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Belfast Free Library


July 2022

Three Poets Under a Full Buck Moon: Millikin, Sander, Spitfire

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Midcoast poets, Karin Spitfire, Ellen Sander, and Claire Millikin will read from their recently published books The Body in Late Stage Capitalism; Aquifer; and Dolls and Transitional Objects. Confronting time and place in the 21st century, these poems give a passionate and loving look at how we live now - how capitalism and travel shape us, how we save what we can of what we love, and how the lost dolls of childhood return as figures of enlightenment and redemption.

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Antarctic Whale Science: How Do Humpbacks Find Their Food? With Professor Mike Coffin

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Humpback whales feed mainly on krill and small fish, but how these 25,000 – 30,000 kg baleen cetaceans find sufficient food for sustenance without echolocation remains a mystery. An ongoing, multi-year, science-industry collaboration is attempting to solve this conundrum by testing the hypothesis that an engimatic organ beneath the lower jaw of humpbacks senses chemicals associated with plankton consumption by krill. This presentation focuses on the inaugural collaborative expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula in March 2019, including a 30-minute film…

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