Fiske Free Library

108 Broad Street
Claremont, New Hampshire



Silhouette Artist

Carolyn Guest, Silhouette and paper cut artist, will be at the library on Saturday, October 11th from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM to cut silhouette portraits.

Carolyn Guest grew up on a farm in Lyndon, Vermont—not far from her father’s fifth generation home farm. She was an active 4-H member and, as a young adult, spent six months living and working in Poland as an International 4-H Youth Exchange student. Folk art and crafts were always an intricate part of her life. While there, she was introduced to the Polish Folk Art of Wycinanki (vee-chee-non-kee) or paper cutting.

Paper cutting has become a way for her to tell about her experiences, the stories she has heard and reflects her rural Vermont heritage. Carolyn continues to challenge herself by seeing what she can cut using her sheep shears. She has chosen to cut with sheep shearing shears in tribute to her Polish teachers and the Polish Women who only had sheep shears with which to cut “Wycinanki."

Preregistration and payment of a $20.00 sitting fee is required for portraits. The fee includes two views of the subject. Please call or stop by the library to register. At noon Ms. Guest will give a brief talk on the art of paper cutting. For more information please call 542-7017. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fiske Free Library.

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Book and Bake Sale, October 11th.

The Friends of the Fiske Free Library's annual Book and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, October 11th from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the library. This year, in addition to incredible bargains on books for all ages, the library will be hosting Carolyn Guest, renowned paper cutting and silhouette artist. Ms. Guest will be cutting silhouettes at the library throughout the day. Silhouettes are $20.00 per person and include two views of the subject. Appointments and pre-payment are required. Please stop by the library to reserve a time for your silhouette cutting!
Also, for children, Cheryl the Clown will be making balloon animals from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Local graphic novelist Dustin Warburton will be at the library at 1:00 PM to sign books and discuss his works. Also at 1:00 will be the raffle drawing for Eric Zengota's framed photograph, "Reading Lady". Soup and sandwiches will be available from Noon until 1:00 PM. For more information please call the library at 542-7017.

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The History and Meaning of Christian Iconography

On Monday, September 15, Father Andrew Tregubov of Claremont will be at the library to discuss the history of Christian iconography. Father Tregubov will also display and discuss samples of his own artwork. The program will be held in the Gilmore Room of the library at 7:00 PM.

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Meet the Author: Dustin Warburton

Meet local graphic novel author, Dustin Warburton, Wednesday, September 10th at 7:00 PM at the library. Dustin is the author of the graphic novels, Taste and Strange Things. Dustin began writing fiction at age nine and at seventeen was accepted into the prestigious New England Young Writer's Conference in Middlebury, Vermont. In 2002 he won a horror writing contest in Chenango County, New York. His next book, Hill House Horror, will be released in October 2008. For more information go to

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