ONLINE–Primary Source Speaker Series “How the Black Bear May Hold the Secret to a Cure for Kidney Disease”with Dr. Ron Korstanje

Jesup Memorial Library 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

Loading… Professor Korstanje is an Associate Professor at The Jackson Laboratory. His lab studies the genetics of kidney function and disease, particularly in the context of aging. Chronic kidney disease affects more than half a million Americans, a number that is growing due to the aging population. He also is the co-director for the Nathan... (Read More »)

ONLINE–Author Talk: Earl Brechlin “Wild! Weird! Wonderful! Maine.”

Jesup Memorial Library 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

Loading… So, you think you know Maine? Think again! It’s not just the woods, waters, mountains, lobsters and lighthouses that define Maine. From Kittery to Eastport, from Fort Kent to Monhegan, Maine is home to natural wonders, quirky characters, remarkable inventors, and haunting ghosts and legends. Whether it’s Moxie Nerve Food, the North American Wife... (Read More »)

Canceled–Contra Dance with Big Moose Band

Jesup Memorial Library 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. there will be a free family dance and then starting at 7:30 p.m. there is an $8 charge to help pay the caller. All dances are taught beforehand and you do not need a partner to have fun. The free family dance is perfect for families and beginners who... (Read More »)

ONLINE–Author Talk: Daren Worcester “Open Season: True Stories of the Maine Warden Service”

Jesup Memorial Library 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

Loading… Re-creating the full Maine Warden Service experience, Open Season includes stories from two colonels, two lieutenants, two sergeants, four district wardens, one warden pilot, and one currently active-duty corporal. Altogether, their cumulative experiences enforcing Maine fish and game laws in the north woods account for over 300 years of warden folklore. There are life-and-death situations, humorous moments,... (Read More »)

ONLINE–Concert for Kids: Lupines, Lobsters, Berries! Oh My! with Jennifer Armstrong

Jesup Memorial Library 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

Loading… Kids and families can join singer, musician and storyteller Jennifer Armstrong for “Lupines, Lobsters and Berries, Oh My!” on Thursday, July 30 at 10 a.m. for a Zoom concert and stories. Come sing, laugh and dance on your couch as we celebrate Maine and imagination. Armstrong brings picture books, songs, stories, fiddle, banjo and... (Read More »)

ONLINE–Author Talk: “A History of Maine Railroads” by Bill Kenny

Jesup Memorial Library 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

Loading… Maine is populated with intriguing characters who set in motion a fascinating, compelling story of railroads and the unique communities they helped to build. One of the first states to build railroads and trolleys in the United States, Maine at one point had more than ninety communities with trolleys. Standard-gauge and "two-footers" crossed the... (Read More »)

ONLINE–Author Talk and Q&A: Lily King “Writers & Lovers”

Jesup Memorial Library 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

Loading… Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with another instant New York Times bestseller: an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman. Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without... (Read More »)

Canceled–Author Talk and Book Signing: Kevin Gardener “The Granite Kiss”

Jesup Memorial Library 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to... (Read More »)

ONLINE–Author Christina Baker Kline and Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Museum Michael K. Komanecky in Conversation

Jesup Memorial Library 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

Loading… Join author Christina Baker Kline and Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum Michael K. Komanecky as they discuss the painting “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth, during a conversation moderated by art writer Carl Little on Monday, August 10 at 7 p.m. on Zoom with the Jesup Memorial Library. Kline will discuss her interpretation... (Read More »)