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Solar 101

Tuesday, March 19
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join ReVision Energy co-founder and Cape resident Phil Coupe for to learn how solar combined with advanced clean technology is powering Maine’s energy transformation. A recent MIT study shows that solar costs have dropped 99% over the past 40 years, making solar electricity cost-competitive with natural gas-fired electricity from the grid – minus the severe environmental impacts of fracking and burning shale gas. Today, Maine homeowners and businesses are saving money and cutting pollution by using solar electricity combined with heat pumps to replace oil and gas for heating, and solar combined with electric vehicle charging to eliminate gasoline and harmful tailpipe emissions. Federal and state incentives are also making battery storage a more affordable backup energy source to fill the gaps when New England’s powerful solar resource (just 10% less than Florida’s) is not strong enough to meet real-time energy demand. 

Is solar energy right for you? Please join us for an informative presentation on solar technology and policy in 2019. 

Here’s more about our presenter Phil Coupe, Co-Founder, ReVision Energy
Prior to co-founding ReVision Energy, Phil helped startup a ‘triple bottom line’ business that twice made the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. and won numerous awards for its socially responsible business initiatives to serve disadvantaged kids and for supporting organizations working on the front lines of society’s most difficult problems. An active member of the local community, he serves on the boards of the Conservation Law Foundation and the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech), and on Maine Audubon’s corporate partner steering committee. He is also a long-time mentor in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.

Writer’s Accountability Group

Wednesday, March 20
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!

Meet Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks

Thursday, March 21
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We’re excited that Jennifer Rooks, Cape resident and host of the Maine Public radio show, Maine Calling, is joining us in March to discuss:

  • Why public media is still relevant in a time of exploding information and dis-information outlets.
  • How public media can promote community in our state. 
  • How Maine Calling is created, and the philosophy behind public radio and public television.

And she’s open to any questions. We hope you’ll join us to be part of a great discussion.

Local Writer’s Read!

Saturday, 3/23
4:00-5:00 PM

The Local Writer’s monthly gathering has moved from the former Local Buzz to the Thomas Memorial Library. This month Linda Buckmaster will be reading from her memoir. And Mark Melnicove will be sharing some of his poetry. Light refreshments will be served. This is a non-library event, but it is free and open to the public!

Animal Advocates Club 2019

cat and puppy

For kids in grades 3 – 6

Kids meet monthly with Felicia Mazzone from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, along with a live animal friend from the shelter. Learn about the work that the shelter does, and help Felicia with projects to benefit shelter animals.

Meeting Dates
The club meets one Thursday a month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m
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January 17: Careers for people who like to work with animals
February 14: Valentine’s treats for pets
March 21: Animal safe candy choices
April 25: Making toys for pets
May 16: Shelter Helpers Project to benefit shelter animals

No registration necessary!