BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre is partnering with six local libraries from April 1 through July 13 to inspire readers to discover or become reacquainted with Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” the novel that inspired the theater’s upcoming show, “Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure.”  

The project includes a series of free programs at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Patten Free Library in Bath, Topsham Public Library, Wiscasset Public Library and Orr’s Island Library and Cundy’s Harbor Library in Harpswell.  

 Creative programs include Treasure Island displays at each library, targeted reading lists and study guides, book discussions, talk backs and film showings of the various cinematic versions of Treasure Island. 

Each of the libraries is centering its comprehensive summer reading program on pirates and other related themes and will create a host of entertaining children’s and family activities. 

 “We are thrilled to be able to work with these three fantastic libraries and to have the benefit of their staffs’ collective expertise and creative input and planning,” said MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. “We are also delighted that so many other area businesses and not-for-profits are supporting us. When not-for-profits join forces, it benefits the entire community, strengthens the quality of the project, and enriches the creative and cultural life of our region.” 

 A full list of activities is available by visiting www.msmt.org. 

 Maine State Music Theatre will produce the East Coast premier of the musical “Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure,” written by Clark and the Fulton Theatre’s Marc Robin June 26 – July 13. Information about the show and tickets are available at www.msmt.org or by calling 207-725-8769. 

  

Highlights of events planned at the libraries include:  

 Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011, www.curtislibrary.com 

Showing of the Disney 1950 movie Treasure Island followed by a talk back with MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark on May 7 at 6 PM 

Book discussion with Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on June 29 at 10 AM 

MSMT’s Peek Behind the Curtainpanel featuring cast and creative from the production of Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure on July 3 at noon 

  

Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street, Bath, ME 04530, www.patten.lib.me.us  

“The Two Sides of Robert Louis Stevenson” a discussion with David Ingmundson, Teacher of Reading, Design Workshop at Morse High School; Instructor of English Composition at Southern Maine Community College on June 12 at 6:30 PM  

“Pirates and Lost Treasure of Coastal Maine” presented by author and pirate reenactor Greg Latimer, will offer insightful and factual information about pirates on June 4 at 6:30 PM 

Pirate-themed film series starting on June 11 at 6:30 PM with the 1934 version of Treasure Island 

Adventuring pirate fun with Greg Latimer of Red Cloak Tours, ages 5 & up, at Gazebo & Library Park on June, 27 from 10:30-11:30 AM. Ice Cream Social to follow. 

 

The Topsham Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME 04086, topshamlibrary.org 

A showing of the film The Muppets Treasure Island and a talk back with MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark on July 12 at 2:30 PM. 

  

Wiscasset Public Library, 21 High St, Wiscasset, ME 04578, wiscasset.lib.me.us 

Children’s Story Time: May 3 at 10:30 AM. Join the library for a rollicking story of pirates, parrots and mateys 

Treasure Hunt on May 8 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. A fun afternoon of treasure hunting for children on the lawn. Call in advance to reserve spot – limited to 12 

Treasure Island Book Discussion on May 22 from 5:00– 6:45 PM 

  

Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079, www.cundysharbor.me 

“Pirate Day in the Harbor” on June 25 at 10:30 AM. This annual event for all ages features pirate-themed games and crafts led by Debbie Norton and Deb Yates and readings from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. 

  

Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpwell Islands Road (Rt. 24), Orr’s Island, Maine, www.oilblogcom.com 

First Thursday Speaker: Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark on April 4 at 7:00 pm  

A showing of the 1950 film version of Treasure Island on April 20 at 3:30 PM 

Pirates on Parade  – a free program for children (1 hr.) with a costume parade, prizes, games & treats on July 3 at 10 am. 

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