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Thank You to the First National Bank!

 Jesup Memorial Library thanks First National Bank for their support of Jesup Memorial Library’s Next Chapter capital campaign with a pledge of $25,000 for the Philosopher’s Corner in honor of Paul Hammond. Paul, who passed away in 2015, is the son of Scott and Debby Hammond of Bar Harbor, and Scott is the Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at First National Bank. Paul was a Bar Harbor native and went on to become a professor of philosophy. He was passionate about promoting well-reasoned and logical arguments and debate; this space named for him will be suited for both quiet study and small group meetings where these types of debates can happen. “We are honored that the Hammond family has chosen to celebrate Paul and his passion for philosophy with this special space at the Jesup, and we are grateful to First National Bank for their generous donation,” says library director Ruth A. Eveland.  Tony McKim, President and Chief Executive Officer of The First Bancorp, says “First National Bank is so pleased to partner with the Jesup Library on this renovation project, and more importantly to recognize Paul Hammond.  Scott and Debby have been part of our bank family for many years and we cannot think of a more meaningful way to honor their son. Libraries were an important part of his life and continue to be vital to our communities.”

Pictured here at the Jesup are: Jesup Director Ruth A. Eveland, President and CEO of First National Bank Tony McKim, Bar Harbor branch manager Ginger Shubert, Scott Hammond, Paul Hammond’s nephew Gavin Thurlow in the arms of his father Jamie Thurlow, Debby Hammond, and Paul’s sister Tricia Thurlow holding her daughter Abigail.
Jesup Library Director Ruth Eveland points out floorplan details to members of Paul Hammond’s family, from left, Jamie Thurlow, Gavin, Abigail and Tricia Thurlow who is Paul’s sister.

MDI Hospital Celebrates 120th Anniversary with Film Screening on Thurs., April 27

Can you imagine what this island would be like without a hospital? This is one of the questions posed by local filmmaker Peter Logue, in the new collaborative documentary-style film, “Celebrating MDI Hospital: A history of caring. A community of healing. A legacy of giving,” set to be screened at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, April 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The evening celebrates MDI Hospital’s 120th anniversary and begins with a complimentary wine and cheese reception from 6:30-7:00 p.m. generously sponsored by House Wine. The evening’s program and film screening begin at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free community event. Continue reading “MDI Hospital Celebrates 120th Anniversary with Film Screening on Thurs., April 27”

Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam

April is National Poetry Month, come celebrate at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at our Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam. This is a great time to share your work or work that inspires you. This is not a competition; the focus is community camaraderie and having a good time while enjoying the many types and forms of poetry. Continue reading “Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam”

Vacation Week Activities

In addition to our regular weekly story times during school vacation week, the Jesup Memorial Library is hosting two special events. First, on Wednesday, April 19 at 1 p.m. join Liz Cutler of ArtWaves MDI for a mask making program, then on Thursday, April 20 at 1 p.m. there will be a special “Not Just for Little Ones” story time. Continue reading “Vacation Week Activities”

The Next Chapter

From left, Ron Beard, Jesup Memorial Library Board Chairman, joins Traci Sanborn, Senior Vice President for Retail Banking at Machias Savings Bank, Jesup Director Ruth A. Eveland and Matt Horton, Vice President & Bar Harbor Branch Manager, to celebrate the bank’s pledge to the library

Jesup Memorial Library thanks Machias Savings Bank for being an early supporter of The Next Chapter capital campaign with a pledge of $25,000. “Machias Savings Bank is a true community partner that shares the library’s dedication to community service,” says library director Ruth A. Eveland. The library is planning the first expansion in its 106-year history. Larry Barker, President & CEO of Machias Savings Bank, says “Jesup Memorial Library is the heart of community in Bar Harbor. The Next Chapter Campaign takes the best of Jesup’s rich history and heritage and combines it with a bold vision for tomorrow.”

Jesup Director Ruth A. Eveland shows floorplans of the library’s planned expansion to Matt Horton, Vice President & Bar Harbor Branch Manager, and Traci Sanborn, Senior Vice President for Retail Banking