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May 2019

Girls Who Code Club

May 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Calling all middle and high school girls who love computers, coding, and science or just having fun while learning. These weekly events on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. feature fun projects that teach basic coding skills. The club is open to those in grades 6 through 12 and is inclusive to anyone who identifies as a girl in a way that is significant to them. Come and find out what coding is all about. These after school programs are designed to…

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Infant Story Time

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages infant to 2 years and their caregivers.

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Bar Harbor Citizen Initiative Discussion

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Charles Sidman will present the Citizens Initiatives on the June 11, 2019 ballot: Article 4 - Only registered voters in the Town of Bar Harbor shall be permitted to vote on any appointed board, committee or commission. – Shall the above-described ordinance be enacted? Article 5 - LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT – Limits on Pier Length and Size of Berthed Cruise Ships – Shall an Ordinance entitled “An Amendment to the LUZO to Prohibit Berthing Piers for Large Cruise Ships” be…

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Preschool Story Time

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

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Get Your Knit On!

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Book Launch: “Bar Harbor Babylon: Murder, Misfortune, and Scandal on Mount Desert Island” by Dan Landrigan and Leslie Landrigan

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Mount Desert Island has attracted scoundrels and scandals for more than 100 years. Steady as the tide, every summer brings a rush of summer residents from eastern cities to the island and nothing thrilled them so much as a good scandal.  In its heyday, Mount Desert was a wild oasis where the summercators could carry on in comparative privacy. Today, unfortunately, unlike Las Vegas, what happened on Mount Desert doesn’t always stay on Mount Desert. The scandals that were the…

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Contra Dance with Big Moose Band

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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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 have never contra danced before. Fowler will teach and lead all the dances which gives everyone a chance to try out contra dancing in a…

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Girls Who Code Club

May 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Calling all middle and high school girls who love computers, coding, and science or just having fun while learning. These weekly events on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. feature fun projects that teach basic coding skills. The club is open to those in grades 6 through 12 and is inclusive to anyone who identifies as a girl in a way that is significant to them. Come and find out what coding is all about. These after school programs are designed to…

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Porter Fox “Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border”

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

A quest to rediscover America’s other border—the fascinating but little-known northern one. America’s northern border is the world’s longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America’s primary border for centuries—much of the early history of the United States took place there—and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of…

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Infant Story Time

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages infant to 2 years and their caregivers.

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Randi Minetor “Birding New England”

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Birdwatching is for everyone. No other outdoor pursuit yields so much knowledge of nature's ways with so little effort--if one knows what to look for. Birding New England opens the world of birding to the novice and expert in this complete guide to getting the most out of birding in New England. Birding New England includes a section on birding technology and features detailed advice on equipment, identification techniques, birding "by ear," field guides, optics, and other essentials to get the beginner into…

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Preschool Story Time

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

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Get Your Knit On!

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Vietnam Talk and Slideshow with Bob Thayer

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

For many Americans the word Vietnam conjures memories of war and discord.  But after nearly 50 years, visiting the country again, with a friendlier mission, is both revealing and rewarding.  Vietnam today maintains much of the ancient culture while embracing a growing modernism. This program looks at Vietnam from both sides of the war and reveals the beauty of the land and its people that were often overlooked during the war.

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June 2019

Shakespeare Open Mic

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

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. The young performers from Crooked Road Shakespeare class and their instructor Tom Crikelair also will be on hand to…

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Get Your Knit On!

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Ed Rice “Robin Emery: Maine’s First Lady of Road Racing” with Robin Emery

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Robin Emery of Ellsworth, Maine is a pioneer in the sport of road racing, or distance running. She fell in love with the sport of running in 1967 and, fifty years later, she is still at it. When she started, women weren’t allowed to race with men and there were no sports teams for girls in schools, but that was no deterrent. Robin persisted, trying a range of sports as a child from golf to football before establishing herself in…

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Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands Talk and Slideshow with Ross Dinyari

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

The global weather and temperature changes make tangible footprints in the pristine and the completely isolated frozen continent that we noticed in our four expeditions in the last 18 years to the region. Other human made footprints in Antarctica, from whaling to plastics and chemicals further work on degrading our world.  The extensive research stations in Antarctica from numerous countries measure and report the effects of human activity; apparently to the deaf ears of policy makers. Antarctica hold the lion’s share of…

