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Author Talk and Book Signing: Diane Magras “The Mad Wolf’s Daughter” on Sat., Sept. 22

In Diane Magras’s middle grade book “The Mad Wolf’s Daughter” Drest’s sheltered life on a remote Scottish headland is shattered when invading knights capture her family, but leave Drest behind. So she starts off on a wild rescue attempt, taking a wounded invader along as a hostage. Join Magras for an author talk and book signing at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Diane Magras “The Mad Wolf’s Daughter” on Sat., Sept. 22″

Paul Hammond Memorial Lecture on Fri., Sept. 21

Join Jasmine Wallace, from Villanova University, for the second annual Paul Hammond Memorial Lecture at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The Hammond Memorial Lecture, in honor of the late Paul Hammond, brings a noted speaker on philosophy for a talk that explores philosophy for a lay audience. Hammond, a MDI native and professor of philosophy, was passionate about discussing ideas and current events, as well as promoting well-reasoned and logical arguments and debate. Continue reading “Paul Hammond Memorial Lecture on Fri., Sept. 21”

House Wine Fundraiser on Fri., Sept. 21

Join House Wine and the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at House Wine for their annual fundraiser for the Jesup. The theme for this wine tasting is “Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” and a portion of the proceeds from all sales made that evening will benefit the library. Drop by to support the Jesup and find a new favorite wine to take home.

There is no cover charge for the event. For more information contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.

Author Talk and Book Signing: Carl Little on Thurs., Sept. 20

Join author and art critic Carl Little at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. as he leads a tour of the Maine coast through its painters, past and present. The talk is prompted by three recent books: Paintings of Portland, co-written with his brother David Little; Philip Frey: Here and Now, co-written with Daniel Kany; and Nature Observed: The Landscapes of Joseph Fiore, to which Little contributed an essay. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Carl Little on Thurs., Sept. 20”

Beekeeping Talk with Andrew Dewey on Wed., Sept. 19

Join Master Beekeeper Andrew Dewey at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. to learn more about beekeeping.  Dewey has kept bees in Maine since 2001. He is certified by both the Eastern Apicultural Society and The University of Montana as a Master Beekeeper and by the University of Maine as a Master Gardener Volunteer. He teaches Beginner and Intermediate Beekeeping classes through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Washington County. Dewey serves as Treasurer of the Maine State Beekeepers Association and is past president and founder of The Washington County Beekeepers Association.

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

 

Age By Design: Cycling Scandinavia with Anna Carr on Mon. Sept. 17 at the YWCA MDI

Join Anna Carr to learn about her post-retirement trip of a lifetime, a four-month cycling trip around Scandinavia, at the YWCA MDI on Monday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. This talk is part of Age By Design, which is a series of programs co-sponsored by the Jesup Memorial Library, the YWCA MDI, the Mount Desert Island YMCA and Island Connections that focuses on all facets of life for people ages 50 and over. Continue reading “Age By Design: Cycling Scandinavia with Anna Carr on Mon. Sept. 17 at the YWCA MDI”

MDI Hospital Insurance Talk on Sat. Sept. 15

Join MDI Hospital’s Community Health Educator Kathy Mulligan at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about the ins and outs of insurance under the Affordable Care Act. This “Health Insurance Basics” class will help participants understand acronyms, the difference between silver, gold, and bronze plans, what to look for when picking a health care plan, what in-network and out-of-network mean and out of pocket maximum.

For more information contact Mulligan at 207-801-5034 or kathy.mulligan@mdihospital.org.

Author Talk and Book Signing: Susan Hand Shetterly “Seaweed Chronicles” on Thurs., Sept. 13

In author Susan Hand Shetterly’s new book “Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge” she takes readers deep into the world of seaweed by providing an immersive look at life on the rugged shores of the Gulf of Maine, where the growth and harvesting of seaweed is becoming a major industry. Join Shetterly at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Susan Hand Shetterly “Seaweed Chronicles” on Thurs., Sept. 13″

Acadia Night Sky Festival Events at the Jesup

Join the Jesup Memorial Library for a series of talks and programs during the Acadia Night Sky Festival.

First, on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., join Dr. Scott J. Kenyon, an astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, for “Pluto Strikes Back.” Kenyon will show images from the New Horizons flyby of the Pluto-Charon binary planet and will discuss how these results help us understand how all planets form. Kenyon uses observations and numerical simulations to study the formation of stars and planetary systems.

Then on Sunday, Sept. 9, there are a series of programs at the library beginning at 9 a.m. Continue reading “Acadia Night Sky Festival Events at the Jesup”