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75th Anniversary Celebrations

Seventy five years ago on February 16th, 1935 the Mary Elinor Jackson Memorial Library opened in Tenants Harbor. There are two events planned to celebrate this anniversary. On Tuesday, February 16th from 11am to 1pm there is an Opening Day Reception, and there is a 75th Anniversary Party on Saturday, February 20th from 2pm to 4pm with music, history and fun. Please bring any old photos, documents and stories about the library to share.

St George Literary Festival

Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will host the first St George Literary Festival in August. The festival will span three evenings, August 11 through August 13, and will take place at the Oceanview Grange in Martinsville. Each evening will begin at 5:00 with a wine and cheese reception prior to all readings.

Author and Bird Rehabber, Suzie Gilbert to speak

Bird rehabilitator Suzie Gilbert will speak at the Jackson Memorial Library, 38 Main Street (Rte 131) in Tenants Harbor on Friday morning, August 7 at 10:00 a.m.  Suzie will tell bird stories - what types of injuries she saw, what the birds were like in rehab, and what happened to them. Her recently published book – “Flyaway: How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings” is a captivating memoir that tells the story of how she turned her family life upside down to pursue her passion for rehabilitating wild birds.

Thunder, Flowers, Snakes, and Moons: Emily Dickinson’s World

A poetry and art workshop for children at the Jackson Memorial Library

Emily Dickinson made beautiful poems as a way to express her response to nature ~ what she could see with her eyes and feel with her heart. Combining realistic and spare description with imaginative metaphors allowed her to capture what is both obvious and mysterious. In this 90 minute poetry-and-art workshop for children, we will hear poems by Emily Dickinson, try making poems of our own and/or creating simple images that are drawn from the poems we hear or write.

Garden Lecture and Tour

Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will host “A Continuously Blooming Perennial Garden”, a garden lecture presented by Maine Master Gardener John Fromer on July 7 at 10:00 am. Fromer owns and operates Appleton Ridge Flower and Vegetable Farm with his wife Kathy. They grow specialty flowers, vegetables and herbs for fine local restaurants as well as for sale to the public. The lecture and discussion will be followed by a walk to and tour of one or more local gardens. All are welcome.

Audio Book How To: Drop-in Sessions

Jackson Memorial Library will host two afternoons of “How-To” instructions about downloading audio books to your home computer, MP3 player, iPod or CDs.

On July 9 and July 16 from 4:00 to 6:00, Susan Bates will be on hand to help patrons learn how to make the most of this new service. JML is a member library of the Maine InfoNet Download Library. Patrons may use their library card barcode to download from a wide array of audio books free of charge.

All are welcome.

Kayaking 101 at Jackson Memorial Library

John Sibley, a guide at Port Clyde Kayaks, will give a class on the basics of kayaking the coast of Maine at Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 am.

Topics covered will include getting started; surviving the coast of Maine; kayak navigation and safety equipment. There will be examples of a wide range of equipment available for examination. Descriptions of various kayaks and necessary equipment will be given as well as the range of costs for them.

This event is free and open to the public.

Spring Birds

Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will host a presentation on spring birds Friday, June 19 at 10:00 am.

Bill Goodwill, a self described lifelong birder and continually learning naturalist, will give a brief lecture which will be followed by short hike at the Fort Point trail off Route 131 in St George. Since the trail may be wet, waterproof shoes are recommended.

The event is free and open to the public.

Author James L. Nelson To Speak

James L. Nelson, author of maritime historical novels including George Washington’s Secret Navy and Benedict Arnold’s Navy, will speak at Jackson Memorial Library at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

Nelson is a dynamic and entertaining speaker who has spoken to hundreds of groups around the country and has been featured on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and C-Span’s Book TV. A former professional sailor, his writing covers a wide range of America’s maritime heritage from piracy in Colonial Virginia to the naval action of the Civil War.

Going Green Eco-Panel

Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will host a panel discussion of “green” issues. Included will be everything from sustainable architecture and living off the grid to raising one’s own food and protecting local agriculture.

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