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Songwriting Workshop – July

Tuesday, July 23
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
 

Our songwriting workshop meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Whether you are a new writer, experienced writer, or want-to-be-a-writer writer, we hope you’ll join us each month to bring in your work and get expert advice from award-winning songwriter, Jud Caswell.

Jud starts each session with a short discussion of a specific element of songwriting craft, then moves to sharing songs. Jud’s feedback is focused on questions or concerns raised by the songwriter, with group discussion focused on issues of craft and technique.

Participants should bring a song that is “in process” for feedback and support, along with 10 copies of lyrics to share. Many in our group play the guitar or play our house electric piano as well as sing, but you are more than welcome to just sing what you’ve written, or sing to a recording you’ve made at home. 

We’ll have a sign-up sheet when you get here and will have time each night to share 6 or 7 songs. Come a little early if you want to make sure to get on the list!

The goal of the workshop is to provide a safe place for songwriters to share and learn. Songwriters of all levels and abilities are welcome! 

Senior Tech – July

Wednesday, July 24
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Senior Tech meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
 
We’re here to help in any way we can with your tech questions. We work together as a group to answer similar questions, and break out into smaller groups to answer individual questions.
 
If you have a question, we will help you find an answer. You wouldn’t believe some of the things we’ve been able to help solve!

Summer Outdoor Concert: The Modernistics!

Thursday, July 25
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 

We’re excited to bring you the toe-tapping excellence of Music and Dance from the Great American Songbook presented by The Modernistics. This stellar jazz ensemble from Boston performs hits by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington and other master tunesmiths, including high-energy numbers like Sunny Side of the Street, Paper MoonBye Bye Blackbird, Lulu’s Back in Town, and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.  

The Modernistics are the acclaimed singing and dancing team of Ted and Pamela Powers, with virtuoso jazz musicians Peter H. Bloom on flute, Mark Leighton on guitar, and Dave Zox on double-bass. 

Our Summer Concerts are a wonderful outdoor gathering for patrons of all ages. Bring a blanket to picnic, or chairs to sit on under a canopy of trees. We’ll have cookies and lemonade available for purchase as we enjoy great music on a delightful summer evening.*

*In the event of rain, the show still goes on – we’ll just move inside.

This event is generously sponsored by the TML Foundation

Summer Outdoor Music: Jud Caswell Presents!

Tuesday, August 6
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
 

TML favorite Jud Caswell, often called a “one-man folk festival,” and cellist April Reed-Cox are stopping by in August for an outdoor lawn concert.

Jud’s songs draw on a long musical history and wide-ranging influences from jazz and Piedmont blues to contemporary folk and rock. Jud promises to fill the air with banjo picking, guitar riffs, and beautiful cello/guitar melodies.

Our Summer Outdoor Concerts are a great place for friends and family to gather to hear great music in a relaxed setting. Feel free to bring a picnic, blankets, and lawnchairs. Jud’s music is suitable for all ages.

In the event of rain, we’ll move the concert inside. Thanks to the Library Foundation for helping us bring you this outdoor concert series!

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Maine Wildlife Series: Monarch Butterflies

Thursday, August 8
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Monarch on a Butterfly Bush

Monarch on a Butterfly Bush

Audubon staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, joins us in August as part of our Maine Wildlife Series. Doug promises an informative and interactive talk about Monarch butterflies with a focus on conservation issues and concerns surrounding this iconic North American species.

Doug will also discuss the Monarch life cycle and natural history, current challenges Monarchs face in Maine and beyond, and what you can do to help conserve Monarchs. 

We are delighted to learn more from Doug and welcome the wonderful Maine Audubon Society to TML!