Join us on Tuesday, November 26th, from 11 am to
1 pm, for a light luncheon and presentation by Roosevelt Boone of Strong Mind - Strong Body, Inc.Roosevelt will provide a slide show,
highlighting the mission of Strong Mind -
Strong Body, Inc. and its work within the Central Maine area. "The first and foremost goal of this
non-profit organization is to make a difference in as many people’s lives as
possible, by striving to improve the quality of life for both youth and
displaced adults through the delivery of a wellness and nutrition program, as
well as life skills coaching clinics led by degreed subject matter experts
(SME).Strong Mind-Strong Body, Inc.
exists to foster physical, mental, and spiritual wellness through the delivery
of summer youth camps for ages 10-17 in an effort to improve the quality of
life for families, neighborhoods and communities resulting in a stronger, more
physically fit society!" Roosevelt will also share stories of his 2012 trip to Ghana.
Space is limited, so please call the library by Friday,
November 22nd to reserve a seat:
The Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch will host a presentation,
“Dragonfly Larvae as Indicators of Mercury Contamination in Maine and Beyond”
presented by Dr. Sarah Nelson of the University of Maine and Ed Lindsey of Old Town High School. The program will begin at 10:00
on Saturday, October 26, at the Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Street, Old
Dr. Nelson is an Assistant Research Professor
affiliated with the Senator George J. Mitchell Center and the School of Forest
Resources.As a research
biogeochemist and landscape ecologist, Sarah focuses on policy-relevant
watershed and wetland science projects. Sarah has developed many collaborative
outreach programs that inform and involve educators and citizens in scientific
research. An effort to increase public awareness regarding the mercury issue, a
citizen science project was expanded in 2012 to collect dragonfly larvae for
mercury analysis in national parks. Working with the NPS-Air Resources
Division, Sarah is piloting this project in
national parks across the U.S. This citizen science project engages students,
teachers, and visitors in national parks. Moreover, the project supports the
“Call to Action,” the NPS Centennial Initiative, by connecting people to parks
and advancing the educational mission. Ed Lindsey is ascience teacher
at Old Town High School, and has spent several years working with Dr. Nelson
and the Acadia Learning Pro, studying the impact of mercury
on the environment. Ed involves his students in most aspects of the research
projects including fieldwork, data collection and data analysis.
Nelson and Mr. Lindsey will be available to answer questions during and after
their talk. Refreshments will be offered.
This free program is one of a series of monthly public
forums sponsored by the Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch. For more
information, please contact Tiffany Wilson at 299-7240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 from 11 am
to 1pm, for our October Tuesday Forum Luncheon, and a special violin
performance by teen violinist Lucy Burnham.Lucy is a fifteen-year-old homeschool student, who began playing the
violin at age eight.By age nine, she
was playing with the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra, and held a principle
chair at age twelve.Lucy was concert
mistress at Kneisal Hall, and has also played with the University of Maine
orchestra.In addition to the violin,
Lucy plays the viola, the piano and has also studied voice.She has enjoyed working with, and encouraging
other musicians through orchestral ensembles, recitals and student teacher
shadowing.She has a remarkable talent,
and her desire and ability to connect with her audience and other musicians, is
engaging and adds a special tone to the performance.
Space is limited, so please call the library by October 25th
to reserve a seat:827-3972.
The Old Town Public Library is pleased to offer a new program, thanks to the very talented and generous volunteer, Sonyalynn Griswold!
Begins Friday, October 25th, 2013
Bring your toddler, and join Sonyalynn on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. in the library meeting rooms for the Silly Scribblers art class. Based upon a picture book and theme each week, you and your child will have an opportunity to engage in sensory, gross and fine motor activities. Enjoy time spent with others, and take home a project or a new activity idea to use at home.
Space and materials are limited, so please call the library a week in advance to reserve a spot.
This is a free program, but donations to put toward future materials are always welcome!