Tuesday, September 26
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Coffee will be served at 6:00 p.m.; the program begins at 6:30 p.m.
Lisa Colburn, author of The Maine Garden Journal: Insider Secrets for People Who Love to Put Their Hands in the Dirt, will speak about unusual bulbs you can plant in the fall for spring bloom. All are welcome!
Presented in partnership with the Cape Elizabeth Garden Club
Lunch & Learn: Tuesday, 10/10, 12:00-1:30 p.m
During the week of October 9-15, 2017 individuals from around the country, and internationally, will gather in small groups, online and locally, each led by a moderator, to discuss George Orwell’s novel 1984. The Thomas Memorial Library is pleased to be able to participate in this global event. FMI: Please click here.
October 14, 2017
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Renowned music and Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz, returns to TML for two more engaging and entertaining musical programs. In the afternoon program, Krerowicz will delve into the music of Star Wars.
Often called a “space opera”, one aspect of the Star Wars films that helped make them such a pop culture phenomenon was composer John Williams’ iconic music. This 60-minute multimedia presentation showcases music from all seven movies.
October 14, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Renowned music and Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz, returns to TML for two more engaging and entertaining musical programs. In the evening program, Krerowicz will look at the effect of the Kennedy assassination on the rise of the Beatles.
Many Beatles authors have cited John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963 as a cause of the Beatles’ sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy’s assassination made America sad, then the Beatles made America happy again. But this commonly accepted answer is overly simplistic. The real answer is that Kennedy’s life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles’ arrival and success. This multimedia program will explain how and why.
Tuesday, October 17
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Are you ready for a good conversation?
When the world feels unsettled, it helps to build on common ground. Conversations across a mix of strongly-held beliefs can be the building blocks of a future where we all feel included.
In this Spiritual Play Shop, host Joyce Wilson-Sanford, Executive Coach and Writer of I PRAY ANYWAY: Devotions for the Ambivalent, will lead a group discussion that promises to be inclusive and fun as participants:
- Talk about sacred topics in a safe, secular setting.
Share spiritual journeys looking for similarities and differences.
Talk about prayer—what prayer is, does it stand alone outside of religion and how come many more people pray than believe in God?
Practice being curious about different beliefs and opinions of people in the Play Shop.
Talk about the future of religion.
- Build community.
Registration is limited. Click here and scroll down to join the conversation!
10:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Please join us on Weds, Oct 18th for a two-part writing workshop with Maine Authors Publishing (MAP).
Part I – 10:45-11:30
Working with Local Libraries to Market, Present, and Sell Your Writing
Deborah Gould, author of The Eastern, which was a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards in Fiction, will talk about ways authors can interact with, support, and participate in library communities to share their writing as an independent author.
Part II – 12:15-1:30
Getting Your Work Published
After a short break for lunch (bring a brown bag, or grab something close nearby), Kristine Wagstaff, Publishing & Marketing Coordinator for Maine Authors Publishing (MAP), will talk about the local independent publishing option with MAP, while also outlining the steps every indie author should consider when publishing.
If you’ve written a book and are considering publishing independently, these two talks will get you started with helpful advice and plenty of time for questions and answers. You can register for one or both talks. Please include your choice on the “Comments” section on the registration form.
Registration is limited! Click here to register for this class.