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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Author Talk and Book Signing: Adam Frank "Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth"
(Wed. 10 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

In astrophysicist and NPR commentator Adam Frank’s book “Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth,” Frank looks at the existence of alien civilizations and tries to answer the question “what can the likely presence of life on other worlds tell us about our own fate?” Join Frank at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. He will also be in conversation with renowned science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson the next night on Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m.    Frank tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and looks at their relevance to our fate on a climate-changed Earth. Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time, and shows how we as a civilization can only hope to survive climate change if we recognize what science has recently discovered: that we are just one of ten billion trillion planets in the Universe, and it’s highly likely that many of those planets hosted technologically advanced alien civilizations. What is more, each of those civilizations must have faced the same challenge of civilization-driven climate change.    In “Light of the Stars,” Frank also explores the work of pioneering scientists like Frank Drake and Carl Sagan, whose work at the dawn of the space age began building the new science of astrobiology; Jack James, the Texas-born engineer who drove NASA’s first planetary missions to success; Vladimir Vernadsky, the Russian geochemist who first envisioned the Earth’s biosphere; and James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis, who invented Gaia Theory.     The Scientific American writes, “‘Light of the Stars’ provides a marvelous perspective on how astronomy could make us all better Earthlings.” And in their stared review Booklist adds, “[Frank is] knowledgeable, witty, irreverent, provocative, and very entertaining…[‘Light of the Stars’] offers solid science and lots of fun.”   Frank is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester, where he studies the processes that shape the formation and death of stars and has become a leading expert on the final stages of evolution for stars like the sun. He is a theoretical/computational astrophysicist and he heads a research group that is developing new tools for simulating the cosmos. In addition, he is the co-founder of NPR’s “13.7: Cosmos and Culture” blog as well as a regular on-air commentator for All Things Considered. He also contributes occasionally to The New York Times. He served as the science consultant for Marvel Studio’s Dr. Strange.   Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on Frank visit adamfrankscience.com and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.  

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Adam Frank in Conversation
(Thu. 11 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join preeminent science fiction author and environmentalist Kim Stanley Robinson for two talks about the environment, science and more at the Jesup Memorial Library. Robinson, who is a Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award winner, will be in conversation with author and astrophysicist Adam Frank on Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. and then with Abe Miller-Rushing, the science coordinator at Acadia National Park, on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.    On July 12, Robinson and Frank, the author of “Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth” will discuss topics including astrobiology, the chances of finding life in the universe, what humanity will do in space. “Light of the Stars” explores the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on a climate-changed Earth.    Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed “Forty Signs of Rain,” “The Years of Rice and Salt “and “2312.” His newest book “Red Moon” is a novel about space exploration and political revolution. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. Robinson is a member of the Jesup Memorial Library’s honorary committee.    Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman's Books. For more information on this event contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.  

Friday, July 12, 2019

Author Talk and Book Signing: Roxana Robinson "Dawson's Fall" at MDI High School
(Fri. 12 Jul, 2019 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

  The Jesup Memorial Library, Northeast Harbor Library and the Southwest Harbor Public Library are excited to announce an islandwide author event with critically acclaimed author Roxana Robinson at the Mount Desert Island High School on Friday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Robinson will be speaking about her newest book “Dawson’s Fall.”    In “Dawson’s Fall” Robinson uses the lives of her own great-grandparents to shape the fictional story of Frank Dawson, a newspaper editor in late 19th-century Charleston, South Carolina. Actual letters and diary entries from Robinson’s great-grandparents as well as newspaper articles from the time period are collected alongside the prose, which tells Dawson’s life story. A young English man of fierce opinions, Dawson came to America to fight for the Confederacy in a war he understood as a conflict over states’ rights. He later became the editor of the Charleston News and Courier, finding a platform of real influence in the editorial column and emerging as a voice of the New South. But his anti-lynching stance loses him readers to a rival paper and he is plagued by financial worries. Dawson also faces troubles at home; his governess, Hélène, is pursuing a disastrous relationship with the drunken doctor next door,   which could wreck her future and stain his family’s reputation.    Kirkus Reviews writes, “Though the story is set mainly in the 1880s, its themes are up-to-the-minute; Robinson uses lynchings, duels, and sexual assaults to shed light on populism and toxic masculinity;” the review describes the book as “stylish and contemplative.” Frances FitzGerald, author of “The Evangelicals,” writes that Robinson uses her “novelistic grace” to make the story come to life, adding, “With a fine eye for detail, she describes the horrors of the post-war period of racism and violence they could not escape.” Publisher’s Weekly says, “Robinson’s descriptive and imaginative prose sings.”   Robinson is the author of five previous novels, including “Sparta” and “Cost;” three collections of short stories; and the biography “Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life.” Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Vogue, among other publications. She has received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. Four of her works have been chosen Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times, and she was named a Literary Lion by The New York Public Library. She was president of the Authors Guild from 2014 to 2017. She teaches in the Hunter MFA program and divides her time between New York, Connecticut and Maine. She has twice won the Maine Writers and Publishers Award for Fiction.   Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information, about Robinson or her book visit www.roxanarobinson.com.   

