult welcome If you have any items to donate (ie. vcr typewriter), please contact Bethany Seeger at email@example.com.
Spanish conversation group
Join us for Songs and Stories every Wednesday with Julie Stepanak at 10:30
For preschoolers and their caregivers