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Glenshane Irish Folk Duo!

Tuesday, March 20
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We’re delighted to welcome Jean and John Nesbitt, the Glenshane Irish Duo, to help us celebrate the week of St. Paddy’s Day! 

John and Jean will perform a lively, fun-filled repertoire of Irish songs filled with striking vocal harmonies, and accompanied by a mix of instruments including guitar, bass, harmonica, and penny whistle.

In addition, John’s humorous storytelling and Irish wit will delight you. 

CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about this fun Irish Duo.

Writer’s Accountability Group – March

Wednesday, March 21
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
TML’s new Writer’s Accountability Group (WAG!) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:30-noon.
From future writers who haven’t found the time to get going, to published authors looking for inspiration for their next book, we’re here to support you in a relaxed, library setting. All levels of expertise and genres are welcome to:
  • Share ideas about writing, editing, and publishing. 
  • Share snippets of your work with a creative, supportive group.
  • Connect with other writers who are as passionate about the craft as you are.
  • Give yourself a deadline each month to show up with your latest work.
  • Have fun!

We hope you’ll join us to help get your WAG going!

A Celebration of Maine Birds: Photos and Stories from a Birder’s Big Year

Thursday, March 22
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
How many species of birds can you see in a year in Maine? Josh Fecteau sought to answer that question in 2017. In this program he’ll share photos and stories that take you on a statewide journey of avian appreciation. Along the way, he’ll pass on some of his essential bird seeking strategies on the off-chance you catch the birding bug!

CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about our presenter, Josh Fecteau

Stories from the History of the Red Sox

Tuesday, March 27
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

How does a fan with a passionate love for baseball brush with some all-time greats? 

Author, Educator, and Speaker Ray Sinabaldi will reveal all when he joins us in March to celebrate Opening Week of the 2018 baseball season. Ray will talk about how he came to write his most recent book on the history of the Red Sox, he’ll share how and where he gathered the photos, and he’ll include a few stories about the making of the Ted Williams Statue, Babe Ruth’s Banner, and more. 

Several libraries recommended Ray to us, raving about his “wonderful, stress free, and entertaining program.”

CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about our presenter, Ray Sinabaldi

Songwriting Workshop – March

Thursday, March 29
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Our new songwriting workshop continues in March with local songwriter and performer Jud Caswell. Jud will begin each session with a short discussion of some of the elements of songwriting craft, and move on to sharing songs. Feedback will be focused on questions or concerns raised by the songwriter, with discussion focused on issues of craft and technique.

Participants should bring a song that is “in process” for feedback and support, along with 10 copies of lyrics to share. We’ll have a sign-up sheet when you get here and will have time each night to share 6 or 7 songs. Come a little early if you want to make sure to get on the list!

The goal of the workshop is to provide a safe place for songwriters to grow their ability. Songwriters of all levels and abilities are welcome!

Click HERE and scroll down to learn more about our songwriting leader Jud Caswell.