Rick Gray, a Cape resident and wildlife research biologist, will share what he has learned working with Maine’s wild bird population about the health of our natural environment. What can the impact of mercury and lead contamination on Maine’s wildlife tell us about the safety of these contaminants in our food, water, and natural spaces? The talk will take place on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room.
There has been only one consistently liberal era of Supreme Court history–the Warren Court of the 1950s and 1960s. In this talk, University of Maine at Farmington Political Science Professor James P. Melcher will discuss the effect the Warren Court had on American civil liberties and how its decisions continue to affect the United Statesd today. Some of the cases Professor Melcher will discuss include cases on access to lawyers (Gideon v. Wainwright), the Exclusionary Rule (Mapp v. Ohio) and Miranda warnings for people being arrested (Miranda v. Arizona). The talk will take place on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room.
As the children’s programming team gets ready for spring, they will have a two-week planning break for many of our regular programs. From March 20 through April 1, Tiny Tunes, Mother Goose Time, and Stay & Play will continue to take place. The full schedule of story times will return during the week of April 2.
Check out the children’s program page for details.
We are pleased to be partnering with the non-profit organization Facing Maine for a parent-child book discussion (and pizza party!) based on the bestselling book Wonder, by R. J. Palacio. The event will take place on Saturday, April 1 at 11:30 a.m. A movie based on the book is coming out on April 7–this is your chance to read the book before you see the movie! Please click here for details and registration information.
Thursday, April 13 is an early release day. Kids in grades 5 – 8 are invited to join instructors from Unwritten Roads to get outside and explore the Greenbelt Trail while working on nature writing. Please click here for complete details and registration information.
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Beginning March 1, Maine libraries are switching to Bibliotheca’s Cloud Library by 3M because it is more user friendly, gives us access to more titles and allows school libraries to join in on the fun!
You will be able to sync your ebooks & audiobooks between 6 devices automatically and even be able to stream audiobooks using wifi instead of downloading. We can also now add parental passwords for families. The improvements are endless!
You will need to download a “new” app called Cloud Library. Content will remain largely unchanged, but Kindle E ink devices will no longer be supported. The new app is fun and easy to use. You’ll find complete details here!