Maine Wildlife Series: Bats! Friends of the Night Sky

Thursday, December 12
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 

Who is the only flying mammal that uses sonar technology similar to a submarine, eats 1000 mosquitoes in one hour, and whose cousins help to plant and pollinate the Tropical Rainforest? Maine’s big brown bat!  There are over 1500 species of bats in the world, each helping to balance the ecosystem where they live.

Learn about these gentle creatures and discover their natural history, importance to the ecosystem and planet, current challenges, and tangible actions that we can take to protect these allies in the night.

This program is appropriate for all ages; families are welcome!

Songwriting – December Workshop

Tuesday, December 17
6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
 

Our songwriting workshop meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Whether you are a new writer, experienced writer, or want-to-be-a-writer writer, we hope you’ll join us each month to bring in your work and get expert advice from award-winning songwriter, Jud Caswell. Participants in this workshop rave about Jud and about how much his advice is helping shape and improve their writing.

Jud starts each session with a short discussion of a specific element of songwriting craft, then moves to sharing songs. Jud’s feedback is focused on questions or concerns raised by the songwriter, with group discussion focused on issues of craft and technique.

Participants should bring a song that is “in process” for feedback and support, along with 8 copies of lyrics to share. Many in our group play the guitar or play our house electric piano as well as sing, but you are more than welcome to just sing what you’ve written, or sing to a recording you’ve made at home. 

We’ll have a sign-up sheet when you get here and will have time each night to share 6 or 7 songs. Come a little early if you want to make sure to get on the list!

The goal of the workshop is to provide a safe place for songwriters to share and learn. Songwriters of all levels and abilities are welcome! 

Writers’ Accountability Group – WAG!

Wednesday, December 18
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 

TML’s Writer’s Accountability Group (WAG!) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00-noon. All levels of expertise and genres are welcome as we:  

  • Share ideas about writing, editing, and publishing. 
  • Share snippets of our work in a creative, supportive group setting.
  • Connect with other writers who are as passionate about the craft as we are.
  • Give ourselves a deadline each month to show up with our latest work.
  • Have fun!

We hope you’ll join us to help get your WAG going!

Genealogy 101

Thursday, December 19
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 

We are excited to have BJ Jamieson from the Maine State Library join us this month to share her best tips and tricks for working on your genealogy. BJ brings us a world of knowledge, expertise, and pure passion for the fun adventure of finding out more about your own history.

Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or are just getting started, BJ can help take you back in time to discover roots you may not know you have.

New Movie Streaming Service!

We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Kanopy to bring you thousands of new movie titles you can stream to most digital devices. CLICK HERE to find out all the details.