All All American Total Solar Eclipse, with Astronomer Kevin Manning

Looking Into the Mysteries of Eclipses
and Other Celestial Events in the Universe

(a special after-hours event!)

This exciting family program for ages 8 to 100 lasts includes an indoor presentation, followed by time outdoors viewing celestial objects in the night sky through a powerful telescope, such as the rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc., (weather permitting.)

In addition to currently lecturing across our nation, Kevin Manning has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories and with Brookhaven National Laboratory.

The event will take place on Wednesday, July 5 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn About Piping Plovers in Cape Elizabeth on July 6

Piping PloverRegional wildlife biologist Brad Zitske from Maine’s Department of Inland FIsheries & Wildlife will discuss endangered Piping Plovers in Maine and efforts to protect them, including those right here in Cape Elizabeth. Join us for this month’s entry in the Maine Wildlife Lecture Series to learn about this important species and what you can do to help. Click here for more information.

Tasting the Wild: An Introduction to Foraging Wild Plants on June 22

Josh FecteauIn this presentation, naturalist and wild food forager Josh Fecteau, will inspire you to branch out and try some of the tasty, wild offerings found within and beyond your gardens and yards. He’ll discuss his essential foraging guidelines, emphasizing personal safety and respectful gathering, as well as share some helpful tips, including identifying several fantastic foraging teachers, books and websites. Through photos, information and stories, Josh will also introduce an assemblage of plants who offer sensory experiences you can’t get from your neighborhood grocery store! Nibbling on wild edible plants is a powerful way to connect with your local landscape. The presentation will take place on Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. 

After Hours Event: Meet Author Maile Meloy Today!

The Apothecary, by Maile MeloyWhile on her book tour for her new adult novel, Maile Meloy, author of the popular “Apothecary” series of middle grade/young adult fantasy novels will stop by the library to sign books and meet with young readers at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 (the library closes at 1:00 today, but we will reopen at 3:45 for the event only.) Meloy will be appearing in Portland at Longfellow Books in the evening on Saturday, June 17 to sign copies of her new adult novel. FMI: Please click here!