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Opening Reception

Astonishing Moments in Nearby Nature

2024-03-01 17:00:00 2024-03-01 19:00:00 America/New_York Opening Reception Marquetry by Craig Altobello Peterborough Town Library - Community Art Gallery

Friday, March 01
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-01 17:00:00 2024-03-01 19:00:00 America/New_York Opening Reception Marquetry by Craig Altobello Peterborough Town Library - Community Art Gallery

Peterborough Town Library

Community Art Gallery

Marquetry by Craig Altobello

Join us for an opening reception on First Friday, March 1st, 2024 from 5-7pm.

Craig Altobello will also be offering an Artist Talk on Saturday, March 23rd at 1pm to discuss his creative process and do a demonstration of how he creates his pieces.

Astonishing Moments in Nearby Nature: Marquetry by Craig Altobello will be on view in the Peterborough Town Library’s Community Art Gallery from Friday, March 1st through Tuesday, April 30th.

Craig describes this exhibit as being inspired by his daily walks. “My work celebrates the beauty of the life around me,” states Altobello, and recently it got him thinking about how he can help bring attention to some of the threats to local flora and fauna. For the exhibit, Altobello worked with Phil Brown of the Harris Center to provide some information on the Monadnock region’s bird population and the conservation projects currently underway at the Harris Center. This information will be displayed alongside Altobello’s corresponding artwork and 15% of the sales from the exhibit will benefit the Harris Center’s Bird Conservation Projects.

About the artist:
Craig Altobello was introduced to woodworking in 1978 during a workshop with designer/craftsman Thomas Moser of Maine. His path to marquetry grew out of teaching middle school science, where his students documented their outdoor explorations through art using cut paper collage. Craig saw the potential to work with the colors and patterns in wood to bring “collage” to his woodworking. He traveled to the College of the Redwoods in California to learn marquetry and the knowledge and skills gained in that course launched him into his current

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Peterborough Town Library

Phone: 603-924-8040

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed

About the branch

Peterborough Town Library, located downtown at the corner of Main and Concord/Rt 202, has a large meeting room, study rooms, classroom, and a board room available to the public.

Upcoming events

Wed, Apr 17, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, Apr 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, Apr 18, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 5th graders and up! Click on the event title for more information!

Rescheduled
Thu, Apr 18, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
New date Thursday, April 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to listen to stories and sing songs together!

Mon, Apr 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
7 live animals at the library!

Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Presented by the River Center this class is for 4th-6th graders!
Register

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Drop-In and build with LEGO!

Wed, Apr 24, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Thu, Apr 25, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Fri, Apr 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
This month we will be reading, "The Great Circle" by Maggie Shipstead.

Fri, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Join us in watching Wonka!

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 01, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Tue, May 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 08, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Thu, May 09, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, May 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, May 16, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 5th graders and up! Click on the event title for more information!

Thu, May 16, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Canceled
Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to listen to stories and sing songs together!

Tue, May 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 22, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 29, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, May 30, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers songs and stories.

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Thu, Jun 20, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 5th graders and up! Click on the event title for more information!

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 27, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Thu, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.