The Windham Public Library hosts exhibits in its display case several times a year. For more information, please contact Sally Bannen at the library.
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 to bring us the current display of tea items. Over a dozen matching cups and saucers, an assortment of delicate tea spoons, a miniature tea set, and other items are in the exhibit case.
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. Stop by the library for a look at this fun display. The Windham Public Library is located at 217 Windham Center Road in Windham. For more information, library hours, or directions, please call the library at 892-1908.
November 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014 : Marilyn Lipson, menorahs
Two dozen beautiful menorahs, from the collection of Marilyn Lipson of Windham, were on display at the library. 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.
August 1, 2013 – October 31, 2013 : Ann Siteman, artist books
A beautiful assortment of artist books, created by Ann Siteman were on display at the library. When asked to describe what artist books are, Ann explained that “many look like a traditional reading book, but [the definition] can encompass books that [can] open like an accordion or can be displayed like a wall hanging or banner. There is [also] a simple book that can be made by folding and cutting one sheet of paper.” Ann learned the craft through a class at the University of Southern Maine, where students designed and created artist books based on a selected theme. Since that class, in 2004, she has continued to create artist books and attend classes to expand her skills such as printmaking and marbleizing paper.
May 1, 2013 – July 31, 2013 : Cathy Dodge, Rainbow girls
A variety of items related to the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, on loan from Catherine Dodge of Windham– Among items exhibited are officer jewels, worthy advisor items, and photos of activities by the local order.