One Book, Tri-Town

Join your friends and neighbors in the Tri-Town area in reading B. A. Shapiro’s novel The Muralist, and attending the author’s talk and signing on at 2:00 PM Sunday, May 19 at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett.  Registration is strongly suggested.  Register at your local library. Everyone who registers will be eligible for a drawing of a free signed copy of The Muralist.

Copies of the book are available at all three libraries.Leading up to the author’s visit, there will be a series of programs, concerts, and lectures covering the themes in the book.  Register at the Events Calendar, or at any of the three libraries.  All programs at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library unless otherwise noted.

  • Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 PM. Film Artists at Work: A Film on the New Deal Art Projects.  This film chronicles the New Deal effort to bring “art to the millions” through the country’s first comprehensive art program.  The Artists Union and related political activities are explored as are the destruction of art produced under this program.  Narrated by Morgan Freeman.  Introduction by local history professor Anne Kirschmann.
  • Visit the Art Mobile!  The New Bedford Art Museum’s Art Mobile will be at the Plumb Library on Saturday, May 11 from noon-2:00 PM (sponsored by the Rochester Cultural Council); at the Elizabeth Taber Library on Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM; and at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Saturday May 25 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (sponsored by the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library).  The purple van with two experienced art educators aboard will engage chiildren with fun educational art activities.  No registration is needed.