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November 2019

Thanksgiving in the Golden Age of Postcards

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Bath Historical Society will  present an illustrated lecture, “Thanksgiving in the Golden Age of Postcards,” by Susan F. Beegel on November 16th at 10:30 A.M in the Community Room. During the years 1905 to 1915, Americans were seized by a craze for postcards, mailing millions of whimsical, brightly colored images to each other every day. Thanksgiving greetings from this Golden Age of Postcards show us what Americans were excited and anxious about in an era that saw the rise of…

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Being an Asylum Seeker in Midcoast Maine: A Conversation with Culture Broker Nsiona Nguizani

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Nsiona Nguizani was hired by the town of Brunswick in August to help ease the transition for new asylum-seekers. He is president of the Angolan Community of Maine and worked with asylum-seekers in Portland this summer. Nguizani is an African immigrant who speaks English, French, Portuguese and Lingala. He was invited by Mid Coast New Mainers Group and Patten Free Library to help people in Bath learn more about the experiences/challenges of being an asylum seeker in Maine, and about…

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“True Grit” (1969)

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross, (Kim Darby), on a mission of “justice,” which involves avenging her father’s death. She recruits a tough old marshal, “Rooster” Cogburn (John Wayne), because he has “grit”, and a reputation of getting the job done. The two are joined by a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf, (Glen Campbell), who is looking for the same man (Jeff Corey) for a separate murder in Texas. Their odyssey takes them from Fort Smith,…

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Now Read This Book Discussion: “We the Corporations” by Adam Winkler

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We the Corporations chronicles the astonishing story of one of the most successful yet least well-known “civil rights movements” in American history. Hardly oppressed like women and minorities, business corporations, too, have fought since the nation’s earliest days to gain equal rights under the Constitution—and today have nearly all the same rights as ordinary people.

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“The Wild Bunch” (1969)

November 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

It’s 1913, and the “traditional” American West is dying. Among the inhabitants of this dying era are a gang known as “the wild bunch.” After a failed railroad office robbery, the gang heads to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the 20th century, the gang takes the job and ends up in a brutally violent last stand against their enemies deemed to be corrupt, in a small Mexican town ruled by a…

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December 2019

Book Launch: “Net Force: Dark Web” by Jerome Preisler

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Released November 26, “Net Force” is a major relaunch of the long-running series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. Net Force is an of-the-moment, ripped-from-the-headlines techno-thriller that dives deep into the world of military tech, high-stakes hacking and cyber terrorism. Jerome Preisler is the author of the New York Times bestselling Tom Clancy’s Power Plays series and contributed to the nonfiction bestseller, Tom Clancy’s Airborne. Over his career, Preisler has had more than 30 books published, including five military…

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Ken Bonfield “WinterNight” Concert

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ken Bonfield, guitarist/composer from Gloucester, MA, returns to PFL on Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:30pm to present his popular seasonal concert, WinterNight.  Bonfield, who has been recovering from tendinitis in both hands, is healthy for the first time in several years and will return with a full complement of guitars and music. But for this concert, he will be performing on custom nylon string guitars instead of steel string. The lower tension of the nylon strings allows Bonfield to play…

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Now Read This Book Discussion: “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is…

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March 2020

Living Well with Diabetes

March 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 20, 2020

Living Well with Diabetes is an ideal workshop for people with diabetes and their natural supports to participate in and learn a variety of day-to-day self-management skills to actively manage their diabetes and increase their activity level. Topics such as testing your blood sugar, diabetes medications, stress management, activity level, treating low blood sugar, caring for your feet, and healthy eating will be discussed. This series is free and open to the public. Please call 1-800-620-6036 or email info@healthylivingforme.org for…

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April 2020

A Matter of Balance

April 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 19, 2020

A Matter of Balance is an 8-session, 4-week structured group program that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing their activity, make changes to reduce fall risks, and exercise to increase strength and balance. The workshop is ideal for anyone concerned about falls or who has fallen in the past, interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength, and who may have restricted…

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Monday 12:00pm 8:00pm
November 11, 2019 Closed
Tuesday 10:00am 8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 8:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 4:00pm
Sunday Closed

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