Art Party! Wed. Oct. 21, 7pm

No experience necessary!

It's the height of leaf season in Fitzwilliam! Join us for An Exploration of Autumnal Impressionism with artist Emily Piper of The Maker Farm. Artists will paint Fall leaves and flowers in an impressionistic style with acrylics on canvas. Artists will create their own composition based upon skills learned in the workshop.

Advance signup is required. There is a $15 materials charge, payable in advance. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

For more information about our guest artist, visit Themakerfarm.

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 (Oct. 13)for a slightly more challenging book, third Tuesday (Oct. 20) for for an easier one. The time for both is 3:30. 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.

Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise. Meets Oct. 13
Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo. Meets Oct. 20

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 "Black Coal, Thin Ice" (China, 2015)

Friday, Oct. 16 at 7:00

With more than 30 premieres and 20 awards from top film festivals around the world, BLACK COAL, THIN ICE is the story of a disgraced cop and his partner, still seeking the truth behind the high-profile murders that ended their careers - because it seems the killer is at it again... Chinese Refreshments!

Book Party: "Fourth of July Creek" by Smith Henderson

For Adults (Book Party on Mon. Oct. 12, 7pm)
Books available at the Library. In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN prize-winning writer, Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions.

After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times.

But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the F.B.I., putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.

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