Traditional Matryoshka Nested Doll Making: From Russia to New England
Thursday, September 29, 7:00 PM
Join Russian historian and artist Marina Forbes for this beautifully illustrated interactive presentation that will feature the history of Matryoshka nested doll making in Russia. Using numerous exhibits, including examples of her own work, she will examine the rich folk tradition and symbolism of the dolls’ appearance and the links with other traditional Russian art forms.
This program, made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, is free and open to the public.
Matryoshka Nested-Doll Painting Fun!
Saturday, October 1, 10:00-1:00
A special program for adults, teens, and children 6 and up!
Learn about the rich Russian folk tradition of Matryoshka (wooded nesting dolls) and their unique designs and painting techniques. Everyone leaves the workshop having produced a finished piece of Russian folk art.
This free program is supported by a generous grant from the Friends of the Madbury Library.
Our Evening Book Group
Will Meet Again Monday, October 3, 7:00 pm
We'll be discussing The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Originally published in Sweden, this light-hearted novel has been called the anti Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. "A witty caper," as one reviewer described it.
Join us! New members are always welcome.
Daytime Book Group Returns
Monday, September 26, 3:00 PM
This group will discuss Diane Rehm's On my Own and choose new titles to read during the upcoming months. Join us!
Friends of the Library Madbury Book Sale
Thanks to Joan Valentine for her tireless efforts running the weekly book sales. The Friends of the Madbury Library generously donate to many library programs, especially the Summer Reading Program and school holiday vacation events.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent generous donations and our space constraints, we will not accept book donations until April 1, 2017. Thank you!
Read with Me Returns Monday, October 3
Perfect for kids who love both dogs and reading
We now will offer two chances each month for children to read to a canine friend. Rosa the English Setter has now retired but her son Grover will be here on the first Monday of each month. Then Digby, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, will be with us on the third Monday, including October 24. Call or stop in to sign up for a 20-minute time slot between 3:00 and 5:00.
Our next meeting will be Monday, October 10, 5:15 pm
Interested in writing? Join the Madbury Library Writing Group! Whether you write memoir, poetry or fiction, this a wonderful opportunity to share your work and receive input from other group members. Newcomers are always welcome to join the group for a fun, low-key and rewarding experience! We meet the second Monday of every month, September through June, at 5:15 pm.