Author and journalist Janny Scott explores her family’s history in her book “The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father.” In “The Beneficiary,” which is part memoir, part class history and part detective story, Scott explores the degree to which an inheritance—financial, cultural and genetic—conspired in one person’s self-destruction. Join her for an author talk and book signing on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.
The Jesup Memorial Library’s Annual Book Sale has been a fun, summer tradition for half-a-century! Join the library for the 50th Annual Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to browse thousands of books, grab a baked good and take a chance on the raffle.
Get first pick of the thousands of items on sale at the Jesup Memorial Library’s 50th Annual Book Sale at “The Prologue” on Friday, Aug. 16 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. At this ticketed event, attendees can enjoy food and drinks while listening to music from the Beech Mountain Project, and shop the sale before its official start on Saturday, August 17. Tickets to this fundraising event at $25 each and can be purchased in person at the Jesup, by calling 207-288-4245 or online at jesuplibrary.org/prologue. Continue reading “Prologue Sale on Fri., Aug. 16”
The dark corners of cyberspace are places few of us will ever see, but with the rise of cyber-attacks many of us are aware of the real world consequences of these online threats. Join Richard A. Clarke, a leading expert on security, cyberspace and terrorism and co-author of “The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats” for an author talk and book signing on Tuesday, August 13 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. “The Fifth Domain,” which is what the Pentagon calls cyberspace, delivers a riveting, insider look at what works in the struggle to avoid cyberwar.
A person’s genetic makeup can often tell doctors about their health, what diseases they may have and how properly treat a disease. However, few physicians know how to use genetic data for diagnosis and treatment plan. Dr. Ada Hamoush, the Dr. Frank V. Sutland Professor of Pediatric Genetics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will talk about the issues surrounding integrating genetic diagnoses into treatment on Monday, August 12 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. This talk is co-sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory and is part of the Primary Source Speaker Series. The theme of this year’s talks at the Jesup is “Getting Personal: How Your Genes are Shaping the Future of Healthcare.” Continue reading “Primary Source Speaker Series: “Making Genetics Part of Everyday Medicine” on Mon., Aug. 12”
Ann (Andy) Rutherfurd Austin’s novel “The Bar Harbor Formation” transports readers to summers spent in Bar Harbor decades ago. Katie Bowman Morse, the novel’s protagonist, lives a privileged childhood during the last years of Bar Harbor’s gilded age and throughout the novel faces the challenges of a changing world. Join Austin for an author talk and book signing at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Ann Rutherfurd Austin “The Bar Harbor Formation” on Wed., Aug. 7″
Join Theda Skocpol, scholar and the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, for a talk that looks at the grassroots spread of groups who mobilized to “save America” after the 2009 and 2016 elections. This talk is on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library and is part of the series “Democracy: The Constitution, The Courts and The People” which is co-sponsored by the Jesup, Acadia Senior College and the League of Women Voters of Maine—Downeast. Doors to this event will open at 6:15 p.m. and there will be music from the Beech Mountain Project before the talk. Directly following the talk there will be a catered reception. Continue reading ““Saving America Once Again—Comparing the Tea Party and the Anti-Trump Resistance” on Tues., Aug. 6”
Put on your dancing shoes and join Big Moose Band for a contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, July 27. The caller for the evening will be Mike Fay and he will have you dancing in no time.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a free dance where you can learn the steps and brush up on your contra dance knowledge. This is great if you have never contra danced before or who want to make sure you know the steps. It is also a great time for families to try contra dancing. From 7:30 p.m. on there is an $8 requested donation per person or $25 per family to help pay the caller. Children younger than 12 can dance for free.
Learn to instantly take better photos on your camera and cell phone at series of talks at the Jesup Memorial Library with Mike Leonard of “Photo Tourism by Mike.” There will be three sessions with Leonard, on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library and Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at the YWCA MDI. These talks are co-sponsored by the Bar Harbor Whale Watch and are before the Whale Watch’s lighthouse tours.
Get a sneak peek of the Acadia Dance Festival at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. The festival, which features performances by Nimbus Dance, will be at the Criterion Theatre on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. This event at the Jesup is free and open to the public.