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photograph of Thom Willey

Film by Thom Willey

"Rhythms of the Heart"
Friday, July 22nd
5:30 - 7:00 pm

CD cover for the film "Rhythms of the Heart"

Southwest Harbor filmmaker Thom Willey will show a special screening of his outstanding documentary film depicting Passamaquoddy canoe and basket craftsman David Moses Bridges and his journey to preserve family, life, and tradition while facing a life threatening illness. This screening is free and open to the public. Don’t miss this special opportunity!  Seating is limited!! For more information, please click here or call the Library, (207) 244-7065.

member of the WPI Dark Sky project against a background of starry sky

The Dark Sky Project: A conversation with researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Monday, July 25th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

The 2016 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Dark Sky research team from Massachusetts will engage in conversation about how to prevent or minimize light pollution on Mount Desert Island. Come join the conversation! For more information, please click here or call the Library, (207) 244-7065.

headshot of Professor Mike Coffin

"Earth's Mass Extinctions, Past and Present"

with Professor Mike Coffin

Tuesday, July 26th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Earth has experienced five mass extinctions over its ~4.5 billion year history. The fleeting time when human activities have significantly impacted the Earth system shows similarities with past episodes of mass extinctions, but current extinction rates are high. Find out more from Professor Mike Coffin, a marine geophysicist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, Australia. For more information, please click here or call the Library, (207) 244-7065.

a photo of Shayok Misha Cowdhury
Family Concert Series

Shayok Misha Chowdhury
And the Lonely Painter Project
Thursday, July 28th , 6:30 pm

Shayok Misha Chowdhury is a director, playwright, poet, vocalist, and co-founder of the Lonely Painter Project, a performance collaborative developing original, interdisciplinary work. Misha and his company will perform an evening of music, featuring Bengali songs and guest appearances from the young people of the library’s own Summer Story Camp. For more information, please click here or call the Library, (207) 244-7065.

Library Fundraisers 2016 (to date)

May 7
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Mother's Day Sale

  July 31
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Silent Art Auction
Opening Party

May 21
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Plant Sale

August 5,6 & 7

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

June 23
time TBD
Special Dinner and Service Auction at Claremont Hotel

  August 24
8:00 p.m.
Art Auction Ends
Last chance to bid

July 16 & 17

Saturday &
All day
Paperback Book Sale      
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