Robopots with Gizmo Garden on Sat., Nov. 10

Kids in grades five through eight are invited to make Robopots at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. with Gizmo Garden and Christina Dorman, the Maine State Library’s STEM Liaison. Attendees craft a pot, add a houseplant, and then learn how to rig a pump to water the plant every 24 hours.

The making of a Robopot teaches kids math, chemistry, physical science, computer science skills and uses art skills as well. Kids also get to learn about basic electric circuitry. Attendees do not have to have any computer or programming skills to get the most out of this fun and free event.

Registration is required. To register contact Mae Corrion at the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or in person. For more information about this program visit

Modern Farming with Shalom Orchard on Thurs., Nov. 8

Join Jim Baranski from Shalom Orchard to learn more about how he and his wife, Charlotte Young, created a modern farm at a talk at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Shalom Orchard was certified organic in 2005 by the Maine Organic Farms and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and is the only organic winery in Maine. Learn more about their winery and orchard as well as how they have grown their farm over the years. Continue reading “Modern Farming with Shalom Orchard on Thurs., Nov. 8”

The Dream Gathering with Author Kristen Britain on Sat., Nov. 3

Celebrate 20 years of the “Green Rider” with author Kristen Britain at the “Dream Gathering” on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Britain will be there to celebrate not only the 20 years and six more books released since but she will also be celebrating the launch of her new book “The Dream Gatherer” which features a novella and two short stories set in the world of “Green Rider.” Continue reading “The Dream Gathering with Author Kristen Britain on Sat., Nov. 3”

Crowdfunding the Arts on Fri., Nov. 2

Learn how a composer and photographer crowdfunded their dream project at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Composer Kristina A. Bishoff and photographer Madeline Shayne used Kickstarter to raise $99,297 to create the “Green Rider” soundtrack and photobook based on the Kristen Britain novel of the same name. Join them to learn more about how they successfully funded their project, hear pieces from the soundtrack and see photos from the accompanying photos. Continue reading “Crowdfunding the Arts on Fri., Nov. 2”

Fiore Fundraiser for the Jesup on Fri., Nov. 2

Join FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars for their annual fundraiser for the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Stop by to get a jump start on your holiday gifts or to restock your pantry all while supporting the Jesup. There will be tasty treats made with Fiore’s amazing olive oils and vinegars. It is guaranteed to be a fun and tasty evening. This event is free and open to the public and a portion of the proceeds from the evening support the Jesup.

For more information, contact the Jesup Memorial Library at (207) 288-4245 or Fiore at (207) 801-2580.

Murder by the Book on Fri., Oct. 26 and Sat., Oct. 27

Join 13 mystery, suspense and thriller writers at the Jesup Memorial Library for Murder by the Book. This great weekend of events kicks off on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with a special reception where you can meet and mingle with the authors. Then on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there is a full day of talks, book signings and more with a keynote talk with author David Rosenfelt at noon. This year’s featured authors include: David Rosenfelt, Brenda Buchanan, Dorothy Cannell, Richard Cass, Bruce Coffin, Stephanie Gayle, Vaughn Hardacker, James Hayman, Lynne Raimondo, Nicole Seavey, Jane Sloven, Julia Spencer-Fleming and James Ziskin. Continue reading “Murder by the Book on Fri., Oct. 26 and Sat., Oct. 27”