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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 honsrud@curtislibrary.com

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 mdalton@curtislibrary.com 207-725-5242 ext. 510

This week’s recommendation – Genealogy Gems!

Posted by Elisabeth Doucett on March 31st, 2017

For those of you interested in genealogy blogs, I would recommend reading Lisa Louis Cooke’s blog found here.  She has regular updates about new resources available online for genealogists (in her most recent blog she mentions a new app titled Remembering WW1 that will be helpful to many genealogists) and she identifies updates to already existing databases, many of which are available for free at FamilySearch.com.  If you are more oriented to audio learning, she also records regular genealogy podcasts.  You can pay for a premium membership to get access to more resources but she provides so many free resources I would start there.  For those who are new to genealogy her website also provides some great beginner guides.  Happy research!

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