Sawyer Free Library: Week of November 1, 2015

Save the date!


Matz Gallery Artist for November:

 Twenty Years On: The Analog Photography Work of  Alexander Thompson

Elephant's Freind resize  Alexander Thompson is among the anachronistic holdouts in photography. Using only film, in real cameras, Alexander develops all of his own work. His images are a broad mix of the personal, the generic and the cliché. But all of them hold true to a vision Alexander has pursued since before he ever picked up a camera.Once a floundering art student, with more enthusiasm than talent, a chance discovery of a cache of cameras and darkroom equipment in an attic changed his course in 1995. “People ask if I’m a professional photographer when they see me setting up the somewhat elaborate cameras I use. I tell them that ‘professional’ would mean I make a living at it, so no.” Alexander calls it an obsession driven by love. He is always looking, and he’s seldom without a camera. “I’ve never been tempted by the lure of easy results offered by digital imaging. For me photography’s about the craft and the process. Not software and inkjet printers. “The prints appearing at the Matz gallery in November will all be for sale, either through his website, via smartphone via QR coded tags on each print, or by contacting the artist by phone.


Sawyer Free Library: Week of October 18, 2015

Cape Ann Community


Scribe: My Life in Sports

For the past 45 years Bob Ryan has been covering sports events for the Boston Globe and ESPN.  On Oct 20, Mr. Ryan will be talking about his new book, Scribe, which reveals the people behind the stories as only Bob Ryan can. From the NBA to eleven Olympics to his surprising favorite sport, it is sure to be one of the most talked-about sports books of the year by one of the sports world’s most admired journalists. There will be some books available for purchase and signing.

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~In the Children’s Library~

Wednesday October 21: A special Halloween Story Time at 10am. Wear a costume if you wish!

Also on Wednesday, read with Zyla, a therapy dog who loves to be read to! There are 15-minute slots available from 3:30-4:30pm, just call the Children’s Library to get a slot: 978-281-9763 x18 or sign…

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Sawyer Free Library: Week of October 25, 2015

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Scrabble Club meets on the last Tuesday every month

Thursday October 29: Fluoride Forum

6-7:30pm, Friend Room

Open to the public:  informative forum on community water fluoridation.

30 Minute documentary on professional perspectives on fluoridation followed by a short question and answer period.

In the Children’s Library:

Wednesday October 28: Read with Zyla the therapy dog!                                                                             A couple of slots are still available or make an appointment for another Wednesday!                          

Reading with Zyla
Reading with Zyla

Thursday October 29: Halloween Science Club. 3:30-4:30 for grades 2-5


Sawyer Free Library Stuff:

The Matz Gallery Artist for October is Kathleen George


“These paintings depict images of the imagination, but are inspired by the obvious roiling beauty of the North Shore. Each piece is made using acrylic paint over sanded wood, layered many times and then hand-framed. Additionally, the abstract paintings are an experiment using copper leaf, torn and pressed to wood, then painted over with acrylic. All art is for sale. Please contact the artist at” Thanks for viewing!”