CURRENT TOPICS IN IMMIGRATION: Where Are We Nationally and Locally? 

Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m.

Kate Semple Barta, director and attorney for the Welcoming All Nationalities Network of the Upper Valley, will speak to the current state of policy and practice in immigration.  She will discuss national and local aspects of immigration, sharing what she has learned from providing humanitarian legal assistance in the Upper Valley for 3 years. She lives in Lyme with her family.

Art Show: Gillian Tyler

Portrait: Melanie Adams

Portrait: Melanie Adams

Betty Grant Gallery, Converse Free Library

Gillian Tyler reflects in her art a warm, generous personality.   As a student of Leonard Baskin, and a Smith College graduate, she initially specialized in wood engravings.  After further studies in Brooklyn and a Fulbright Fellowship in Germany, she moved to the Upper Valley where she concentrated on illustrating and hand-printing limited edition books.  Watercolor then became her gentle passion; maritime scenes, “the hunt”, farm animals, and portraiture became her wide-ranging specialty.  Currently working in oil-on-canvas in a studio on Lake Fairlee, she focuses on lake and Middlebrook scenes and the occasional hot-air balloon.

Her current exhibit is a joyous retrospective of more than a half-century’s work.

The show will be on display in the Betty Grant Art Gallery from January 4 to March 31, 2017 during regular library hours.

Museum Passes!

billingsFree or discounted admission passes to the museums listed below are available, thanks to Friends of Lyme Library. Passes may be reserved as much as one week in advance of their use, and most are good for up to 4 people. Call or email the library for more information.