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Abbot Public Library announces October events

Posted by boston.com  September 26, 2013 10:00 AM

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"The Magic of Lines": Mixed Media Paintings by Grigor Grigoryants
Thursday, October 3rd through Thursday, October 24th
Public Reception:  Saturday, October 5th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Graphic and fine artist Grigor Grigoryants has developed a unique mixed-medium drawing technique which includes, but is not limited to, India ink, feather, and water color on paper. His creative style is a distinctive accumulation of graphic imagery interwoven by a thread of fantastic connections. 

The artist's work shows his mastery of professional technical skills, as well as great sophistication. His art reveals balance and unity through the expression of juxtaposed figurative imagery.

Grigor Grigoryants was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia, into a family of musicians and artists. Even in his early childhood, he showed remarkable artistic talent. After graduating high school, he enrolled in art school, where he mastered painting on porcelain and ceramics. In 1991, he graduated from the Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute, with a major in the fine arts. 

In 1987, Grigor had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Children's Art, Yerevan, Armenia. He later participated in several group exhibitions organized by the Museum of Modern Art of Yerevan, where he supervised the graphics department and planned and organized its exhibitions in various foreign countries. Later in 1993, Grigor moved to Moscow, Russia, where he designed postcards and illustrated children's fairy tales for several publishers. Thereafter, he worked as an art director in the "Megapolis" magazine, where an editorial article was written featuring his art. 

From 1998 to 2005, he participated in various exhibitions in the Central House of Artists, in Moscow, Russia.  During these years, he also presented a solo exhibition at “Gallery A.” 

Grigor's artwork can be found in private collections across the world, in places such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yerevan, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Dusseldorf, New York, Klosterneuburg, and Trentino. 

From 2003 to 2010, Grigor directed his creative energy towards interior design. He designed and oversaw the completion of many residential and office premises. 

At the end of 2010, Grigor emigrated to the United States. For a little over a year, he lived in New York, where he successfully sold several paintings. In December 2011, inspired by a trip to Boston and the surrounding area, he moved to Saugus, MA, where he now presently resides. 

You can visit Grigor’s website at www.grigorart.com.

Artist’s Statement: “For as long as I remember, painting has been my passion. My primary medium of expressing the world around me is a graphic multi-medium painting technique, which took many years to develop. My passion is to abstract my dreams, thoughts and inspirations. 

I never think ahead of what it is I will be painting. The subject is born in the process, completely spontaneously, from somewhere within the depths of my inner world. [The] most important aspect of creating is finding the right inspiration, which is dependent on the mood, the people surrounding us, the love that levitates around us, nature, and of course, music. The most significant influence in my art has always been music; it is the key in my process of painting. Music is what drives my thoughts and ideas forward. I see my art as an abstraction of the complexity of life that surrounds us in a flow of sounds and color; however, it is impossible to fully explain, even for myself, how it all comes together."


"When Everyone Went to the Movies!"
Presentation by Arthur Singer
Celebrate 120 years of Movie Going with the Author of “Boston’s Downtown Movie Palaces”
Tuesday, October 1st, 7:00 pm

Join media expert Art Singer, on Tuesday, October 1st, at 7:00 pm, at Abbot Public Library, for an information-packed, entertaining, and highly interactive trip through film and movie theater history!  Filled with memorable pictures, stories and film clips, Singer’s presentation – entitled, “When Everyone Went to the Movies!” –  will cover Boston’s unique role in the development of the movie business, from the earliest showings of moving images to the one-reel nickelodeons of the early 1900s, to the road shows of the 1960s, and the evolution of movie “palaces,” from the mighty Metropolitan to the art deco Paramount.  Singer also will discuss the extension of movie theaters beyond the city to outlying communities, including Marblehead’s Warwick Theater.

Arthur J. Singer is a broadcaster, communications and media manager, and author. He was born and raised in Boston’s Dorchester area in the 1940’s and 1950’s and graduated from the Boston Public Schools. From an early age, he was attracted to the arts and media of the city, Singer received two degrees from Boston University: a BS in Marketing and Advertising and an MS in Communications. He is the recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater for Distinguished Service to Profession.

