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“One Big Home” Film Screening – Monday September 25, 6:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 18th, 2017

Join us for a screening and panel discussion of “One Big Home,” a documentary that explores the boom in construction of “giant houses.”

On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.

Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses.

When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera.

Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

Day & Time: Monday September 25, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Sarah Brown 207-725-5242 X229 sbrown@curtislibrary.com

Mystery Author Book Talk: Richard Cass – Tuesday September 19, 7 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 16th, 2017

Cape Elizabeth resident Richard Cass is the author of Solo Act, the first novel in the Elder Darrow jazz mystery series, which he originally pitched as “an alcoholic walks into a dive bar and decides to buy it.”

Solo Act was published by Five Star Publishing in January 2016 and was a finalist for a Maine Literary Award in 2017.

The second book in the Elder Darrow series, In Solo Time, will be published in September 2017. He’s also published a book of short stories called Gleam of Bone.

Day & Time: Tuesday September 19, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Pamela Bobker 207-725-5242 X214 pbobker@curtislibrary.com

Antarctica and Climate Change – Wednesday September 13, 1:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 7th, 2017

Presentation with New Mexico Geologists Nelia Dunbar and Bill McIntosh.

Dunbar and McIntosh will bring to life the experience of working in remote field camps hundreds of miles from the Antarctic base at McMurdo Station for a period of several weeks of work on a scientific project.

Free, with no registration required.

Sponsored by Cornerstones of Science and Midcoast Senior College.

Day & Time: Wednesday September 13, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Pamela Bobker 207-725-5242 X214 pbobker@curtislibrary.com