Monthly Archives: August 2023

Clark Memorial Library will be closed Wednesday, September 6th for cleaning and repairs, and close at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 9th for a private event.

We will open at 10:00 AM on September 7th and 12th as usual.

Our Arts@Clark! exhibit for August and September will feature the works of local artist Robin McCahill. She will also be hosting a crafting workshop in mid-September, so keep an eye on our Event Calendar!

Robin is from Thomaston, Connecticut. She is a fiber and felting artist who enjoys exploring its two- and three-dimensional qualitiesHer work is inspired by nature, textures, colors, creatures, myths and legends, magic, science, and mechanics. She designs and builds props and puppets for performers, as well as performing herself and creating wearable art and home décor.

Robin has been Art Director for Cheshire Youth Theater for 5 seasons, directing kids in plays like Lion King Jr., Singing in the Rain, Moana, Matilda, and coming soon, Shrek Jr. the Musical! She also hosts workshops for both children and adults at Artsplace in Cheshire, as well as libraries, schools, colleges, museums, art centers, rehab centers, and at her studio. She is a bike-fitting specialist and owner of Intuit Bike Fit LLC, and is a licensed massage therapist.

We’re celebrating the end of summer with Dog Days of Summer Reading book displays at Clark Memorial Library! We have plenty of books that put man’s best friend in a starring role, as well as stories that focus on the relationship between pet and owner. Come check out a puppy tale (or should we say tail?) today!

Arts@Clark! and Clark Memorial Library are proud to present the Fourth Annual Public Art Exhibit! The event will take place on Sunday, August 6th, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, and is free to attend; parking will be available at the Bethany First Church of Christ (511 Amity Road) and Bethany Historical Society (512 Amity Road).

This free outdoor exhibit will feature works by local artists in painting, sculpture, drawing, quilts, pottery, site-specific installation and more on the Library grounds in scenic Bethany Connecticut. It is part of Clark Memorial Library’s summer programming and exemplifies its mission to Engage, Connect, and Grow.

This year’s theme of “All Together Now” celebrates how the arts create opportunities to connect and share the unique nature of Bethany in a lively, supportive outdoor experience. Join us as we come together for an afternoon of art exhibits, children’s activities, live music, and baked goods. We hope to see you there!

Next week’s Makerspace activities are the last of the summer program!
We will be taking a short hiatus until mid-September to plan our fall programming.
Be sure to stop in for “Glitter Fish” on Wednesday, August 9th, 12:30 – 4:30 PM,
and “Design Your Own Boomerang” on Saturday, August 12th, 12:30 – 4:30 PM.
Children will create shiny fish decorations using glitter dots on Wednesday,
and decorate custom four-armed boomerangs on Saturday.

Clark Memorial Library is hosting an art display featuring pieces by the members of the Bethany Senior “Art Gang”, an art club sponsored by Bethany Senior Services. The display is upstairs, to the left of the check-out desk. Come take a look!

The Art Gang began as an hour-long weekly watercolor class where each new member believed that they were never going to be able to succeed. It is now a “true friends” club that celebrates the success of all members and normally runs at least two hours – and the art produced is unique and beautiful! Members explore a wide range of techniques: wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, dry brush, glazing, bleeding, feathering, masking, splattering, sponging, and even salt texturing, led by local artist Mary Lou Narowski.

The group meets Thursdays at 11:00 AM in the meeting room at Bethany town hall. The cost is $9.00 per session – all supplies are provided. Please join us as we always have room, and the laughs are abundant! For more information contact Robin Glowa, Director of Bethany Senior Services, at 203-393-2100 x1124.