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Dyer Library/Saco Museum September-October Events Calendar

September 17 through November 13, 2011

DRAWN FROM THE RIVER: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley
FREE public opening preview: Wednesday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Two concurrent exhibitions at the Saco Museum this fall will celebrate the art of drawing, presented in conjunction with The Maine Drawing Project (http://chitna.asap.um.maine.edu/mainedrawing/). Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley will use drawings from the Saco Museum's permanent collection to explore how drawing was part of the artistic process for 19th-century local artists like Gibeon Elden Bradbury and Charles Henry Granger. Presentation of the Saco Museum's Maine Drawing Project exhibitions has been made possible with the support of Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution.

September 17 through November 13, 2011

CHRISTY BERGLAND: Late Seasons of Great Pond
FREE public opening preview: Wednesday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Two concurrent exhibitions at the Saco Museum this fall will celebrate the art of drawing, presented in conjunction with The Maine Drawing Project (http://chitna.asap.um.maine.edu/mainedrawing/). Christy Bergland: Late Seasons of Great Pond will highlight a 16-piece series of drawings in a variety of media by Biddeford Pool artist Christy Berland. Presentation of the Saco Museum's Maine Drawing Project exhibitions has been made possible with the support of Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution.

September 15 through November 13, 2011

TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF THE ACADEMY: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition
FREE public opening preview: Wednesday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
A special exhibition presented simultaneously at the Dyer Library and Saco museum this fall will be presented in conjunction with the bicentennial celebrations of Thornton Academy. Exploring tradition, mission and history, 200 Years of the Academy celebrates Thornton Academy’s place in local history and the nation during the school’s Bicentennial year. The exhibition will be on view at both the Dyer Library and the Saco Museum September 15 through November 13, 2011.

 

ON VIEW AT THE DYER LIBRARY

 

There is no admission fee charged to visit the community gallery at the Dyer Library, located in the hallway just beyond the main circulation desk.  For more information about the community gallery or to display your work, contact Laura Vickery at lvickery@dyer.lib.me.us or (207) 283-3861, ext. 107.

 

September 15 through November 13, 2011

TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF THE ACADEMY: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition
A special exhibition presented simultaneously at the Dyer Library and Saco museum this fall will be presented in conjunction with the bicentennial celebrations of Thornton Academy. Exploring tradition, mission and history, 200 Years of the Academy celebrates Thornton Academy’s place in local history and the nation during the school’s Bicentennial year. The exhibition will be on view at both the Dyer Library and the Saco Museum September 15 through November 13, 2011.

 

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

 

All programs and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

 

WATERCOLOR CLASSES WITH JUDITH KINSMAN

Next session begins July 6! Learn from one of southern Maine’s most acclaimed watercolorists!  Classes meet in the Deering Room of the Dyer Library on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost: $75 per 4-week session ($70 for Dyer Library cardholders).  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please contact Camille Smalley at (207) 283-3861, ext. 115 or education @sacomuseum.org to sign up.

Deering Room, Dyer Library

September session: Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 9 a.m.-noon.

October session: Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 9 a.m.-noon

 

KNITTING GROUP

Knit, crochet, embroider, hook rugs—just bring yourself and your latest project!

Deering Room, Dyer Library

Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29 and October 6, 13, 20, and 27

Drop in any time from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

LAUGHING WITH LOIS: PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Our regular school year programs return in September! Bring your preschooler to this wonderful program that involves children’s literature, songs and a craft project. This program helps children develop early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling.

Deering Room, Dyer Library

Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27 and October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 10–11 a.m.

 

POKEMON CLUB

Our regular school year programs return in September! Open to all ages and levels of experience.

Deering Room, Dyer Library

Tuesdays, September 20 and 27 and October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 3-4 p.m.

 

TERRIFIC TODDLERS

Our regular school year programs return in September! This special program for children 18 months to three years includes finger plays, songs, movement and stories and an appropriate craft project, with social time for parents and children afterwards.  With repetition and fun challenges toddlers learn speech and listening skills. Deering Room, Dyer Library

Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29 and October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10–11 a.m.

 

BOUNCING BABIES

Our regular school year programs return in September! We welcome our youngest patrons from birth to 18 months for baby bounces, songs and stories, with social time for parents and children afterwards.  This program stimulates language development and increases your baby’s capacity for learning. Deering Room, Dyer Library

Fridays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30 and October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10–11 a.m.

 

DYER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Meets the third Wednesday of every month in the Board Room at the Dyer Library.  Contact Joann Farrell at 286-9987 for information about this month’s title!

Board Room, Dyer Library

Wednesday, September 21, 1:30-3:00 p.m

 

MATINEE MOVIE DAY

Enjoy a FREE PG-rated movie at the Dyer Library the last Friday afternoon of every month!  Keep an eye on our website or call (207) 283-3861, ext. 102 for this month’s selection.

Deering Room, Dyer Library

Friday, September 30, 3-5 p.m.

 

OCTOBER 5: LIBRARY AND MUSEUM CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING

Please bear with us on as we take a day to talk about how we can keep providing you with all the great services and programs that you are used to. 

