Tuesday April 23rd, 6:30 pm
Join us for a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgh ,
- a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies -- narrated by Emmy® and GoldenGlobe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories in Paris to Pittsburgh, and be inspired to create change in your own community! Watch the trailer here .
Tuesday April 30th, 6:30
Poetry Reading and Conversation with Bruce Pratt And Anne Britting Oleson
Tuesday May 7th, 6:30
Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center Presentation
Friends of Sears Island and the Belfast Free Library will co-host a presentation titled “Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center: A Citizen’s Guide to Helping the Birds of Maine,” with Laura Suomi-Lecker. Laura will discuss common reasons why birds are admitted to Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Freedom and what public citizens can do to help our local birds. Recent cases of Avian Haven will be highlighted, including injured eagles, owls, hawks, loons, and many species of songbirds.
Laura Suomi-Lecker is the education and outreach coordinator and long-time volunteer with Avian Haven and also the Technical Director at Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District where she does a variety of bird-related programs. For more information on Avian Haven, visit https://www.avianhaven.org/.
For more information, please call the library at 207-338-3884, ext.10. To learn more about Friends of Sears Island visit www.friendsofsearsisland.org.
Ongoing DIY Programs :
Wednesdays, April 10th and 24th, May 8th and 22nd, 4:00-5:30.
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 Art Group
Tuesday May 14th, 2-4 pm in the Abbott Room.
The Belfast Free Art Group will replace the Belfast Free Sketchers and will focus on sharing a variety of art-related subjects and activities. Meetings will continue on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month and are free and open to the public and to various art interests and levels of experience.
Each session will open with a group sharing time of learning and projects that participants have been working on. There will be time for independent work in mediums and formats of each participant’s choosing, including sketching and painting. Bring your own projects and materials and your desire to learn and to be inspired. During some sessions, a simple group project or hands-on activity may be presented by a group member or guest.The enthusiastic sharing of art tips, and stories that happened at Belfast Free Sketchers’ meetings is sure to continue, along with a good measure of laughter and fun!
For more information please call the library at 338-3884 ext.10.