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Film: Just Eat It!

Thursday, May 24
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know that 40 percent of the food produced for humans in the U.S. is wasted every year? That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building nearly 100 times. Meanwhile, Maine ranks first in New England in terms of food insecurity, including for children, and the State struggles to manage the costs and impact of our municipal solid waste stream, 43 percent of which is organic material.

Join us for a screening of Just Eat It, a documentary film about food waste. HERE’s the trailer

Following the film, join us for a discussion with Todd Martin from the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). NRCM’s Sustainable Maine Project is committed to helping individuals, communities, and the state adopt practical measures to address the massive food waste problem because it will help protect our environment and it makes economic sense.

This event is sponsored by the Cape Elizabeth Recycling Committee.

CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about our presenter, Todd Martin

What’s New at TML?

Check out our two new great additions at the library!

Our staff invented a magic dispenser of poems. No cost! Just spin the dial and get your poem.

Artist Jac Ouellette with her beautiful statue at TML

Democracy Cafe – May

Tuesday, May 8
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 
The Democracy Café continues in May with a discussion the first and second amendments to our constitution.

First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petitition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Second Amendment
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

How does our society evolve and still abide by our constitution? And how can we best deal with the on-going struggle between rights and safety regulations – particularly when it comes to the right to free speech in the media, and questions about gun control?

Please bring your thoughts, questions, and ideas to share, learn, and connect in a safety zone for civil discussion.