Library Hawk Squawk, 1/23/14: Song, Piano, Prayer, Art

CupcakeFrom late January through February the Cushing Library is hosting four great events celebrating many aspects of cultural and spiritual fulfillment. Come when you can, leave when you have to, and enjoy! Open to all.

Circle Sing Wednesday, January 29, 4-4:30 pm. Do you like to sing? It’s the return of the Circle Sing in the Corrigan Courtyard (in front of the Library)!  Join the group, or just show up to be an appreciative audience. Circle Singing is a community-singing practice where a leader improvises and teaches short phrases to a group. The phrases are layered together and a song is created in the moment.  No experience necessary. See this Youtube Video for more about circle singing. Led by HNU music instructor Anne Hegy. [Request email reminder]

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Concert, Friday, February 14, 12 noon – 1 pm Bring your lunch and leave room for cupcakes and beverages to enjoy while listening to  music appropriate for Valentine’s Day from gifted singer-pianist Caitlin Hernandez. Caitlin will also take requests, and she will be selling CDs for the soundtrack of Dreaming in Color, a musical she wrote and starred in last summer. [Request Email Reminder]

Living an Integrated Life: Christian Nonviolence, the Contemplative Life and Sustainable Living Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:30 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.  Featuring presenters Suzanne and Brayton Shanley, Co-Founders of the Agape Community in Central MA, a lay Catholic Community, co-founded in 1982 with the an emphasis on prayer, evangelical simplicity and sustainability, and nonviolent love.  Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Sophia Center. Light refreshments. [Request email reminder]

Art Talk and Exhibit by Robert Simons, Wednesday, 2/25, 3:30 – 5 pm: Come to our spring semester art exhibit to see HNU art professor Robert Simons’ luminous, numinous new work in an exhibit titled “Blind Stork and Toy Mouse Series: Recent work by Robert Simons.” These huge, colorful, emotion-filled pieces will lift your spirits and stir your imagination. Robert’s art talks are always fascinating and informative, and of course, there will be light refreshments. [Request Email Reminder]

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