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Unicorn and Dragon Story Time on Sat., Nov. 16

Kids can join Miss Mae for a special dragons and unicorns story time at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. We will read “Uni the Unicorn” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, “The Dragon and the Unicorn” by Lynne Cherry and “How to Draw a Dragon” by Douglas Florian. After reading the stories, kids can enjoy a snack and create their own unicorn or dragon slime to take home. This story time is suitable for children ages three and up.

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

Words Unleashed! Story Slam “Family Gathering” on Fri., Nov. 15

Just in time for Thanksgiving, join the Jesup Memorial Library for the next Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., the theme is “Family Gathering.” Stop by and share your own family gathering story. Emcee Jeff Miller will keep you laughing and you will not want to miss these great stories.

The setup is similar to “The Moth” Radio Hour on NPR. All stories are true, first-person stories that are five minutes or shorter. Is there something that happens every year at your families’ gathering? Maybe there a year someone ruined the meal by starting a grease fire? Come tell us all about it 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.

Author Talk And Book Signing: Robert Klose “Life on Mars” on Thurs., Nov. 14

Robert Klose’s book “Life on Mars” offers a unique blend of science fiction, absurdism and social satire. Join Klose for an author talk and book signing at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

“Life on Mars” takes a satirical look at evolution vs. Intelligent Design. The book asks the question: what if a higher intelligence did indeed get the ball of creation rolling? But, what if God was not the ultimate creator and instead, an alien race, called the Spong, had seeded earth as a botanical garden eons ago only to return and find it contaminated with humans. In preparation for a “Treatment” to correct their error, the Spong assign a human to act as earth’s final biographer to provide them with proof of why humans just have to go. Continue reading “Author Talk And Book Signing: Robert Klose “Life on Mars” on Thurs., Nov. 14″

Author Talk and Book Signing: Christopher Lockwood “Why the Cane?” on Wed., Nov. 13

Christopher Lockwood’s life changed in a split second when he was involved in a devastating accident. Join Lockwood, the former Executive Director of the Maine Municipal Association and author of “Why the Cane?” for an author talk and book signing on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. He will be sharing his journey through transformation and recovery. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Christopher Lockwood “Why the Cane?” on Wed., Nov. 13″

An Evening in Emilia Romagna with FIORE on Friday, Nov. 8

Join FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars and the Jesup Memorial Library for two great events this November. First on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., join Pat O’Brien, Director of Marketing at FIORE, for “An Evening in Emilia Romagna” at the Jesup. Then on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. stop by FIORE’s Bar Harbor store, 8 Rodick Place, for their annual fundraiser to support the Jesup. Continue reading “An Evening in Emilia Romagna with FIORE on Friday, Nov. 8”

Author Talk and Book Signing: Jeffrey Ryan “Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte” on Thurs., Nov. 7

When Jim Whyte settled outside the slate mining town of Monson, Maine in 1895, people hardly knew what to make of him. Almost 130 years later, people still do not know much about the man who became the “Hermit of Monson.” Join author Jeffrey Ryan at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. as he talks about Whyte and his book “Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte.” Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Jeffrey Ryan “Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte” on Thurs., Nov. 7″

Peace Corps in The Dominican Republic Talk and Movie on Fri., Oct. 25

Joe Blotnick and Jill Higgins spent two years in The Dominican Republic as Peace Corps volunteers. They will be sharing a film that shows some of the work they did and they will be talking about and sharing photos of their time in the Dominican Republic during a talk at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Continue reading “Peace Corps in The Dominican Republic Talk and Movie on Fri., Oct. 25”

Murder by the Book on Fri., Oct. 18 and Sat., Oct. 19

Calling all lovers of mystery, thriller and suspense. Join the Jesup Memorial Library for an event about all things mystery! First, on Friday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. there will be a special ticketed reception where you can meet mystery authors and hear about their stories. Then on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be talks, discussions and book signings with mystery authors with a special keynote talk with best-selling, Maine author Linda Greenlaw at noon.

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