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Crafters Meetup Potluck – Monday, July 21, 5 to 7 PM

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Craft-pic-4Attention Convivial Crafters!

Join us for a salad and bread Potluck.

Time & Date: Monday, July 21st, 5 to 7 PM

Location: The Library’s Morrell Meeting Room

T.G.I.F.
(S.I.C.F.C.)
Thank God It’s Friday
(So I Can Finally Craft!)

Gimp Workshop – Thursday, July 24, 2 PM

Friday, July 11th, 2014

gimpThis class aims to start an understanding of the basics of using a powerful free graphic editor similar to Photoshop.

Useful for both editing photos and creating designs for print or digital needs, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open-source free software with lots of third party plugin tools and helpful online documents for various editing techniques. GIMP can be used for minor editing or major design projects.

The goal of this class is to gain a knowledge of the fundamentals of operation – canvas, layers, selection tools, cropping and scaling tools, coloring techniques, and filters.

Registration Required

Space is limited to 12 participants. Registration for teens entering 8th – 12th grade begins Monday July 14 9:30 am.

Registration for adults begins Monday July 21 9:30 am.

Call 725-5242 x225 or email teenzone@curtislibrary.com to sign up or for more information.

Matt Carr/Original computing Bio

Matt Carr is Operations and Marketing manager at Original Computing in Topsham. Original Computing is a small technical business in Fort Andross, providing web design, development and hosting services for sites and applications as well consulting on a wide range of technical needs.

A strong supporter of open source initiatives, software and experimentation, OC loves to explore developing technology, especially open source, and encourage others to do the same.

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STAR WARS Day! Saturday July 12, 10:30 AM to Noon

Monday, July 7th, 2014

star-wars-day-leiaThe Mandalorian Mercs, those bad bounty hunters who roam the galaxy searching for Han Solo and his pals, will take over the library looking for young Jedis.

If you are a fan of Star Wars, don’t miss this invasion!

This all-ages event includes photo opportunities, make-it take-it activities and other fun things to do while you evade capture from the members of the Wampa Clan of Maine.

And there’s more!

During Star Wars Day, come to the Morrell Meeting Room to pick up a make and take craft, try your hand at drawing R2-D2, and take part in other activities.

Contact: Melissa Orth 725-5242 x225 morth@curtislibrary.com

Free access to Lynda.com for Curtis Library Members

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Lynda-Weinman--Bruce-Heavin-33_t479The Maine State Library is offering library users in Maine (such as anybody with a Curtis library card) a free “2 week Access E-Pass” to Lynda.com’s 2,564 online training videos.

www.maine.gov/msl/digital/lynda/.

Watch. Listen. Practice. Learn.

Lynda.com is an “Amazing library of more than 1,000 learning courses for people at all experience levels. Deep training for advanced software, particularly Adobe products. Well structured site. Excellent video and audio quality. Instructors are well vetted.” (PCmag.com)

Click here for more details.

If you don’t have Internet access at home, use the free wi-fi at Curtis. If you don’t have a computer at home, use one of the Public PCs at Curtis.

Mad Science presents Fizz, Pop, Boom: Tuesday, July 8, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

WholegroupDgeridoo tubes that produce flames, foaming flasks, sizzling test tubes, and more.

Join us for a show that will make your mind FIZZ with questions, POP with excitement, and BOOM with Fun!

Sponsored by Cornerstones of Science.

For ages 5-13.

Please register at the Youth Services desk or 725-5242. ext. 225 | kids@curtislibrary.com

Time and Date: Tuesday, July 8, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: The Library’s Morrell Meeting Room

Meet the Artists: A Peek Behind the Curtain – Wednesday, July 23, 12 – 1 PM

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

seven-brides-smMaine State Music Theatre Presentation

During the run of each show this season, bring a brown bag lunch and join MSMT for a noon-time talk with actors, staff and creative team about what it really takes to put on a show! Moderated by Carla Sullwold, the Regional Editor for Broadway World.

These events are free and open to the public.

The discussion will be followed by a short, informal meet and greet with beverages served. FREE.

Each date will feature a different production of the summer:

June 13: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
July 2: Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance
July 23: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
August 20: Footloose

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Curt Clark/Missy 725-8760 x18 admd@msmt.org

For More Information:
A Peek Behind the Curtain with MSMT

Gaming Afternoon for Teens and Adults – Wednesday, June 25, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Gaming afternoons for teens and adults: Role Playing Games, board, video, and more.

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Dates & Times: Wednesday Afternoons, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Way to go Maine Volunteers!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

volunteersOverall, in Maine in 2012:

– 32.5% of residents volunteer, ranking them 14th among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
– 40.4 volunteer hours per resident.
– 353,360 volunteers.
– 43.8 million hours of service.
– $969.6 million of service contributed.
– 54.2% of residents donate to charity.
– 18.8% of residents participate in public meetings.
– 30.0% of residents over age 55 volunteer.

