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Beech Mountain Project Concert

Join the Beech Mountain Project for a night of music at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The Beech Mountain Project plays an electric mix of popular and traditional tunes. The band is made up of Linda Soukup, on fiddle and vocals, Jim Vekasi, on mandolin and vocals, Tom Karnofsky on bass, and Dave Dawson on guitar and vocals.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org.

Hat Story Time on Sat., Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.

The Jesup Memorial Library is celebrating hats of all types at a special hat-themed story time on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. From berets to fedoras to top hats, come wearing your favorite hat for a fun story time. This story time is for children ages 4 and up. We’ll be reading “Caps for Sale,” “This is Not My Hat” and “You Must Bring a Hat.” Each child can make their own hat during craft time.

For more information contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mcorrion@jesuplibrary.org.

Ethiopia Talk with Barbara Seura on Fri., Oct. 13

Barbara Seura will recount her time crisscrossing Ethiopia at a talk and slideshow at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Seura visited both the highest and lowest points in the country and spent time exploring much of the country. She climbed the Simien and Bale Mountains, high above sea level, and went to the Danakil Depression, one of the lowest points on earth. She will talk about the country and how history, nature and culture are inextricably intertwined.

For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org.

Science, the Media and You on Thurs., Oct. 12

We have all read the headlines that seem too good to be true, like “Eating Chocolate Helps You Lose Weight!” and “Scientists Say That Being Forgetful Is Actually A Sign You Are Unusually Intelligent.” But, what if they are actually true and how can you find out? Join Dr. Travis Kent and Dr. Amy N. Hicks from the Jackson Laboratory at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. as they talk about how to understand the headlines you see in the media. You can also bring a recent scientific article to put to the test during the talk. Continue reading “Science, the Media and You on Thurs., Oct. 12”

Beth G. Lambert Art on Display in October

Artist Beth Lambert’s paintings of Maine landscapes will be on display during the month of October at the Jesup Memorial Library.

Lambert says, “My art is about how the land and sky feels to me. I paint ‘’plein air’, gathering information from what I see around me. Early morning and late afternoon are the most magical times for me to paint outdoors. During these hours, the light that bathes the world is exciting, nourishing, soothing. I am never interested in painting what is ‘out there’ but instead painting what is ‘in here’, what I see.”

Lambert has loved to draw and paint since she was a child. She earned her BFA in Studio Art with Honors from the University of Texas in Austin. After raising 3 children, she returned to painting fulltime. She studied with Don Stone in Port Clyde and Monhegan Island, attended the Johnson Studio School in Vermont and many painting workshops on Cranberry Island, Great Spruce Island and in Eastport. She has won “Best in Show” at juried exhibits and art festivals, has been represented by Clark House Gallery in Bangor, Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland, Courthouse Gallery and Harlow Gallery in Ellsworth and Shaw’s Gallery in Northeast Harbor. Lambert and her husband live in Southwest Harbor on the Seawall Road where they have a gallery in their home. She also enjoys organic gardening, hiking and playing music.

For more information on Lambert visit bethglambert.com. Her work is on display at the Jesup throughout the month of October and can be seen during library hours. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.

Cookbook Author Talk: Christine Burns Rudalevige “Green Plate Special” on Fri., Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Cookbook author Christine Burns Rudalevige shares her tips and tricks to make your meals not only delicious but sustainable. Rudalevige, who is a food writer and classically trained chef, will be talking about her new, award-winning cookbook “Green Plate Special: Sustainable and Delicious Recipes” at the Jesup on Friday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. She will also be bringing along some tasty treats to sample. Continue reading “Cookbook Author Talk: Christine Burns Rudalevige “Green Plate Special” on Fri., Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.”

Author Talk and Book Signing: Tom Ryan “Will’s Red Coat”

When New York Times bestselling author Tom Ryan adopted 15-year old Will from a New Jersey shelter, he believed he was giving the elderly, sickly dog a home to have peace in his last days. But, when he brings Will home, Ryan realizes that there is much more to this little dog. Join Ryan at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. as he talks about his new, “Will’s Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again.”

Ryan is the author of “Following Atticus,” about his journey climbing New Hampshire’s 48 peeks with miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch. Ryan came across Will’s picture on his “Following Atticus” Facebook page and decided, mostly on a whim to adopt him. But, when Ryan witnesses first hand Will’s heartache and fear—after several biting and violent episodes—Ryan realizes he is in for a challenge. With endless patience and the kind of continued empathy Ryan nurtured in his relationship with Atticus, Will eventually begins to thrive.

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