Cheshire Library hosted a reception on Monday November 18 to honor retiring Assistant Director Maria Poirier Brandriff. After 36 years of planning and hosting fabulous concerts and other quality adult programs at the Cheshire Library, Maria has decided to retire in order to spend more time traveling, pursuing her food-related interests and visiting friends and family.
Many residents know Maria from the Sunday concert series. Although she did not initiate the concert series, she rechristened it Sunday Showcase, moved it to a better time slot, gave it more variety, engaged quality acts and increased the attendance from an average of 20 to an average of 100 within the first year.
We only hope she will return to the library occasionally to do her hugely popular chocolate programs!
It was wonderful to see so many people show up to wish Maria well: