Gabby Gatherings

Our programming is funded in part by the Maine Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities CARES Act Grant.

Everyone in Ogunquit has a story to tell. The Library’s Thursday events let people hear them. Artists, writers, travelers, and sundry other personalities are our weekly speakers. If you want to see the speaker schedule, check back here, check out the Ogunquit Memorial Library Facebook page, or look for us in the Weekly Sentinel. Our Gabby gatherings are held on Thursdays at 2:30 to 3:30. If you want to know how the use Zoom, call 646-9024. If you are having difficulty getting into a Zoom meeting. Don’t suffer in silence. Call us.

Our next Gabby Gathering is Thursday, January 21, 2:30 PM via Zoom. The topic is:

Why choose pastel as your painting medium?

Artist Judith Woodbury will talk about the benefits and drawbacks of pastel painting.

Participants will learn about pastel technique, best supports, safe use of materials (don’t breathe in pastel dust!), the benefits of a slanted easel, the reshaping of pastel sticks, using fixative, proper framing, and more.

The talk will also feature a survey of pastel artists, ranging from cave paintings in Altamira, Spain, through painters of the baroque, enlightenment, and impressionist periods, and ending with contemporary pastelists and Judith’s own work.

Meeting ID: 833 8482 9257

Past Gabby Gatherings

Tour of the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit’.

Join Administrator & Curator, Bryce Waldrop, as he takes you on a tour of the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit. We will enjoy a survey of the iconic 1862 Meetinghouse, a glimpse at the museum collections,and see the extensive research library, famed for its genealogy sources.

The Gold Rush at Perkins Cove

History of the Perkins Cove Gold Rush of 1960 – local historian Jay Smith joined us on Thursday, November 19, at 2:30 PM gave a presentation about the gold rush that swept through Ogunquit in 1960.

Generators: when the lights go out – Thursday, November 12, at 2:30 PM, Chris Woodbury will be offering advice about picking out a generator fit for your needs and good generator maintenance.

Preservation of the Old Boston Land. See this presentation on YouTube

Join us on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 2:30 PM for a Zoom session about an important conservation effort: preservation of the Old Boston Land.

Ogunquit and the Great Works Regional Land Trust have a one-time opportunity on November 3rd to protect the Old Boston Land on North Village Road. At 157 acres this is the largest remaining undeveloped property in the town with over 2000 feet of frontage on the Ogunquit River. Its woodlands, wetlands, historic foundations and cemetery would provide for outdoor recreation and protect water quality. It connects with 6000 acres of conservation lands stretching to Mt Agamenticus. Tin Smith, Great Works Regional Land Trust Board member, will talk about this exciting project and answer questions.

Here is link to a YouTube video which explains his efforts.

Buttoning up your house and yard for the winter

Join us on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 2:30 PM for a virtual session about “Buttoning up your house and yard for the winter”. Have you got your firewood stacked up?, the gutters cleaned out?, the bulbs planted? Have you locked the door and headed for Florida? What is your to-do list? We hope to see you there on Zoom!

Visit our YouTube Channel to see some of our past Gabby Gatherings.

History of the Perkins Cove Bridge presented by Chris Woodbury on September 17, 2020

See Richard Perkins read his Odes

Our first Zoom program was “How to use Zoom.”. Call 646-9024 or email if you want help using Zoom.

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