Art Singer spent 33 years in the public broadcasting industry as a producer, director, fund raiser, marketing executive and state network CEO.  He later became Associate Vice President for TV, Radio, and Film Production at Emerson College in Boston and served as Board President of the Boston Neighborhood Network community access TV stations.
Singer also is author of Boston’s Downtown Movie Palaces, an illustrated history of the city’s major role in the development of the film industry, and Arthur Godfrey: Adventures of an American Broadcaster (McFarland 2000), as well as executive producer of the A&E Biography on the controversial star.

Today, he consults with broadcasting and nonprofit clients and is the founding President of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame organization.


"Building Immunity for Wellness & Longevity"
Presented by Dr. Devorah Feinbloom of Marblehead Natural Healing
Wednesday, October 9th, 7:00 pm
The immune system is that system in our body that recognizes, destroys and clears foreign invaders from our body. Current research clearly demonstrates that the  immune system does not operate in a vacuum; it is effected by many variables. This presentation will offer a holistic perspective on ways to boost your immune system, touching on diet, personal habits, supplemental nutritional support, gut health, and a mindset that will boost your natural immunity.

Dr. Devorah Feinbloom graduated summa cum laude from New York Chiropractic College in 1983. She has created and led many holistic workshops in the Boston area 

"There exists within each of us a deep truth that is beyond all judgments, all stress, blame and fear. When we can tap into this truth and follow its course we live a life imbued with spirit and passion. My work is to take you there. I am inspired by the healing power of the body and love to partner with my clients along their healing journey.

When blocks occur physically, chemically, emotionally or spiritually, the body often forgets how to recover. Through gentle chiropractic adjustments, counseling and nutritional guidance you will experience optimal energy, clarity and vibrancy. Helping people to add energy and productivity to their day gives me great joy!" ~Dr. Devorah Feinbloom

For more information, please visit www.marbleheadnaturalhealing.com


Teen Literature Book Club for Adults
Thursday, October 10th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Teen Book Club for Adults will be meeting in the Marblehead Room to discuss Rainbow Rowell’s fabulous award-winning novel, "Eleanor & Park." When Eleanor and Park sit next to each other on the bus to high school, the two misfits fall in love and don’t know what to do about it. They know first love never lasts, but they are brave enough to try. New members are always welcome.    


Library Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, October 15th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Library Book Discussion Group will be meeting to discuss Elinor Lipman’s new novel, "The View From Penthouse B." Two recently single sisters, one widowed and one divorced, move in together in New York to save money and heal old wounds. New members are always welcome.


Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes, on Adrienne Rich
Sunday, October 20th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The October Poetry Salon will be devoted to Adrienne Rich, an American woman poet described as "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the twentieth century." Winner of the National Book Award in 1974, among numerous other honors, Rich became one of the leaders of the feminist movement in the Sixties and Seventies. 
  
Her poetry challenges us to re-think our understanding of gender and to contemplate possibilities of social and cultural change. Her 1973 book, "Diving into the Wreck," is a searing document which dares challenge our notions of sex, sexual politics, and sexual identity. "No one ever told us," she writes, "we had to study our lives." Abbot Library’s monthly Poetry Salon is led by Marblehead poet and Salem State University Professor Emerita Claire Keyes. Join us for a lively study of “Diving into the Wreck” on Sunday, October 20 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.



TEEN PROGRAMS
Teen Advisory Board
Thursday, October 17th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come boss us around!  Are you a teen who loves the library? Tell us what you’d like to see happening around here. Pizza is included and your time counts as volunteering. No sign-ups necessary.  


Teen Read Week – Seek the Unknown
Tuesday, October 22nd, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Help us celebrate Teen Read Week! We’ll be watching a mysterious movie and eating pizza in the Meeting Room. No sign-ups necessary. 



Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale
Saturday, October 26th through Tuesday, October 29th


Saturday, October 26th, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm – Members Only
(New memberships and renewals may be purchased at the door.)

Sunday, October 27th, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Open to the public

Monday, October 28th, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm - Seniors 20% Discount; 
 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - “Bag of Books for a Buck”

Tuesday, October 29th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Clearance Day



CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Preschool Story Time
Every Wednesday, 10:15 am - 11:15 am & 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Our drop-in program for children ages 3-5 will be held each Wednesday at 10:15 am - 11:15 am & again at 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm. The program is designed for children who love to listen to stories and then do a craft. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, October 2th - Apples & Pumpkins
Wednesday, October 9th - Dress-Up/ Make-Believe
Wednesday, October 16th - Ghosts, Monsters, & Mummies. Oh, My!