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Suffrage Talk with the League of Women Voters at the Southwest Harbor Public Library

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main St
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 United States

Two voting rights activists, Ann Luther and Sheila Kirby, will be at the Library for an event commemorating the 19th Amendment. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when women won the right to vote. This presentation not only celebrates that historic victory and the women who led the movement, but it also provides a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind--choices that continue to echo 100 years later. Ann and…

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Acadia Astronomical Society

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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The club welcomes new members, and the program is open to everyone at no charge. The club uses the Jesup’s lending telescope to scope out the night skies, teaches people to use it and offers exciting programs about what’s to be seen in the sky at night. For more information, contact the club at acadiaastronomicalsociety@gmail.com.

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Get Your Knit On!

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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JAX Primary Source: “Preserving the Future: How Does Cancer Treatment Affect Fertility?” with Dr. Ewelina Bolcun-Filas

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

For many women, cancer treatment is complicated by the potential negative impact on their fertility. How can we help women who are facing this challenge? Join scientist and researcher Ewelina Bolcun-Filas for an engaging and interactive discussion on research aiming to make the decision between cancer treatments or fertility a thing of the past.

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Concert with Gus LaCasse

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Described as a folk fiddler with both speed and savage energy, Gus La Casse’s repertoire reflects his innovative spirit and dedication to the Cape Breton and Acadian fiddle traditions, playing both standards of the genre and his original material. Based in Downeast Maine, Gus maintains an active performance schedule as a solo artist and with other musicians. Gus’ music has also taken him beyond Maine. He was the 2014 student in residence at The Acadia School of Traditional Music, appearing…

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Disenfranchised Voters and the History of Voting in Maine with the League of Women Voters

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Summer Reading Concert with Deborah Fortier

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Get Your Knit On!

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Author Talk and Book Signing: “The Last House Guest” with Megan Miranda

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, a suspenseful new novel about an idyllic town in Maine dealing with the suspicious death of one of their own—and her best “summer” friend, who is trying to uncover the truth…before fingers point her way. Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on…

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Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Calling all poets and lovers of poetry! Come to Jesup for an open mic night where poets are invited to share their work in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Come to read or to enjoy the poetry of others.

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Contra Dance with Big Moose Band

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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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 have never contra danced before. Fowler will teach and lead all the dances which gives everyone a chance to try out contra dancing in a…

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Burt Neuborne Talk with Acadia Senior College and the League of Women Voters

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Burt Neuborne is the Norman Dorsen Professor of Civil Liberties and founding Legal Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School. For more than 50 years, he has been one of the nation's foremost civil liberties lawyers, serving as National Legal Director of the ACLU from 1981-86, Special Counsel to the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund from 1990-1996, and as a member of the New York City Human Rights Commission from 1988-1992. He has argued numerous…

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Summer Reading Program: Create A Planet!

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Get Your Knit On!

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Author and Artist Talk: “Here and Now: The Art of Philip Frey” with Carl Little and Philip Frey

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Philip Frey is one of the handful of artists responsible for changing the course of Maine painting.Daniel Kany, art critic for the Portland Press Herald, writes that “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.” Author of a number of books on Maine art and artists, Carl Little explores art-historical influences on Frey from the Fauvists and Matisse to Rockwell Kent…

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July 2019

Book Launch: Vaughn Hardacker “My Brother’s Keeper”

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

When Private Investigator Ed Traynor is summoned to a remote spot in the New Hampshire woods by his old friend County Sheriff Buck Buchanan, he's puzzled. Since leaving the force, Buck has never called him to a homicide scene before. But when he arrives, Ed learns that the victim is his brother, John. Though there was no love lost between them, Ed vows to find and catch the killer and get justice for his little brother.  The hunt leads Ed to…

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Closed for the 4th of July

July 4
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Author Talk and Book Signing: Jordanna Max Brodsky “The Wolf and the Whale”

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

A young Inuit shaman's epic quest for survival in the frozen lands of North America in 1000 AD. Born with the soul of a hunter and the language of the gods, Omat is destined to become a shaman like her grandfather. To protect her people, she invokes the spirits of the sky, the sea, and the air. But the gods have stopped listening, the seals won't come, and Omat's family is starving. Desperate to save them, Omat journeys through the…

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Acadia Astronomical Society

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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The club welcomes new members, and the program is open to everyone at no charge. The club uses the Jesup’s lending telescope to scope out the night skies, teaches people to use it and offers exciting programs about what’s to be seen in the sky at night. For more information, contact the club at acadiaastronomicalsociety@gmail.com.