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Public Baked Bean and Casserole Supper
(Sat. 13 Jul, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:01 pm)

The Holden Congregational Church- UCC, will hold a Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, served buffet style Saturday, July 13 from 5-6:30 PM. Homemade baked beans, barbecue hot dogs, casseroles, salads, rolls, beverages , homemade pies and other desserts, including gluten free options will be served . Admission $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children under 12, Preschoolers are free. Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff and Church Roads, Holden. For information- Tel. 9894550.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Meet Crazy Horse Family Elder and Author
(Tue. 16 Jul, 2019 1:30 pm - 1:32 pm)

CRAZY HORSE FAMILY ELDER AND AUTHOR VISIT BANGOR          Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr will join author William Matson to discuss and sign their book "Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy" based on the Family’s oral history July 16 at Bangor Public Library located at 145 Harlow Street from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Bangor.      This will be their landmark 254th appearance as they travel across the United States and Europe. The Crazy Horse family's oral history had not been told outside the family for over a century because the government had been hunting their family members since Crazy Horse was assassinated in 1877. Now, over a century later, it is finally being told by his family. Clown, a son to Edward Clown who was a nephew to Crazy Horse and keeper of the sacred bundle and pipe, will represent his family at the discussion.          Books will be available at the signing.          Clown currently lives in Dupree, SD on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Matson, a documentary film maker, currently resides in Spearfish, SD. This is Matson's first book.               The event is free and open to the public.

"Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court" with Richard H. Fallon, Jr.
(Tue. 16 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Richard H. Fallon, Jr., the Story Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will discuss law and legitimacy in the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. There will be live music before the talk with the Beech Mountain Project and a free, catered reception following the talk. This is the second part in the three-part series speaker “Democracy: The Constitution, The Courts and The People,” which is a partnership between the Jesup, the League of Women Voters of Maine—Downeast and Acadia Senior College.     Fallon, who has written extensively about constitutional law and federal courts law, will mix a theoretical discussion of what “law” and “legitimacy” are in terms of the Court as well as answer more practical questions about the changes on the court and what some of the recent rulings mean. Fallon will base some of his discussion on his book “Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court” which looks at judicial legitimacy based on an ideal of good faith in constitutional argumentation. Good faith demands that the Justices base their decisions only on legal arguments that they genuinely believe to be valid and are prepared to apply to similar future cases. He will then look at the shifts in the court, including having had Brett Kavanaugh replace Anthony Kennedy. Finally, he will focus on some of the biggest decisions of the year on topics including gerrymandering and census, and discuss if they are indications of a “legitimacy crisis” on the Court.    Fallon, joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor in 1982, was promoted to full professor in 1987, and is currently the Story Professor of Law and an Affiliate Professor in the Harvard University Government Department. Fallon is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School. He also earned a B.A. degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.  Before entering teaching, Fallon served as a law clerk to Judge J. Skelly Wright and to Justice Lewis F. Powell of the United States Supreme Court. Fallon is the author of “Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court,” “The Dynamic Constitution,” and “Implementing the Constitution” and a co-editor of “Constitutional Law: Cases-Comments” and Hart & Wechsler’s “The Federal Courts and the Federal System.” He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute.     Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Age By Design: Vision Talk
(Wed. 17 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

