Lawrence Library in Pepperell MA

Lawrence Library watercolor by Debra Reilly

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May 5, 2018

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~ 2018 Art Shows ~

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Photography Show with Nick DePasquale September 8 -29, 2018

Nick DePasquale is a freelance photographer and photography instructor located in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.  He specializes in travel, fine art, and sports action photography.  Nick is a life-long photographer having worked for a weekly newspaper, motorcycle racing magazine, and as a wedding, event and sports photographer.   His work over the past 5 years incorporates the various elements of artistic and visual design (light, shadow, color, shapes, lines, texture, patterns and perspective) to create his images.   

The choice of subjects in this exhibit is quite varied but the creativity, preparation, and process for each photograph is the same: utilize the creative tools on his artist’s palette to capture an interesting image that will show the world in a different way and hold the viewers’ attention just a little bit longer.   Nick’s website is www.nickdepasqualephotography.com

Join us at the Opening Reception and meet the artist on Saturday, September 8th from 11 am - 1 pm. Light refreshments will be served, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

This show will run from September 8 - 29, 2018.

 

 

~Up Coming 2018 Art Shows ~

Artist Show - Morgan French

September 8 - 29, 2018

Photography Show - Joerg Meissner

November 3 -24 , 2018

 

 

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Open Mic Night ~ 2018

is the first Friday, September - November 2018.

Open Mic will resume on September 7th! Our emcee for September is Nick DePasquale (yes, Nick is also our September art gallery show!)

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: dspratt@cwmars.org.

 

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.

 

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Murphy - Clark Band

Saturday, September 29

from 7 - 9 pm

Murphy~Clark is a six-piece original Modern Folk band based out of Southern New Hampshire. With expert playing and singing throughout, Murphy~Clark employs unique instrumentation including mandola, cajon, upright bass, mandolin, guitar and percussion, along with strong vocals by five singers, to weave creative and interesting arrangements and harmonies. Featuring mostly original songs and the occasional updated traditional piece, Murphy~Clark is lively, rhythmic and wicked fun!

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.

The concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and coffee provided by Starbucks of South Nashua.

Night of Blues with Arthur James

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7 pm

Arthur James became a fixture of the New England blues scene in the 80’s. From 1990 to the present has seen Arthur become the John Mayall of NH. He has shared the stage at festivals and clubs with a who’s who of the New England blues world.

Some past band mates have gone on to play with Roomful of Blues. Recently James is the winner of two Granite State Blues Challenges. Playing a nouveau-retro style of acoustic/electric blues, that incorporates soulful vocals, passionate guitar work and a smidgen of irreverence. James has released numerous CDs & albums (no 8-tracks) through the years. His music can be heard throughout the country on various Blues programs.

Ballou Brothers

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7 pm

Since the early seventies the Ballou Brothers Band has been writing,recording and performing their unique brand of New England Rock and Roll throughout the region. With sets of original music and some tasty cover songs you will see a tight and precise performance that can only be built on 40+ years of playing together.

The lineup includes Matt, Deane and Dave Ballou, Gary Young and Gary Blaisdell.

Over the years all members have branched out to perform with other groups and have ventured out solo but have always soldiered on with their brothers in music, The Ballou Brothers Band. Currently releasing their fourth studio album, Barn Burner, the band primarily plays at private functions and fund-raising events. They still occasionally perform around Southern New Hampshire.

Holiday Jazz with Nick Goumas Quartet

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2 pm

"Holiday Music with touch of Jazz” will be performed by the Nick Goumas Quartet featuring Geraldine Bergonzi on piano & vocals. They will be performing Christmas classics such as "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” , "The Christmas Song” , "We Three kings” , " Christmas Time is Here “, “ Silent Night “ and many other holiday gems. Tenor and soprano saxophonist Nick Goumas is a jazz musician who has developed his own mature , imaginative and identifying style. Nick performs with energy, feeling and musical integrity.

 

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) http://pepperellchannel.org/VOD.html.

 

Mike Herz ~ April 28, 2018

Ulster Landing ~ March 17, 2018

An Evening with Hiroya ~ February 24, 2018

An Evening with Gary Young & Friends ~ January 20, 2018

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 acoustic 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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