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Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought to yourself, “I think I’m going to die?” We want to hear your true, first-person story about that time at the Jesup Memorial Library’s next Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. The theme of the slam is “I thought I was going to die.” Did you make a particularly bad decision or maybe you suddenly were in a life-threatening situation, stop by and share your story

Anyone who has listened to NPR’s “The Moth” will understand the concept of the Jesup’s slam. Stories should be no more than five minutes long, in the first person and your own true story. Come tell your tale or 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, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.

Author Talk and Book Signing: Kirsten Lie-Nielsen “So You Want To Be A Modern Homesteader?” on Thurs., May 16

If you have ever dreamed of running away from it all and living off the land, join author and homesteader Kirsten Lie-Nielsen at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. as talks about her book “So You Want To Be A Modern Homesteader?: All the Dirt on Living the Good Life.” Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Kirsten Lie-Nielsen “So You Want To Be A Modern Homesteader?” on Thurs., May 16″

Author Talk and Book Signing: Gale Straub “She Explores”

For every woman who has ever been called outdoorsy comes a collection of stories that inspires unforgettable adventure.

Beautiful, empowering, and exhilarating, She Explores is a spirited celebration of female bravery and courage, and an inspirational companion for any woman who wants to travel the world on her own terms.

Combining breathtaking travel photography with compelling personal narratives, She Explores shares the stories of 40 diverse women on unforgettable journeys in nature: women who live out of vans, trucks, and vintage trailers, hiking the wild, cooking meals over campfires, and sleeping under the stars. Women biking through the countryside, embarking on an unknown road trip, or backpacking through the outdoors with their young children in tow.

Complementing the narratives are practical tips and advice for women planning their own trips, including:

• Preparing for a solo hike 
• Must-haves for a road-trip kitchen
• Planning ahead for unknown territory
• Telling your own story 

A visually stunning and emotionally satisfying collection for any woman craving new landscapes and adventure.

Fixing Past Mistakes and Creating a Healthier Future for the Great Meadow at Sieur de Monts on Thurs., May 2

The Great Meadow is a well-known spot in Acadia National Park; it is also a wetland complex with changing rainfall patterns and past manipulations to the landscape have brought problems to the area. Join Brian Henkel, the Wild Acadia Project Coordinator, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m., as he shares what has been done to the Great Meadow in the past, the consequences of those interventions, and what plans are set for the future. Continue reading “Fixing Past Mistakes and Creating a Healthier Future for the Great Meadow at Sieur de Monts on Thurs., May 2”

Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series on Sun., April 28

Join Phil Kell and Friends for the last Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series of 2019. The group will be playing jazzy blues and bluesy jazz on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.

Kell, who plays the bass, guitar, piano and mandolin, will play a selection of original tunes inspired by the jazz standards and popular songs from the first half of the 20th century.  He will be joined by Tom Karnofsky on bass, Stephen Bowman on guitar, and Jim Coffman on fiddle and mandolin.

This concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and seating is first come, first served. For more information on this event, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org

Census 2020 Information on Sat., April 27

Census 2020 is looking for census workers in Maine. These jobs are flexible, last anywhere from six to ten weeks, and pay $16 per hour as well as .58 cents per mile reimbursement. If you want to find out more about working for the Census Bureau, including how to apply for one of these jobs, stop by the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Linda White from the Census will be on hand to answer any questions you have. She can also help you navigate the website to apply.

To find out more about Census 2020 visit 2020census.gov. You can also apply online for a position at 2020census.gov/jobs. For more information about this event, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.