Tuesday April 24th, 6:30
Author Talk with Douglas Rooks
Maine author and journalist Douglas Rooks will read from his new book, Rise, Decline and Renewal: The Democratic Party in Maine, just published by Hamilton Books.
Rise, Decline and Renewal tells the remarkable story of the Maine Democratic Party – how it suddenly rose from irrelevance in 1954 with the election of Governor Ed Muskie, successfully challenged the ruling Republican Party over the next two decades, and initiated a creative period of wide-ranging reforms that produced a model government for a state long perceived as a cultural and economic backwater.
While Rise, Decline and Renewal focuses primarily on the evolution of the Democratic Party, it makes a strong case that only a vigorous two-party system, based on competition rather than endless conflict, can restore Maine’s state government to health.
Rooks is also the author of Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible (Downeast Books, 2016.) Signed copies of both books will be available following questions and discussion.
Second Monday Book Club
We meet in the 3rd floor conference room 6:00-7:30.
Join us to discuss these modern classics:
January 8 - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
February 12 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
March 12 - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
April 9 - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
**May 14 Date Changed to May 21st - The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Sign up at the main circulation desk if you need a copy of the book.
Ongoing DIY Programs :
Wednesdays March 28th, April 11th and 25th...
Knitters of all experience levels are welcome to join us the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month , from 4-5:30 pm in the Abbott Room. This drop-in event is a chance for knitters- and crocheters too- of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects. Library staff will have computers available to demonstrate how to use Ravelry.com and other websites to help find patterns and organize your work. Registration is not required. For more information please call 338-3884 ext.10
The Belfast Free Sketchers 2018 Schedule
Tuesday May 8th, 2-4pm, in the Abbott Room.
The Belfast Free Sketchers will do a creative program, 'Thinking outside the box while working within the square' using cut colored paper, tissue paper, glue, and poster board. Think of this as a pathway to seeing in a new way, not as a destination. It will be an cooperative experience with the process more important than the results. Bring your sketch book and the art supplies you use - pens, watercolors, pencils, crayons, to complete the exercise.
Free & open to the public & open to all levels of experience.
For more information call the library at 338-3884 ext. 10