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St. Patrick’s Day Concert with The Crow’s Nest on Sun., March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an afternoon of Celtic music with The Crow’s Nest on Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. The Crow’s Nest features area musicians Heather MacLeod, Jeff Morgan, Chris Gray and Jim Gray. This concert is part of the Jesup’s Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series.

The musicians in The Crow’s Nest met while playing Celtic music at Finnegan’s Pub in Ellsworth. They played in groups with other musicians at area gigs. During the summer of 2018, they decided to curate their own sound and became the foursome The Crow’s Nest. Continue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Concert with The Crow’s Nest on Sun., March 17”

Words Unleashed! Story Slam “It Was Funny at the Time”

We all have one of those memories where it was really funny at the time but maybe it wasn’t really funny at all. Join emcee Jeff Miller and share your true, first-person story at the next Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. The theme of the slam is “It was funny at the time” or, conversely, “It wasn’t funny at the time.” Share your story that fits that theme.

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 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.

Health Talk with the Bar Harbor Food Pantry and MDI Hospital on Wed., March 6

Often people on a limited budget are left with few healthy food choices and because of this face greater health risks. Join Jenny Jones, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, and Mary Parham, Community Health Educator at the MDI Hospital, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. as they talk about the challenges facing individuals on MDI and what can be done to fix these problems in both the short and long term. Continue reading “Health Talk with the Bar Harbor Food Pantry and MDI Hospital on Wed., March 6”

Open Primaries Discussion with Dennis Damon and Jill Goldthwait on Thurs., Feb. 28

37% Maine voters are “independents” and are not currently registered in any of Maine’s three parties. That’s more than the number of Democrats (32%) or Republicans (27%). This large chunk of Mainers do not have a voice in Maine’s primary elections. However new legislation in Augusta is proposing a change to the state’s primaries to make them open to these voters. Join Dennis Damon and Jill Goldthwait at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. as they talk about open primaries and answer your questions. Continue reading “Open Primaries Discussion with Dennis Damon and Jill Goldthwait on Thurs., Feb. 28”

“White Supremacy, Maine and the Sanitized Past” Talk with Todd Little-Siebold on Wed., Feb. 27

Learn more about an often overlooked part of Maine’s past with Todd Little-Siebold, a professor at College of Atlantic, at a talk with the Racial Equity Working Group on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Few Mainers (and New Englanders) know that the region’s past is every bit as much rooted in white supremacy as the rest of the nation. Instead we learn about the hearty colonists and heroic patriots who settled the area often overshadowing the stories of slavery and violence that were present. Continue reading ““White Supremacy, Maine and the Sanitized Past” Talk with Todd Little-Siebold on Wed., Feb. 27″