Friday, 24 May 2024

International Dot Day celebration at the libraries

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Lake County Library will present an array of events in the next few days to mark International Dot Day, celebrating the creative spirit in all of us.

“The Dot” by Peter Reynolds will be the centerpiece of Lakeport Library’s storytimes at 10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.

Dot Day events will continue on Saturday, Sept. 14, with Lakeport Library offering free passive Dot Day art projects, a dot poetry project, and a Morse Code project for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, at Lakeport Library, representatives from the Lake County Arts Council will present a Dot Day art project and a Dot Day writing project.

Diana Liebe will speak about artist George Seurat, best known for devising pointillism, a painting technique that builds images from minute dots. Guests will try their hands at an art project based on Seurat’s “Sunflowers” painting.

Poet Richard Schmidt realized that “D.O.T.” also means “Department of Transportation” and so will conduct a transportation-themed writing project.

Redbud Library will have a Dot Day craft project on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m.

In “The Dot,” young Vashti thinks she is no artist, but a sympathetic teacher shows her otherwise. Reynolds’ gentle fable has become a sensation and has inspired International Dot Day that celebrates self-confidence and artistic expression.

International Dot Day events fall on or about Sept. 15, the anniversary of the book’s publication.

Georges Seurat’s pointillist works, Roy Lichtensteins’s comic book creations, Yayoi Kusama’s interiors, Chuck Close’s portraits, Angelo Franco’s glowing canvases, and the dream works of Australian aborigines attest to the versatility of the humble dot.

The Lake County Library is on the Internet at and Facebook at

Jan Cook is a library technician for the Lake County Library.

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