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May 2020

History Room Live: Telling Your Story

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our History Room staff Jill and Karen on Zoom to learn about local history and genealogy resources from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room! Karen will share tools and tips for writing about personal life experiences, and Jill will present an update on the How’s Your Week Going? COVID-19 Story Archive. Whether you’re already an avid writer/diarist/storyteller or you’re just getting started, please join us with your own questions and ideas about sharing your story. To register and recieve…

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History Room Live: A Brief Walk Through History

May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join the History Room staff on Zoom to learn about local history and genealogy resources from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room!

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June 2020

Virtual Open Mic for Teens, Set Six: Nina Ryan

June 2 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm

Set 6 is a little late this week, but well worth waiting for. Nina Ryan is a rising senior at Morse High School from Woolwich, a Teen Library Council member, and one of the main organizers of this year’s open mic event. The first song in her set is a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Always Remember Us This Way” from the 2018 movie, A Star Is Born. The second is an original song, “Breathe Out,” which reflects her feelings on…

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History Room Live: Genealogy Drop-In

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the History Room staff on Zoom to learn about local history and genealogy resources from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room! This week, Karen will host an interactive genealogy drop-in session, where she will talk briefly about getting started in genealogy using your own family photos, papers, and artifacts! Participants are invited to come prepared with research questions and to share a piece of their own family history. Register below to recieve a link to the Zoom session on Friday, June…

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History Room Live: Coffee Hour

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Coffee Hour is a casual monthly Zoom session where we get together to talk about local history and genealogy topics. This week, we want to make space to listen and talk about inclusive local history in special collections like the History Room. Do our collections tell your story? To promote a relaxed and accessible atmosphere, Coffee Hour is not recorded.  Register below to recieve a link to the Zoom session on Friday, June 12.

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Virtual Open Mic for Teens, Set 7: Helen Bertlesman

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - June 23 @ 5:00 pm

Helen Bertlesman is a rising senior at Morse High School. In a Morse High School poetry class with Mr. Stanton this year, she wrote poems focused on youth and want.  You can read her work (and enjoy the work of other MHS artists and writers) in the recently published literary magazine, “The Best Art and Writing of Morse.” Click here to listen to Helen read three of her poems.  Click here to access the 2020 edition of “The Best Art and Writing of Morse.” Click…

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History Room Live: Oral History from the USM Franco-American Collection

June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Anna Faherty from USM’s Franco-American Collection will share oral history records and explain how interviews are conducted.

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Is Violent Protest Ever Justified?

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

In this virtual Make Shift Coffee House, we will explore this and other questions such as: Are protesters ever justified to use violence against police? Are police ever justified to use violence against protesters? Under what circumstances is violence justified? What type of violence is okay and what isn’t? And as with all Make Shift Coffee Houses it’s not so important WHAT you think but WHY you think that way. That’s what we want to learn about. Participants will include…

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History Room Live: House History at Home

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to disocver the history of your home in Sagadahoc County.

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15-Minute Read-Alouds for Middle Schoolers

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2020

Have you been reading 15 minutes daily? Let us help you get started! Starting next Tuesday, June 30 at noon, we’ll be offering a weekly read-aloud, via ZOOM, for middle schoolers. Every Tuesday through the end of July. We’ve got some great short stories to share, and all you have to do is listen. Tick a square off on your reading log while you eat lunch! Get one step closer to earning Mockingbird Book Shop Gift card! To receive the…

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