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September 2019

New Shades of Blue in Concert

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

Juliane Gardner & Christopher Poulin 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…

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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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October 2019

Seventh Annual “Pizza Pity Party” and Common Application Workshop for High School Seniors

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local college counselors Leslie Trundy of Morse High School and Wendy Thompson of Westport Educational Consulting will be on hand to help students learn the basics about the Common Application web site and about how to develop a strong personal profile.  The event is free and open to any high school senior; pre-registration is required (we need a head count for pizza).  To register, please contact the Information Desk at the Library (443-5141, ext. 12), or email Roberta Jordan at…

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Maureen Stanton: “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood”

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Body Leaping Backward was a “Best New Books” pick in People Magazine and has received favorable reviews from Kirkus, BookPage, The Boston Globe, Shelf Awareness, and BookRiot. Maureen Stanton lives in Georgetown and teaches at UMass Lowell one day a week. “Written with sensual, poetic, and evocative prose, this remarkable memoir is an honest and naked exploration of what it means to live as a young woman in the quiet wreckage of a broken home, in a town whose central industry…

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Harpswell Author Mark Guerin Book Signing

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“You Can See More From Up Here” is a coming-of-age tale about the illusion of privilege and the power of the past to inform and possibly heal the present.  The novel should appeal to readers of Elizabeth Strout’s “My Name is Lucy Barton” with its rural Illinois settings and family strife or the rural, coming-of-age story in Delia Owen’s “Where the Crawdads Sing.” In 2004, when middle-aged Walker Maguire is called to the deathbed of his estranged father, his thoughts return to…

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Now Read This Book Discussion: “Conversations with Friends” by Sally Rooney

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“Conversation with Friends,” which is set in Dublin, is a novel told through the eyes of 21-year-old Frances, a student of big ideas and intellectual convictions — until several relationships spin out of her control. It’s a novel about belonging and growing up, about bad decisions and human nature, and about how the world doesn’t always fit into the archetypes we’ve seen or read.

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Kyle Carey in Concert–FREE

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trans-Atlantic artist Kyle Carey will perform her unique fusion of Appalachian and Celtic music she likes to call ‘Gaelic Americana’. Having learned Scottish Gaelic to the point of fluency–Kyle’s music is an expression and exploration of the deep connection with Appalachia’s Celtic roots. Many critics have likened her to being a mix of Loreena McKennitt and Alison Krauss. Kyle has released two full-length albums, and her third ‘The Art of Forgetting’ (which was recorded in Louisiana and produced by Dirk Powell)…

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Community Read: “The Middle of Everywhere: The World’s Refugees Come to Our Town”

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For decades, Mary Pipher (Women Rowing North; Reviving Ophelia) has been a great source of wisdom, helping us to better understand our family members. Now she connects us with the newest members of the American family–refugees. In cities all over the country, refugees arrive daily. They come with nothing but the desire to experience the American dream. Their endurance in the face of tragedy, and their ability to hold on to the virtues of family, love, and joy are a…

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