LIBRARY LAWN SERIES--2023
It's time for our third annual Library Lawn Series, and we're thrilled to announce that Hearth and Soul wood-fired pizza will once again be available on the Library Lawn from 4:00-7:00 on Mondays, and a portion of their proceeds will be donated to the Library. So get comfortable on the lawn for a relaxed time with various speakers, music and activities suitable for the whole family. You can enjoy some wonderful pizza that supports your Library, or feel free to bring something of your own. Events will be indoors if it's raining. Pizza is only available if the weather cooperates.
6/26–The Power of Local Journalism with Dan MacLeod of "The Bangor Daily News"
The managing editor of "The Bangor Daily News" joins Esmé Deprez, senior reporter at "Bloomberg News," for a conversation about the vital role of the Fourth Estate and a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put out a daily newspaper in this era of political polarization, economic uncertainty and media industry consolidation.
7/3–The Misty Mountain Singers
Come enjoy an evening of enlivening, healing singing brought to you by members of Misty Mountain Singers. They are an intergenerational, all-comers chorus based in Blue Hill that come together in harmony as a pathway towards weaving community, celebrating beauty, finding strength for healing, and uniting in joy. You will likely feel uplifted and inspired and, who knows, you may even find you want to join in!
7/10–Deer Isle: Past, Present & Future
Kathleen and Hubert Billings will talk with Stuart Kestenbaum about the Island's strengths and challenges, its history and its future. Kathleen Billings is Stonington's Town Manager. Her father, Hubert, was a Deer Isle Selectman and served as the Town's Code Enforcement Officer for over 30 years.
7/17--Flower Arranging with Oceanville Flowers
Join Alicia Condon and Sasha Gross to learn the art and the mechanics behind floral arrangements. This is a hands-on event, so please bring 10-15 flowers and a vase with a 3"-5" opening. Greenery will be supplied.
7/24–Sea Around Us
Robin Alden and Ted Ames will talk with Stuart Kestenbaum about the heritage and future of the fishing industry. Robin was the Founding Executive Director of Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries and Maine's Commissioner of Marine Resources. Prior to that, she founded and ran "Commercial Fisheries News" for over 20 years. Ted Ames, scientist and fisherman, began fishing after graduating from high school and has been involved with all aspects of the industry. He's the recipient of a MacArthur grant in part for his hands-on research of fish spawning and migratory patterns.
7/31–Hands-On Marine Life with Martha Bell
Martha Bell, Island Heritage Trust's Environmental Educator, provides an up-close look at live crabs, snails, sea stars and urchins. With a love for sharing the natural world with children, Martha has worked in Environmental Education for over 35 years. The presentation will be highly interactive, fun and informative for all ages!
8/7–Unloose My Heart: A Maine Island's Connection to Slavery & Jim Crow in Alabama
Author Marcia Herman-Giddens will read and discuss her book, Unloose My Heart; a gripping account of how one young woman came to understand her family's debts in a segregated world and the steps she took to settle them.
8/14–Folk Music with Rugosa Rose
Rugosa Rose consists of three friends brought together by their shared love of music. Cindy Coombs, Kathy O'Rourke and Lynn Winters play a combination of folk, traditional and country music on guitar and mandolin.
8/21–Create a Clay Nature Spirit
Join art teacher, Hilary Tobin, as we form faces out of local river clay. Found natural materials and seaside treasures create detail and whimsy, bringing your clay face to life as a nature spirit. This is a non-permanent art project, it will not last forever, bring it home and place it outdoors to observe how weather and time affects your creation. This event is suitable for all ages.
8/28–Music with The Church of the Morning After*
Enjoy the music of your neighbors in the final Library Lawn Series event. The Church of the Morning After got its start with the late Stevie Robbins and continues his tradition of bringing musical joy to both those who play and those who listen. It’s more of a jam session than a concert, and you never know exactly who will be there or what they will play, but that just makes it more fun! *This event will run from 5:00-7:00.