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Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam on Fri., Oct. 11

Share your verse or the work of a poet that inspires you at the next Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. This poetry slam is about sharing all kinds and types of poetry in a fun, friendly environment. Whether it is free verse, sonnet, haiku or limerick, we want to hear it. Bring your friends or family and share your poetry in a supportive atmosphere.

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

“Recipe Queens: Marjorie Standish, Brownie Schrumpf and the Evolution of the Cooking Column in Maine” on Thurs., Oct. 10

Marjorie Standish wrote a cooking column for the Maine Sunday Telegram for 25 years sharing her recipes and expertise and Mildred “Brownie” Schrumpf did the same for the Bangor Daily News for 40 years. Learn more about the women and their impact on cooking in Maine with Sandy Oliver on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Oliver, who writes the “TasteBuds” column in the Bangor Daily News, is the editor of the newly released “Cooking Maine Style: Tried and True Recipes from Down East,” which is a collection of Standish’s recipes. Continue reading ““Recipe Queens: Marjorie Standish, Brownie Schrumpf and the Evolution of the Cooking Column in Maine” on Thurs., Oct. 10″

Author Story Time with Charlotte Crowder “A Fine Orange Bucket” on Thurs., Oct. 10

A lobsterman’s favorite orange bucket travels the coast of Maine in author Charlotte Crowder’s “A Fine Orange Bucket.” Join Crowder at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. for a preschool special story time.

“A Fine Orange Bucket” follows the bucket as it travels off the coast of Downeast Maine. Along the way, children learn about sailing, sea creatures and lobstering. After reading the story, kids can learn how to tie a bowline. Continue reading “Author Story Time with Charlotte Crowder “A Fine Orange Bucket” on Thurs., Oct. 10”

“Gene Therapy and JAX’s Precision Genetics Center” on Tues., Oct. 8

Our brains are wired to send messages throughout our bodies. But what happens when these messages suddenly stop? Join Dr. Rob Burgess, a Professor at The Jackson Laboratory, as he discusses how genetic mutations can disrupt those important connections and how gene therapy could use to fix those mutations, during a talk at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Continue reading ““Gene Therapy and JAX’s Precision Genetics Center” on Tues., Oct. 8”

Paul Hammond Memorial Lecture on Fri., Oct. 4

Join Dr. Joshua Schwartz for the third Annual Paul Hammond Memorial Lecture on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. The Hammond Memorial Lecture, in honor of the late Paul Hammond, brings a noted speaker for a talk that explores philosophy for a lay audience. Hammond, who grew up on MDI and was professor of philosophy, was passionate about discussing ideas and current events, as well as promoting well-reasoned and logical arguments and debate.  There will be a discussion with the speaker on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. on the topics discussed during the lecture. Continue reading “Paul Hammond Memorial Lecture on Fri., Oct. 4”

Contra Dance with Big Moose Band on Sat., Sept. 28

Dance the night away with the Big Moose Band at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. If you wonder how the library hosts a contra dance every month, this is your chance to find out. Everyone is invited to this fun event, contra dance novices, dance experts and families alike. You do not need a partner to dance or to have a great time. Just put on your dancing shoes and come on down to the Jesup. Continue reading “Contra Dance with Big Moose Band on Sat., Sept. 28”

“I’ll Never Do That Again” Story Slam on Fri., Sept. 20

If you have ever done something and thought or maybe muttered to yourself, “I’ll never do that again,” join emcee Jeff Miller and share that story at the next Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. The theme of the night’s slam is “I’ll never do that again” and everyone is welcome to share a story that fits the theme. Continue reading ““I’ll Never Do That Again” Story Slam on Fri., Sept. 20″