Have you ever watched Antiques Roadshow and wondered about Aunt Sue’s old china set or those old tools sitting on the shelf in the garage? Could they really be worth something, aside from sentimental value? The Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries will offer you an opportunity to find out!
On Tuesday, March 18th in the Southworth Library Auditorium from 5-7:30 p.m., the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries welcome Frank McNamee of Marion Antiques, Marion Antique Auctions and Frank H. McNamee Certified Estate Appraisals.
Please call to sign up (508-999-0726) or sign up at the library and choose a time slot between 5pm and 7pm. You will get a ticket to pick up or bring the evening of the program. 2 items per person – please no stamps or coins. If an item is large you can bring a photograph of it.
Frank can evaluate paintings, silver, furniture, rugs, books, historical documents, glass, china, nautical items, etc. Frank’s assistant, Paula Deane, estate jewelry specialist, will be appraising jewelry and collectibles.
Frank McNamee’s qualifications include 35 years in the antiques business and 25 years of appraisal experience. He has appraised for the Smithsonian, the New Bedford Whaling Museum among others.
The Dartmouth 350th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Hawthorne Country Club at 6pm. Tickets for the Gala Ball are available at Town Hall. Buy a table for 10 for 350.00 or individual tickets for 40.00. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, family style dinner, cash bar, Chinese auction, music by Digital DJ Jay Mello and desserts by Dee Dee’s Delight.
We have Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust 2014 Calendars on sale to commemorate the 350th anniversary. Calendars feature wonderful historic photographs from around town. Calendars cost 15.00 and all proceeds will be donated to the 1762 Akin House for its restoration and related projects.
Lots of fun activities are happening during School Vacation Week from Feb. 18th through Feb. 22nd.
- Tuesday Feb 18th at 2 PM: Craft Time for Kids - Southworth Library is having a winter craft time for kids. This craft is best for ages 4 & up. Registration is required; please call 508-999-0726 x386 to sign up. Kids can choose between an owl or snowman craft, both out of pinecones and other materials. Sponsored by the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries.
- Thursday Feb 20th at 2 PM: Family Movie – Southworth Library will be showing a family movie – Despicable Me 2. The animated movie sequel features Gru, Vector and minions. This movie is rated PG. Popcorn & refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring blankets or pillows if children would like to “camp out!”
- Thursday Feb 20th at 6 PM: Teen/Adult Movie – Southworth Library will be showing Pitch Perfect, a Teen/Adult movie. Pizza and snacks will be provided. This movie follows a women’s college acapella group who wins music contests with their perfect pitch. It is rated PG.
- Saturday Feb 22nd at 2 PM: Story Walk – Families are invited to take a Story Walk at the Dartmouth Public Libraries.This program is being put on by P.A.C.E of New Bedford. Families will be able to walk through the library reading Jan Brett’s The Mitten. The picturebook is posted page by page and families walk while reading. There will be activities afterward. No registration necessary.
Join us at Southworth Library on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. from January 21st through February 25th for the 24th annual Molly Little Winter Film Series presented by The Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries.
January 21: Greatness in Painting ; The Diversity of Piero, Mantegna, Botticelli
January 28: Masterworks by Leonardo, Raphael, Correggio ; Great Ensembles – Michelangelo and Grunewald
February 4: Inside Vermeer, Valazquez, Rembrandt ; The Serenity of Pouissin, Claude, Watteau
February 11: In Contrast – Chardin, Tiepolo, Gainsborough ; Dark to Bright – Courbet, Church, Monet
February 18: Alone and Together – Whistler, Degas, Renoir ; The Human Condition – Munch, Matisse, Schiele
February 25: Time and Memory – Magritte, Hopper, Gorky ; Expressive Abstractions – Pollock and Hofmann
Snow Dates: March 4 and 11
This film series course is produced by The Great Courses and is taught by Professor William Kloss of Oberlin College.