What if you survived the Holocaust…

Tuesday, June 18
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 

That’s a pretty huge “what if” to imagine, but it was a reality for one of our library patrons. Please join us for a moving discussion about what it was like to be a young child when Hitler invaded Czechoslavakia, to be sent to live at a concentration camp, and then to survive as a family living behind the Iron Curtain. 

This talk is meant to answer your questions so please think about what you want to ask… 

  • What was it was like to live in those times?
  • What memories stayed with you?
  • How do you want this incredible time in history to be remembered?

We hope you’ll join us to hear an amazing first-hand account of living history.

Writer’s Accountability Group (WAG) – June

Wednesday, June 19
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!

CELT Talk & Walk: Life at the Seashore

Thursday, June 20
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 

Join us and the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) for the second program in our Talk & Walk series. Natasha Rathlev, CELT education coordinator will lead a talk and walk on coastal habitats. The talk starts at 1:00. Then we’ll head outside at 2:00 for a walk to see how habitats shift near the shore. You can come to one or both. No registration is needed. Please dress appropriately for a gentle walk outside at Crescent Beach. 

Here’s more about our presenter
Natasha moved to southern Maine all the way from Annapolis, Maryland in August 2017, and is thrilled to be a part of the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust team. Previously, Natasha was on the fourth grade education team at Arlington Echo Outdoor Environmental Education Center in Millersville, MD where she developed and facilitated curriculum based, hands-on environmental lessons and activities. She double-majored in Environmental Studies and Film Studies at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Natasha also currently works as a LabVenture Educator with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Birding in Spectacular New Zealand

Thursday, June 20
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 

Shy Albatross

Adrift in the vastness of the southern ocean, New Zealand shelters some of the rarest and most endangered birds on earth. They are also some of the most unique: Like the elusive kiwis and playful kea, eighty of New Zealand’s birds are found nowhere else on the planet.

Recently, Cape Elizabeth birder Peggy Page toured the main islands as well as the remote Chathams in search of New Zealand’s birds. Join her as she shares stories and photos of the breathtaking islands the Maori call Aetearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud. You’ll meet fascinating birds of both land and sea, and learn how New Zealanders are working hard to preserve the last remaining – and critically small – populations of native birds.

Here’s more about our presenter
For Peggy Page, there are few joys in life more precious than discovering new birds. In fact, she is trying to see as many of the world’s birds as she can before her retirement savings run out! She has enjoyed meeting the birds – and the people – of every continent except Antarctica, and especially loves seabirds and desert birding. When not raising her binoculars in the far-flung corners of the planet, Peggy loves birding the beautiful shores and woods of Cape Elizabeth, where she has lived for fifteen years. She retired last year from a career as a training designer and presenter.

Evening Book Group: Dear America

Thursday, June 20
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Our evening book group meets on the 3rd Thursday each month. This month we’re reading: Dear America: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas. We hope you’ll join us for an interesting discussion! New members are always welcome.
 
“Born in the Philippines and brought to the U.S. illegally as a 12-year-old, Vargas hid in plain-sight for years, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country while lying about where he came from and how he got here. After publicly admitting his undocumented status, Vargas has challenged the definition of what it means to be an American, and has advocated for the human rights of immigrants and migrants during the largest global movement of people in modern history.”

Songwriting Workshop – June

Tuesday, June 25
6:15 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.

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 10 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! 

Click here and scroll down to learn more about our songwriting workshop leader, Jud Caswell.