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Ted Talk Screening & Discussion Series – Wednesday, April 12, 12:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on April 8th, 2017

DB5jsJ_W_400x400Join us for a series of TED Talk screenings followed by group discussion.

Each TED Talk and discussion will focus on issues addressed in Writings on the Wall by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

Join us to listen, watch, discuss, and be inspired! Participants are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch.

Inequity, Injustice … Infection by Shay Stewart-Bouley

Born and raised on a combination of big city attitude and Midwestern sensibility in Chicago, Shay Stewart-Bouley, also known as Black Girl in Maine, had to learn a bit of Yankee ingenuity when she relocated to Maine in 2002.

She was able to continue the socially conscious work she had embarked on in the Windy City, where she worked primarily with homeless people, by running a community center focused on low-income youth in Southern Maine and writing about social issues (racism, class and socioeconomics in particular) on her Black Girl in Maine blog and in various Maine publications, as well as appearing in some anthologies.

In 2011, she won a New England Press Association Award for her writing on race and diversity for the Portland Phoenix. Although she stills resides in Maine, she is currently Executive Director of Community Change Inc. in Boston, one of the nation’s longest running anti-racism organizations.

Day & Time: Wednesday, April 12, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Sarah Brown 725-5242 x 510

Browntail Moths: What You Need to Know – Thursday, April 13, 4:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on April 5th, 2017

imagePlease join Lynne Holland, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Community Education Assistant, for an overview of the current Browntail Moth situation.

We will discuss impact on trees and humans, precautions to take in infested areas, and what can (and cannot) be done to mitigate the problem.

Learn about handling precautions, prevention, community health concerns due to exposure, what YOU can do to protect yourself, and more.

Contact: Hazel

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Day & Time: Thursday April 13, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Tech Meetup: How To Spot “Fake News” – Friday, April 7, 12:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on April 3rd, 2017

fake newsRobert Long, a senior editor who oversees political coverage for the Bangor Daily News and its website, will share his perspective on “fake news” and offer some suggestions on how his team checks facts, presents data and weeds out misinformation.

Day & Time: Friday, April 7, 12 PM – 1 PM

Location: Seminar Room (near the Reference Desk)

Contact: Marian Dalton 207-725-5242 ext. 510