All All American Total Solar Eclipse, with Astronomer Kevin Manning

Looking Into the Mysteries of Eclipses
and Other Celestial Events in the Universe

(a special after-hours event!)

This exciting family program for ages 8 to 100 lasts includes an indoor presentation, followed by time outdoors viewing celestial objects in the night sky through a powerful telescope, such as the rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc., (weather permitting.)

In addition to currently lecturing across our nation, Kevin Manning has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories and with Brookhaven National Laboratory.

The event will take place on Wednesday, July 5 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

After Hours Event: Meet Author Maile Meloy Today!

The Apothecary, by Maile MeloyWhile on her book tour for her new adult novel, Maile Meloy, author of the popular “Apothecary” series of middle grade/young adult fantasy novels will stop by the library to sign books and meet with young readers at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 (the library closes at 1:00 today, but we will reopen at 3:45 for the event only.) Meloy will be appearing in Portland at Longfellow Books in the evening on Saturday, June 17 to sign copies of her new adult novel. FMI: Please click here!

Middle and High School Students: Sign Up to Become Part of Our Summer Shadow Puppetry Troupe!

TML Shadow Puppet Theater

Students try our tabletop shadow puppet theater at the CEMS Festival of Curiosity on 6/2/17.

If you are in middle school or high school and are interested in art, storytelling, and theater, this program is for you. We are seeking a group of volunteers to create shadow puppets, and write and perform shadow puppet plays for young children throughout the summer. FMI: Please click here!

James Sulikowski, “Dr. Shark,” to Discuss Sharks in the Gulf of Maine on June 1

In this month’s entry in our Maine Wildlife Lecture Series, James Sulikowski, also know as “Dr. Shark,” will discuss the species of sharks found right here in Maine. Dr. Sulikowski has masters’ degrees in marine biology and physiology as well as a PhD in Zoology.  His work has been featured on such media outlets as the BBC series “Rise of Animals” hosted by David Attenborough, the “ocean mysteries series” hosted by Jeff Corwin, Discovery Channel’s Shark week 2016 and 2017, as well as many other local, regional and national affiliates. His talk will take place on Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. FMI: Please click here. 

Community Book Discussion of Orwell’s “1984” on Tuesday, May 16

Orwell’s classic dystopian work, 1984, has experienced a resurgence in popularity since the 2016 election. Please join us for a community book discussion led by Professor Matthew Anderson from the University of New England. Professor Anderson will help us explore how Orwell’s text informs our understanding of current events and our expectations for the future. No registration is necessary–read the book, join the discussion! The event will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. All are welcome!