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February 2020

“Loving” (2016)

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The story of Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Negga was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award. Sponsored by Mid Coast Hospital

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iPad for Seniors: Session 4. Browsers, Bookmarks, Shortcuts, and Siri

February 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The fourth session in iPad for Seniors will cover tricks and tips for using the iPad browser, Safari, and how to create organize bookmarks. We’ll also look at the new “Shortcuts” app after we learn the basics of using Siri.    No pre-registration is required; contact Roberta Jordan (443-5141, ext. 25) or rjordan@patten.lib.me.us.  Make sure your iPad has the latest operating system installed (iOS 13.3).

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March 2020

“If Beale Street Could Talk” (2018)

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged 19-year-old Tish and her fiancé, Fonny, who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream. Based on the novel by James Baldwin. Starring Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King. Directed by Barry Jenkins.…

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iPad for Seniors, Session 5: Oh Yeah . . . Books!

March 6 @ 10:30 am - April 10 @ 12:00 pm

This session will show you how to borrow library eBooks and audiobooks using the Cloud Library app.  Time permitting, we’ll look at other sources of free books for your device.  No pre-registration is required; contact Roberta Jordan (rjordan@patten.lib.me.us, 443-5141, ext. 25) with questions.  Make sure that your iPad has the latest operating system (iOS 13.3), and if you can, download the Cloud Library app before the session.  

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April 2020

Thousands of Voices: Seeking the Vote for Maine Women

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

Candace Kanes, PhD, is an independent historian who was co-curator of the Maine State Museum exhibit, Women’s Long Road: 100 Years to the Vote. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, a Master’s in American and Women’s Studies, and a Doctorate in American history. She has worked for newspapers in Ohio and Maine, taught history at several colleges in Maine, worked for a number of years as curator of Maine Memory Network at the Maine Historical Society, led numerous Let’s Talk…

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Living Well with Diabetes

April 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Friday, repeating until May 29, 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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A Matter of Balance

April 28 @ 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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A Matter of Balance

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 21, 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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May 2020

Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This talk is based on the book Anne B. Gass wrote about her great-grandmother, Florence Brooks Whitehouse, in 2014. Florence was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. Gass explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give…

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