Community Stuff 7/8/12


Dear Joey,
The Board of the Magnolia LIbrary Center would love it if you could announce our upcoming annual Art Show this weekend, July 13-15.
The Magnolia Library Art Show is in its 35th year and this year the Show will feature 55 amazing artists and photographers.  The Library will be filled with beautiful works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, photography and sculpture – all for sale.  Proceeds benefit the Magnolia Library Center and admission is free.
The Show kicks off with an Artist Reception on Friday evening from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  The Show continues on Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Our website is
Thank you so much for your support!
The Magnolia Library Board

Subject:  Talk on A Gift of Dreams – Growing Up in Essex in the 1950’s, by Robert Benjamin


Location:  Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Time:  7:30 p. m., Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Place:  Waterline Center, Essex Shipbuilding Museum,

             Rear 66 Main Street, Essex MA 01929

Admission:  $8 members, $10 nonmembers

Contact:   info@essexshipbuildingmuseum, 978-768-7541 Wed. – Sun., 10 -5

A Gift of Dreams is a coming-of-age tale set in the Essex young Bob Benjamin knew in the 1950’s and early 1960’s.  It serves not only as a recounting of his experiences but also as a tribute to Essex and the way of life it exemplifies. 

Mr. Benjamin has been through several totally different careers and is currently an author, artist and model airplane designer and builder, now focusing on original designs or gas-to-electric conversions of popular kits.  In 2006 he was inducted into the Model Airplane Hall of Fame. 

At present he is researching for his latest book, an historical novel set in Essex while it was still known as Chebacco Parish.  The story centers around the town’s shipbuilding traditions as focused through the lens of the social-political-economic issues around the time of the War of 1812. 

Please join us to help with the setting of his new book and to reminisce with

Mr. Benjamin in the Waterline Center of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum at 7:30 p. m. on Tuesday, June 12.  Admission is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

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