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Adam Frank “Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth”

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

In Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth, astrophysicist, NPR commentator, and New York Times contributor Adam Frank tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on a climate-changed Earth. Adam compares modern, human society to confused teenagers: as a society, we, like teens, are in desperate need of a more knowledgeable, more experienced model to follow (regardless of how…

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Summer Reading Program: “To the Moon with NASA” with Elissa Chesler

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Get Your Knit On!

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Adam Frank in Conversation

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Author Roxana Robinson “Dawson’s Fall” with the Southwest Harbor Public Library and Northeast Harbor Library at MDI High School

July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MDI High School, 1081 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

In Dawson’s Fall, a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, we see America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinson’s tale weaves her family’s journal entries and letters with a novelist’s narrative grace, and spans the life of her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, as he attempts to navigate the country’s new political, social, and moral landscape. Dawson, a man of fierce opinions, came to this country as a young Englishman…

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Young Audience Concert Series with Bar Harbor Music Festival: Performers from the Opera “Carmen”

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Richard H. Fallon, Jr Talk with Acadia Senior College and the League of Women Voters

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Richard H. Fallon, Jr., joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor in 1982, was promoted to full professor in 1987, and is currently the Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law. Fallon is a graduate of Yale University (History, 1975) and Yale Law School (1980). He also earned a B.A. degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University (1977), which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Before entering teaching, Fallon served as a law clerk to…

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Violin Concert with Sean Lim

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Sean Lim is a 19 years old violinist. He began playing violin at age 8 and moved to Cleveland in 2015 to study with Jaime Laredo and Jan Sloman at the Cleveland Institute of Music(CIM), in the Young Artist Program. He is currently a junior at CIM, pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree. Sean has performed at large venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, John F. Kennedy Center, Severance Hall, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Smithsonian National…

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Summer Reading Program: “Blast Off!” with Mad Science of Maine

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Get Your Knit On!

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Author Talk and Book Signing: John Eisenberg “The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire”

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

The epic tale of the five owners who shepherded the NFL through its tumultuous early decades and built the most popular sport in America   The National Football League is a towering, distinctly American colossus spewing out $13 billion in annual revenue. Yet its current dominance has obscured how professional football got its start. In The League, John Eisenberg reveals that Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell took an immense risk by investing in the…

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Colin Calloway “The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation”

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

George Washington's place in the foundations of the Republic remains unrivalled. His life story--from his beginnings as a surveyor and farmer, to colonial soldier in the Virginia Regiment, leader of the Patriot cause, commander of the Continental Army, and finally first president of the United States--reflects the narrative of the nation he guided into existence. There is, rightfully, no more chronicled figure. Yet American history has largely forgotten what Washington himself knew clearly: that the new Republic's fate depended less…

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Young Audience Concert Series with Bar Harbor Music Festival: Janey Choi, Violinist and Antonio Galera Lopez, Pianist

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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JAX Primary Source: “Can Biotechnology Be Ethical: The CRISPR Conundrum” with Dr. Debra Mathews

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

What are the ethical dilemmas we face as a society and what questions must be answered with the dawn of genome editing in humans (often referred to as “CRISPR”)? Please join bioethicist Debra Mathews for a presentation and discussion on the latest, dramatic changes in genetics research, how research and healthcare communities are utilizing these technologies and what cultural shift is needed to respond to the ethical questions that are being asked. Debra JH Mathews, PhD, MA, is the Assistant…

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In Conversation: Kim Stanley Robinson and Abe Miller-Rushing “Thoreau and Matters Ecological”

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Summer Reading Program: Stories and Songs

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Get Your Knit On!

