graves library programs

WRITE NOW – RIGHT NOW – OCTOBER 6 @ 10:00 AM

Looking for something to do this fall?  Enjoy putting pen to paper with your thoughts and stories?  Join us for a new and different kind of writing group.  Everything is virtual, everything is safe.  Members of the group will meet using basic Zoom.com platform.  If you would like to join (EVERYONE is welcome!), please let us know and we will send an EMAIL invitation to YOU to join the meeting 24 hours prior.

Creative writing prompts will be given at the end of each meeting.  When we meet, we will discuss our findings, share our writing, and get to know our own unique inner talents!  Give us a call at 967-2778 or send an email to ml@graves.lib.me.us to get on board.

THE INTRODUCTORY SESSION WILL MEET ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 10:00 AM (VIA ZOOM)

Each of us has a story to tell. Perhaps some of you have engaged in journal writing as a way of capturing the fleeting images and memories resulting from the past several months of isolation and social distancing. We would like to invite you to transform those images and memories into stories or essays, for some of you, maybe even poetry. While writing workshops work best in person where members collaborate and offer personal, constructive critique, we offer an online approach that we believe will work well with interested participants. Every two weeks, after the initial introduction, we will provide a prompt in the form of a question or directive. For example, we might begin with this prompt: “I don’t know why I remember but . . .” Memories are a great way to tap into the creative process and this type of writing often leads to more imaginative writing. When we zoom together after two weeks, you can choose to share (or not) and hopefully each participant will respond to the reading in a constructive, non judgmental way. During our initial meeting we will be open to suggestions regarding the time interval, the format and possible prompts. As we approach fall and particularly winter this writing workshop will provide a wide window into the possibilities of written expression. What we decide to do with these exercises will be up to you!

SKETCH CLUB

 

 

DO YOU LIKE TO SKETCH, PAINT, AND/OR DOODLE?  Join others and find a spot at the Library to sketch something.  Discussion and refreshments will follow.  No registration required.  Please bring your own supplies.  This is not an instructional class…but rather a place to gather and create and discuss something new.

SKETCH CLUB

 

 

DO YOU LIKE TO SKETCH, PAINT, AND/OR DOODLE?  Join others and find a spot at the Library to sketch something.  Discussion and refreshments will follow.  No registration required.  Please bring your own supplies.  This is not an instructional class…but rather a place to gather and create and discuss something new.

MORNING BOOK GROUP – POSTPONED

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.

For April 9, the group will be discussing The Hidden Life of Trees.

SKETCH CLUB

 

 

DO YOU LIKE TO SKETCH, PAINT, AND/OR DOODLE?  Join others and find a spot at the Library to sketch something.  Discussion and refreshments will follow.  No registration required.  Please bring your own supplies.  This is not an instructional class…but rather a place to gather and create and discuss something new.

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.

For March 12, the group will be discussing  Working by Robert Caro.  

For the first time in his long career, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses; what it felt like to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses’ Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ’s mistresses. [GoodReads]

SKETCH CLUB

 

 

DO YOU LIKE TO SKETCH, PAINT, AND/OR DOODLE?  Join others and find a spot at the Library to sketch something.  Discussion and refreshments will follow.  No registration required.  Please bring your own supplies.  This is not an instructional class…but rather a place to gather and create and discuss something new.

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.

For February 13, the group will be discussing The Hidden Life of Trees.

SKETCH CLUB

 

 

DO YOU LIKE TO SKETCH, PAINT, AND/OR DOODLE?  Join others and find a spot at the Library to sketch something.  Discussion and refreshments will follow.  No registration required.  Please bring your own supplies.  This is not an instructional class…but rather a place to gather and create and discuss something new.

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.

For January 9, the group will be discussing each member’s Poetry of Choice.

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