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Genealogy News at Curtis Memorial Library

Posted by Elisabeth Doucett on February 9th, 2018

We have had so much success with the Friday morning Help-with-Genealogy time at Curtis Library (9:30-noon with Lynne Holland) that we have decided to add another session on Mondays.  From 2 – 4 pm every Monday Liz Doucett will be in the Genealogy Room at Curtis to help you with your questions.  Liz’s focus is on Canadian genealogy but she can also help beginners in any area get their research going.  If you are an advanced researcher with a question, plan to come in and meet with Lynne on Fridays since she is an expert across many different areas.

We are also planning our spring Genealogy Get-togethers.  We generally alternate between beginner and more advanced topics but we would like to hear from you!  If there is a particular topic or area of genealogy research about which you would like to learn, please email Liz at  We will do our best to incorporate requests into planning for the spring classes.

Finally, please feel free to let us know if there are resources you would like to have in the Genealogy Room.  Sometimes requests are too expensive for the library to purchase immediately but we keep a list in case we find a donor interested in supporting genealogy research.  So, don’t hesitate to email your requests to Liz.  Happy research!

Coins for Curtis — Throughout the Month of February

Posted by Michael Gorzka on February 5th, 2018

It’s easy and fun to participate!

1. Take home a jar and fill it with coins.

2. Return your jar to the library before February 27 th to receive a special Valentine, and be entered to wind a Curtis goodie bag and a $25 gift certificate to Twice-Told Tales Book Store.

3. Join us on Wednesday, February 28 at 9:30 am for a Coin Tally event at Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 55 Cushing Street, just down the road from the Library on the corner of Pleasant Street.


there could be a book or two
inside each coin jar
just waiting to get on the Curtis shelves!

With thanks for support from:


Help for the Technology Shy Workshop

Posted by Michael Gorzka on February 3rd, 2018

Building Your Foundation for Productive Stress-Free Technology Use

Friday, February 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

You would not want to worry about changing the woodwork in your dining room while the foundation of your house is wobbling underneath you.

Nor would you want to make serious use of technology without a solid foundation.

Topics include: demystifying geeky terminology, technology basics, how to keep track of your passwords and how to keep your computer and/or devices free from malware (viruses).

You can apply what we will cover in this Tech Meetup to whichever computers / devices you are using.

Day and Time: Friday, February 9, 12 PM – 1 PM

Location: Seminar Room

Contact: Michael Gorzka 207-725 5242 X218