Adult Programs

Upcoming Events

Please note that some of the programs listed below are zoom only with a link to preregister . Most Zoom programs will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube Channel

Visit our calendar of events  for a complete list of programs.



rain garden
Residential rain garden in Leominster, Massachusetts. Photo credit: Environmental Protection Agency

Thursday February 2nd, 6:00 pm on Zoom

Rain Gardens and Other Water Management Techniques for Your Property
Rebecca Jacobs of the Knox- Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation

Do you have excess water on your property following a rain event? A rain garden could be an effective and attractive solution for helping to direct and infiltrate the runoff or pooling on your property. Learn the ins and outs of properly installing a rain garden as well as other water management techniques that could benefit your property.

Register for the Zoom link here.

The event is presented by All of Belfast Climate Dialogues (ABCD), a project of the Belfast Free Library. For the full listing visit the ABCD Events Page



Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a $13.3M grant will help 13 Maine school districts buy 34 electric-vehicle school buses this year. Searsport RSU 20 received an award for two EV school buses ($790,000). Credit: NewsCenter Maine

Thursday February 9, 2023 6pm in the Abbott Room (with zoom option)

Community Climate Conversation: The Future of Transportation in Belfast & Waldo County

Did you know transportation accounts for 49% of greenhouse gas emissions, both in Belfast and statewide? Join us for this program in our series of community climate conversations that began on June 14th, 2022 seeking public input to develop a climate action plan for Belfast.

The event, co-sponsored by All of Belfast Climate Dialogues (ABCD), a project of the Belfast Free Library and the City of Belfast Climate Crisis Committee (CCC) will take place in the Abbott Room of the Library. A hybrid zoom option is available. Click here to register for the zoom link.

Electric vehicle use, transitioning buses and municipal fleets, reducing vehicle miles traveled through increased access to broadband, public transit, and opportunities to bike and walk… these are all part of Maine’s strategy to reduce transportation emissions.

What about Belfast and Waldo County? Come learn about what has already been accomplished and what opportunities are available, hear what others are doing, and share your questions, ideas, and priorities.


Tuesday February 21st, 6:30 pm on ZOOM

Come Boating! Winter Adventure Series:

Race To Alaska with Clare and Leigh Dorsey

Zoom Presentation: Register for the zoom link here

In June 2022, sisters Clare and Leigh Dorsey rowed 750 miles along the beautiful and treacherous coastline of British Columbia as they competed in the Race to Alaska.  Most of their competitors were in sailboats, but the sisters chose to use muscle power alone, camping each night along the wild shore.  The name of their boat…Don’t Tell Mom!  Join us as we relive the adventure with photos and stories from the trip.


Past Programs


Catherine Schmitt

Tuesday January 24th, 6:30 pm on ZOOM

The 2023 Belfast Garden Club Evening Lecture Series co-sponsored by All of Belfast Climate Dialogues, a project of the Belfast Free Library:

Landscape of Change with Catherine Schmitt, Schoodic Institute

Register for the zoom link here

Back in the 1880s, a group of Harvard students, known as the Champlain Society, sparked conservation efforts that eventually led to the formation of Acadia National Park. Today their logbooks are serving a broader environmental purpose.
Environmental scientist Catherine Schmitt will describe how the Landscape of Change project uses the Champlain Society logbooks as a baseline to measure the effects of climate change. She’ll speak on what’s been learned about MDI’s changing landscape so far, the value of collaboration for monitoring the climate crisis, and the ways everyone can participate in understanding landscapes of change.


Tuesday January 17th, 6:30 pm on ZOOM

Around Newfoundland in a Small Boat - Cod and Puffins, Fjords and Fishermen with Jonathan Fulford

If you missed the presentation watch it on our YouTube Channel here

A long time environmental activist and experienced sailor, Jonathan Fulford sailed this past summer from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, around Newfoundland, and back to Belfast, a 3800 nm adventure.  This trip was an opportunity to share the beauty of these lands and waters with twenty different crew, as well as meet and talk with the generous people for whom these places are their home. It was also an opportunity to eat a lot of fish!

Register for the zoom link here.