Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Stop by the library today to see the artwork.
There are only a few days left in the month to check out the student art work on display at the Flint Memorial Library. The art was produced by kids of all ages that took art classes with Kim Scher. There will be an artist reception on June 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stop by to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.
Friday, May 11, 2012
North Reading resident Suzanne Korn has vintage stencils displayed at the library.
Stop by the Flint Memorial Library to see North Reading resident Suzanne Korn's stencils on display. The vintage stencils include her own in the style of Rufus Porter. According to her website, she was inspired by early researchers, and traveled around New England "in order to view some of the few remaining original works of the itinerant stencilers." Visit Korn's website for more information, or read her blog.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Stop by the library to see the new photography exhibit by Jacob Mosser.
Resident Jacob Mosser's photography exhibit will be at the library for the entire month of February. Stop by and take a look at his photographs on the first floor. Mosser is an amateur and semi-professional photographer who has been taking photographs for the last 30 years. He earned top photographic honors from the Photographic Society of America, New England Camera Club Council and Greater Lynn Photographic Association for his camera skills. "I have derived a lifetime of pleasure from photography. Photography is a gift of immeasurable worth, telling its version of the truth long after memory fades. As you develop into a true photographer, the entire world becomes your hobby," Mosser said. "Anything and everything become potential …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The library has a new service for residents.
The library installed a new, free system to make it easy for residents to learn what new books, movies and music are available. Access the Wowbrary system online for a description of the items and ability to reserve books or videos. "I'm glad that the Friends of the Flint decided to buy this because I think a lot of people will enjoy being able to browse and order new books and videos that they can then just borrow from the library," said President of the Friends of the Flint Memorial Library Adrienne Callahan. Find a book or movie online that you want to check out, but is not currently available? All you need is a library card to hold items you want, and the system will alert you when they are ready to be picked up. Sign up online or in …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The library has a new staff member; Youth Librarian Emma Weiler started on January 3.
Emma Weiler started the new year off by joining the team at the library as their new youth librarian. The well educated librarian is happy to be working in town and hopes that residents will stop by and introduce themselves. Originally from Cambridge, Weiler attended Le Moyne College in New York and received her bachelor's degree in history. She also has a master's degree from Tufts in American history. After getting married and starting a family, she decided to return to school to gain a Master of Library Science in young adult and reference services from the University of Rhode Island. While studying for her third degree, she worked part-time at the Cambridge Public Library for seven years. After work and taking care of her four children…
Monday, January 9, 2012
Stop by the library to see this month's exhibit.
Stephen Lewis has a collection of international posters on display at the library. Stop by throughout the month of January to take a look at the collection, "The Dove of Peace." Lewis started acquiring posters from political and union events he traveled to almost two decades ago. He now has over 3,700 posters in his collection. Lewis said, "The audience has a chance to see how different artists from different countries and cultures have utilized the symbol of the dove. While the styles and themes are very diverse, they also show the breadth of the desire of people from around the world to live in peace." You can find his exhibits, highlighting different themes, at local libraries throughout the year. Happy DiFranza has a rug on display at…
Sunday, December 11, 2011
See what your fellow North Reading residents are writing about.
North Reading Patch launched blogs on our site. We have a group of North Reading bloggers who are contributing on a regular basis. Here are some blogging highlights: Keep checking for our latest blogs throughout the week. We are always looking for new bloggers too. Do you like to write? Are you passionate about a local hot topic? Let me know if you want to blog on Patch! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Stop by the library today to see water color images and carved decoys.
Local artists Fran Nola and James Morris have exhibits on display at the library for the month of December. Nola's watercolor images of 9/11 and the Twin Towers are hanging on the walls on the first floor in the back of the library. "Constructing a painting is like doing a puzzle without the pieces. One has to invent those pieces and arrange them harmoniously with the end result, hopefully, beautiful," said Nola. The Carved Decoys by James Norris can be found on the first floor of the library in a glass case. The decoys are various types of birds and are all extremely detailed. Stop by this month and see them for yourself!
Friday, December 2, 2011
Frosty's Fair, the NYC trip and Dads and Donuts are on tap this weekend.
Looking for something to keep you busy this weekend? Here are some ideas: FROSTY'S FAIR Where/when: Union Congregational Church, Friday 6-9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why go: Eat delicious food, get your picture taken with Santa, enjoy the game or shopping room. NYC TRIP Where/when: Meet at Ipswich River Park at 7 a.m. Register with the Parks and Recreation Department. Why go: Get some holiday shopping done or just enjoy the city. DADS AND DONUTS Where/when: Flint Memorial Library, Saturday 10:30 a.m. Why go: Dads and kids are invited for stories and treats at the library. HAM AND BEAN SUPPER Where/when: North Reading Masonic Lodge, Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Why go: Eat homemade beans, chili, clam chowder, hot dogs, chili cheese dogs…
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thanksgiving dinner, Dunkin' Donuts Day and a writing session are all on tap this weekend.
Need help planning your weekend? Here are some ideas: DUNKIN' DONUTS DAY Where/when: Dunkin' Donuts, Friday, 9-11 a.m. Why go: Stop by the 13 or 293 Main Street location for samples, games and giveaways. THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR SENIORS Where/when: Hillview Country Club, Sunday, 12:15 p.m. Why go: Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner and entertainment provided by Sergeant Dan Clark, also known as the “singing trooper.” NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH SESSION Where/when: Flint Memorial Library, Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Why go: Start writing your novel today! ZUMBA Where/when: Health Time Fitness, Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Why go: Get fit and have fun at the same time. THANKSGIVING DAY SHOPPING Where/when: Buy local all weekend. Why go: You only have a …