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Author Talk and Book Signing: Paul Doiron “Stay Hidden” on Fri., July 13

When a woman is killed in a hunting accident on the remote Maquoit Island off the coast of Maine, newly promoted Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch thinks the case should be open and shut. But in “Stay Hidden” this simple case becomes a dangerously complicated murder investigation. “Stay Hidden” is the ninth book in author Paul Doiron’s series featuring Bowditch. Doiron will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Paul Doiron “Stay Hidden” on Fri., July 13″

Summer Reading Program: Singer and Songwriter Jennifer Armstrong on Thurs., July 12

Join singer and songwriter Jennifer Armstrong for a special concert for kids at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. This fun and interactive concert will feature music on the fiddle, bagpipe and banjo along stories perfect for children and families.

Armstrong has spent her life writing, singing and making music. She is a storyteller, singer, instrumentalist, poet and published author and she works as an artist-in-residence in folk arts, storytelling and writing as well as a private teacher and a performer across the country.

This event is part of the Jesup’s Summer Reading Program and is co-sponsored by Bar Harbor Savings & Loan. For more information contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mcorrion@jesuplibrary.org.

Author Talk and Book Signing: Tom Jamrog “In the Path of Young Bulls: An Odyssey on America’s Continental Divide Trail” on Thurs., July 12

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) spans from Canada to Mexico and crosses five states the rail loops through 25 National Forests, 21 Wilderness Areas, three National Parks, one National Monument and eight Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas. After completing thru-hikes of both the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails, then 63-year-old Tom Jamrog decides to invite three other men for an intergenerational thru-hike of a lifetime along the CDT. He now recounts this hike in his book “In the Path of Young Bulls: An Odyssey on America’s Continental Divide Trail.” Join Jamrog at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Tom Jamrog “In the Path of Young Bulls: An Odyssey on America’s Continental Divide Trail” on Thurs., July 12”

Author Talk and Book Signing: Frank Blair “The Schooner Maggie B: A Southern Ocean Circumnavigation” On Wed., July 11

In 2005, Frank Blair set off on an adventure of a lifetime. Blair built a 63-foot wooden schooner in Nova Scotia and then with a group of friends and volunteers set out on a two-year voyage to circumnavigate the globe. Now Blair recounts his 4,000 mile voyage in the book “The Schooner Maggie B: A Southern Ocean Circumnavigation.” Join him at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing as he recounts the stories of this circumnavigation. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Frank Blair “The Schooner Maggie B: A Southern Ocean Circumnavigation” On Wed., July 11”

You: A Novel Gene Story: “Personal Genomics: The Promise and the Perils of the Genomic Dream” with Jessica Miller, Ph.D. on Tues., July 10

It is cheaper and easier than ever to analyze your genes and to obtain information about ancestry and to help diagnose, manage and treat genetic disorders. But with new genomic technology comes new ethical issues for individuals and societies. Join Jessica Miller, Ph.D., an ethics and philosophy professor at the University of Maine and staff clinical ethicist at Eastern Maine Medical Center, for a talk about the ethics surrounding genetic testing at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. This talk is part of “You: A Novel Gene Story” a series of talks about personal genomics which is part of the Primary Source series, a partnership between the Jesup Memorial Library and The Jackson Laboratory. Continue reading “You: A Novel Gene Story: “Personal Genomics: The Promise and the Perils of the Genomic Dream” with Jessica Miller, Ph.D. on Tues., July 10″

“Art Speaks Where Words Fail” Art Show Opening on Sat., July 7

See the artwork of residents from Birch Bay Retirement Village’s specialized memory care neighborhood, Safe Harbor, as well as members of the Don & Beth Straus Adult Day Program during the month of July at the Jesup Memorial Library. The show “Art Speaks Where Words Fail,” features knitted baskets, paintings, guitars, mobiles, poetry and sun-catchers all created by residents. There will also be a special reception in honor of the artists at the library on Saturday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. Continue reading ““Art Speaks Where Words Fail” Art Show Opening on Sat., July 7”

Author Talk and Book Signing: Meg Little Reilly “Everything That Follows” on Fri., June 29

In her new novel, “Everything That Follows,” Meg Little Reilly, who worked in the Obama Administration, explores what happens when a rash decision has life-altering results. Reilly will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing.

In “Everything That Follows,” Kat and Hunter, two old friends, and Kyle, a new acquaintance gather, at a Martha’s Vineyard bar and decide in their inebriated state to continue the party offshore. The mood turns threatening, and as sheets of rain pour down, Kyle goes overboard. Was it a tragic accident? Or a case of foul play? The truth is elusive. Is Kyle a victim or villain? This chilling tale ventures into the shadows to illuminate the gray area where survival extorts a heavy price—and those who pay it must learn to live with its cost. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Meg Little Reilly “Everything That Follows” on Fri., June 29″

Author Talk and Book Signing: Sandy Stott “Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains” on Thurs., June 28

A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp—and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor. Sandy Stott’s book “Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains” shines a light on the search and rescue workers (SAR) who save countless lives of those lost in the mountains. Join Stott at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Sandy Stott “Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains” on Thurs., June 28″

Thanks to Bar Harbor Savings & Loan!

Thanks to Bar Harbor Savings & Loan for their continued support of the Jesup’s Summer Reading Program. Their donation helps the Jesup offer 8 weeks of special programming just for kids!

Book Launch “Bimini Twist” on Tues., June 26

Famed fisherman, boat captain, and best-selling author Linda Greenlaw will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. for the international launch of the fourth book in her Jane Bunker mystery series, “Bimini Twist,” which is set in Bar Harbor. Her event at the Jesup is the kick off of her book tour and she will be speaking at the library the night the book is released.  Continue reading “Book Launch “Bimini Twist” on Tues., June 26″