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August 2019

Book Discussion: “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 The story of what happens when one Mexican American family living on the border comes together for a party — and a funeral. It’s a tender, joyous and intimate novel. And it’s especially timely as questions are being raised about how immigrant families are being treated in the U.S. Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews.

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September 2019


“The Mills of Winnegance” by John G. Morse

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Town History Series — Greatest Hits On September 9th, the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room begins an occasional series that will show notable Town History Talks of the past. This begins with a screening of the 2007 talk by John G. Morse IV on the tidal mills that connected Bath and Phippsburg in  Winnegance at 3 p.m. in the Community Room of Patten Free Library. Since Morse’s family had been involved with these mills for generations, he is able to…

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“The Public” (2018)

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“The Public” was directed and written by Emilio Estevez, who also stars in the film alongside an ensemble cast including Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, and Jeffrey Wright. The film had its world premiere on September 9, 2018, at the Toronto International Film Festival and was theatrically released in the United States in April. After learning that emergency shelters are at full capacity when a brutal Midwestern cold front makes its way to Cincinnati, a large group…

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Living Well for Better Health Workshop

September 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until October 17, 2019

Living Well for Better Health is an ideal workshop for people who may have health conditions like heart disease, asthma, Lyme disease, or COPD. Participants who complete the series report improved symptom management, increased physical activity, better communication with their medical team/s, and general improvement in health. This series is free and open to the public. Please visit healthylivingforme.org, call 1-800-620-6036 or email info@healthylivingforme.org for more information and to register. Healthy Living for ME is a statewide network of evidence-based…

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A Guided Voyage through “Moby-Dick” with David Peloquin

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

“Moby-Dick” can be a daunting book to navigate. This presentation will explore the three major currents that flow through the entire epic: philosophy; spirituality; and symbolism. David Peloquin is an independent Melville scholar specializing in symbolic aspects of “Moby-Dick,” and he served as an historic interpreter with the Mystic Seaport Museum for more than 20 years. Peloquin also is an internationally known folk musician performing songs of the sea and sailor chanteys, including songs from the days of “Moby-Dick.” The…

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John Huston’s “Moby Dick” (1956)

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our commemoration of Herman Melville’s 200th birthday ends with a screening of the restored edition of this classic film. John Huston and Ray Bradbury wrote the screenplay. The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Leo Genn. Independent Melville scholar David Peloquin will host the movie and provide context. The Melville Society has described his work on mysticism in Moby-Dick as “entirely fresh and compelling analysis.”

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New Shades of Blue in Concert

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Juliane & Christopher began playing together in college when they met as students in a Jazz and Contemporary Music Program. They continued to perform together in various groups until the band was formed in its present configuration. Since then New Shades of Blue has enjoyed a playing schedule up and down the coast of Maine and New England. They please audiences with an eclectic mix, from old time jazz favorites to originals, some blues and sometimes even reggae based originals…The core…

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Thinking about Climate Change in Bath

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

John Zittel, a Bath resident, has prepared a talk on Thinking About Climate Change in Bath.  Climate change is real and it’s here now.  Dealing with it will take a mix of actions; no single thing that we can do will solve the problem.  This talk illustrates the issues and reviews possible strategies for global and national action.  It then focuses on Bath to consider how to plan, prepare and act for both the near and the long term.

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Jayne Boisvert: “Pilgrimage to Paris: The Cheapo Snob’s Guide to the City and the Americans Who Lived There”.

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jayne R. Boisvert will introduce her easy-to-use travel guide, Pilgrimage to Paris: The Cheapo Snob’s Guide to the City and the Americans Who Lived There. An ardent traveler, Dr. Boisvert has visited many different areas of France and the Francophone world over the years. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale.

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“Coyote ~ America’s Songdog” with Geri Vistein

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You’re invited to come along and learn of coyote’s long history on the North American continent: coyote’s relationship with Native peoples and the European Americans; coyote’s complex relationship with the life of Maine’s ecosystems; and coyote’s relationship with us. Come learn coexistence skills that will enhance your life. Come hear the Songdog sing!

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  • August 6, 2019

    On Monday September 9, the library will have new hour…