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Words Unleashed! Story Slam at COA on Sat., Aug. 12

“I knew I should have said no.” If you have ever found yourself muttering that, join College of the Atlantic and the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, August 12 at 7 p.m. for an island-wide story slam at Thorndike Library. The theme of the slam is “I knew I should have said no.” Jeff Miller, the emcee for the Jesup’s Words Unleashed! Story Slam will be hosting the night. Continue reading “Words Unleashed! Story Slam at COA on Sat., Aug. 12”

Author Talk and Book Signing: Chef Joshua McFadden “Six Seasons” on Thurs., Aug. 10

Chef Joshua McFadden’s cookbook “Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables” divides the growing season into six seasons rather than the traditional four and encourages readers to embrace what he calls “the joyful ride of eating with the seasons.” McFadden will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, August 10 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. McFadden spent two years managing Barbara Damrosch and Elliot Coleman’s Four Season Farm before opening his renowned trattoria Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Chef Joshua McFadden “Six Seasons” on Thurs., Aug. 10″

Author Talk and Book Signing: Melissa Sweet “Some Writer!” on Wed., Aug. 9

Award-winning Maine author and children’s book illustrator Melissa Sweet’s newest book “Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White” combines her signature collage artwork with never-before-seen letters and photographs to create the first-ever illustrated biography of White. Join Sweet at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. for an author talk and book signing.
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Sen. George Mitchell Talk at the Jesup

Join Senator George Mitchell at the Jesup Memorial Library on Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m. for a wide-ranging talk and book signing. Sen. Mitchell recently joined the Jesup as chairman of the honorary committee for The Next Chapter, an expansion and renovation project that will enable the Jesup to continue and expand its role as a community center and vital resource for information and resources on Mount Desert Island. Continue reading “Sen. George Mitchell Talk at the Jesup”

Author Talk and Book Signing: Frances FitzGerald “The Evangelicals” on Thurs., Aug. 3

Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Frances FitzGerald’s newest book “The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America” focuses on the history of the evangelical movement and how evangelicals have shaped the nation both politically and culturally. Join FitzGerald at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, August 3 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Frances FitzGerald “The Evangelicals” on Thurs., Aug. 3″

Author Talk and Book Signing: John Pomfret “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” on Fri., July 28

John Pomfret is an award-winning journalist who has divided his time between the United States, China, Europe, Africa and the Middle East since the 1980s, and worked as a correspondent in China for the Associated Press and The Washington Post in the late 1980s, the late 1990s and the early 2000s. His newest book “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present” delves deep into the history between the two countries. Join him at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and wine reception. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: John Pomfret “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” on Fri., July 28″