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Alan Lightman “In Praise of Wasting Time”

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

In this timely and essential book that offers a fresh take on the qualms of modern day life, Professor Alan Lightman investigates the creativity born from allowing our minds to freely roam, without attempting to accomplish anything and without any assigned tasks. We are all worried about wasting time. Especially in the West, we have created a frenzied lifestyle in which the twenty-­four hours of each day are carved up, dissected, and reduced down to ten minute units of efficiency.…

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Photo Workshops with Mike Leonard sponsored by the Bar Harbor Whale Watch

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Contra Dance with Big Moose Band

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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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 have never contra danced before. Fowler will teach and lead all the dances which gives everyone a chance to try out contra dancing in a…

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August 2019

Summer Reading Program: Science Experiments

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Get Your Knit On!

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Theda Skocpol Talk with Acadia Senior College and the League of Women Voters

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. At Harvard, she has served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2005-2007) and as Director of the Center for American Political Studies (2000-2006). In 1996, Skocpol served as President of the Social Science History Association, an interdisciplinary professional group, and in 2002-03, she served as President of the American Political Science Association during the centennial of this leading professional body. In 2007,…

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Ann Rutherford Austin “The Bar Harbor Formation”

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

A privileged childhood among the dying embers of the Gilded Age is not the best preparation for a young woman coming of age at the second half of the twentieth century. The world Katie Bowman Morse has been trained for-the world of Emily Post, dinner parties, and marriage as a career-is rapidly changing. Soon she will have to find her footing at a time of massive cultural shifts: the Viet Nam War, the civil rights movement, hippies, feminists, and, perhaps…

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Get Your Knit On!

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Piano Concert with Deborah Fortier

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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JAX Primary Source: “Making Genetics Part of Everyday Medicine” with Dr. Ada Hamosh

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

What if you had the answer inside of you to why you were suffering from a disease? We are living in a time when genetics can tell us more about our health, but few physicians know how to accurately use genetic data for diagnosis and treatment.  Join pediatrician and researcher Ada Hamosh as she talks about the ethical, legal and social issues involved in integrating genetic diagnosis with treatment of cystic fibrosis — a disease affecting more than 70,000 people…

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Richard Clarke “The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats”

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

An urgent new warning from two bestselling security experts–and a gripping inside look at how governments, firms, and ordinary citizens can confront and contain the tyrants, hackers, and criminals bent on turning the digital realm into a war zone. There is much to fear in the dark corners of cyberspace. From well-covered stories like the Stuxnet attack which helped slow Iran’s nuclear program, to lesser-known tales like EternalBlue, the 2017 cyber battle that closed hospitals in Britain and froze shipping crates…

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Acadia Astronomical Society

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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The club welcomes new members, and the program is open to everyone at no charge. The club uses the Jesup’s lending telescope to scope out the night skies, teaches people to use it and offers exciting programs about what’s to be seen in the sky at night. For more information, contact the club at acadiaastronomicalsociety@gmail.com.

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Prologue Book Sale

August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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50th Annual Book Sale

August 17
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Photo Workshops with Mike Leonard sponsored by the Bar Harbor Whale Watch at the YWCA MDI

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
YWCA Bar Harbor, 36 Mt. Desert St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Author Talk and Book Signing: Janny Scott “The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father”

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

A parable for the new age of inequality: part family history, part detective story, part history of a vanishing class, and a vividly compelling exploration of the degree to which an inheritance—financial, cultural, genetic—conspired in one person’s self-destruction.Land, houses, and money tumbled from one generation to the next on the eight-hundred-acre estate built by Scott’s investment banker great-grandfather on Philadelphia’s Main Line. There was an obligation to protect it, a license to enjoy it, a duty to pass it on—but…

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Get Your Knit On!

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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September 2019

Infant Story Time

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages infant to 2 years and their caregivers.

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Get Your Knit On!

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Infant Story Time

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages infant to 2 years and their caregivers.

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Acadia Astronomical Society

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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The club welcomes new members, and the program is open to everyone at no charge. The club uses the Jesup’s lending telescope to scope out the night skies, teaches people to use it and offers exciting programs about what’s to be seen in the sky at night. For more information, contact the club at acadiaastronomicalsociety@gmail.com.

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Brooks Fenno “Winds of Change”

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Get Your Knit On!

