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June 2017

Once Upon a Pie: Pizza and Stories

June 26, 12:00 pm - August 7, 12:00 pm

MARVELOUS MONDAYS AT NOON ONCE UPON A PIE… PIZZA AND STORIES  Join Mrs. Robin on the Library lawn Mondays at noon (June 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7) during the summer for slices and stories! Please call to let us know you are coming at 860 364-5041.

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Summer Reading Kickoff with Jester Jim!

June 30, 5:00 pm

Summer begins with the mirth and magic of Jester Jim. Featuring a trunk full of props, a looping machine, knives and fire, this outdoor show is sure to please! Factor in hotdogs grilled by Barclay Collins and the evening is complete. Join us Friday, June 30 at 5:00 on the library lawn.

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July 2017

Dennis Fritz, “The Atmosphere of Landscape”

July 1 - August 31

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is pleased to present a show by artist Dennis Fritz of oil paintings and drawings, The Atmosphere of Landscape. From the artist: “I consider my work to be a ‘Re-Presentation’ of the world of seeing that we all have in common, exposed by light and funneled through my own individual sensibilities. If a viewer responds to my work, I’d like to think it is because he is reminded of what he was already aware of in…

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Summer Chess with Jonathan Doster

July 11, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Chess master, Jonathan Doster, returns to teach children how to kick butt on Tuesday evenings!

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July 25, 11:00 am

On Tuesday, July 25, at 11:00 am, we welcome the return of Sunny Kellner. Sunny is the Wildlife Rehabilitation & Outreach Coordinator at the Sharon Audubon Center located in Sharon, CT and travels throughout Connecticut and New York State teaching programs to school groups and organizations about birds of prey, reptiles and other nature or wildlife related topics.  Currently, she also oversees the Center’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Program which admits over 300 injured and orphaned birds each year with the hope…

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August 2017


August 11, 5:00 pm

Bring a picnic and sample some harvest delights from the children’s garden while listening to the sounds of summer on the library lawn! Percussionist extraordinaire, Andrew Thomson, is back to play songs from around the world on the Marimba. Join us Friday, August 11 at 5:00 o’clock for an amazing outdoor concert! Dessert will be provided. Please call the library to let us know you are coming at 860 364-5041.

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September 2017

Fall Reading Series on Thomas Hardy with Mark Scarbrough

September 12, 7:00 pm

Hotchkiss Library of Sharon presents a Fall Reading Series on Thomas Hardy, led by Mark Scarbrough. Five sessions are devoted to two of Hardy’s classics and two acclaimed novels about Hardy during his final years. The discussions take place on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. September 12: The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy September 26: The Return of the Native continued October 17: Max Gate by Damien Wilkins November 14: Tess of D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy December 5: Winter by Christopher Nicholson Copies of books are available through interlibrary…

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Sharon Art Walk

September 16, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Participating Artists Darren Winston Bookseller “Picture Book: New Works by Jeff Joyce” (on view September 14 through September 30) Hotchkiss Library of Sharon Danielle Mailer “Tiny Tremors: Paintings, Prints, Sculpture” (on view September 4 through October 31) Sharon Historical Society Group Show “The Land We Love” featuring Landscapes by Basia Goldsmith, Norma Kimmel, Ellen Moon, Patty Mullins, Ray Olsen and Babs Perkins (on view September 16 through October 27) Sharon Town Hall Art Gallery Group Show “Female Perspective” presenting recent…

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Opening Reception: Danielle Mailer, “Tiny Tremors: Paintings, Prints, Sculpture,” Part of the Sharon Art Walk

September 16, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is pleased to present an art show featuring Danielle Mailer, entitled “Tiny Tremors: Paintings, Prints, Sculpture” during September and October. Ms. Mailer offers the following observations about her show, “The crow who visits daily, the shape of an upright bass, the play of light over a treasured velvet chair—these are just a few of the subjects that have occupied my psyche in this summer of painting….My mini paintings, of which there are many in the…

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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Moral Basis of Democracy: Talk and Signing with Blanche Wiesen Cook

September 17, 4:00 pm

Blanche Wiesen Cook, award-winning author and distinguished professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, presents a talk and book signing at Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, Sunday, September 17, at 4pm. Part of the Sundays at 4 series, her talk is entitled, “Eleanor Roosevelt and the Moral Basis of Democracy.” Cook, whose monumental three-volume biography of Eleanor Roosevelt has received wide critical acclaim, will sign copies of the third volume, Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3, The War Years and…

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