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turkey Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule
Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 — CLOSED
Saturday, November 29 – 9am to 3 pm as usual.
NOTE: Some items may have been checked out to November 28. You will not be charged and we are sorry for the mixup.

Mark Twain Carving
The Millicent Library is the proud recipient of a beautiful carving of Mark Twain, complete with white suit and mustache. He was carved by Fairhaven artist Richard Dube, who also carved a bust of Henry Huttleston Rogers for the Town Hall. (Click on the picture for a full-length view.)

Check the artist’s web page to see some of his other work.

Slocum at Smithsonian
There is a post about “Joshua Slocum and the Smithsonian” at the Smithsonian Collections Blogspot for September 24, 2014. They used images from the Millicent Library’s copy of a souvenir booklet that includes a piece of the Spray’s sail. The Smithsonian does not own a copy of this booklet.

To see the whole booklet, follow the link on our Joshua Slocum Page.



Mary Rogers Portrait

After suffering an unfortunate mishap, the portrait of Mary Eldredge Rogers, mother of Henry Huttleston Rogers, has been repaired and restored to her place in the Rogers Room. A generous patron paid the insurance deductible and the secure rehanging of the painting was done by a volunteer.

ejdOpera, anyone?
Over the past several years, the Library has been the beneficiary of donations of boxed sets of operas from Julie Maty in memory of Earl J. Dias. Mr. Dias was a professor at UMass Dartmouth (the SMTI), teacher at Fairhaven High School, Millicent Library Trustee and drama critic. Mr. Dias also studied at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford and was the author of many plays for teens. He also published books about Henry Rogers and Mark Twain. He was an ardent opera fan, as well.

These donations have strengthened our CD collection and we invite everyone to check out the titles.

filmnoir Film Noir Series
Movie critic and ILL librarian, Rob Gonsalves, has selected a group of classic but dark movies to show on alternating Monday nights. Although we pay for a movie license we are not allowed to advertise the name of the film except in the library (!).

Pick up a brochure at the front desk or check our calendar of events on the tab above for more information.

Where’s the Book Sale?

We have moved the Friends of the Library book sale table to the Walnut Street lobby. There is more room and more light. We will be trying to put out only items in good condition. If you have books or DVDs to donate, you may leave them in the plastic bin under the booksale table.

What to Read

Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group:
10:00 am, Library Auditorium, Walnut Street Entrance, Call 992-5342 for info

Thursday Afternoon Fairhaven Book Lovers’ Group:
Meetings are at 1 pm, either in the auditorium or in the Rogers Room upstairs.

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