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!


Poetry Reading on April 27: CEHS Students and Poet Kathy Mangan

Kathy Mangan

Kathy Mangan is Professor of English at McDaniel College in Maryland, where she has taught for more than three decades. Her poems have been published in some of the nation’s most prestigious literary journals, and her work has been included in numerous anthologies. She with be joined by CEHS student poets, who will have spent the day working with her in our annual Gabriel A. Zimpritch Poetry Symposium. The public reading will take place on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. All are welcome to listen!

Wonder: Parent-Child Book Discussion for Ages 8 – 12 on May 6

Wonder, by R. J. PalacioWe are pleased to be partnering with the non-profit organization Facing Maine for a parent-child book discussion (and pizza party!) based on the bestselling book Wonder, by R. J. Palacio. The event has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m. A movie based on the book is coming out later this year–this is your chance to read the book before you see the movie! Registration for the event is still available. Please click here for details and registration information.