Allagash: New England's Wild River
Wednesday June 19, 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
AMHERST – There is a special feeling to the Allagash River in Maine; a sense of adventure, the thrill of getting away from it all. On Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 pm at the Amherst Town Library, join Tim Caverly, retired Maine Park Ranger, author and humorist as he narrates a slide show that includes music as well as scenic and historic photos from our northern forest. Spectators will “canoe” the world-famous river, discover forgotten logging history and learn about Native American archaeology. Hear first-hand about the lore, legends, and characters that Tim experienced during his 32-year career as a Ranger.
Tim Caverly has spent his life in Maine’s outdoors. Growing up shadowing his father who was a fire warden with the Maine Forest Service and his brother, a ranger in Baxter State Park, it was natural for him to seek a career in the outdoors. Tim is originally from Skowhegan, Maine and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a teaching certificate from the University of Maine at Machias.
While in college, Tim began working as a ranger at Sebago Lake State Park for the State Parks and Recreation Commission. After Sebago, he continued his employment with the Department of Conservation with assignments as a manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Parks as well as a regional supervisor of the Allagash Region; which included the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and the Penobscot River Corridor. Tim was supervisor of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway for eighteen years.
All adult programs offered at the Amherst Town Library are free and open to the public. However, registration is REQUIRED for each program due to space limitations. You can register for these events listed above by calling 673-2288 or by visiting the website at www.amherstlibrary.org and selecting the “Community Services” tab, then click on drop down “Sign-Up for Programs.”
Library: June Artist Exhibit – Marina Powdermaker
Marina PowdermakerAMHERST – The Friends of the Amherst Library welcomes Marina Powdermaker and her inspirational works of art to the Amherst Town Library for the month of June. Marina is a New Hampshire resident who works in mixed media to create collages and tapestries. She will be showing from June 1 through June 30 on the main floor of the library.
Marina works in the medium of mixed media collage and tapestry. Utilizing paint, handcast and decorative papers, found objects, photographs, stamps, inks, stencils, crayons, pencils, words, fabric, thread, beads and wire, she paints, layers, deconstructs, inks, stamps, tears, sews, emboss and layers again to create pieces on fabric and canvas board. Within her pieces are images, symbols, colors and words which represent universal life forces; the elements - Fire, Earth, Water, Air; Sun and Moon, the stars, the seven directions - West, North, East, South, Above, Below, and Within, as well as all that is of these forces: the plants, trees, grasses, stones, winged, finned, creepy crawlers, four legged and two legged. Her work expresses and celebrates joy, grace, gratitude, simplicity, Divine Feminine, communion, love – Be-loved. Arising from a quiet place within, her pieces sing to the world “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you”. “In the end, the beginning, and the middle my work is my prayer - to the altar of soul…”
It took Marina many years to embrace, and actually love, the truth that she doesn’t fit in “the box” or “between the lines.” She is an artist who failed her college drawing class and a teacher who, as a teenager, almost dropped out of school.
Amherst Town Library PET SHOW!
Tuesday July 16, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Library Lawn
AMHERST – One of our favorite programs of the year, the annual Amherst Town Library Pet Show is fun for kids of all ages.
If you are interested in bringing a pet to show, come on down to the Children's Room, or call 673-2288 ext.751. Parental approval must be given in order to register, and parents must accompany their children and their pets to the show. Kids who bring their pets are asked to make a poster providing information about their pet and/or general information about the type of animal they are exhibiting.
If you are not bringing a pet to show, it's still loads of fun to come and see all of the amazing animals that are here---so make sure to come!!
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