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This month in the Britton Gallery

Stonington Opera House design by Eric Chase, from the current exhibit Design By Hand (through June 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Caterpilar, woodblock print from the current show, Jonathan Fisher: Art, Spirit and Nature (through July 31).
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Kokeshi dolls from the collection of Frederica Marshall (Through June 30)
Ongoing Youth Events
Pre-school Storytime for kids up to age 4: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:00 AM   
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: Wednesdays 10:30 AM to Noon  
Summer Reading Program: starts Saturday June 21-- sign up at the Library.
Sensational Saturday Science: Activities for kids as part of the summer reading program Saturdays 10:30 AM to noon starting June 28.
Ongoing Adult Events
Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30 Click here for topics.
Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": Every first Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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Fox Collage, an 8th grade project by Michele DiPretoro of the Sedgwick School, on display in the Larchwood Children's Room
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 Events This Week...
  • The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY! June 18 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.Events The group will read A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of William Shakespeare's most popular and widely performed works. All are welcome. 
  • Longtime Orono residents Marisue and John Pickering will share photographs and short essays from their new book, Maine Beyond the Usual: A Travel Guide, at the Library on THIS THURSDAY! June 19 at 7:00 PM. The book takes travelers to 50 "beyond the usual" Maine sites.  
  • Join us for a reception for the current art show, Designing by Hand: A Collection of Architectural Drawings THIS FRIDAY June 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Britton Gallery. Many local architects are participating in the show, both year round and seasonal residents. 
  • Filmmaker Richard Miller will present and talk about his new film, The Show That Shook the World: Marcel Duchamp and the 1913 Armory Show, at the Library at 7:00 PM on THIS FRIDAY! June 20.  The film documents the  big stir and negative criticism created by the show, including the now iconic painting, Nude Descending a Staircase, by Marcel Duchamp.
  • Non-readers and readers ages 4 through 11 are invited to the kick-off party for the Library's summer reading program THIS SATURDAY! June 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.  The party will be hosted by a mad scientist who will do some exciting science experiments (we hope without blowing up the Library) and create some sparks with fun games to play.  Terrific scientific refreshments will be served. 
Children's Concerts Begin
Kneisel Hall children's concerts are back at the Library this summer.concerts The six concerts will be performed Wednesdays June 25, July 2, 9, 16, and 30, and August 6, 4:30-5:10 PM (there will be no concert on July 23).
Musicians from Kneisel Hall's Young Artist program will be performing a variety of chamber music pieces and engaging their young audiences with questions and information about the music and their instruments.  They will be playing some combination of violin, viola, cello and piano and the combinations may change from time to time. The Young Artist Program is a 7-week intensive session for 50 international pre-professional young artists.

All ages are welcome to attend the concerts. The concerts are co-sponsored by the Library. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
Arts Series: 3 Artists: 3 Visions
The Library's "Art Adventures" series continues on Thursday June 26 at 7:00 PM with Three Artists: Three Visions.adventures From the spiritual, contemplative abstract meditations of Heidi Daub and Richard Wand's abstracted meticulous paintings of landscape and light, to Louise Bourne's realistically energetic, expressive visions of harmony of land and sea, the three will use their work to illustrate their personal guiding philosophy for the creative process and share the impetus that led to their unique ways of expressing landscapes.

Louise Bourne's work is in public and private collections throughout the US and in the UK.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art) and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, both with honors, in painting. She teaches as an adjunct professor and privately.

Heidi Daub grew up in south-central New York, and graduated from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts. Daub has made her home and studio in Maine since 1984, and has exhibited her paintings in solo and group shows throughout New England, most recently being represented through Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay, Maine, and KPK Gallery, London. 

Richard Wands began painting Montana and North Dakota landscapes at age 12.  He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Wisconsin, studied with Josef Albers at Yale, and taught at the Parsons School of Design. Richard has been painting and sculpting in the local area for 15 years and his work has been shown in numerous institutional and private collections including the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., New Jersey Museum of Modern Art and many others.

The "Art Adventures" series will continue one Thursday per month, spotlighting an array of visual and performing arts. No registration is required for any of these programs. For more information, contact the library, 374-5515.
More From Design By Hand
This month in the Britton Gallery and Roland Howard Room, the library is featuring featuring "analog draftsmanship" from a variety of local There are many works on exhibit as well as a drafting table and tools. Our appreciation goes to Brooksville architect, Eric Chase, for organizing the show.
Proposed changes to a house in Croton-On-Hudson in New York by Don Reiman.

Design for a residence in Lakewood, NJ by Donald Mallow
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