June Book Club: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo IshiguroThe Maridon Museum 322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001, Butler, PA, United States
From her place in the store, Klara, an “artificial friend” with outstanding observational qualities, carefully watches the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: What does it mean to love?
July Book Club: White Ivy by Susie YangThe Maridon Museum 322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001, Butler, PA, United States
Filled with surprising twists and offering sharp insights into the immigrant experience, White Ivy is both a love triangle and a coming-of-age story, as well as a glimpse into the dark side of a woman who yearns for success at any cost.
August Book Club: What Could be Saved by Liese O’Halloran SchwarzThe Maridon Museum 322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001, Butler, PA, United States
Alternating between past and present as all the secrets are revealed, What Could Be Saved is an unforgettable novel about a family shattered by loss and betrayal and the beauty and hope that can exist even in the midst of brokenness.
Save the Date: The Harvest Moon FestivalThe Butler Country Club 310 Country Club Road, Butler, PA, United States
Put a shine on September. The Maridon Museum Board of Trustees cordially invites you to Celebrate The Maridon and the Harvest Moon on Sunday, September 18, 2022.
September Book Club: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-ChanThe Maridon Museum 322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001, Butler, PA, United States
In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family’s clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected.
Visions Of CommUnity – A Glimpse of the Past and What’s to Come
Stroll through a self-guided tour of the developing Butler Cultural District with friends and family to enjoy art, performances, and culture. Enjoy banner art displayed throughout the district and vote for your favorite banner. This tour will include a stop at The Maridon Museum as well as some of Butler’s most beautiful churches and stained glass, musical performances, and poetry readings, and reminisce about school days in the Butler Junior High Courtyard.
November Book Club: Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. LiThe Maridon Museum 322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001, Butler, PA, United States
“Portrait of a Thief” is a novel inspired by the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums, about diaspora, the colonization of art, and the complexity of the Chinese American identity.
Lunar New Year StorytimeButler Area Public Library 218 N. McKean St., Butler,, PA, United States
Families are invited to join Ms. Tiffany, Butler Area Public Library Youth Services Librarian, and special guests from The Maridon Museum to hear stories and learn about the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Zodiac. This program is being presented…
Feng Shui FoundationsThe Maridon Museum 322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001, Butler, PA, United States
Learn Feng Shui basics and know how to harness the energies of your home to support your fulfilled life. Claim the energy in your spaces for your life’s success and set the stage in 2023 for everything beautiful to flow to you and those you love.
January Book Club: Sisters of Mokama by Jyoti ThottamThe Maridon Museum 322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001, Butler, PA, United States
This is the never-before-told story of six intrepid Kentucky nuns, their journey to build a hospital in the poorest state in India, and the Indian nurses whose lives would never be the same. Jyoti Thottam brings to life the hopes, struggles, and accomplishments