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Friday 10 - 5
Saturday 10 - 2

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~ 2018 Art Shows ~

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A Winter's Tale:

a Group B & W Photography Show

February 10 - March 10, 2018

Come meet this talented group of local photographers (Alison Bagley, Kirsty Benson, Rob Chase, Tina McEvoy and Liz Sullivan) on Saturday, February 10 from 11 am - 1 pm. This is a group show by local photographers, exploring winter in black & white.

Light refreshments will be served, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The show runs through noon on March 10th. Sponsored by the Friends of Lawrence Library.


~Up Coming 2018 Art Shows ~

Squannicook Quilters Guild Show

March 17 - April 21, 2018

Art in Bloom

April 26, 27 & 28, 2018

BOOK ILLUSTRATION: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys

May 5 - June 8, 2018, 2018

Student Art Show

June 21 - August 17, 2018


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Open Mic Night ~ 2018

Open Mic is the first Friday, January - May 2018.

Musicians, singers, poets - share your talent! All ages/all instruments welcome. We have a cajon to play, in addition to the piano. Each month a new emcee!

This is a Friends of the Library sponsored program that is held on the 1st Friday night (Sept - May) in the smoke-free, intimate environment of the Art Gallery. Fantastic acoustics in the art gallery/musical room draws musicians and listeners from throughout New England.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available; coffee provided by Starbucks Coffee, Nashua, NH. Come play, sing or just listen!

If you have not had an opportunity to join us at an Open Mic, watch this 3 minute PSA to learn more.

We are now booking emcee's for 2018 for February, March & April. Please email Deb if you are interested:


Upcoming Music Performers:

Live @ Lawrence Library is held in the smoke-free intimate environment of the Art Gallery. Fantastic acoustics draw musicians and listeners from throughout New England. Light refreshments and Starbucks coffee are provided by Friends of the Library.

All library events are funded by the Friends of the Lawrence Library and are Free and open to the public.


An Evening with Hiroya Tsukamoto

Saturday, February 24 at 7pm

Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after.

In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed own group in Boston "INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)" which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records ("The Other Side of the World", "Confluencia" and "Where the River Shines"). Hiroya released two solo albums ("Heartland" and "Places") from Japanese record label 333 discs.

Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). Hiroya performed, recorded and shared stage with Esperanza Spalding, The Kennedys, Joe Jencks(Brother Sun), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Brooks Williams and Jim Kweskin.

Ulster Landing

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7 pm

Ulster Landing is an energetic trio of fiddle, harp, and uilleann (Irish) pipes. They specialize in folk music of Ireland, Scotland and England, and  have a great time doing it! Classically trained, each musician found his or her unique musical voice in folk music. Ulster Landing brings their  love for music to each and every performance.

There's nothing like the sound of pipes, harp and fiddle to stir the soul and liven the spirits. Join us for this truly unique St Patrick's Day celebration with boisterous reels and jigs, soulful strathspeys and beautiful slow airs. This is guaranteed to be a rousing Irish music session and sing-alongs and dancing reels.

Mike Herz

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7 pm

David Polansky: Music through the Decades

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7 pm


Past Performers:

If you missed this performance, you can now enjoy it from the comfort of your home by clicking on the band's name or by linking to Pepperell Community Media's Video on Demand (select Lawrence Library Events)


Goodlie Compayne ~ December 14, 2017

Holiday Music with Wendee Glick ~ December 3, 2017

SuperKava ~ November 18, 2017

Nick Goumas Jazz Quartet ~ October 21, 2017

Baza Blues ~ May 20, 2017

Kate Chadbourne - Celtic Bard ~ March 18 , 2017

PHILEEP ~ February 11, 2017

Wendee Glick & Steve Heck ~ January 21, 2017

Goodlie Compayne ~ December 8, 2016

Ivy Leaf ~ December 4, 2016

Atwood-Donnelly ~ October 15, 2016

Morgan & Pete, an acoutic evening ~ September 24, 2016

Charlie Farren ~ April 16, 2016

Frank Viele ~ March 26, 2016

Arthur James & Shaka ~ Feb. 27 , 2016

Justin Cohn ~ January 23, 2016

Goodlie Compayne ~ December 10, 2015

Brad Bosse ~ November 21, 2015

Rumblefish ~ October 17, 2015

Midnight Lantern ~ September 19, 2015

Jesse Hanson ~ June 20, 2015

Russell Hill ~ May 16, 2015

Ballou Brothers Band ~ April 18, 2015


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Area Open Mic Nights


Round Room Coffee House

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Area Venues:

Harlow's Pub

Mindfull Books & Ephemera

Pasta Loft

The Fitzwilliam Inn