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April 3, 2014

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Spend an evening with ‘The Wrong Girl’

Hank Phillippi Ryan, investigative reporter and winner of the 2013 Mary Higgins Clark Award, comes to Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, as part of her national book tour for “The Wrong Girl.”

“The Wrong Girl” is a fast-paced read with plot twists and a hint of romance that leaves readers wondering: What if you didn’t know the truth about your own family?

Join Ryan for a special public book panel and conversation about crime fiction, the inspiration for her latest book series, and her life as a Boston television investigative reporter.

For more information, visit www.HankPhillippiRyan.com or www.nevinslibrary.org. You can also call the library at 978-686-4080

Hats off to this pair of artists

“HAT: Seen and Sewn,” an exhibit representing the creative synergy between photographer Jeff Engel and milliner Jeanne Osborne, runs at the Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Ave., Lowell, through April 27. An opening reception will be held at the gallery this Saturday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

This unique exhibit captures each artist’s exploration of hats through thoughtful and often whimsical 2-D and 3-D work.

Jeanne Osborne leads the viewer on a journey that begins in her grandmother’s millinery shop in the 1920s and continues in her own millinery studio at Western Avenue Studios. Inspired by black-and-white photos of “Memere” in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Osborne recreates a few of her grandmother’s hats, beckons viewers to explore her personal collection of vibrant vintage hats and shares her tongue-in-chic vision for hat wearing today.

A self-taught milliner, Osborne works with feathers, tulle, vintage flowers, found objects and a variety of hat forms to create one-of-a-kind hats for women with style and self-confidence.

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