Book Reviewer's Club
Thursdays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Reviewer’s Club is designed for students in grades 5-6 who are avid readers. Club members read and “score” the books they are reading and recommending for each other. The Reviewer’s Club will be meeting on Thursdays at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. This month’s meetings will be held Thursday, October 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 3:30 pm. Please bring a book you are already reading for the first meeting.  Snacks are provided and registration is ongoing. 


Monday Night Children’s Chess Club
Mondays, October 7th, 21st and 28th
Beginning Players: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Advanced Players: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players ages seven and up a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights each week. Instruction will be in two sessions. The first session will be from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for beginning players. The second session will be from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for advanced players. The meeting schedule this month will be Monday, October 7, 21, and 28 .


Itsy Bitsy Infants and Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Friday, October 11th, 10:00 am
This is a story /playgroup program for children from infancy to 18 months. The meetings will be held on the second Friday of each month. The first meeting will be Friday, October 11, at 10:00 am.  Designed to provide socialization and songs, the half-hour playgroup is limited in size, so registration is required. (The program is sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant in collaboration with Francine Sudak, teacher with the Lynn Public Schools and the Abbot Public Library).


Music with Dara
Friday, October 18th, 10:30 am - noon
Dara Van ReMoortel performs her monthly magic with music on Friday, October 18, for children ages 1½ - 2½ at 10:30 am - 11:00 am and at 11:20 am - noon for 2½ - 5 year olds. Designed with children’s developmental stages in mind, the program is an interactive blend of songs and movement.


Halloween Party & Parade
Wednesday, October 23rd, 10:15 am
On Wednesday, October 23, at 10:15 am, young children are invited to come in costume to our library party with an indoor parade. We are planning to have Miss Alyisha read spooky stories (not too spooky), party refreshments, and a parade inside the library with stops to "Trick or Treat". 



Calendar 

Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 pm
"When Everyone Went to the Movies!" Presentation by Arthur Singer

Wednesday, October 2, 10:15 am - 11:15 am & 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Preschool Story Time: "Apples and Pumpkins"

Thursday, October 3, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Book Reviewer's Club

Saturday, October 5, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Public Reception for "The Magic of Lines": Mixed Media Paintings by Grigor Grigoryants

Monday, October 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday Night Children's Chess Club
Beginners: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Advanced: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 9, 10:15 am - 11:15 am & 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Preschool Story Time: "Dress Up/ Make-Believe"

Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 pm
"Building Immunity for Wellness & Longevity"
Presented by Dr. Devorah Feinbloom of Marblehead Natural Healing

Thursday, October 10, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Book Reviewer's Club

Thursday, October 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00pm
Teen Literature Book Club for Adults

Friday, October 11, 10:00 am
Itsy Bitsy Infants and Terrific Toddlers Playgroup

Monday, October 14
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY

Tuesday, October 15, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, October 16, 10:15 am - 11:15 am & 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Preschool Story Time: "Ghosts, Monsters, & Mummies. Oh My!"

Thursday, October 17, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Book Reviewer's Club

Thursday, October 17, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board

Friday, October 18, 10:30 am - noon
10:30 am - 11:00 am (ages 1½ - 2½) & 11:20 am - noon (ages 2½ - 5)
Music with Dara

Sunday, October 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes, on Adrienne Rich

Monday, October 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday Night Children's Chess Club
Beginners: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Advanced: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 22, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Read Week – Seek the Unknown

Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 am
Children's Halloween Party & Parade

Thursday, October 24, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Book Reviewer's Club

Saturday, October 26, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale - Members Only
(New memberships and renewals may be purchased at the door)

Sunday, October 27, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale - Open to the Public

Monday, October 28, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale - Seniors 20% Discount

Monday, October 28, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale - "Bag of Books for a Buck"

Monday, October 28, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday Night Children's Chess Club
Beginners: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Advanced: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 29, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale - Clearance Day

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