In the Gallery this month: John Folley
Posted July 6, 2018
Join Boston School painter John Folley for a very special exhibit of paintings in the Bolton Public Libary gallery from July 10-August 9. Meet the artist at a reception on Tuesday, 7/10 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., and join him for a talk about his technique (direct painting) on Thursday, August 2 starting at 7:30 p.m. All events are free of charge and open to the public.
To learn more about John Folley and his work, or to register for the reception and/or talk, go to http://www.johnfolley.com/jhf-art-blog/upcoming-solo-exhibit-light-and-form
John Folley is a New England-based independent artist and illustrator. He received his B.A. in Studio Art and Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and was subsequently employed as the Art Department Chair and Art Instructor at the Heights School outside of Washington, D.C. He recently concluded instruction in the Boston School of Painting with the master artist Paul Ingbretson. John's studio is on the historic town green in Lancaster, Massachusetts, where he also resides with his wife, Deirdre, and three young children.
The artist says, "I'm excited to announce that I'll be hosting my first public solo exhibit at the Bolton Public Library in Bolton, MA. I appreciate that the people of Bolton care about supporting local artists and bringing quality art to the area in a lovely, accessible space. I'm excited to be part of their 'In the Gallery' program."
What's YOUR Four?
Posted June 21, 2018
(Courtesy of the MA Board of Library Commissioners)--Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karen Polito have joined a growing number of elected officials, local celebrities and readings fans to declare their summer-reads as part of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners’ (MBLC) What’s your 4? campaign. The MBLC started the annual campaign in 2016 to helps children and teens retain skills they were taught during the school year over the summer.
Research shows that children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one book or less. Summer reading has also been proven to help prevent the summer slide, which “accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap between lower income students and their middle- and upper-income peers”.
Participants are asked to select four books they plan on reading over the summer months, and post them to social media with a picture of them reading using the hashtag “WhatsYourFour?” Readers are also encouraged to tag their friends in the post to ask them to participate as well.
Governor Baker’s four books are:
Meet our new telescope!
Posted April 13, 2018
Starting Wednesday, April 18, library cardholders 18 years or older can borrow the library's telescope for astronomical discoveries of their own! We now offer an Orion StarBlast #9814 4.5" Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope (with instruction book and transport tote) for you to borrow for up to 3 weeks (21 days).
Introducing Assabet Interactive
Posted January 3, 2018
Starting today, you can use the library's new software (Assabet Interactive) to reserve museum passes, register for our programs, put your name on a wait list for same, or to submit a request to use our Program Room or Quiet Study Room. Our complete calendar is also on the new software.
Posted November 29, 2017
For all who have asked about the presence of a scanner at the Library, the answer is Yes. The printer/copier on the ground floor can be used as a scanner. Bring your material and a flash drive, and follow the directions posted by the machine. There is no charge for scanning.