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“Iolanthe” Pre-Show Discussion and Performance with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine on Fri., Feb. 1

Victorian-era librettist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan produced 14 comic operas together and their works are still performed around the world. Join the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine to learn more about Gilbert and Sullivan and their impact and enjoy a sample performance from their upcoming show “Iolanthe” at a pre-show discussion the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Continue reading ““Iolanthe” Pre-Show Discussion and Performance with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine on Fri., Feb. 1″

Washington and Augusta: What’s New? with Jill Goldthwait and Fred Benson on Wed., Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.

Both the United States Congress and the Maine State Legislature have recently sworn in new members. So what does this mean for the upcoming year? Join Fred Benson and Jill Goldthwait at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. as they share their thoughts on the state and federal issues and actions expected to happen. They will touch on how the mid-term elections have shaped both political bodies and will focus on some of the big issues in both the legislature and in Congress. They will also endeavor to answer the question of whether partisanship during this term will get better or worse. Continue reading “Washington and Augusta: What’s New? with Jill Goldthwait and Fred Benson on Wed., Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.”

Mongolian Adventure Talk and Slideshow with Lois Matlais on Fri., Jan. 25

Lois Maltais spent three weeks exploring the wild landscape of Mongolia. She will share stories of her adventures as well as pictures from her time in the country at a slideshow and talk at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

Maltais started her trip in the Altai Mountains in the province of Bayan-Ulgii in the western part of the country before traveling to Lake Hovsgol National Park which borders the forests of Siberia in the north. She then went through the steppe in the central part of the country to the south where she ended her trip in the Gobi Desert. During her stay she spent time with nomadic Uuld and Kazakh families, saw how a Golden Eagle is trained, hiked and horse trekked, kayaked in a crystal-clear alpine lake and explored many of the country’s National Parks.

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

“Midwives and Safe Motherhood Promoting Respectful Care of Women” with Linda Robinson on Thurs., Jan. 24

Linda Robinson, a certified nurse midwife, spent the past two years living and working in Malawi, Africa teaching midwifery at Kamuzu College of Nursing. In Malawi, the lifetime maternal mortality risk is 1 in 29, and there is a growing fear around health facilities. On Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. will talk about her experience working to combat this problem by creating a model ward staffed by midwives and helping empower women in the country. Continue reading ““Midwives and Safe Motherhood Promoting Respectful Care of Women” with Linda Robinson on Thurs., Jan. 24”

“Come to Tea with Mr. Putter, Tabby and Me…” Pajama Story Time on Wed., Jan. 23

Kids four and older are invited to a tea party with Miss Mae during a special pajama story time on Wednesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. Come dressed in your pajamas or ready for a tea party! Miss Mae will read “Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea” by Cynthia Rylant, “Tea Rex” by Molly Idle, and “Brimsby’s Hats” by Andrew Prahin. After reading, kids can sip tea (or juice) while making their own teacups and saucers to take home.

For more information contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.

Intersectionality and Inclusion in Maine Politics & Policymaking Talk on Wed., Jan. 23

The 2016 election has sparked movements all across the country. Here in Maine, one of the oldest, whitest states in the union, how do we ensure that our politics and our activism is inclusive—especially for minorities including indigenous populations? Join Marpheen Chann at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. as he talks about intersectionality and inclusion in Maine politics and policymaking. Chann says that to make activism inclusive “is to recognize our blind spots and examine how privilege plays a role in how we look at both public policy and politics.” Continue reading “Intersectionality and Inclusion in Maine Politics & Policymaking Talk on Wed., Jan. 23”

“Well THAT Happened” Story Slam on Fri., Jan. 18

Did something happen as you intended or did it take an unexpected turn? Maybe you found yourself muttering “well THAT worked” or maybe even screaming it. We want to hear that true, first-person story at the next Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The theme of the slam is “well THAT worked,” Join the Jesup and emcee Jeff Miller, and share the story that had you uttering that phrase. Continue reading ““Well THAT Happened” Story Slam on Fri., Jan. 18″