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Suffrage Talk with the Leage of Women Voters of Maine–Downeast on Tues., June 18

Join the Jesup Memorial Library, the Southwest Harbor Public Library and the League of Women Voters for a series of talks about women’s suffrage and the right to vote. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, which gave some women the right to vote. Come learn more about what women’s suffrage accomplished and what is still left to do. Continue reading “Suffrage Talk with the Leage of Women Voters of Maine–Downeast on Tues., June 18”

Primary Source Speaker Series: “Preserving the Future: How does Cancer Treatment Affect Fertility?” with Dr. Ewlina Bolcun-Filas on Thurs., June 13

Join the Jesup Memorial Library and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for 4th Annual “Primary Source Speaker Series.” This year’s theme is “Getting Personal: How Your Genes are Shaping the Future of Healthcare” which will feature five speakers at the Jesup. The speakers will explore the different facets of how gene research is affecting the treatment of different diseases from cancer to ALS. Come learn about how your genes can affect your healthcare in the years to come. Continue reading “Primary Source Speaker Series: “Preserving the Future: How does Cancer Treatment Affect Fertility?” with Dr. Ewlina Bolcun-Filas on Thurs., June 13”

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Talk and Slideshow with Ross Dinyari on Fri., June 7

Ross Dinyari says his four trips to Antarctica have been an “amazing, fascinating, and life-enriching experience.” Join him at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. for a talk and slideshow about his most recent trip to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Continue reading “Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Talk and Slideshow with Ross Dinyari on Fri., June 7”

Author Talk and Book Signing: Ed Rice “Robin Emery: Maine’s First Lady of Road Racing” with Robin Emery on Thurs., June 6

Robin Emery, who lives in Lamoine, is considered a pioneer in the sport of road racing in Maine, meet her and author Ed Rice who wrote, “Robin Emery: Maine’s First Lady of Road Racing” at a special author event at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.  Rice and Emery will speak about her incredible career and legacy.

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New Commons Project on Wed., June 5

Join the New Commons project from the University of Maine at Farmington at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. to nominate pieces of work that you believe should be in Maine’s cultural commons. Learn more about the project, what they have done before and then learn how you can be a part of the project and shoot your own nomination video that night. Continue reading “New Commons Project on Wed., June 5”

Shakespeare Open Mic on Sat., June 1

Come by the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. to share your favorite Shakespeare verse, play, soliloquy or sonnet during the Jesup’s Shakespeare Open Mic. Attendees are invited to share, read, perform or recite anything pertaining to the Bard. Anyone can share and attendees in previous years have read, sung and performed various pieces of Shakespearean text. Continue reading “Shakespeare Open Mic on Sat., June 1”

Book Launch: Randi Minetor “Birding New England” on Wed., May 29

Author Randi Minetor makes birding in New England easy for everyone, first-time birders and experts alike. Join her for the launch of her book, “Birding New England: A Field Guide to the Birds of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont” on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. The guide was created with both the beginner birder, the traveling birder and those looking to identify certain species on their checklists, in mind. Continue reading “Book Launch: Randi Minetor “Birding New England” on Wed., May 29″

Author Talk and Book Signing: Porter Fox “Northland” on Tues., May 28

Porter Fox spent three years exploring the 4,000-mile border between Maine and Washington State. Join Fox, who is from Southwest Harbor and graduated from Mount Desert Island High School, as he talks about his book “Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border” and his journey at the Jesup Memorial Library on  Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. Continue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing: Porter Fox “Northland” on Tues., May 28″