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Author Talk and Book Signing: June Vail “Passion of Perfection: Gertrude Hitz Burton’s Modern Victorian Life”

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

The edelweiss pin at Gertrude’s throat signifies her Swiss-American heritage and her autonomy as a woman activist. Gertrude’s “life’s work” is perfecting humankind, morally and socially. Confronting Gilded Age double standards, she advocates for sex education, marriage equality and “voluntary motherhood.” After she marries, Gertrude leaves Washington DC to explore opportunities in Boston, Maine, and Switzerland. But conflicting family duties and loyalties derail her ambitious crusade, and when an incurable illness ends her activist career, Gertrude must seek new meanings…

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JAX Primary Source: “A Model for Discovering Cures for Rare Diseases” with Dr. Greg Cox

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

What can you achieve by researching a wide array of rare and orphan diseases? Answers that can be used to treat multiple diseases for many more patients. Join Greg Cox as he discusses his impactful work on understanding the genetics behind muscular dystrophies and motor neuron diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. Learn about why mouse models are critical to his research and how they are equally susceptible to the same devastating diseases.

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Infant Story Time

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages infant to 2 years and their caregivers.

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Get Your Knit On!

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Randi Minetor “Death in Acadia: And Other Misadventures in Maine’s National Park”

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Maine Acadia National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the United States. It is an adventure seeker's paradise. Hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, back-country skiing, and ice-climbing are among the activities pursued there; as well as the less extreme sight seeing along the Park Road and Atlantic coast. Death in Acadia gathers the stories of fatalities that have occurred in the park, from falls to exposure to cardiac arrest--even getting swept out to sea--and presents dozens of misadventures.

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Words Unleashed! Story Slam

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Come to Jesup Memorial Library  for our next Words Unleashed! Story Slam. Those familiar with “The Moth” broadcast on NPR will recognize the format. These are true stories told live. Keep in mind your story must not only be true, but also must be your own story – not your sister’s or your best friend’s.

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Infant Story Time

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages infant to 2 years and their caregivers.

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Get Your Knit On!

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Gale Straub “She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild”

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

She Explores is a collection of first-person stories, photographs, and artwork from women who are inspired by the adventure found in the outdoors and who inspire me. Almost five years after starting She-Explores.com, to hold 200 pages of She Explores in my hands feels a lot like a dream. Within its binding are the first-person stories of 40 women (outdoor advocates, enthusiasts, nomads, transplants, professionals, and creatives) complemented by their photographs and artwork. The book shares their accomplishments and fears. It highlights mental…

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Contra Dance with Big Moose Band

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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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 have never contra danced before. Fowler will teach and lead all the dances which gives everyone a chance to try out contra dancing in a…

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Acadia Night Sky Festival at the Jesup

September 29
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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October 2019

Infant Story Time

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages infant to 2 years and their caregivers.

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Get Your Knit On!

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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3rd Annual Hammond Memorial Lecture with Dr. Joshua Schwartz

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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JAX Primary Source: “Gene Therapy and JAX’s Precision Genetics Center” with Dr. Rob Burgess

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Have you ever wondered how our brains are wired to send instructions reaching distant parts of the body? Join Rob Burgess as he discusses how genetic mutations can disrupt those important connections between our brains and body and how gene therapy could be harnessed to fix those mutations. Come learn what “precision genetics” is and why it’s important for the future of healthcare.

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Infant Story Time

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages infant to 2 years and their caregivers.

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Acadia Astronomical Society

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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The club welcomes new members, and the program is open to everyone at no charge. The club uses the Jesup’s lending telescope to scope out the night skies, teaches people to use it and offers exciting programs about what’s to be seen in the sky at night. For more information, contact the club at acadiaastronomicalsociety@gmail.com.

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Get Your Knit On!

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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“Recipe Queens: Mildred Standish, Brownie Schrumpf and the Creation of the Maine Foodie Movement” with Author Sandy Oliver

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Photo Workshops with Mike Leonard sponsored by the Bar Harbor Whale Watch

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Infant Story Time

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages infant to 2 years and their caregivers.

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Get Your Knit On!

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Knitters meet every Thursday 6-8 p.m. to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!

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Murder by the Book

October 18 - October 19
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

Come to the scene of the crime - the Jesup Memorial Library - October 18 and 19! Murder By The Book is for readers, writers and fans of mysteries, suspense novels and true crime books. Friday, Oct. 18 - 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - An exclusive ticketed event. Meet all of our authors at a special wine reception, then get a glimpse of murders to come as authors read from unpublished works-in-progress. Saturday, Oct. 19 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. …

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