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Library Lawn Series

Mondays    5:00-6:00

We are launching our Library Lawn Series! Bring a blanket, bring some food, bring yourself and friends and family! Get comfortable on the lawn and enjoy a relaxed time with various speakers and activities suitable for the whole family.  The series will run through August 30.

June 28--The Church of the Morning After Band
Enjoy the music of your neighbors from this great group of musicians in our kick-off event.

July 5--Hands-On Marine Life

Martha Bell of Island Heritage Trust gives children an up-close look at crabs, snails, sea stars and urchins. Highly interactive, fun and informative for all ages!

July 12—Conversations with Stu: Missy Greene

Stu Kestenbaum interviews local artisans in an entertaining and conversational manner. First up is Missy Greene of Yellow Birch Farm, an accomplished ceramicist. Come listen and see samples of Missy’s work at the event.


July 19—Conversations with Stu: Chris Joyce

Stu Kestenbaum continues to interview local artisans in an entertaining and conversational manner. This week it’s Chris Joyce, a Deer Isle native and self-taught woodturner. Come listen and see samples of Chris’s work at the event.

July 26—Music with Donna Rankin

Donna Rankin has a varied repertoire, including tunes by Patsy Cline, Melissa Etheridge,the Beatles, Pink and Johnny Cash. She currently performs with Along for the ride.


August 2—Mammals of Maine

Beaver, fox, coyote and more! Join Martha Bell of Island Heritage Trust as we explore the topic of Maine’s land mammals and learn about the adaptations of these fascinating animals by touching furs, handling skulls and identifying tracks.


August 9—Hubert Billings: Memories of Deer Isle

Deer Isle has changed significantly in the past 80 years. Come listen to Deer Isle native,Hubert Billings, share about changes to island life. You may be surprised by what you learn.


August 16—Creative Writing Workshop

Lily Fesenthal will lead the group in a creative writing experience. The Library Lawn is the perfect setting to inspire the written word!


August 23—An Artist Talk with ANNA + MARVIN

Hear from Anna Fitzgerald and Marvin Merritt IV, about their last virtual production of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES. They'll also provide a sneak peek of their upcoming live show, DO NOT MOVE STONES, to be performed on August 27, 28, and 29. For more info about the production and to reserve free tickets, visit:


August 30—The Church of the Morning After*

Enjoy the music of your neighbors from this great group of musicians. *This event will run from 5:00-7:00

The Library Lawn Series will return in 2022!