Rick Gray will address Mercury and Lead Contamination in Maine’s Environment on March 28

Baby eagles in nest

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.

Learn about Civil Liberties and the Supreme Court on March 30

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.Supreme Court Building

Story Times on Reduced Schedule for Two Weeks

chick coming out of eggAs 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.


Wonder: Parent-Child Book Discussion for Ages 8 – 12

Wonder, by R. J. PalacioWe 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.