As we age one thing that is often affected is our vision. When you or someone you love are faced with the knowledge that nothing can be done to improve vision, learn what steps you can take to continue to stay independent and safe. Specialists from the Maine Division for the Blind and the Visually Impaired and The Iris Network will be at the YWCA MDI on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. to talk about your vision as you age. This talk is part of Age By Design, a series of programs co-sponsored by the YWCA, the Mount Desert Island YMCA, Island Connections and the Jesup Memorial Library. Continue reading “Age By Design: Vision as You Age Talk at the YWCA MDI on Wed., July 17”
Richard H. Fallon, Jr., the Story Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will discuss law and legitimacy in the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. This is the second part in the three-part series speaker “Democracy: The Constitution, The Courts and The People,” which is a partnership between the Jesup, the League of Women Voters of Maine—Downeast and Acadia Senior College. Continue reading ““Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court” with Richard H. Fallon, Jr. on Tues., July 16″
Enjoy a night of music on the baroque harp with Phoebe Durand-McDonnell on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Durand-McDonnell, who is from Bar Harbor, began studying harp at age ten and just graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory with a major in harp performance and a minor in music history. Continue reading “Harp Concert with Phoebe Durand-McDonnell on Sat., July 13 at 7 p.m.”
Author Roxana Robinson mines her family’s own history to tell the story of a struggling newspaper owner during the Reconstruction-era Charleston, South Carolina in her book “Dawson’s Fall.” Join Robinson for an islandwide author event, co-sponsored by the Jesup Memorial Library, Northeast Harbor Library and Southwest Harbor Public Library, at the Mount Desert Island High School on Friday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Roxana Robinson “Dawson’s Fall” on Fri., July 12 at MDI High School”
Join preeminent science fiction author and environmentalist Kim Stanley Robinson for two talks about the environment, science and more at the Jesup Memorial Library. Robinson, who is a Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award winner, will be in conversation with author and astrophysicist Adam Frank on Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m. and then with Abe Miller-Rushing, the science coordinator at Acadia National Park, on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. Continue reading “Conversation with Adam Frank and Kim Stanley Robinson on Thurs., July 12”
In astrophysicist and NPR commentator Adam Frank’s book “Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth,” Frank looks at the existence of alien civilizations and tries to answer the question “what can the likely presence of life on other worlds tell us about our own fate?” Join Frank at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. He will also be in conversation with renowned science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson the next night on Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Adam Frank “Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth” on Wed., July 10″
In author Jordanna Max Brodsky’s newest book “The Wolf in the Whale” the worlds of the Vikings and Inuit collide in 1000 A.D., as a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies. Join Brodsky at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, July 5 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing.
In “My Brother’s Keeper” private investigator Ed Traynor is called to a crime scene in the remote woods of New Hampshire. There Traynor finds out that his estranged brother is the victim of a violent crime and he sets out to catch the killer. Join author Vaughn C. Hardacker for the launch of “My Brother’s Keeper” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. Continue reading “Book Launch: “My Brother’s Keeper” with Vaughn C. Hardacker on Wed., July 3″
Artist Philip Frey is a landscape painter, who paints Maine’s harbors with a bold palette that captures the light and moods of the state. Join Frey and author and art critic Carl Little as they speak about Frey’s career and the book “Philip Frey: Here and Now” on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.
“Philip Frey: Here and Now,” which was written by Little and co-author Daniel Kany, is the first in-depth look into Frey’s body of work and highlights Frey’s place in Maine’s contemporary art scene. Kany writes, “Frey’s art occupies the nexus between contemporary painting and brushy traditionalism. If there is a focus to this new direction in Maine painting, his art is it.” The book features Frey’s work alongside commentary from the authors and an introduction from curator George Kinghorn. Continue reading “Artist and Author Talk: Philip Frey and Carl Little on Thurs., June 27”
Join the Bar Harbor Police Department and the Mount Desert Police Department for a community forum at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. Representatives from the department will be on hand to talk about what the they do in the community and answer any questions you have. Continue reading “Police Department Forum on Wed., June 26”