Wednesday, March 22
The City of Bath has commissioned an engineering firm to develop a much more accurate model of flood vulnerability than anything that exists for the city, and this presentation will be the first chance to get a look at this new model of Bath’s vulnerability.
Wednesday, March 8
See Germany through the eyes of an educator as she visited Bonn and Berlin as a part of a Fulbright international field experience and Denmark for pure fun!
Friday, February 17
Cathie Pelletier, author of Northeaster: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Blizzard of 1952, reads from her book, talks about her work, and answers audience questions.
Wednesday, February 15
Experts from Bath and beyond discuss the interactions between climate change and the natural landscape. Hosted by Bath Climate Action Commission in partnership with KELT and the Patten Free Library.
Wednesday, February 8
Today, a new arms race is brewing in orbit. Access to space has become much more affordable as launch and equipment costs have declined sharply. These factors are fueling a thriving space industry as dozens of countries and companies are exploring ways to utilize space.
Wednesday, January 11
Learn about Paris and some of its famous residents with Cheapo Snob series author Jayne Boisvert.
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[History Room Live] Beth Israel at 100: The Early Families
November 18, 2022
Marilyn Weinberg of Beth Israel Congregation shares the stories five families who were part of the founding of Beth Israel Congregation in 1922.
[History Room Live] History of Housing in Bath
October 19, 2022
Join Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Mary Kate for a talk on the history of public housing development in Bath followed by an open forum on the future of housing led by Deb Keller, Executive Director of Bath Housing Authority.
[History Room Live] U-Boats of New England
August 26, 2022
Author and boat captain Eric Wiberg’s presentation on his book “U-Boats of New England.”
[History Room Live] Wish You Were Here! Postcards from Vacationland
View the History Room’s incredible collection of postcards and their messages – from serious to silly!
[History Room Live] The LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Movement in Maine: The Importance of Primary Sources for Preserving our History
June 24, 2022
Susie Bock, Director of the Sampson Center at the University of Southern Maine, tells t he story of the LGBTQ+ communities’ fight for their civil rights through USM’s LGBTQ+ Collection, the largest, most comprehensive library of primary materials regarding the queer communities in Maine.
The Town History Series is a long-standing Patten Free Library tradition that brings together Patten Free Library’s member communities to learn about and celebrate each town’s local history. The town of Arrowsic, Bath Historical Society, Georgetown Historical Society, West Bath Historical Society, and Woolwich Historical Society each select a speaker to present on an aspect of their local history.
Previous year’s Town History Series presentations
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