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Modern Farming with Shalom Orchard on Thurs., Nov. 8

Join Jim Baranski from Shalom Orchard to learn more about how he and his wife, Charlotte Young, created a modern farm at a talk at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Shalom Orchard was certified organic in 2005 by the Maine Organic Farms and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and is the only organic winery in Maine. Learn more about their winery and orchard as well as how they have grown their farm over the years. Continue reading “Modern Farming with Shalom Orchard on Thurs., Nov. 8”

The Dream Gathering with Author Kristen Britain on Sat., Nov. 3

Celebrate 20 years of the “Green Rider” with author Kristen Britain at the “Dream Gathering” on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Britain will be there to celebrate not only the 20 years and six more books released since but she will also be celebrating the launch of her new book “The Dream Gatherer” which features a novella and two short stories set in the world of “Green Rider.” Continue reading “The Dream Gathering with Author Kristen Britain on Sat., Nov. 3”

Crowdfunding the Arts on Fri., Nov. 2

Learn how a composer and photographer crowdfunded their dream project at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Composer Kristina A. Bishoff and photographer Madeline Shayne used Kickstarter to raise $99,297 to create the “Green Rider” soundtrack and photobook based on the Kristen Britain novel of the same name. Join them to learn more about how they successfully funded their project, hear pieces from the soundtrack and see photos from the accompanying photos. Continue reading “Crowdfunding the Arts on Fri., Nov. 2”

Fiore Fundraiser for the Jesup on Fri., Nov. 2

Join FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars for their annual fundraiser for the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Stop by to get a jump start on your holiday gifts or to restock your pantry all while supporting the Jesup. There will be tasty treats made with Fiore’s amazing olive oils and vinegars. It is guaranteed to be a fun and tasty evening. This event is free and open to the public and a portion of the proceeds from the evening support the Jesup.

For more information, contact the Jesup Memorial Library at (207) 288-4245 or Fiore at (207) 801-2580.

Murder by the Book on Fri., Oct. 26 and Sat., Oct. 27

Join 13 mystery, suspense and thriller writers at the Jesup Memorial Library for Murder by the Book. This great weekend of events kicks off on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with a special reception where you can meet and mingle with the authors. Then on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there is a full day of talks, book signings and more with a keynote talk with author David Rosenfelt at noon. This year’s featured authors include: David Rosenfelt, Brenda Buchanan, Dorothy Cannell, Richard Cass, Bruce Coffin, Stephanie Gayle, Vaughn Hardacker, James Hayman, Lynne Raimondo, Nicole Seavey, Jane Sloven, Julia Spencer-Fleming and James Ziskin. Continue reading “Murder by the Book on Fri., Oct. 26 and Sat., Oct. 27”

Author Talk and Concert: Robert Hunter “Relapse + Revival” on Fri., Oct. 19

Join author and musician Robert Hunter for a special concert and book talk as part of his “Relapse + Revival” tour at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Hunter, a Nashville-based musician, plays what is described as lyrical alt-country-rock. He will read from “Relapse,” the book he recently published and will play pieces from “Revival” his new CD. Continue reading “Author Talk and Concert: Robert Hunter “Relapse + Revival” on Fri., Oct. 19”

Parting with Plastics on Tues., Oct. 16

Last spring, Caroline Musson, Logan Wilbur, Charlotte Partin, and Ella Izenour, students from Pemetic, did research on about the effects of plastic waste on the environment and our health. Now, they are working with all four communities on Mount Desert Island to reduce the use of the single use plastic bags as well as polystyrene (styrophone) Join these students at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m. as they give their presentation about plastic use. After their talk there will be a screening of part of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean.” Continue reading “Parting with Plastics on Tues., Oct. 16”