Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

December 6, 2012

Holiday shopping, music at the library

By Emily Classon and Stephanie St. Laurence, Memorial Hall Library
The Andover Townsman

---- — The Friends of Memorial Hall Library will host a special holiday fundraising event featuring a holiday book sale and silhouette artist. Visit the library on Dec. 1 to finish your holiday shopping in one day.

The Friends’ Holiday Book Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The book sale will feature great gift ideas including exceptional children’s books, like-new fiction and non-fiction, book sets, and other unique items. There will be no preview for this special sale, so arrive early for the best selection.

Memorial Hall Library welcomes back silhouette artist Jean Comerford on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A professional silhouette artist, Jean Comerford of Portraits in Silhouette will create a custom silhouette by looking and cutting. She does not use shadows or tracing to create a lasting memory for your family. The process takes under 10 minutes per silhouette. Prices are $30 per silhouette, $15 per copy, and $29 to $39 for frames.

Space is limited. To schedule an appointment, contact Emily Classon at 978-623-8401, ext. 49 or eclasson@mhl.org. Non-refundable prepayment of initial sitting fee is required upon reservation. Drop-in appointments may be available on Dec. 1. Visit the library’s web site at mhl.org for more information. To learn more about Jean Comerford, visit portraitsinsilhouette.com.

The book sale and silhouette program are fundraisers for the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. For more information about the Friends, visit mhl.org/friends.

Other December events at Memorial Hall Library

Piano Showcase on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.: Enjoy an afternoon of piano music performed by piano students of the Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association. Register at mhl.org/eventcalendar or call 978-623-8401, Ext. 31 or 32.

“Musing About Music” on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.: Join us for an evening of classical and jazz music, focusing on the history and sound of hand bells, and a variety of string and brass instruments. It’s never too late to discover your inner passion for playing a musical instrument.

“Senior Tones” on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.: When friends get together, dress like the Blues Brothers, and begin to harmonize, magic happens. The doo-wop sounds of Bob Eldridge, John De Secca, Damien Hurlbert, and Howie Conley bring back memories for young and old.

All events are sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. For more information and other events visit mhl.org, or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32. Programs are held at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover.