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Thursday, January 23
MDI Historical Society's 9th Annual Bean Supper
6-8PM at MDI High School. Featuring a presentation by Liam Riordan, Professor of History, UMaine, “Maine Statehood & the Bicentennial: The View from MDI." Plus meet & greet our new Executive Director, Raney Bench. Enjoy a variety of beans from local community bakers, accompanied by hot dogs, coleslaw, pickles, brown bread, cookies, and delicious pies! Click here for ticket info.
Saturday, January 25
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: "The Calvineers" with Maine Filmmakers Thom Willey and Laurie Flood
1:30PM: This exciting film, in production now, documents the work of the Calvineers, a North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation group from the Adams School in Castine. Led by science teacher Bill McWeeny, the Calvineers have worked with marine scientists, legislators, and those who work on the water to learn about right whales and what actions we can take to help their population rebound. 244-7065
Tuesday, January 28
Southwest Harbor Library Presents: 25 Million Stitches Project
10AM - Noon: Hand stitchers of all skill levels are invited to meet at the Southwest Harbor Public Library to create embroidered panels for the 25 Million Stitches Project national art installation representing 25 million refugees. All levels welcome! All supplies provided. For more information about this project, call 244-7065.
Tuesday, January 28
Bass Harbor Memorial Library Presents: Travel Series-Ireland A Week Long Walk On the Dingle Way
6-7PM: In Oct. 2019 four Tremont neighbors took a week-long walk on the Dingle Way, one of several long distance paths in Ireland. Join Callie Gothard, Ken Olson, Suzanne and Pete Madeira as they share their adventure of walking on ancient paths, tracks, roads and boreens in all kinds of weather. Pacific Hall (former Methodist Church) 737 Tremont Rd, West Tremont.
Wednesday, January 29
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Film night! The Grey Fox
5:30PM: One of Canada's most acclaimed and beloved films, shot in British Columbia in 1981 and based on a true account, "The Grey Fox" stars Richard Farnsworth as Miner, an aging old-west stagecoach robber thrust into a modern world of automobiles, trains... and moving pictures! Registration required. Please stop by or call us at 244-7065.
Saturday, February 1
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Camden Conference Talk with Dr Kristin Vekasi
1:30PM: The Chinese government has a sophisticated censorship regime; they directly control or manage the information their citizens can access. Professor Vekasi of the University of Maine explores how information is censored in China, and the implications of censorship for the continued rule of the Chinese Communist Party, China's foreign relations, and for our own democracy. 244-7065
Saturday, February 1
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Beers & Gears
5PM: $10 cover charge includes live music, museum admission, tabletop games, snacks and 2 drink tickets. Bar will feature a special local brew along with non-alcoholic beverages. Board games will be deployed and ready to play. February’s featured performer is Leaving Tulsa, an acoustic duo with Jayme Lou Loges on vocals and guitar and Jim Vekasi on vocals and mandolin. Click here for more info!
Tuesday, February 4
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Valentines Day Card - Printmaking Class
5-8PM: Create your own Valentine's Day card print. All materials provided, just bring your idea for a one or two color print. Cost is $20 / $15 for members. For more info or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 207 244-7555.
Wednesday, February 5
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Whispering the Light from the Dark: Mid-Winter Poems with Paul Weiss & Weslea Sidon
5:30PM: Well-known local poets Weslea Sidon and Paul Weiss bring us a mid-winter banquet of poetry, "calling the dark as it is, shedding the light where they can." Together they will range through the emotions of the winter season, aging, death, and renewal; politics, fear and hope; our common humanity, inevitable spring-- and a touch of humor. 244-7065
Thursday, February 6
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Joy Riding with Island Connections
1:30PM: Island Connections is a local non-profit located in Bar Harbor that has been providing free transportation for seniors and people with disabilities on Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands for over 21 years. Come to the Library for coffee, pastry and discussion about how to become a volunteer driver with Island Connections. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.
Saturday, February 8
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Saturday Games Morning! with Dick Atlee and Sarah Corson
9:30 - 11:30 am: People of all ages are invited to play games at the Library on Saturday morning. There will be a wide variety of interesting games. Something is bound to catch the interest of everyone! Come and join the fun!!! For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.
Saturday, February 8
ArtWaves Presents: Expert Cookie Decorating with Jenny Jones
2-4PM: Up your cookie game! Each person will have a dozen cookies to work with, some to learn how to flood, others to learn how to add a second layer. Jenny will supply all the materials and a recipe so you can continue to practice when you go home. Click here for registration information.
Tuesday, February 11
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Countdown to the Presidential Election with Carolyn Ball
1PM; Pre-registration required. This workshop/discussion takes place in the thick of the first primaries and caucuses, giving participants the opportunity to understand the ins and outs of primaries and caucuses and the resulting Republican and Democratic conventions. Carolyn Ball, Ph.D.,will not take positions on the candidates, but will lead an interactive discussion on the issues. 244-7065
Wednesday, February 19
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Get Ready to Bundle up and Bird our Shorelines with Craig Kesselheim
5PM: This evening's talk will include a blend of natural history, identification tips and practice (including audibles), and a mini-lesson on counting and estimating flock sizes (because numbers matter to conservation science). Registration required. Please stop by or call us at 244-7065.
Thursday, February 20
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: AARP Tax-Aide
9AM: Registration required. The Library is pleased to offer tax assistance through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. This service is free to taxpayers with low and moderate income and is offered in cooperation with the IRS. 244-7065
Thursday, February 21
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: February Tea
2-3:30PM: Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the Library's fireplace, nibble on a homemade treat, and enjoy the company of others. Ruth Grierson and friends will provide live music. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.
Tuesday, March 3
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Brewing Basics for the Aspiring Home Brewer
6PM: Discover the centuries-old art of brewing beer in a two-class course taught by Jon Stein, Fogtown Brewing Company's head brewer and co-owner! Click here for more information and to Register.Note: This class meets two weeks apart for time to complete the fermentation cycle. You will bring home two bottles of beer. You must be at least 21 years old to register for this class.
Saturday, March 14
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Fifteen Miles on the Appalachian Trail with COA Professor, Susan Letcher
2PM: Between June 2000 and October 2001, sisters Lucy and Susan Letcher hiked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia and back. They gained notoriety for doing much of their hike barefoot. In this talk, Susan shares some highlights of the adventure and some life lessons encountered along the way, illuminated with Lucy's photographs. 244-7065
Thursday, March 19
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: March Tea
2PM: Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the Library's fireplace, nibble on a homemade treat, and enjoy the company of others. Ruth Grierson and friends will provide live music. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.
Saturday, March 21
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: Revisiting our History, Rededicating our Future with Ann Luther & Sheila Kirby
2PM: Ann Luther & Sheila Kirby will be at the Library for an event commemorating the 19th Amendment. 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. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Amendment. 244-7065
Saturday, March 28
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Rachel and Dorothy: Readings from Letters Between Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman with Carolyn Gage
2PM: Carolyn Gage will present excerpts from the letters between these two women, published in Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964. The letters are tender, fierce, intimate, and playful – and they offer us an look into the period when Carson was incubating Silent Spring, the book that would inspire an international movement to save the environment. 244-7065
Tuesday, April 14
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Vietnam Talk and Slideshow with Bob Thayer
5:30PM: For many "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. 244-7065
Thursday, April 16
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: April Tea
2PM: Come to the Library for our April Tea to welcome spring! Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the Library's fireplace, nibble on delicious homemade treats, and enjoy the company of others. Live music will be provided. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.
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