Our morning book group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. In February, we are reading and will be discussing Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi.
“The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.”
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.
Here’s a new update from Kanopy. Good stuff!
A24 ARRIVES ON KANOPY
A24’s critically-acclaimed films are now on Kanopy! A24 has built a strong reputation for high quality and intelligent indie cinema that tackles contemporary issues that exemplifies thoughtful entertainment, such as in the Oscar®- winning Moonlight and nominees like Lady Bird and The Florida Project
We have 4 passes from the Maine Historical Society. Each pass is good for up to 4 adults to go to the museum, plus $5 off Wadsworth-Longfellow house tours. And you get 10% off in the gift shop. The MHS gift shop has lots of great books and posters. Grab a pass and check out the MHS!
The Center For Wildlife joins us again this month – this time with Byron, the Barred Owl! Come meet this wild ambassador and learn more about his ecology, adaptations, and his history with the Center for Wildlife as a “foster parent” to orphaned barred owlets.
Our Maine Wildlife Series is great for all ages. We hope you’ll join us in February.
This talk is brought to you with the generous support of the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation: www.ThomasMemorialFoundation.org
Philip J. Moss is the author of eight novellas and several collections of short stories, mostly set in Maine. We’re delighted he will be joining us this month to talk about the difference between writing fiction and non-fiction, what constitutes a “good turn of phrase,” and other related topics.
Here’s more about Phil Philip J. Moss is a labor/employment arbitrator and mediator who lives in Maine with his wife Phyllis. He estimates he wrote more than 3 million words as a labor lawyer over a career that spanned almost four decades. His hobbies include cooking, white water canoeing/poling, acting in community theater, and riding his 1200 Bandit. He is the author of “JANISSARIES and other stories,” “THE CHASTENER OF SOULS and other stories,” “CONGRESS INVESTIGATES FAIRIES and other flights of fancy,” “WHO WILL WATCH THE WATCHMEN? and other fiction,” “GARRISON,” “A SHOOTING IN AUGUSTA,” ANIMAL FARM and “A LONG DROP.” His novella, “TIDES,” received an Honorable Mention in the December 2015 Glimmer Train Fiction Open contest.