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Launch of the Journal of the Institute of Higher Nervous Activities on Fri., Jan. 24

Stop by the Jesup Memorial Library for the launch of the Journal of the Institute of Higher Nervous Activities with multidisciplinary artist Dru Colbert and artist and musician Nancy Andrews, on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The night will feature poetry readings by Colbert and music by the duo, Fruity, which features Andrews and Danielle Byrd. Colbert and Andrews are both professors at the College of the Atlantic.

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Cabin Fever Crazies Story Slam on Fri., Jan. 17

We all know that time of year. You have been stuck inside for way too long, the snow is no longer a novelty and you cannot wait until it just gets a little warmer. You have a case of the “cabin fever crazies!” Join the Jesup Memorial Library and emcee Jeff Miller for the next Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. to tell a story that fits that theme.

The setup is similar to “The Moth” Radio Hour on NPR. All stories are true, first-person stories that are five minutes or shorter. Come tell your story or just come to listen to the stories of your friends and neighbors. At the end of each slam, the theme for the next slam is chosen.

For more information on the slam, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.

Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series: Guitarist Brian Kupiec

Join guitarist Brian Kupiec for the first concert in Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert series on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Kupiec, who hosts the longest continuously running musical event in Southwest Harbor, The Community Jam at Sips Café, will be playing some of his favorite songs. The music he will be playing will spans the decades and feature music from a variety of different genres.

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Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam on Fri., Dec. 20

It is poetry time at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. This is the last Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam this decade! Stop by and share your work in a friendly environment that is all about camaraderie not competition. All types of poetry can be read from free verse to sonnet to haiku. The only rule is that it must be poetry.

For more information about this slam, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.

Everest and the Seven Summits on Fri., Dec. 13

Peter Rogers first climbed at Outward Bound during high school, got quite serious about climbing in college, and pursued his passion as far afield as Nepal and the Arctic in his twenties. After a decades-long hiatus, he returned to climbing in 2011 with a goal to climb the seven summits, which are the seven highest peaks on each continent. Join Rogers at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. as he talks about his climbs and shows pictures from his adventures. He will also share his harrowing experience on Mt. Everest. Continue reading “Everest and the Seven Summits on Fri., Dec. 13”