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book jacket of Art of Acadia David Little Book Talk
"Art of Acadia"
Tuesday, August 30th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Carl and David Little mark the 100th  anniversary of the founding of Acadia National Park through the  Acadia National Park Centennial Logo artists who have found their muse in the greater Mount Desert Island region in their newest book, "Art of Acadia". David will be at the Library to tell us about this wonderful book. For more information, please click here or call the Library, (207) 244-7065.

Book Club! book jacket of "For All the Tea in China
For All The Tea In China
by Sarah Rose
Thursday, September 1st, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Great Harbor Condominiums, 79 East Ridge Road, Southwest Harbor. Contact Jeane Hawthorne at jdhbearhill@yahoo.com for info.

Head shot of Mike Hays Mike Hays
"Volunteers and Acadia National Park"
Tuesday, September 6th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

As part of the Acadia Centennial, Mike Hays has been researching the work of volunteers who have been involved in maintenance and improvement activities within Acadia National Park - especially trails, carriage roads and infrastructure. Acadia National Park Centennial LogoHis presentation begins with the founding of ANP and will cover the relationship between the Park and volunteers and volunteer organizations from pre World War II to present. For more information, please call the Library, (207) 244-7065.

Head shot of Natalie Springuel Natalie Springuel
Addresses Concerns about the Gulf of Maine
Tuesday, September 13th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Natalie Springuel is a marine extension associate with Maine Sea Grant, the coordinator of the Downeast Fisheries Trail, and a founder of the National Working Waterfront Network. She is based at the College of the Atlantic and can be heard as a radio host for WERU 89.9 FM’s "Coastal Conversations". On Tuesday, she will be at the Library to talk to us about what is happening in the Gulf of Maine. For more information, please call the Library, (207) 244-7065.

National Institutes of Health

Dr. Bert Zbar on
"Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer"
~ New Topic ~

Tuesday, September 20th
~ 3:00 - 4:00 pm ~

Dr. Bert Zbar, 7/19/16

Although inherited cancers are infrequent, their study has provided valuable information for cancer diagnosis and treatment. This talk will describe the characteristics of inherited cancers with a focus on learning how to detect inherited susceptibility. For more information, please 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 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   December 3
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Holiday Book Sale

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