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November 2019

Thanksgiving in the Golden Age of Postcards

November 16, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Ken Bonfield “WinterNight” Concert-NEW DATE

December 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ken Bonfield, guitarist/composer from Gloucester, MA, returns to PFL on Wednesday, December 11 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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SNOW DATE Book Launch: “Net Force: Dark Web” by Jerome Preisler

December 16, 2019 @ 6:00 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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Now Read This Book Discussion: “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

December 18, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Town History Series 2020: Arrowsic. Matthew Caras, “Arrowsic’s Intertidal Zone: A Historical Perspective.”

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The sixteenth annual Town History Series begins on January 18th when Matt Caras will talk about the ordinance history of the intertidal zone in Arrowsic and its role in the island’s economy. The Town History Series, under the auspices of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, is jointly sponsored by the Patten Free Library and the Bath Historical Society. On five Saturday mornings in January and February, from 10:30-11:30 A.M., people from the five towns that support the Library will present…

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Town History Series 2020: Woolwich. Rob Stevens, “Woolwich Soldiers and the 1775 Arnold Expedition to Quebec”

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The sixteenth annual Town History Series continues with a lecture by Rob Stevens, who, in 2017, retraced Benedict Arnold’s 1775 expedition to Quebec. Stevens will discuss the original expedition in which soldiers from Woolwich and neighboring towns participated. The Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room announces its sixteenth annual Town History Series, jointly sponsored by the Patten Free Library and the Bath Historical Society. On five Saturday mornings in January and February, from 10:30-11:30 A.M., people from the five towns that support…

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