Dyer Library and Saco Museum

Wednesday, October 5, all day (library and museum will re-open Thursday, October 6)

 

MILL-ENNIAL APPLICATION WORKSHOP

Do you know about the Mill-ennial, the Saco Museum’s biennial exhibition of contemporary local art?  Well, the deadline for applications is coming up, and we’d love to help you put together your application package and answer any questions you may have.  At this workshop led by Saco Museum staff, we’ll walk you through the application and jurying process; give you some pointers on how to photograph your work; and provide demonstrations on both Mac and PC on how to resize, rename, and save your images to CD. Check out the application at http://www.sacomuseum.org/PDF/Millennial2012.pdf, and then bring your questions to this evening event at the Saco Museum!

Saco Museum

Wednesday, October 5, 6 p.m.

 

ARTWALK ART TALK with Christy Bergland

Make the Saco Museum's newest exhibition part of your Artwalk evening!  At 6 p.m., artist Christy Bergland will speak with visitors about her series of 16 drawings capturing the change of seasons outside her studio window in Biddeford Pool.  This FREE event coincides with Portland's First Friday Artwalk on Friday, October 7 (www.firstfridayartwalk.com) and is offered in collaboration with The Maine Drawing Project (http://chitna.asap.um.maine.edu/mainedrawing/). Christy Bergland: Late Seasons of Great Pond is on view at the Saco Museum September 17 through November 13, 2011.

Saco Museum

Friday, October 7, 6 p.m.

 

A VISUAL TOUR OF LAUREL HILL CEMETERY

Join Camille and Leslie as they guide you through a pictorial tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery, taking you through a variety of families, gravesite symbolism, local stone carvers, and ghost stories about the Saco river area. Bring a notepad and a pencil; maybe you’ll be able to find these names in Laurel Hill yourself, or take your note- pad to the cemetery and try to create your own tour of Laurel Hill.  

Deering Room, Dyer Library

Thursday, October 13, 6 p.m.

 

DYER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Meets the third Wednesday of every month in the Board Room at the Dyer Library.  Contact Joann Farrell at 286-9987 for information about this month’s title!

Board Room, Dyer Library

Wednesday, October 19, 1:30-3:00 p.m

 

MATINEE MOVIE DAY

Enjoy a FREE PG-rated movie at the Dyer Library the last Friday afternoon of every month!  Keep an eye on our website or call (207) 283-3861, ext. 102 for this month’s selection.

Deering Room, Dyer Library

Friday, October 28, 3-5 p.m.

 

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

 

FESTIVAL OF TREES Tre-lighting and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Join us at the Saco Museum for a carol and some hot chocolate as we throw open the doors to Let Heaven and Nature Sing, our seventh annual Festival of Trees! The Festival of Trees is a community event to benefit the programs of the Dyer Library and Saco Museum. Dozens of gorgeously decorated trees and wreaths based upon this year’s theme of Let Heaven and Nature Sing will fill the Saco Museum. Once again this year, we’ll be raffling off some of the most gorgeous trees and wreaths (as well as gift certificate packs and other great items), and this evening will be your first opportunity to buy raffle tickets!

Gather outside the Saco Museum

Friday, November 25 at 5 p.m.

 

 

DYER LIBRARY/SACO MUSEUM  INFORMATION

 

Located side by side on Main Street, the Dyer Library and Saco Museum serve as a lively center of culture and education for Saco and surrounding communities. Since 1881, Dyer Library has served the changing educational and cultural needs of the Saco area. In addition to maintaining a strong and growing collection of books, periodicals, and reference materials, the Dyer Library offers extensive archives and a wide array of community programs. The Saco Museum, founded as the York Institute in 1866, boasts an exemplary collection of more than 11,000 objects, including superb collections of documented local furniture and other decorative arts, textiles, and costumes. The museum is well known for its rich collection of paintings from the Saco River Valley, including the largest and finest collection anywhere of portraits by deaf artist John Brewster, Jr. (1766-1854).

 

LIBRARY HOURS

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30am - 5 pm; Tues and Thurs: 9:30am - 8pm; Sat: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.

  

MUSEUM HOURS AND ADMISSION

Tues, Wed, Thurs 12 – 4 pm; Friday 12 – 8 pm (FREE from 4 – 8 pm); Saturday 10 am – 4 pm; and Sunday 12 – 4 pm (June-December only).  Regular admission: Adults $5; Seniors & Students $3; Children (7 – 18) $2; Children 6 and under, no charge. 

 

MUSEUM SHOP

The Museum Shop carries a wide selection of Maine-made crafts, ceramics, and jewelry as well as books, cards, and seasonal items. Stop in to pick up a unique gift for someone special today! No admission fee to visit the shop.

 

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

The Dyer Library/Saco Museum is located at 371 Main Street (Route 1) in historic downtown Saco, Maine.  From the Maine Turnpike, take Exit 36 onto Route 195.  Take Exit 2A, Route 1 South (Main Street). The museum and library are about 8/10 of a mile down Main Street on the left. Turn into the parking lot: the museum is on your left and the library is on the right. Free parking.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

(207) 283-3861 general information

Website: www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org

Email: lrounds@dyer.lib.me.us (for library information) or museum@sacomuseum.org (for museum information)  or education@sacomuseum.org (for program information).