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This month in the Britton Gallery

Fall Field By Stream, from the August art show, A Life Line of Color, by Dottie Hayes (through August 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Spider, by Jonathan Fisher, looking very much like our black with yellow argiope spiders that have their webs in local gardens and fields right now, from the current exhibit, Jonathan Fisher: Art, Spirit and Nature (Through August 30)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Obsidian--a rock that cooled so rapidly that it didn't have time to form any crystals, also called "volcanic glass," from the collection of Leda Beth Gray (Through August 30)
In the Main Reading Room 

Frederick Douglas, from the special exhibit, Master Sculptor: Edward J. Fraughton (Through September 2)
Ongoing Youth Events
Pre-school Storytime for kids up to age 4: Taking a vacation, will be back Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:00 AM Starting October 7.
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: in the town park or if it rains at the Library, Wednesdays 10:30 AM to Noon 
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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 Events This Week...
  • Local author Ron Singer will offer a faceted program, Think Local, Think Global, at the Library THIS THURSDAY August 28 at 7:00 PM. More info
  •  Just a few days left for the current art show, A Life Line of Color, by Dottie Hayes.  Stop in if you haven't seen it yet!
Race Day, high fired enamel on copper, by Dottie Hayes, from the current show, A Life Line of Color (through August 30)
Seed Saving 101 with Will Bonsall
Maine farmer and heirloom seed curator Will Bonsall of the Scatterseed Project will give a talk, "Seed Saving 101" at the Library on Saturday September 6, at 4:00 PM.Bonsall He will talk about how to preserve our dwindling vegetable genetic heritage and show samples of crop plants in their seed stage. The presentation is sponsored by the Library and the Deer Isle Hostel.
Courtesy of Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography

As a young man in 1971 Will Bonsall moved to Industry, Maine, to live self-sufficiently on his own farm. He discovered that older farmers and gardeners in his area grew their own varieties of food crops that had never been in any seed catalog, and he realized that some these varieties were in danger of extinction as the old farmers died off. Will became the guardian of these heirloom varieties, among them Cowhorn potato, Orange Sweet apple, Orlando's Horticultural pole bean, Boothby's Blonde cucumber, Waldoboro rutabaga and Byron flint corn. The genetic diversity he encountered inspired him to start saving plants and seeds.
Courtesy of Mary Quinn Doyle, Unique Maine Farms
Will founded the Scatterseed Project, and became involved with the Seed Saver's Exchange. In addition to serving on SSE's Advisory Board, he is also its central curator for potatoes, peas, jerusalem artichokes, fava beans, runner beans, radishes, turnips, rutabagas, leeks, parsleys, parsnips, carrots, beets, chards and brussels sprouts. In addition to the varieties he curates. The Scatterseed Project supplies seeds, potatoes, and Jerusalem artichokes to the Seed Savers Exchange and supports Will to grow rare varieties of produce that might otherwise become extinct. He concentrates on varieties that grow well in Maine. He has a forthcoming book to be published by Chelsea Green, Gardens Without Borders.
Courtesy of Mary Quinn Doyle, Unique Maine Farms

There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Book Sale September 6
After a summer of weekly sales, the Library's monthly book sale returns September 6 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 10:00 AM to 2:00 This sale offers many hundreds of quality used books for all interests and for all ages at bargain prices-- most just a dollar or two.  September specials include a collection of books by and about Edna St Vincent Millay, and a half-price sale of specially-marked books.  In addition, it will be the last chance to make an offer - any offer - on classic and antique sets.
This isn't even all!

The monthly book sales are organized by the dedicated volunteers of Friends of the Library, and are supported by very generous book donations from the community.  Proceeds from the sales enable the Friends to provide special programming and materials to the library and its patrons.  In addition to the first Saturday sales, there is an ongoing paperback sale on the second floor, available anytime the Library is open. To donate books that are in good condition or for more information, contact the Library at 374-5515. Of particular need at this time are clean children's picture books, history books, and CDs and DVDs.
Preschool Storytime Takes a Break
Preschool Storytime is taking a break for the month of September but Pat and Benji will be back again on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays starting October 7.aloha
Benji says "Aloha," until October 7.

Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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