Additional data is available on voting, group participation, social connectedness, and other volunteering and civic life indicators.

See more at: http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/ME#sthash.C2Wn48m0.dpuf

Find out about Volunteer Opportunities at Curtis Library.

Volunteers Needed for the Curtis Friends 2014 Book Sale

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Do you love your library? Do you want to help? Volunteers are needed to help set up and staff the upcoming Curtis Friends Book Sale.

Set up begins Monday, June 23 continues through Thursday.

The sale runs from Friday June 27 to Sunday June 29!

Contact Jessica Flaherty at jflaherty@curtislibrary.com or 207-725-5242 x 237 to sign up!

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Community Matters More

Monday, June 9th, 2014

LaughingTricia Duchesneau, Vice President / Branch Manager, and Stephan Woods, Vice President, Regional Market Manager visited Curtis last week for a tour and to hand-deliver a $1,000 grant from Bangor Savings Bank’s COMMUNITY MATTERS MORE program.

Curtis Board Chair Kate Egan and Director Liz Doucett accepted the check.

BSB awarded $100,000 to 68 nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

The public was invited to vote for their favorite charity. Curtis was one of 20 organizations, from nearly 4,000 organizations nominated, to receive an award, and one of only two libraries in the state.

Thanks to all those who took the time to vote and/or encourage their family members and friends to vote. YOU make Curtis such a special community!

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A Day of Listening: Local Oral Histories Recorded by StoryCorps at Curtis – Wednesday June 11, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

story corps at curtisCurtis Memorial Library and the Pejepscot Historical Society present the StoryCorps oral histories from our community recorded at the library last month.

Visit the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Library between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 11th and listen to the history of your town as told by your neighbors, particularly those who worked in the mills, or had family who worked in the mills.

There will be a continuous loop of sound and video during these hours, so please stop in and listen for as long as you can.

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Liz Doucett 725-5242 x211 edoucett@curtislibrary.com

Meet the Artists: A Peek Behind the Curtain – Friday, June 13, 12 – 1 PM

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

buddyMaine State Music Theatre Presentation

During the run of each show this season, bring a brown bag lunch and join MSMT for a noon-time talk with actors, staff and creative team about what it really takes to put on a show! Moderated by Carla Sullwold, the Regional Editor for Broadway World.

These events are free and open to the public.

The discussion will be followed by a short, informal meet and greet with beverages served. FREE.

Each date will feature a different production of the summer:

June 13: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
July 2: Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance
July 23: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
August 20: Footloose

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Curt Clark/Missy 725-8760 x18 admd@msmt.org

For More Information:
A Peek Behind the Curtain with MSMT

Current Events Forum – Thursdays @ Noon

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

current-events-forumPlease join us Thursdays at 12 noon in the Library's Morrell Meeting Room for the weekly Current Events Forum.

This event is co-sponsored by the Curtis Memorial Library and the Midcoast Senior College.

A moderator begins the session by briefly describing an event happening in the week's news and then poses a question to the audience to start the discussion.

The goal is to provide a civil, calm environment where people of differing opinions can meet and talk rationally with the ultimate goal of expanding everyone's worldview.

This program is free and open to all. For more information contact Elisabeth Doucett at Curtis Memorial Library at 725-5242, ext. 211 or edoucett@curtislibrary.com

"We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t."
― Frank Clark

safer browsing with WOT and ScanURL

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

PhishingWe’ve had a couple recent instances of accidental downloading of viruses – typically variants of the SearchConduit virus, where any search you type in your browser gets redirected to some other site. A couple things you can try to attempt to avoid this hijacking include:

1) Install a “web of trust” addon (https://www.mywot.com/en/download) to the browser you use the most. When you do a search this places green, yellow, or red circles next to the site in your search results, so you can be careful. These ratings are based largely on what other people say about a site, but also somewhat on information found in databases (such as PhishTank) of recorded phishing sites.

2) If you know nothing about a site you can enter the link into the entry box of ScanUrl.net, in an attempt to determine if the site has issues before you go there. This also uses data from PhishTank, but adds to it info from Google.

Curtis Creative Spaces – Celebrating the Creators of Our Community

Friday, April 4th, 2014

This-Is-The-Year1Check out the newest “branch” of Curtis Library online.

We’ve just opened Curtis Creative Spaces – a new part of our virtual library, dedicated to promoting the creative endeavors of our local community.

Our goal is to highlight new creators each month in our virtual space, much the same way a gallery has new displays.

Take a look, see how talented your neighbors are and let us know what you think!

www.curtiscreativespaces.com

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
— Thomas Merton