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Chekhov Festival
September 26 - October 1

The Barn Arts Chekhov Club is coming to the Library for a pair of events in the upcoming Chekhov Festival. The festival, which celebrates the work of the 19th century Russian writer, is the first of its kind and will run from September 26th through October 1st at several venues on MDI. For more information please call the Library at 244-7065.

Chekhov performance

A Special Evening
Anton Chekhov
and the Barn Arts Collective
"What's So Special About Chekhov?"
Tuesday, September 26
5:30 pm

Spend an evening exploring the work of Russian writer Anton Chekhov with the Barn Arts Collective. The evening will begin at 5:30 with a panel discussion followed by food and drinks. At 7:00, attendees are invited to join the Chekhov Club - a local group that meets to read Chekhov's plays and stories together – and meet around tables to participate in reading a part out loud. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

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Talk by author Joe Coomer
Tuesday, October 3
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Stay tuned for more information!

Remembering the Fire of 1947
Saturday, October 7
1:30 - 3:00 pm

More information to come!

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Library Book Talk
Settling Twice - Lessons From Then and Now
Tuesday, October 10
5:30 - 7:00 pm

More information coming soon!

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Polar Wanderings
with Gary Moore

Saturday, October 14
1:30 - 3:00 pm

Mineral exploration geologist, Gary Moore, has worked all over the US, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and part of Australia. Now that he has retired he has come to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the wilderness of the unspoiled polar regions of our Earth. His "Polar Fever" has taken him to parts of Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen in the north and South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula in the south. In this presentation, you will travel with Gary to snow covered mountains, glaciers, icebergs, ice caves. The scenery will be breathtaking and the wildlife, incredible. Don't miss this unique adventure! For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

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Library Talk
189 Days on the Appalachian Trail
with veteran hiker and author Carey Kish

Tuesday, October 24
5:30 - 7:00 pm

The Appalachian Trail is the most famous long distance footpath in the world, and the 2,189 mile trek is the adventure of a lifetime. Join Carey Kish of Hall Quarry as he describes in words and images his 189-day AT journey from Georgia to Maine and discover how the trail has changed since Kish first hiked the AT in 1977!

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A Poetry Evening
A Reading by American Poet and Novelist, Baron Wormser
Thursday, November 30
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Baron Wormser was Poet laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2006. He will be at the Library for a reading from his forthcoming novel, Tom o' Viet Nam. More information to come!

Library Fundraisers 2017

May 13
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Mother's Day Sale

  July 30
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Silent Art Auction
Celebration Party
May 20
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Plant Sale

August 5 & 6

Saturday &
9:00-5:00 p.m.
Giant Used Book Sale

June 22
5:30 p.m.
Special Dinner and Silent Auction at Claremont Hotel

  August 30
8:00 p.m.
Art Auction Ends
Last chance to bid

July 15 & 16

Saturday &
All day
Paperback Book Sale   December 2
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Holiday Book Sale