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Fireside Writers Group – Fridays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on October 4th, 2017

img_5349The Fireside Writers Group has returned!

If you like to write, but need time and a place to do it, please come join us! On any given Friday, from 10-11:30 am, consider coming to a writing session in Brunswick at the Curtis Memorial Library in the beautiful Fireplace Room of the CML’s 1904 Building. The concept for the group is simple:

“I love the quiet that comes over a writing room, and the community that builds from this shared silence. That’s what this writing group is all about. We will gather as writers, simply to write in the quiet company of one another, in one of the library’s coziest spaces – not to critique each other’s work (although of course that’s good practice, too!), but to write fireside, for a dedicated time in an extraordinary place.”

— Molly McGrath, host of the Fireside Writers

Fireside Writers is a drop-in program (registration is not needed–you can come once, occasionally, or weekly), open to the public, with an open door policy–all abilities and ages are welcome. Free wifi is available. Bring your own notebooks and pens or laptops. A beautiful rug is underfoot, Captain Skolfield’s ship in on the mantelpiece, and lamps, buttery leather couches and armchairs, and rocking chairs await you. Portraits of Captain and Mrs. Curtis welcome you. Free coffee is in the lobby, and fires will be lit in the wintertime.

Days & Times: Fridays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: 1904 Building – Fireplace Room

Contact: Reference Desk 725-5242 x503

“One Big Home” Film Screening – Monday September 25, 6:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 18th, 2017

Join us for a screening and panel discussion of “One Big Home,” a documentary that explores the boom in construction of “giant houses.”

On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.

Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses.

When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera.

Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

Day & Time: Monday September 25, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Sarah Brown 207-725-5242 X229 sbrown@curtislibrary.com

Mystery Author Book Talk: Richard Cass – Tuesday September 19, 7 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 16th, 2017

Cape Elizabeth resident Richard Cass is the author of Solo Act, the first novel in the Elder Darrow jazz mystery series, which he originally pitched as “an alcoholic walks into a dive bar and decides to buy it.”

Solo Act was published by Five Star Publishing in January 2016 and was a finalist for a Maine Literary Award in 2017.

The second book in the Elder Darrow series, In Solo Time, will be published in September 2017. He’s also published a book of short stories called Gleam of Bone.

Day & Time: Tuesday September 19, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Pamela Bobker 207-725-5242 X214 pbobker@curtislibrary.com