Upcoming Library Events: Domestic Violence Awareness Exhibit; Meet the Artists Open House

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Domestic violence awareness exhibit; Meet the Artists open house

Steps to Healing and Change -- Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 to 4 p.m. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, DOVE (DOmestic Violence Ended) is partnering with the Hingham Public Library to help get the community involved in taking a stance against intimate partner violence through A Domestic Violence Awareness Exhibit.

During the event DOVE will host a walk-through gallery of survivor stories and informational displays outlining the harsh reality and impact of domestic violence in our communities. Attendees will not only have the chance to learn about the experiences of survivors and victims but will also be able to leave a message of hope to survivors as part of a beautiful community display. A DOVE advocate will be present to answer any questions and to give a brief overview of their services. Light refreshments will be provided. Evening with the Author -- Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Local author Roberta Gately, who has served as a nurse and humanitarian aid worker in war zones from Africa to Afghanistan assisting refugees, will present a talk about her book, "Footprints in the Dust." There are more than 22 million refugees worldwide and another 65 million who have been forcibly displaced. "Footprints in the Dust" aims to reveal the truth about their experience and the humanity behind the headlines we read in the news.

For kids and families

Meet the Artists Open House -- Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Hingham Public Library is pleased to announce the launching of an Artist-in-Residence pilot program connecting the arts with literature. Children ages five to 10 and their families are invited to meet the inaugural artists, Nikki Hu and Guy Van Duser, during these open houses and to sign up for the Artist-in-Residence series, which will begin in January.

Choreographer Nikki Hu and musician Guy Van Duser are master teaching artists who are noted for bringing book subjects to life through dancing and music. During the open houses Hu will work with children to present "The Dance of Ten Movements," attributed to Japanese dancer Michio Ito, which Nikki has adapted into a dance for children set to Van Duser's beautiful original music. This Artist-in-Residence pilot program honors the memory of Dr. Jane Murphy Gaughen -- an extraordinary educator who had a long relationship with the Hingham Public Schools -- and is funded by the Harold and Avis Goldstein Charitable Trust.

Especially for teens

So You Want To Be a Marine Animal Trainer or Veterinarian? – Monday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. Calling all animal lovers! All teens are invited to talk with Marine Animal Trainer Kimberly Cummings and Veterinarian Melissa Joblon, who both work at the New England Aquarium. They will talk about their work and answer questions from anyone interested in the field. Teens will also learn how they can get involved and how to start on an animal training career. No registration necessary.

Teen Pop-Up Art/Cosplay Creations -- Saturday, Oct. 12, 2 to 4 p.m. Make an appearance at your next cosplay event with a headpiece that you designed and handcrafted. Pop-Up Art School will provide all the materials, tools, and help you need to make a headpiece that will wow your friends.  Register online or by calling (781) 741-1405, ext. 1403.

In the galleries

Two new art exhibits -- Stop by the Dolphin Gallery to view “In The Figurative Sense”, a group show, curated by Gail Nathanson, and featuring 11 accomplished artists who love painting the figure.

The paintings of Doug Aaberg, Lauren Bass, Nancy Colella, Nancy Gruskin, Laura Tryon Jennings, Jeanne MacFarland, Jory Mason, Dianne Panarelli Miller, Gail Nathanson, Paul Schulenburg and Diane Scott will be on through November 1.

The Clemens Gallery is featuring "The Art of Elizabeth Dings." The public is invited to join Elizabeth at her opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6 – 8 p.m.

“As an art major at UMASS I loved painting in oils. I had 2 art shows at Hingham Library before marriage and two children. Most recently a passion for painting has returned and now that I have time for another “hobby,” I am working on large oversized oil paintings – studying the sky. I hope you enjoy the pieces that are currently on line and have an interest in what is yet to come…”

For more information about upcoming library programs visit hinghamlibrary.org.

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