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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Berwick, Maine Public Library, 103 Old Pine Hill Rd, will host an exhibit called Multiple Visions -- drawings, paintings, photographs and found object assemblages by Berwick artist Ross Bachelder -- for the months of November and December during regular Library  hours. 

The library will host an Opening Reception for Bachelder’s exhibit onTuesday, November 4th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited and urged to attend.

Writer, artist and musician Ross Bachelder has been exhibiting his unorthodox and playful drawings, paintings, found object assemblages and photographs in galleries in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts for nearly twenty years. He was the founder and coordinator of the KAA Seacoast Moderns (an interest group within the Kittery Art Association), and the coordinator of AAGNE (The Abstract Artists Group of New England, an interest group within the Newburyport Art Association in Massachusetts).
For the past 12 years he managed the frame shop and Franklin Gallery at Ben Franklin Crafts in Rochester, New Hampshire -- now located atRiverStones Custom Framing, also in Rochester. In 1980 he foundedArtful Endeavors, a consulting service for creative people of every kind. In 1984 he founded the Berwick Young People’s Theater, where he wrote and produced musical comedies, and he’s acted in many Seacoast area plays. He’s been active for many years as a musician, performing solo recitals, playing in musical theatre and appearing at art exhibit openings and other special events as The Flute Guy.  
Bachelder travels frequently to perform as a musician, paint and photograph what he sees, then write and speak publicly about his longtime immersion in the Arts. He’s toured galleries in England and Scotland, and in many American cities including Philadelphia, Boston, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York and Montreal. In 2011 he traveled to New Zealand to perform in the Opening Night Ceremony for New Zealand artist Susan Harrison Tustain. 
He’s currently writing a book, Happy Dawg Walks The Sad Man: The Remarkably Varied Adventures of a Confirmed Arts Multiple, scheduled for publication in 2015. 
Berwick Public Library is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. For further information about Bachelder’s exhibit, you may e-mail him atartsmultiple@gmail.com or call the Library at 207-698-5737.

Fall 2014

Friday, October 31st: HALLOWEEN PARTY

10:30 a.m. Friday Oct 31st Costume Halloween Party at Berwick Public Library! Food, Games, Song, and Take-Home Crafts. We'll also have Stuckertime Farms in Berwick there with a petting zoo of birds, including hatch ling Swedish Ducks, hatch ling Mascovy Ducks and baby chicks!Come and Enjoy! Costumes Preferred and Encouraged. Please stop by the library or call us at 207-698-5737 to register and hold your spot. It will make sure we have enough of everything.

Tuesday, November 4th:

From 6 to 7:30 pm we'll celebrate the opening of Ross Bachelder's art show at the Berwick Public Library. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited and urged to attend. Bachelder is a writer, artist and musician who has been exhibiting his unorthodox and playful drawings, paintings, found object assemblages and photographs in galleries in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts for nearly twenty years. He has founded and participated in a wide range of artistic groups and associations. We're excited to have his show, and hope you join us!

Saturday, November 8th: Chili Chowder Cook-Off  

Come enjoy an epic battle for the crown of Chili and Chowder, respectively. You can enter to see if you have a prize-winning batch of your own, or taste all delicious entries for just $5! Back for it's 8th year, don't miss this one.

If you'd like to enter, fill out an entry form at the library- or call 207-698-5737 with your information.

Prizes are awarded!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berwick Public Library.
All proceeds benefit BPL.

Tuesday, November 25th: Holiday Pie Sale

 

BPL BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS 

Saturday, October 18th, 10 am: Book Discussion Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Saturday, November 15th, 10 am: Book Discussion Eden Close by Anita Shreve

 

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Genealogy Club
Meets the first and third Fridays of each month at 1:00 p.m.
       Join Lyn Rouff @ BPL to search for your roots.









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Tales for Tots 
Join Ms. Cheryl every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for Tales for Tots, a story specially designed for preschool children accompanied by a parent or caregriver. Ms. Cheryl provides a theme-based program each week including sharing a story, games, craft and songs.

Museum Passes

Museum Discount passes are available thanks to Kennebunk Savings Bank.
Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover *closed 9/1/14- 9/12/14
Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine in Portland
Historic New England
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME (Open May 8 - October 31)
Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA
Portland Art Museum, ME
Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH
Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH

(also passes to Southworth Planetarium are available at D.A. Hurd Library in North Berwick)


MUSEUM PASSES DETAILS

·         Boothbay Railway Village Library                                                                  
Two adults and all children or grandchildren (under 18) accompanying them free admission. Excluding August 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17.  It opens Memorial Day and is open weekends only through June 14.  Daily from June 14 - October 12.

·         Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine                                                           
This gives the holder 50% discount on Museum admission for up to four people. They only accept one copy of our library’s pass per day.  To use the pass you need a photocopy of the guidelines and membership card and show it at the museum's front desk. You can only use the pass on the date that is on the form and it must be signed and dated.

·        Children's Museum of New Hampshire *closed 9/1/14- 9/12/14                    
It gives the holder 50% off for up to four people on the date noted. It can only be used on the date noted. You need the pass and membership card photocopied on it at the admission desk upon arriving.

·        Historic New England                                                                                       
This card allows you to visit one of Historic New England's 36 properties for free admission.

·        Museum of Fine Art Boston
Each pass provides up to two people a $10 admission per person.  Museum closed New Year's Day, Patriot's day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

·        Ogunquit Museum of American Art                                                                                 Limit of one pass per day and a maximum of four people per pass. You need a photocopy and the date you will be going filled in.

·         Peabody Essex Museum                                                                                       Each card entitles two people to general admission at $5 per person.  You must pay an additional $5 to visit Yin Yu Tang, the Chinese House. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10-5.  Monday passes are valid on November 11, January 20, Febuary17, April 21, May 26, September 1 and October 13.

·         Portland Museum of Art                                                   
This allows free entry for no more than two adults and up to six children per day. Tuesday-Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-9, Monday Memorial Day to Columbus day 10-5, Closed New Year's day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

·         Strawbery Banke Museum  Free admission for two adults and up to four children, discounted admission to special events, discounts on programs, classes and workshops, and a 10% discount in the Museum Store. Open May 1-October 31, 10-5.

·         Seacoast Science Center                                                                                   
 This pass allows two adults and their children or grandchildren (under 18) from the same household free admission. You will also receive a 10% discount at the Seacoast Science Center's Nature Store.  March-October 10-5 and November-February, Saturdays - Mondays only from 10-5.