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Welcome -- News and Events at Branches

Be sure to browse to the bottom of this page to see all the news and events at the Library.
Be sure to check out information on the Libraries new Community Seed Program.

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The Library will be hosting an awesome summer reading program called, “A Universe of Stories”. Stop into your local public library in Atlanta, Hillman or Lewiston and pick up a sign up sheet. The program starts June 17th. Complete an activity log by reading and doing fun activities and get invited to the Astronaut Training Camp Party at the end of the program. There will be free weekly crafts, science projects (like volcano erupting slime pictured) and a weekly prize just for stopping into the library each week.

Questions? Call your local branch: Atlanta Public Library - 785-3941, Hillman Wright Public Library - 742-4021, Lewiston Public Library - 786-2985
Science Project Example


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The 14th annual “Voices and Visions” Awards and Reception was held last night at the Atlanta Eagles Hall. Children in kindergarten through 12th grade and adults were invited to enter. "It was absolutely amazing to see all the talented artists from our area display their work. We had a huge crowd. It is so wonderful to live in a community where parents, family and friends support their children for all their accomplishments. The show was packed with supportive, loving people reaffirming how important our kids and art expression is to all of us!" (Lori Haas, Director). Lori's 'Art in the Schools' visits is to be highly credited with the huge turn out of community participants in tonight's awards reception. The pride and excitement in every child's expression was overwhelming to capture in these pictures.






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Here is how it works:

Visit any one of the three Library branches.  Pick out seeds in the spring and pay a small deposit: $3 for 6 packets of seeds, $5 for 12 packets of seeds $7 for 18 packets.  You are limited to one packet per seed type, so we have a variety of seeds for everyone.

Grow your seeds.

When your seeds grow and produce vegetables or flowers bring some of the crop into the library to be sold on the community produce table and get your deposit returned to you. You should bring in enough produce that can be sold to earn the amount of your deposit.  But you are welcome to bring in more.  You may also bring in other varieties of produce that were grown in your garden but not from the seeds you chose at the library.

Produce should be brought to the library for sale on Mondays or Tuesdays. We will advertise these days so that the public will know when they can stop by the library to buy fresh produce.

The money from the vegetables sold and unreturned deposits will be used to fund the Community Seed Program for the next year.

All deposits not claimed by October 1st, will be forfeited and added to the seed fund for next year.

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Eric Joyner study of Robots & Donuts by Lewiston Elementary
3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.
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"Sweet Dominion" Interview with Eric Joyner (click here)

Eric Joyner style Robots & Donuts made with colored pencils, sharpies and collage materials - by talented 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students from Atlanta Elementary School.
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Matt Sesow style water creatures by Lewiston Elementary School 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Once again the kids’ artistic talents amaze me!
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Matt Sesow (Born 1966) Accomplished Computer Information Systems Operator, and a professional career with IBM as a software tester.  Without formal art education, Matt Sesow discovered painting as a hobby while working at IBM.   In the evenings and on weekends he played with painting and began selling his work to Self-Taught and Outsider art collectors in 1995.  

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Atlanta Elementary 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Charley Harper style
fawn and deer.... crayon with watercolor resists. 



Charley Harper (August 4, 1922 – June 10, 2007)

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In Atlanta:
Come join us for Childrens Story Hour. The first Story Hour will be held on Wednesday October 10th and every 2nd Wednesday each month at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  We will have a story, fun project and snack.  Please ask Andrea, Wendy or Lori to sign-up!   Phone 989 785-3941
In Hillman: Starting October 31st Toddler Story Hour will be held on the last Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30. Phone 989 742-4021
In Lewiston: 
Come join us for Childrens Story Hour. The first Story Hour will be held on Wednesday October 17th and every 3rd Wednesday each month at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  We will have a story, fun project and snack.  Please ask Wendy or Sue to sign up!  Phone 989 786-2985

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Pics from the Adult 12 x 16 Fall Tree Scene Canvas Painting Class held at all three branches.




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This artwork has been created by the talented students of Montmorency County as part of a program offered by the library. Students receive a brief art lesson about a famous artist and style of art and then create their own masterpiece in that style.

 Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. 

Keith Haring inspired mini Kurals by Lewiston students







Amedeo Clemente Modigliani 
884-1920) was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces and figures, that were not received well during his lifetime, but later found acceptance. Modigliani spent his youth in Italy, where he studied the art of antiquity and the Renaissance until he moved to Paris in 1906. There he came into contact with prominent artists such as Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brâncuși.

Amedeo Modigliani style self portraits by Atlanta 2nd - 5th graders. Modigliani’s style is characterized by extra long necks, blank eyes and dark shadows. I think the students nailed it!



  Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931).
Wilson Alwyn "Snowflake" Bentley is one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. He perfected a process of catching flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they either melted or sublimated.


  Edvard Munch (1863-1944)
Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century.

  Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism". 


Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.

   Mid 1800's
Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing") is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing may have been used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own.

  van Gogh (1853-1890)
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.

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 Fabulous mixed media pine cones by Lewiston 3rd, 4th and 5th graders




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Welcome to our two newest MAP partners, The Mitten Theater in Plymouth and Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park in Grand Rapids! Your Mitten Theater experience awaits you beginning March 18! Your adventure at GRTTAP starts in April, 2018!

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion?
The Pass allows library cardholders throughout the state to gain free or discounted access to 385 sites and numerous events.


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