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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Photography Session on Fri., Oct. 12

Learn how to get the most out of your camera and the camera on your cell phone at this instructional talk with Mike Leonard of “Photo Tourism by Mike” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Bring along your camera for this hands-on workshop and Leonard will walk you through the easy changes you can make to instantly help you take better photos. Continue reading “Bar Harbor Whale Watch Photography Session on Fri., Oct. 12”

Age By Design: Author Talk and Book Signing” Laurie Chandler “Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail” on Sat., Oct. 6

At 53, Laurie Apgar Chandler became the first woman to solo thru-paddle the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT). Join Chandler a for an author talk and book signing at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. She will share her story, which she recounts in her book “Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.” Continue reading “Age By Design: Author Talk and Book Signing” Laurie Chandler “Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail” on Sat., Oct. 6″

Bhutan Talk and Slideshow on Fri. Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

The Kingdom of Bhutan in Southern Asia is situated in the Eastern Himalayan Mountains in between Tibet and India. In the fall of 2017, Dan DeLuca, a teacher and interpreter, traveled to this remote country. Now, join DeLuca, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. as he shares stories and pictures from his time in the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Bhutan is the only carbon neutral country in the world and has popularized the idea of gross national happiness, an index which is used to measure the collective happiness and well-being of a population. Learn more about this special place.

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

Author Talk and Book Signing: Ruth Fortner Grierson and Thomas F. Vining “Living on the Edge: A Guide to Tide Pool Animals, Seaweeds, and Seaside Plants” on Thurs., Oct. 4

Learn more about the animals and plants that dot the Maine coast with authors Ruth Fortner Grierson and Thomas F. Vining at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Grierson and Vining are the co-authors of “Living on the Edge: A Guide to Tide Pool Animals, Seaweeds, and Seaside Plants” Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Ruth Fortner Grierson and Thomas F. Vining “Living on the Edge: A Guide to Tide Pool Animals, Seaweeds, and Seaside Plants” on Thurs., Oct. 4”

Mushrooms: Find ‘Em, Grow ‘Em, Eat ‘Em on Wed., Oct. 3

Join Dr. David Porter, a retired professor of mycology which is the study of mushrooms and fungi, for “Mushrooms: Find ‘Em, Grow ‘Em, Eat ‘Em” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, October 3 at 7 p.m.

Porter will talk about foraging for edible wild mushrooms in Maine and the techniques available to cultivate mushrooms at home. He will help you learn the basic precautions to take to avoid poisonous mushrooms and how to identify ones that are edible. Porter will also teach you how best to grow shiitake, oyster mushrooms, wine cap mushrooms and others at home and how to enhance your own garden. Continue reading “Mushrooms: Find ‘Em, Grow ‘Em, Eat ‘Em on Wed., Oct. 3”

Author Talk and Book Signing: Terri-Lynne DeFino “The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (and their Muses)” on Sat., Sept. 29

In Terri-Lynne DeFino’s book “The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (and their Muses)” authors have come to the “Bar Harbor Home for Elderly” to spend their days amount kindred spirits, the publishing industry’s nearly gone but never forgotten greats. Join DeFino at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Terri-Lynne DeFino “The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (and their Muses)” on Sat., Sept. 29”

Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Fri., Sept. 28

Join the Jesup Memorial Library and share your story at the next Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. These are true, first-person stories, told live. The theme for this slam is “anything goes.” The sky is the limit! We want to hear your stories that fit this theme. Jeff Miller will emcee the evening and the audience that night chooses the theme of the next slam.

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

 

Former Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele on Thurs., Sept. 27

Join former Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele as he reflects on his 38-year career in the National Park Service at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

His talk, “From Bear Dens in the Rockies to the Oval Office: My 38-year Career with the National Park Service” will feature stories from his career as a manager at seven National Parks throughout the country. He has hosted park visits with numerous dignitaries including President Obama and the First Family, the Emperor of Japan, and Pope John Paul II; and he met President Clinton during a “bill signing” ceremony in the Oval Office. Steele has extensive experience preserving natural and cultural resources and in managing park operations including visitor services, park maintenance, search and rescue, and wildlife management. Continue reading “Former Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele on Thurs., Sept. 27”