April 21, 2017

Anita Shreve Event Cancelled.

We are very sorry to announce that our May 2 event with Anita Shreve has been cancelled. Shreve has just found out that she needs medical treatment which will interfere with her entire tour.  A statement from Anita Shreve to her fans regarding this cancellation:

"I am so sorry to miss my tour for STARS ARE FIRE.  I was looking forward to going out on the road and launching my first novel with Knopf, and am beyond disappointed that I must cancel it.  As you now know, I will be undergoing chemotherapy this spring, making it impossible for me to travel (and in fact, go much of anywhere at all - I will be at risk of infection, so am under strict doctor’s orders).  I know how hard you and everyone involved worked to organize this event and drum up excitement for my visit, and I just wanted to offer a special thank you for everything you did to welcome me and to make a tour stop possible.  I know well the good work that libraries and bookstores do to spread the word to readers, and I have always been, and remain, truly grateful for your support.  I hope to meet you on a subsequent tour when I will be able to express my appreciation in person.  Wish best wishes, and with thanks, Anita"

Amphitheatre TLC Clean-Up Day, New Time. Saturday, April 22, 1:00 pm. 

Our Annual TLC DAY in the Amphitheatre and Harbor Park is set for Saturday afternoon, April 22, 1:00-4:00, according to Park Director Dave Jackson. “Volunteers are needed!” says Dave. “Bring rakes and other hand tools, and a good pair of work gloves, and be prepared to pitch in. We can spruce up the Park and Amphitheatre in no time.” Call Dave at the library at 236-3440 with any questions. The cleanup has been rescheduled for the afternoon, in hopes the grounds will be a bit drier then.

Just Announced! Gawler Sisters Perform in May Coffeehouse: Thursday, May 4, 7:00 pm. 

Join us on for an exciting May Coffeehouse with the Gawler Sisters! Molly, Elsie, and Edith Gawler will perform on the fiddle, cello, and banjo. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors will open at 6:30. 
The Gawlers Sisters are a fun-loving, folk-singing, fiddle-playing trio based in their native Maine.
On banjo, fiddle and cello, Molly, Edith, and Elsie bring beautiful songs, tunes, and stories from their roots in the heart of Maine.
Their music feels cut directly from their homeland's fields and forests, and though it is rooted in traditional "downeast" music, years of curiosity and travel into the world beyond have influenced their sense of musicianship. Their extensive collection of rollicking tunes in the Down-East, Franco-American and Scandinavian traditions is complemented by angelic three-part-harmony, gutsy worksongs, folk-blues, and amusing odes to everyday life. This music is part of their heritage as the three sisters were taught to play and sing by their Mom (Ellen Gawler, fiddler and singer) and Dad (John Gawler, banjo player and songster.) 
The Gawler's unique arrangements are especially engaging and often go along with anecdotes of historical or humorous content, delivered in the stoic but friendly style of true New Englanders. 


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