Dwight Gagnon is exhibiting his artwork during March. He considers himself an amateur artist, creating for family and friends, and entering local fair exhibits. “I use art as social connection and a way of maintaining sanity. My current studio is a temporary arrangement near a wood stove in the basement of my home. I work mostly in the winter, and I’m most productive when there is a raging snowstorm outside, the stove is burning, the cat is sleeping close by, and there is good music on the radio.” Growing good healthy food at home, conservation, and appreciation of all forms of art have been life long pursuits due to his education in environmental science and the connections he has made through Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Natural Resources Council of Maine, The Colby Museum of Art, The Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. He lives in Benton Falls, Maine, with his wife, Kay, and cat, Sophie. You might recognize his chicken artwork as it was featured on 2017 Common Ground Fair poster. His website is sebasticookart.com/dwight
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Rescheduled for Wed. March 21, 6:30pm
Thomas Jamrog will present on his 5 months of experiences on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), one of the toughest long distance hikes in the world. The 2,500 mile National Scenic Trail is now 70% completed. It starts at the Mexico border and travels along the spine of the Rockies as it winds through New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and Montana into Canada. The presentation will draw on images and stories from his newly released book, In the Path of Young Bulls: An Odyssey Along America’s Continental Divide Trail. Tom lives in Lincolnville and will have books for sale.
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Need a break from knitting hats & mittens? How cute is this little bunny! You can download the FREE pattern by Elizabeth Kellner here. Springtime is coming!
We are still accepting donations of hats, mittens and scarves. Thank you everyone for your donations.
We also collect yarn and needles for Jen Gunderman who delivers these to organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. They in turn make hats and mittens for other refugees who are in camps awaiting permission to be allowed into other countries to begin making new lives for themselves and their families.
Several knitters are getting together informally to knit and chat on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 at the library. Anyone is welcome to join them.
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About 35 years ago, Janet Heslam bought from an antique shop in Brooks four daily journals from October 1864 to October 1871. It turns out they were written by a man in Montville who farmed, but he also supervised the one room school houses. At the end of the first journal, she found the signature of H. M. Howard. The other journals are not signed. Janet determined the journalist was 27, in 1865, and his daughter Eva died in 1864. Janet decided to transcribe these journals to share in her weekly letters to her grandchildren. She offered to share these transcriptions so they could be posted on the Library webpage for everyone to read. We will post one a month. It will be interesting as we go through the year to compare the daily happenings of a man 150 years ago to the present day. We hope you enjoy! Continue reading
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