Author and illustrator Charlotte Agell. Molly Haley photo

WATERVIILLE — The “Faces Tell Stories” exhibition by award-winning author and illustrator Charlotte Agell is set to open Monday, April 1, in the Carnegie Gallery on the fourth floor of Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St. The show will be on view through Aug. 15.

The show features 96 portraits of women — some fictional, some real.

Submitted photo

On Saturday, April 13, Agell will offer two workshops for different age groups: Fun with Faces for children ages 8-12 at 11 a.m., and Faces Tell Stories workshop for teens and adults at 1 p.m.

Workshops are free and open to the public. Because of space limitations, registration is required.

Agell was born in Norsjö, Sweden, but grew up mostly as an expatriate Swede in Montreal and Hong Kong. She moved to Maine to go to Bowdoin College. She is the author and illustrator of books for all ages of children, including the India McAllister books, the young adult novels “Shift” and “Welcome Home or Someplace Like It,” as well as many picture books, many of which she illustrated.

Her book “Maybe Tomorrow?,” illustrated by Ana Ramirez, won the Maine Literary Award for children’s literature and the Lupine Honor. “Welcome Home and Someplace Like It” was recently featured in the New York Times “Read Your Way Through Maine” column.

For more about Agell, visit

For more information about the exhibit, library hours and workshops, visit or call 207-872-5433.


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