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New art at the library Three wood-relief sculptural wall pieces by Bernard Langlais to its art collection. Colby College received a large bequest of artworks by Bernard "Blackie" Langlais from the artist's widow, Helen Langlais. The college retained close to 200 of the best pieces and 3,000 were given to Kohler Foundation. After curating and preserving, Kohler Foundation then offered the art works to public institutions in Maine. Born in Old Town, Langlais studied painting at the Corcoran School of Art, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Brooklyn Museum School, and received a Fulbright Scholarship to Oslo, Norway. While living in New York City in the 1950s and early 1960s, Langlais experimented with the medium of wood. He moved to Cushing, Maine in 1966 after spending a decade of summers on the mid-Coast of Maine. The library has a photo album book with photographs taken by Jane Woodruff and quotes by Langlais to give further understanding of Langlais' work. Here's an explanation and a wonderful video that really enhances the appreciation we have for the wonderful Langlais gifts to Pittsfield.

Globetrotting Bookworms Club Pick up your passport at the Pittsfield Public Library and get ready to travel the world of Tall Tales, Folktales, and Fairytales. Every Monday from 3:30-4:15, starting February 24, enjoy a story from a faraway land, make a story-based craft, and maybe even make a new friend. This program is an excellent way to encourage children to explore different cultures and other parts of the world.

The Last Word: an end of life book discussion series ~ With the help of special speakers and four types of literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and autobiography), we will explore and discuss various aspects of preparing for our own death and for those we care about. This series is sponsored by the Pittsfield Public Library and the Mid-Maine Community Forum with a grant from the Maine Humanities Council.

Help Maine Libraries! When you complete your state taxes, we encourage you to checkoff to support libraries in Maine. Maine Public Library Fund income tax check-off

Maine Discovery Museum pass available! The library has a free pass for a family of four that you can borrow to visit the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor. This pass is courtesy of the Friends of the Pittsfield Public Library.

Story Time! - Mondays 10:15 - 11:00. Children and their caregivers are invited for a story and fun activities in the Warren Community Room.

Knifty Knitters and Stitchers meet every Monday from 2:00-4:00. All are welcome to create stitched items, learn how to knit and crochet, and share in the discussion and laughter.

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