Lead Crystal Ornament with Lucy Humphrey

Wed. Dec. 9, 6pm

Come make a beautiful ornament for your tree, incorporating real lead crystal recycled from chandeliers. A small donation to the Library of between $1-2.00 will be asked for the crystals. Please sign up by calling the Library at 585-6503 or emailing us at info@fitzlib.com.

Kids Chess (and Checkers) Club

Begins October 7, 4pm.

Every Wednesday in October.

Instruction and Practice

Tournament, October 29

Caesar: The Man from Venus

Mon. Oct. 19, 7pm
Meet Caesar, descended from the Goddess Venus. This program introduces Caesar as a young boy living with his Mother, Aurelia, and his Aunt Julia, two women who shape the boy who will be the most powerful man on earth. Using a rich variety of texts, Sebastian Lockwood shows Caesar as a man who clearly saw his destiny and fulfilled that destiny with the help of remarkable women - Cleopatra amongst them. A poet, historian, linguist, architect, general, politician, and engineer, was Caesar truly of the Populi party for the People of Roma? Or a despot and tyrant? This performance shows Caesar as a remarkable genius who transformed his world in ways that still resonate today.

Made possible by a grant from the NH Humanities Council.

Art Show- Susan Silverman

Opening Reception Sat. Sept. 26, 10 am. Works on display include ceramics, prints and paintings.

Susan Silverman was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She began her interest in the arts while a student at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Following a period of travel and study in Japan, she focused on the ceramic arts and sumi-e (ink painting). Since 1982, she has operated a production pottery studio next to her home in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire. She has shown her ceramic work, ink paintings and prints in many regional and national shows. In addition, she has taught classes in studio art at Marlboro College, Franklin Pierce University and the Worcester Art Museum. In 2000 she graduated from Smith College's Ada Comstock Scholars program, majoring in Studio Arts, Printmaking. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005. She is currently an Associate Professor in Fine Arts at Franklin Pierce University.

Kids' Book Groups at the Library

How does it work?
Come in any time before the book group meeting date, pick up a copy of this month's book, read it, and then come to the meeting for snacks, discussion, games or crafts.

Who is it for?
We have two books for two groups. Children can choose the book they would rather read. We try to choose shorter books to keep it fun!

When is it?
Second Tuesday of the month (Nov. 10)for a slightly more challenging book, third Tuesday (Nov. 17) for for an easier one. The time for both is 4:00. Children can come to the Library directly from school on the bus. The program lasts about 1 hour.

Books are available FREE at the Library. Come in and pick one up TODAY, so you can start reading!
October's Choices.

Swindle by Gordon Korman. Meets Dec. 8
Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) by Barbara Park. Meets Dec. 15.

Saturday Coffee Hour

Starts Feb. 7, 10-11am Join your friends and neighbors for a good cup of coffee, goodies, and all of the news!

Mission Statement

The Fitzwilliam Town Library supports the needs and interests of our community by offering information, experiences and ideas in creative ways.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees on March 3, 2014

Weather advisory- If the schools are closed, it is the Library's policy to close as well.

Fitzwilliam Film (and Food) Fest "Today's Special" (USA, 2012)

Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:00

TODAY'S SPECIAL, a heartwarming comedy with culinary flavor, tells the story of Samir (Aasif Mandvi, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Proposal), a sous chef who dreams of becoming the head chef at an upscale Manhattan restaurant. When he is passed over for a promotion, he impulsively quits and tells his co-worker Carrie (Jess Weixler, Teeth) that he intends to go to Paris and apprentice under a master French chef. But dreams must be put aside after his estranged father, Hakim (Harish Patel, Run, Fat Boy, Run), has a heart attack and Samir is forced to take over Tandoori Palace, the nearly bankrupt family restaurant in Jackson Heights. Samir's mother, Farrida (legendary cookbook writer Madhur Jaffrey), is consumed with trying to find a wife for her son, while Samir is trying to master Indian cooking to salvage the family business. Luckily, he crosses paths with Akbar (Naseeruddin Shah, Monsoon Wedding), a taxi driver, passionate chef and worldly raconteur. Akbar inspires Samir and teaches him to trust his senses more than recipes; to stop measuring his life, and to start truly living it. With Akbar's guidance, Samir has a chance to rediscover his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food. Indian Refreshments!

Book Party: "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood" by Alexandra Fuller

For Adults (Book Party on Mon. Dec. 14, 7pm)
Books available at the Library. Fuller, nicknamed "Bobo," grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) during the civil war, and she watched her parents fight against the local Africans to keep their farm. Fuller writes from a child's point of view, masking neither her family's prejudices nor their passions. Fuller's father, Tim, is a determined and strong man, married to Nicola, who is gradually cracking under the pressure of the civil war and also of the deaths of her children. The Fullers lost three children; only Alexandra and her older sister, Vanessa, survived. The losses take their toll on Nicola, who turns to alcohol to combat her overwhelming depression. After the white colonialists lose the civil war, the Fullers' farm is taken away, and they move to Malawi, where Bobo begins to get a sense of the life of an average African. But the overbearing Malawian government motivates the Fullers to move on, and they finally settle in Zambia. Fuller is a gifted writer, capable of bringing a sense of immediacy to her writing and crafting descriptions so vibrant the reader cannot only picture the stifling hot African afternoon but almost feel it as well. Writing a memoir powerful in its frank straightforwardness, Fuller neither apologizes for nor champions her family's views and actions. Instead, she gives us an honest, moving portrait of one family struggling to survive tumultuous times.

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