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Tech Meet up: Online Health Care Info – Friday, September 16, 12:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 9th, 2016

healthcare Christine Fleuriel, Medical Librarian at the VA Hospital in Togus, will present training out how to find reliable and accurate medical information online.

Free and open to the public, no registratin needed.

Day & Time: Friday, September 16, 12:00 PM

Location: Seminar Room

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

Writer-in-Residence: Maria Padian – Wednesday, September 14, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM & Thursday, September 15, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 9th, 2016

maria-padianYoung adult novelist Maria Padian lives and writes from her home in midcoast Maine.

Before devoting herself full-time to fiction she worked as a news reporter, congressional aide, radio essayist and freelance writer.

These days, she takes breaks from the computer by playing with her Australian Shepherd, texting her grown children, taking long walks along the beach or feeding logs into the woodstove.

We are thrilled to have Maria in-residence for a few days. Maria’s new book, WRECKED, comes out October 6th, and Maria has already planned a reading and new book celebration here at Curtis on Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM.

Stop in the Collaboratory to see Maria’s display of book jacket covers and how they came to be (or not!) and learn more about the writer’s life.

Days & Times: Wednesday, September 14, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Thursday, September 15, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Collaboratory

Contact: Joyce Schmitt 725-5242 ext. 219 jschmitt@curtislibrary.com

Padian’s latest boasts a swift, excellently crafted plot, excedingly readable prose, and painfully relatable characters. Particularly relevant for high school seniors and college freshmen.
– Booklist, Starred Review

Room to Write: A Conversation with Dr. Lisa Belisle and writer Joan Dempsey – Wednesday September 14, 6:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 8th, 2016

room to writeJoin us in the Collaboratory for an informal conversation between Dr. Lisa Belisle (Love Maine Radio / Maine Magazine) and writer Joan Dempsey.

Lisa interviewed Joan earlier this year about her wonderful backyard writing shed — a former chicken coop!

Lisa and Joan will continue the conversation and discuss the craft of writing; the importance of writing spaces; Joan’s acquisition of a significant research grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, for research in Warsaw at the Jewish Historical Institute and in Washington, D.C. at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library, for work on This Is How It Begins (a novel in-progress); and more.

Day & Time: Wednesday September 14, 6:30 PM

Location: Collaboratory

Contact: Joyce Schmitt 725-5242 ext. 219 jschmitt@curtislibrary.com