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Self-Publishing Talks Continue at Patten Free Library

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On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, the Patten Free Library (PFL) will host the third in a series of self-publishing workshops, “Self-Publishing Using Adobe InDesign.” Deb Merrill, a graphic designer and InDesign expert from Brunswick, will be the presenter. The program is free, open to the public, and will be held in the library’s second floor Community Room beginning at 4:30 p.m. No pre-registration is required.

InDesign is an Adobe product that allows aspiring writers and self-publishers to create their own text and photo books for commercial printing or for distribution on-line. Ms. Merrill has worked as an independent graphic designer for over twenty years, and has been teaching digital/graphic arts and communication design since 1997, most recently at the University of Southern Maine and the Maine College of Art. She has also been an Adobe software instructor for VTEC in South Portland. In this presentation, she will demonstrate how to use InDesign effectively in self-publishing using seven basic principles of graphic design.

“We are fortunate and grateful that Ms. Merrill has volunteered to share her expertise with our patrons,” says Roberta Jordan, the librarian who is organizing the event, “This series of talks on self-publishing has been very well-attended, and has helped us reach out to a new group of patrons and community members.”

Community members with questions about the event may contact Roberta Jordan, the Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Patten Free Library, at 443-5141, extension 25.