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Contra Dance with Big Moose Band on Sat., May 26

Dance the night away with the Big Moose Band at the monthly contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. If you’ve never contra danced before, if you have two left feet, or if you dance all the time, it doesn’t matter, it’s a fun night for everyone. All dances are taught beforehand so anyone can join in. No partner is necessary, just bring your dancing shoes! Continue reading “Contra Dance with Big Moose Band on Sat., May 26”

Patagonia Talk with Bob Thayer on Fri., May 25

Explore the land of Patagonia at a talk and slideshow with photographer Robert Thayer at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Thayer and his wife, Linda, visited this region at the southern end of South America which is bordered by the ocean on three sides and the Colorado and Barrancas rivers and the Reloncaví Estuary to the north. While there they crisscrossed the area going from Santiago, Chile to the tip of Cape Horn and then ending in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Continue reading “Patagonia Talk with Bob Thayer on Fri., May 25”

“Where the Wild Things Are (And What to Do When You Find Them)” on Wed., May 23

The Jesup Memorial Library is hosting a wide-ranging series of presentations about food – how to grow it, find it, cook it and even make a business out of it. Join Terry Anya Hayes, an herbalist and wild food educator for more than thirty years, on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. for a talk about foraging and what to do with the wild edibles you can find. Her presentation, “Where the Wild Things Are (And What to Do When You Find Them)” will teach attendees where to find and how to harvest roots, shoots, leaves, flowers and fungi as well as how to add them to meals and use them to relieve some of the minor bumps and bruises of life. Continue reading ““Where the Wild Things Are (And What to Do When You Find Them)” on Wed., May 23″

Age By Design: Dr. Dianna Emory “Bonding with Nature” on Sat. May 19

Join Dr. Dianna Emory for the launch of her book, “Bonding with Nature: Responding to Life’s Challenges and the Aging Process,” on Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Her book combines her personal experiences with research to explore how nature can help overcome challenges, especially those we encounter in the aging process. Continue reading “Age By Design: Dr. Dianna Emory “Bonding with Nature” on Sat. May 19″

Bar Harbor’s Sanborn Maps Talk with Desirée Butterfield-Nagy on Thurs., May 17

Join Desirée Butterfield-Nagy from the University of Maine’s Fogler Library to learn more about Bar Harbor’s Sanborn Maps at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. The maps track the changes in Bar Harbor from 1884 to 1927, see how Bar Harbor has changed over the years including the appearance and disappearance of roller skating rinks, ice houses, Chinese laundries, millinery shops, railroad depots, livery stables, bowling alleys, ballrooms and more. Continue reading “Bar Harbor’s Sanborn Maps Talk with Desirée Butterfield-Nagy on Thurs., May 17”

Children’s Story Times with Miss Mae on Sat., May 12 and Wed., May 16

Children are invited to join Miss Mae at the Jesup Memorial Library for two fun story times in May. First, on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. children ages four and older are invited to dress to get messy and do some fun science experiments. Then, on Wednesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. children ages three and older can dress in their pajamas for a Margaret Wise Brown-themed story time. Continue reading “Children’s Story Times with Miss Mae on Sat., May 12 and Wed., May 16”

Contemporary Native Fashion Talk on Fri., May 11

Learn more about contemporary Native fashion with Jason and Donna Brown (Penobscot) of the brand Decontie & Brown at a special talk with the Abbe Museum and the Jesup Memorial Library at the Jesup on Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. The Browns, who are taking part in the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM) happening from May 18 to 20 in Bar Harbor, will discuss their work, process, and involvement in the art market. Continue reading “Contemporary Native Fashion Talk on Fri., May 11”