Programs & Events

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Featured Events  

The Secret Lives of Saco Mill Girls
Thursday, February 21st, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Join Elizabeth De Wolfe, Professor of History at University of New England​ and author of "The Murder Of Mary Bean: And Other Stories," at the Dyer Library for a free talk on the rise and fall of factory mill girl fiction and how these melodramatic tales reveal nineteenth-century concerns about women in the workforce. Deering Room.

February Featured Artist: Amma Susan Berry Taylor
Our featured artist for February at the Dyer Library is Amma Susan Berry Taylor. Taylor graduated from the Maine College of Art in 1993 and was later ordained as an Episcopal priest in 2013. ("Amma" is a traditional term of endearment for addressing a priest.) Her oil paintings have a sculptural quality where she uses knives and other mediums to draw, paint, layer and shape various textures onto the canvas. She never sketches her ideas out or plans her work in advance, but instead relies on a creative process known as "painting from the Source." She calls her artwork "directly observed nature reinterpreted in the studio" and enjoys the "intuitive process of painting and responding." Come see Amma Susan Berry Taylor's rich and vibrant artwork in the hallway gallery at the Dyer Library.

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