Senior Tech Time! July

Wednesday, July 25
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Senior Tech is moving to a new day! Starting in July, we’ll be meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
If you have tech questions, we’re here to help you in any way we can – working together as a group, and addressing individual questions.
If you give us your questions in advance, we’ll be SURE to have answers. Or just ask your questions when you get here and we’ll solve them.
Bring your devices. Bring your curiosity. And let’s dig in!

Summer Music Series – The Wiyos!

Thursday, July 26
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us on the Library Lawn for another great summer music concert.

This month, we present The Wiyos! They were one of the first “old-timey” bands to emerge on the national scene in the first wave of acoustic bands riding the renewed popularity of early swing jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music. Their relentless touring since 2002 in the US and Europe, and numerous critically acclaimed albums and EPs landed them a full 28-day summer tour as openers of the 2009 Bob Dylan Show. The Wiyos were also featured in the BBC television documentary, “Folk America – Hollerers, Stompers and Old-Time Ramblers”. In 2010 they were featured in the BBC television special “No Sleep ‘Til Yell”.

Since 2010, the trio of Michael Farkas, Teddy Weber and Seth Travins have released 3 albums and taken their spirited live show on numerous US tours and five UK tours. Their music has been featured in television, movies and commercials in the US and abroad. They have also been featured in three educational Carnegie Neighborhood programs at Carnegie Hall. The Wiyos interactive educational workshops have taken them from elementary schools to colleges throughout the US and UK.

While not writing, recording and performing, Michael Farkas can be found teaching master classes in performance and harmonica at Universities and Arts Schools. “Sauerkraut Seth” Travins can be found shredding and fermenting cabbage for Sauerkraut Seth’s certified organic Sauerkraut, distributed throughout New York State and popularly featured in Flowerkraut, Hudson, NY. And Teddy Weber can be found tending a small apple orchard and selling hard cider and vinegars for his farm-based business, Tin Hat Cider in Roxbury, VT.

This program is generously supported by the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation.

Summer Art Workshops for Adults – Collage!

Saturday, July 28
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join librarian and artist-extraordinaire Kiah throughout the summer to try your hand at a mix of art mediums. In our second July workshop, Kiah will explore the creative world of collage. We hope you’ll join us! No registration is necessary.

Meet Henry the Porcupine!

Thursday, August 2
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Henry came to live at the Center for Wildlife (CFW) in 2014 after being mistaken for an orphaned “porcupette”. His rescuers found him hiding at the base of a tree (porcupettes hide while their mothers forage for food nearby), took him home, and attempted to raise him. Despite their best intentions, Henry became habituated to human contact and does not have the natural fear of predators and other instincts he would need to survive in the wild.  He will live with at the CFW in sanctuary for the rest of his life, helping to education our community about the amazing North American porcupine!

And that’s just what he’ll be doing at the library on 8/2. Come meet him! He is a charmer and the CFW folks say you will fall in love with him.

This talk is brought to you with the generous support of the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation.

Morning Book Group

Wednesday, August 8
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Our morning book group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:00 AM. 
We hope you’ll join us for our August discussion of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, by Kathleen Rooney. All are welcome!
“In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,” Lillian Boxfish writes, “I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street…”

She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, “in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it.”

Now it’s the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It’s chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now―her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl―but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed―and has not.

A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.

Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young.

Outdoor Summer Concert: Travis James Humphrey & the Honky Tonk Love Machine

Thursday, August 9
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet us outside on the lawn as we celebrate our final Summer-in-Maine outdoor concert. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and picnic if you like. The Foundation will be selling pizza by the slice along with cool, bottled water. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the fun moves inside.

We hope you and the whole family will join us as we relax to the contemporary, rockin’ music of this local band featuring Cape natives Justin Maxwell and Per Hanson along with lead singer Travis James Humphrey.

This concert is brought to you with the generous support of the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation.