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This month in the Britton Gallery

Cat Sleeping In A Bowl, woodblock print by Holly Meade, from the August Art Show, Animal Magnetism (through August 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Cinnabar (Fox), unique bronze, 2013, by Cynthia Stroud from the August Art Show Animal Magnetism (through August 31).
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Spider drawing from the current exhibit, The Artwork and Natural Artifacts of Emery Bradshaw Thomas (Through August 31)
Ongoing Youth Events
Pre-school Storytime: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:00 AM for kids up to age 4 
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: Wednesdays 10:30 AM to Noon 
Ongoing Adult Events
Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30 Click here for topics.
Brown Bag Book Club: 1st Thursday of the month noon to 1:00 PM.
Genealogy Group: 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM-- join or drop in.
Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": Every Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, through September 7.
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Curlew, carving by Gerald Cumbo, part of the August Art Show, Animal Magnetism (through August 31)
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Only A Few Days Left....

If you haven't yet, please stop by and check out the August Art Show, Animal Magnetism, upstairs in the Britton Gallery and Roland Howard Room.magnetism  This show features four incredible local artists-- the late Holly Meade, Gerald Cumbo, Rebekah Ray and Cynthia Stroud, with a combination of woodblock prints, paintings, collage, carvings and sculpture. This show is an important fundraiser for the Library and, as always, is a wonderful showcase of local art. It closes on August 31.
 Events This Week...
  • International wildlife and travel photographer Gary Harmatz will present an illustrated talk about his recent trip to Antarctica at the Library TOMORROW! Wednesday August 28 at 7:00 PM. Events  Harmatz will take the audience to this land of dazzling landscapes, crystalline glaciers, and dramatic carved ice mountains soaring above an untamed frozen wilderness.


  •  Reminder:  No book sale this Saturday August 31. 
September Art: The Peninsula Painters
    During the month of September, the Library will showcase artwork from more than 50 local artists, in a show titled The Peninsula Painters.painters All of the artists represented in this show participated in the Library's Paint the Peninsula fundraiser in July.  For this exhibit they will be showing pieces more characteristic of their usual work, created on their own studio time.  The exhibit will include a range of paint media and subject matter in a rare group show of so many artists connected to the Blue Hill Peninsula.
Gardener's Shed, Woodlawn by Jill Finsen

       The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception on Friday September 6, 4:00 to 6:00 PM. For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
Author Event: Learning to Be Old
   Maine author and professor of Women's Studies Dr. Margaret Cruikshank will read from the new edition of her book, Learning to Be Old: Gender, Culture and Aging, at the Library on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00

      In the book, Cruikshank examines what it means to grow old in America today, questioning social myths and fears about aging, sickness, and the other social roles of the elderly; the over-medicalization of many older people; and ageism. She then proposes alternatives to the ways aging is usually understood in both popular culture and mainstream gerontology.  Featuring new research and analysis, the third edition of Learning to be Old demonstrates, more thoroughly than the previous editions, that aging is socially constructed.

     In addition to a PhD. In English, Dr. Cruikshank holds a M.A. in Gerontology from San Francisco State University. She moved to Maine in 1997 and has taught in the Women's Studies Department at the University of Maine, Orono. In 2007 she received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct seminars and lectures on women and aging at the University of Victoria Centre on Aging, in British Columbia.

      Books will be available for sale and signing. The event is free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.

Ruddy Turnstone, carved in sassafras with black walnut frame, by Gerald Cumbo, from the August Art Show Animal Magnetism (through August 31)
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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