Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

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2018 EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – JOE GRADY

Farming at Two Coves Farm, Harpswell
Joe will share how he got into farming and what is growing at Two Coves Farm. Questions are welcome from folks looking to join the farming community.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT NOON
HARPSWELL AGING AT HOME, FREE LUNCH WITH FRIENDS, SPONSORED BY the ORR’S ISLAND LIBRARY
at the Bailey Island Union Church.  No reservation required.  Lunch with Friends is a free event open to all. Come enjoy lunch and conversation.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9 AT 10 AM  Orr’s Island Book Group discussion of Dinner with Edward, A Story of Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent

MARCH 2018

THURSDAY, MARCH 2 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – ORMAN HINES

Maine’s First Ship, The Virginia
A group of craftsman and women are building a reconstruction of The Virginia, a British ship built in 1607 at the Popham Colony. The replica is being built in Bath.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 10 AM Orr’s Island Book Group
Discussion of Eleanor Oliphant is Perfectly Fine by Gail Honeyman

APRIL 2018

THURSDAY, APRIL 5 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – ED ROBINSON

Create a Wildlife Paradise in Your Yard
Returning for his 6th presentation, Ed will share some ideas on how to put out the welcome mat for some of your favorite species.

MAY 2018

THURSDAY, MAY 3 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – JON ROGERS

Aqua Culture in Harpswell

JUNE 2018

THURSDAY, JUNE 7 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – LARISSA VIGUE PICARD

Larissa is the Exec. Director of The Pejepscot Historical Society and is bringing the quilt to the library. Created by multiple West Harpswell Families in 1861. The “friendship” quilt is a masterpiece of genealogy and coded messages.

JULY 2018

THURSDAY, JULY 5 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – PAUL H. NADEAU

Every Stone Tells A Story
As a Geological Specialists and Professor II at Stavanger University, Stavanger, Norway, Paul will talk about the geology of Maine and how our island rocks were made.Aqua Culture in Harpswell

AUGUST 2018

August 1-4: Annual Book Sale
Annual Book Sale and Fair, on Aug. 1.
The Book Sale continues through Aug 4. At Lowell’s Cove, Orr’s Island, beginning at 10 AM.

SEPTEMBER 2018

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – FRANK CONNORS

Self Publishing, Rewards and Dangers!
The Member Services Manager for People Plus for 15 years, Frank will read from his book, Speaking Frankly, and reveal details about his next book.

OCTOBER 2018

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – BENJAMIN WILLIAMSON

Magazine Cover Photographs
Brunswick resident and Director of Photography for Down East magazine, Bens photographs have graced many front covers over the years. He comes to Harpswell frequently when the light is just right.

NOVEMBER 2018

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – SUSAN BEEGEL PhD

“Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Pearl of Orr’s Island and Maine Summer Tourism”
This illustrated lecture will explore how Pearl-based tourism helped a small Maine fishing village reinvent itself for a new summer economy.

DECEMBER 2018

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – BOB GARVER

Let’s Talk and Taste Coffee
Bob, Orr’s Island resident and the owner of Wicked Joe Organic Coffee will talk about his
Mission to source exceptional coffee from around the world, guarantee sustainable wages for the farmers who grow our wonderful beans, and roast epic coffee for each and every customer. This will be the 4th December tasting of our 1st Thursday Programs.

 

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