Senior Tech Help!

Wednesday, September 25
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Senior Tech meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
We’re here to help in any way we can with your tech questions. We work together as a group to answer similar questions, and break out into smaller groups to answer individual questions.
If you have a question, we will help you find an answer. You wouldn’t believe some of the things we’ve been able to help solve!

What is Shamanism and What Might it Offer Me?

Thursday, September 26
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Shamanism is a thousands year old wisdom practice, older than most religions, that has had a strong resurgence in modern day life as many seek a deeper connection to the natural and spirit world and to self. In this talk, Cape Elizabeth resident Martha Williams, shamanic practitioner and yoga teacher, will talk about the benefits of shamanic healing and ways it has helped clients she has worked with. And we’ll learn more about how shamanic practices can be integrated into day-to-day life.

During this talk, Martha will lead us through an optional guided meditation exercise engaging in the shamanic ritual of calling in the directions to create sacred space and receive healing energy.

And, of course, there will time for discussion, questions, and answers.

We hope you’ll join us to learn more about this ancient practice.

Here’s more about our presenter, Martha Williams

Martha works with individuals and groups seeking optimal health and well-being. She draws on her training as a therapist and social worker, certified yoga teacher, and a trained shamanic practitioner. She offers a unique blend of services supporting individuals in the transformation of their life into one of optimal health and thriving in all areas. Through her yoga classes she invites deep connection to body, self and Spirit with gentle yoga and movement guided from within. She received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training from the Yoga Spirit School of Yoga, studied core shamanic practices extensively with Dory Cote, and traveled to Peru and sat in ceremony with Q’ero Shamans, Alberto Villoldo, and the Four Winds Society. Martha worked for more than nine years at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and experienced a wide range of thought-leaders and transformational teachers. Her classes resonate with people seeking greater flexibility, improved balance, and a healthy break from a busy, full life.

Eldering: Conversations on Growing Older

Wednesday, October 2
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please join us for our new discussion group on Eldering. While aging is familiar to us, the concept of “Eldering” may be new.

We meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00-2:30. Questions we might ponder include:

  • Did you enter your “Senior” years with advanced planning or did you one day find yourself retired and wondering what came next?
  • Did you stay put or did you pack up and move?  If you moved, was it to be closer to family or did you strike out alone to a new location?
  • Did you downsize or are you living with a life’s accumulation or are you also living with the life accumulation of others now departed?
  • Is your health holding or are you experiencing ailments common to aging bodies?
  • Have you lost loved ones?  Are you alone?  Are you living with a spouse or partner who is also aging?
  • Have you experienced a difference in aging as you move from decade to decade? Is being in your 60’s radically different from your 70’s or 80’s? What accommodations are required during these progressions?
  • Have you considered aging may be a time of expansion, a time of reflection and growth? As you continue to age and health problems or other difficulties arise is there still room for reflection and gratitude in your life?

Eldering: Conversations on Growing Older is a place to talk, to share, or to just listen to what neighbors, friends, and members of our community have to say about their experiences as we grow older. Resources on aging will be available. Books and articles on aging or eldering can be discussed and shared. Speakers on specific aspects of aging may be asked to give presentations if there is group interest.

Please join us for a great conversation!

Democracy Cafe

Tuesday, October 8
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Democracy Cafe meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to talk about all-things-Democracy. This month we’ll focus on the Supreme Court. What is the role of the court in a balanced democracy?

We hope you’ll join us this month for another great discussion with this thoughtful, welcoming group. All are welcome.

Maine Wildlife Series: Coyote ~ America’s Songdog

Thursday, October 10
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Photo by Jan Myers

Please join us with Conservation Biologist Geri Vistein to learn more about who this important and resilient carnivore is. This talk will center on “Perceptions and Relationships”… Coyote and Native Americans and European Americans, Coyote’s relationship with other wildlife and the ecosystem, and Coyote and us…how do we share our lives with Coyote.

This presentation gives our community members a chance to come together and share your own stories, ask questions, and share a dialogue that helps us understand better our very deep rooted relationships with all life, including our fellow humans.

Come hear the Song Dogs Sing!

To learn more about Coyotes, go to Geri Vistein’s educational website ~





Words of praise for our Presenter
“Geri Vistein’s presentation was one of the best we’ve had here at the library. Geri’s energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge of her subject kept the audience enthralled. Best of all, the presentation had a truly transformative effect on the people who attended, including myself. Even those who already had an appreciation for Coyotes, left with a new awareness of these remarkable creatures.”
 ~ Rachel Davis, Assistant Director, Thomas Memorial Library