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Contra Dance with Big Moose Band on Sat., Feb. 24

Dance your troubles away at the monthly contra dance with Big Moose Band at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The caller for this month’s dance is Chrissy Fowler. Learn new dances, have a fun time and enjoy an evening of music. No contra dance experience is necessary and all dances are taught. This is a great night for beginners and families as well as regular contra dancers.

Big Moose features some of the area’s finest musicians including Ruth Grierson, Keith Davis, Jim Vekasi, Charlie Richardson, Fred Benson, Ed Damm and Anne Damm, among others. Bring your family, friends or come alone. There is a requested $8 donation for adults or $25 for families to help pay the caller and children under 12 and College of the Atlantic students get in for free.

For more information contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org.

Oscar Night on Sun., March 4

Throw on your finest evening wear (or maybe just your favorite fleece) for a night of Hollywood glitz and glamour in Bar Harbor. Join the Jesup Memorial Library, Reel Pizza Cinerama and ImprovAcadia for the annual Oscar Night on Sunday, March 4 starting at 6 p.m. at Reel Pizza. There will be fun, games, prizes, a complimentary glass of champagne and tasty treats donated by local individuals and resturants to nosh on. Continue reading “Oscar Night on Sun., March 4”

Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam on Fri., Feb. 16

Calling all poets and lovers of verse, stop by the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. for the Jesup’s Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam to share your poetry or a piece of poetry that inspires you. Whether it’s a haiku, ode, sonnet or free verse, a finished piece or just something you have been working on, we would love to hear from you. Unlike traditional slams, the Jesup’s slam is about community, camaraderie and celebrating different types of poetry. It’s not a competition. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.

Age By Design: Healthy Minds and Spirits on Sat., Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Join a community discussion about healthy minds and spirits with local practitioners at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. as part of Age By Design. Age By Design is a series of programs co-sponsored by the Jesup, the YWCA Mount Desert Island, the Mount Desert Island YMCA and Island Connections that focuses on all facets of life for people ages 50 and over on Mount Desert Island. Continue reading “Age By Design: Healthy Minds and Spirits on Sat., Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m.”

Umbrella Day Story Time on Sat., Feb. 10

Saturday, Feb. 10 is National Umbrella Day and Miss Mae and the Jesup Memorial Library are celebrating with an umbrella-themed story time at 1 p.m. Children, ages four and older, are invited to bring their umbrellas to the Jesup and celebrate with stories and a parade. We will read “Ella, of Course!” by Sarah Weeks; “The Umbrella” by Jan Brett; and “Umbrella” by Taro Yashima. Finally, depending on the weather, we will use our umbrellas and form a parade to the tune of “The Aunts Go Marching” by Maurie Manning.

For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mcorrion@jesuplibrary.org.

Iona to Durham – Early Christianity in the North of the British Isles on Fri. Feb. 9

Katharine Thompson’s trip through Scotland and Northern England had her visiting the early sites of Christianity in the region. Join her at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. for a talk and slideshow about her trip which started on the island of Iona in Scotland and ended in Durham in northern England. This journey traces the early Celtic tradition and saints across Scotland and Northumbria including Saint Columba, Saint Margaret of Scotland, Saint Cuthbert and Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne.

For more information on this talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org

Screen Time Parent Resource Panel on Thurs., Feb. 8–Moved to the YWCA MDI

A recent study showed that the average 8 to 18-year-old spends 7.5 hours a day looking a screen outside of school, that includes phones, televisions and tablets; over a year, that adds up to 114 full days watching a screen for fun. Join in a community conversation about how parents can help their families navigate screen time, at a panel discussion at the YWCA on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.  This event had been schedule at the Jesup, but has been moved to the YWCA next door. Continue reading “Screen Time Parent Resource Panel on Thurs., Feb. 8–Moved to the YWCA MDI”