The Windham Public Library hosts exhibits in its display case several times a year. For more information, please contact Sally Bannen at the library.
August 1, 2014 – October 31, 2014 : Lydia March
An assortment of dolls from the collection of Lydia March will be on display through October 31st. Nearly two dozen dolls are shown, representing the history of the United States and various cultures from around the world. Lydia began collecting them when she was 6 years old, after a great-aunt sent her some of the dolls. Lydia thought “they were the coolest thing ever.” The dolls on exhibit display a variety of colors, styles, and materials.
Stop by the library for a look at this interesting collection.
May 1, 2014 – July 31, 2014 : Brandon Currier
A small fleet of airplane models from the collection of Brandon Currier will be on display through July 31st. Since he was very young, Brandon has loved airplanes– as seen in the photographs that accompany the display. He has always had ambitions to become a pilot, like his father, and last summer his dream became closer when the college-bound young man received his piloting license. The models on display were gifts over the years, and would be of interest to anyone who shares a love of aircrafts.
February 1, 2014 – April 30, 2014 : June Hawkes & Barbara Keef, tea time
Two library employees– June Hawkes and Barbara Keef– combined their collections and talents. Over a dozen matching cups and saucers, an assortment of delicate tea spoons, a miniature tea set, and other items. The cup and saucer sets on display are from June’s collection. Some were collected when she and her husband, Dick, traveled while others had belonged to her mother. Barbara, along with Laurel T. Parker, co-hosts the regularly-scheduled “Tea for You @ the Library” program which is free for anyone in the community to attend.
November 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014 : Marilyn Lipson, menorahs
Two dozen beautiful menorahs, from the collection of Marilyn Lipson of Windham. Marilyn explained that her earliest memories of Chanukah are of a family gathering around the menorah and lighting it together– a menorah that she still has today. “When I went away to college, my synagogue gave me a menorah to light if I wasn’t able to be home. When my children were young, they gathered around a menorah that their aunt and uncle brought from Israel. And so my collection began… Each menorah holds a special memory for me.” Of the 24 menorahs on display, no two are exactly alike: some differ in design, size, color, and/or material, as well as vary from traditional to modern styles. However, they all have two things in common: a place for eight candles, plus one extra spot to light the candles each night of Chanukah.