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Decision Making In Times Of Injustice – Tuesday April 25, 6:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on April 21st, 2017

KidsLookingatPhotosThis program gives participants an awareness of the enormity of the crimes committed during the Nazi Holocaust and helps them grasp the fact that thousands of ordinary people participated in perpetrating these crimes, while thousands more stood by as quiet witnesses.

The material in this program reminds us of the importance of living in a democracy whose citizens are capable of making informed judgments, not only on behalf of themselves, but on behalf of a larger community.

This program is part of the One Community, One Book initiative.

Sponsored by the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.

Presented by HHRC Executive Director Liz Helitzer, and Program Director David Greenham.

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Day & Time: Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Sarah Brown sbrown@curtislibrary.com

Richard Rubin Book Talk – Wednesday April 26, 7:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on April 21st, 2017

book coverRichard Rubin, author of The Last of the Doughboys, returns to Curtis to discuss his new book: Back over there : one American time-traveler, 100 years since the Great War, 500 miles of battle-scarred French countryside, and too many trenches, shells, legends and ghosts to count.

Day & Time: Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Carol Lord 725-5242 x221 clord@curtislibrary.com

Deepak Singh Author Talk – Sunday April 23, 1:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on April 19th, 2017

In How May I Help You? Deepak Singh chronicles his downward mobility as an immigrant to a small town in Virginia. Armed with an MBA from India, Singh can get only a minimum-wage job in an electronics store. Every day he confronts unfamiliar American mores, from strange idioms to deeply entrenched racism. Telling stories through the unique lens of an initially credulous outsider who is “fresh off the plane,” Singh learns about the struggles of his colleagues: Ron, a middle-aged African-American man trying to keep his life intact despite health concerns; Jackie, a young African-American woman diligently attending school after work; and Cindy, whose matter-of-fact attitude helps Deepak adapt to his job and his new life. How May I Help You? is an incisive take on life in the United States and a reminder that the stories of low-wage employees can bring candor and humanity to debates about work, race, and immigration.

Deepak Singh is the author of two books, Chasing America: Of Lollipops, Night Clubs and Ferocious dogs, and How May I Help You? An Immigrant’s Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage. He has written for print and radio, including outlets such as the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and NPR, and he’s a frequent contributor to PRI’s The World.

This program is part of the One Community, One Book initiative.

Day & Time: Sunday April 23, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Reference Desk 207-725-522 ext. 510