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Library Hours

  • Tuesday – 1pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday – 2pm – 6pm
  • Thursday – 1pm – 5pm
  • Friday – 2pm – 6pm
  • Saturday – 10am – 2pm
  • Sunday and Monday – Closed

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September Art Show “Honoring an Everyday Object” Martha Werman
Sep 1 @ 12:00 am – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am
September Art Show "Honoring an Everyday Object" Martha Werman

The Crowell Gallery is pleased to share the work of Martha Werman throughout the month of September.  Visitors should expect to see work spanning a number of years, showcasing a variety of media and method.  Werman’s journey through the arts began in Scandinavia in 1967. working as a choreographer, teacher, and performer of modern dance, and owned a small dance school in Trondheim, Norway.   In the early 90’s in Cambridge, MA, she belonged to “Reclamation Artists”, a group of artists and designers producing temporary installations in vacant lots in Greater Boston.

“Some of the work presented in the show is from class assignments, others are for pleasure.  Or rather, I should say, it is all for pleasure, I could not live happily without it.  Watercolors date from 1996 and acrylics (decorative aspect) from 1998 on.  I received my Certificate for Decorative Painting from RISD in 2007.  My work in oil began in 2011 when I took painting classes at Mass College of Art and Design with Catherine Kehoe and Nancy McCarthy.   I now study with Jason Alden at the Drawing Studio, Brattleboro, taking drawing and attending open studio for critique on my work.”

“I find I use my eye continuously in my environment:  the interiors of houses, walls, floors, stairs, and plants, even desiccated vegetables, all become elements of geometry enhanced by shadow and light.  Random juxtapositions catch my attention.  What I choose to paint becomes exciting, as in creating a concept and nurturing it (e.g. making a series) or, recently, when drawing/painting portraits.  I challenge myself to share with the viewer the novelty of such an image to awaken in him or her a new perspective.”

“Honoring an Everyday Object” is one of many exhibits of local artists showing at the Crowell Gallery in 2020. The gallery is in the rear of the Moore Free Library and is open during library hours.  The library observes Covid-19 guidelines and will limit the number of patrons inside the gallery.  Tues. 1-5, Wed 2-6, Thurs 1-5, Fri 2-6, Sat 10 – 2.

Office Hours with Rep. Emily Long
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Office Hours with Rep. Emily Long

Visit with State Rep. Emily Long, whose district encompasses Newfane, Townshend, and Marlboro. Do you have questions about what the Legislature is doing? Ideas of how they could do better? This is your chance to get to know your elected official! Outdoors and socially distant.

Outdoor Family Fun Yoga (all ages welcome)
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Outdoor Family Fun Yoga (all ages welcome)

Join yoga teacher Courtney for a fun way to move. No prior yoga experience required. Use our mats or bring your own! Outside on the library lawn. Try it, you might like it!

Children’s Story Time Weekly
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children's Story Time Weekly

Weekly story time. Join us for themed stories and more. Geared towards age 0-5, siblings and older kids are welcome. Great way to meet other parents of young children.

Weekly Story Time — Now Online
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Weekly Story Time -- Now Online

Weekly Story Time for young children and their caregivers. Geared towards kids aged 0-6. Songs and stories are shared and baby Michael is there with his dad for baby cuteness.This is a great way to meet other families with young children This will be online only via Facebook live at


Friday Morning Art Group
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Friday Morning Art Group at the Moore Free Library. All mediums and levels of art experience welcome. Contact Alice Freeman for more information.