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Browntail Moth Panel Discussion – Wednesday September 28, 7:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 25th, 2016

brown tail mothJoin us for a community panel discussion on browntail moth mitigation in midcoast Maine.

Panelists will give an overview and status of the current brown tail moth situation, impact on trees and humans, precautions to take in infested areas, and what can (and cannot) be done to mitigate the problem.

See samples of overwintering nests, egg masses, cocoons, and live young.

Panelists include:

  • Charlene Donahue, Forest Entomologist, Maine Forest Service
  • Jeff Gillis, Arborist, Well-Tree, Inc.
  • Aaron Kock, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Mid Coast Hospital

Day & Time: Wednesday, September 28, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Sarah Brown 725-5242 x229

Writer-In-Residence: Kate Egan – Wednesday, September 28, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 25th, 2016

Kate Egan

Kate Egan

Curtis Library Board Chair Kate Egan is a freelance editor and the author of several books including the picture book Kate and Nate Are Running Late, the Magic Shop Series, and editor of The Hunger Games series.

We are thrilled to welcome Kate to the Collaboratory, and hope you will stop by to learn more about her writing life.

Day & Time: Wednesday, September 28, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: The Collaboratory

Contact: Joyce Schmitt 725-5242 ext. 219

Writer-In-Residence: Ellen Cooney – Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 25th, 2016

Ellen Cooney

Ellen Cooney

Ellen Cooney is the author of nine novels and of stories published in The New Yorker and many literary journals.

A longtime teacher of creative writing, most recently as Writer in Residence at MIT, she has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

She is a native of Massachusetts and now lives in Phippsburg Maine, with her three rescue dogs, who became the inspiration (and provided much material) for The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances, published last year by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

She’s at work on a new, almost-finished novel, and she plans to soon return to writing to short stories.

Please visit Ellen online at and

We are thrilled to have Ellen in-residence today. She has just sent the manuscript for her 10th novel off to her agent! Please stop in to meet Ellen and learn more about this writer’s life.


Day & Time: Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Collaboratory

Contact: Joyce Schmitt 207-725-5242 ext. 219