As we age one thing that is often affected is our vision. When you or someone you love are faced with the knowledge that nothing can be done to improve vision, learn what steps you can take to continue to stay independent and safe. Specialists from the Maine Division for the Blind and the Visually Impaired and The Iris Network will be at the YWCA MDI on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. to talk about your vision as you age. This talk is part of Age By Design, a series of programs co-sponsored by the YWCA, the Mount Desert Island YMCA, Island Connections and the Jesup Memorial Library.   Andrea Treadwell, an Independent Living Case Manager, and Sharisse Roberts, an Orientation and Mobility Specialist, both from the Division for the Blind and the Visually Impaired, and Susan Summers, a Vision Rehabilitation Specialist, from The Iris Network, are the vision rehabilitations specialists who serve the MDI-area. They will be on hand to talk about eye health, common changes in vision that happen when you age and what can be done to help those effected by these changes to remain as independent and safe as possible. Each presenter will speak about the role they play for clients. For many Treadwell is the first point of contact and depending on what a person needs she will recommend them to Roberts or Summers.  Roberts covers all aspects of safe travel, like using a white cane and accessing transportation as well as how to assist someone who has experienced vision loss. Summers teaches individuals how to adapt their everyday skills so they can remain safe and independent in their own home.   For more information on the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired visit www.maine.gov/rehab/dbvi/ and for more information on The Iris Network visit www.theiris.org. For more information on this event, contact the YWCA MDI at 288-5008.

Violin Concert with Sean Lim
(Wed. 17 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Enjoy a night of music with talented violinist Sean Lim at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. This summer, Lim, who is 19 years old, is a student at Kneisel Hall’s Young Artist Chamber Music Program. Kneisel Hall, which is in Blue Hill, is known as “the cradle of chamber music in America.”    Lim, accompanied by a pianist, will play a selection of pieces by Brahms, Dvorak, Kreisler and Gershwin. Lim began playing violin when he was eight and moved to Cleveland in 2015 to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), in the Young Artist Program. He is currently a senior at CIM, pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree.   Lim has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, John F. Kennedy Center, Severance Hall, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Smithsonian National Gallery of Art. He made his debut as an orchestral soloist at age 12, with the Kostrama Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pavel Gershtein in Russia. Since then, he has been featured as a soloist with several orchestras in the United States. He performed a solo recital at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and was a soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Severance Hall. In 2016, he was featured on NPR’s “From the Top”, as a soloist and a chamber musician. He also has received numerous first-place awards from the regional, national, and international competitions. Lim served as a member of the National Symphony Orchestra youth fellow and co-concertmaster of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra Philharmonic and the American Youth Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. He was also a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, serving as an assistant concertmaster and as a principal second violin. Lim plays on a violin that was crafted by David Rapkievian, who lives in Bar Harbor.   This concert is free and open to the public. For more information on Lim, visit seanlimviolin.com and for more information on the concert, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Maine Public’s Tell Me More Tour Comes to Millinocket on July 18th
(Thu. 18 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Maine Public News Team is traveling across Maine to hear what listeners and viewers have to say this summer. The next stop on their road trip will take Keith Shortall and Jennifer Rooks to the North Light Gallery Annex in Millinocket on Thursday, July 18. The Tell Me More tour brings new personalities to communities across the state to find out what is going on in each community, what are developments worthy of celebrating and what types of news stories and coverage are important to each community. "We can't fulfill our vision to tell the whole Maine story without you," said Mark Vogelzang, CEO and President of Maine Public. "The goal of our tour is to help us learn how Maine Public can serve your community and how to keep you best informed."  This Tell Me More stop wil include a talk led by Senior Editor Keith Shortall with Jennifer Rooks as a special guest. All Tell Me More tour stops are free, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  What: Maine Public Tell Me More Tour Where: North Light Gallery Annex, 256 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME 04462 When: 2:00-3:30pm, Thursday, July 18th Who: Senior Editor Keith Shortall with Jennifer Rooks. The full Tell Me More Tour Schedule and details can be found at mainepublic.org.  

Author Talk and Book Signing: John Eisenberg "The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire”
(Thu. 18 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Today the NFL is one of world's most popular sports league and brings in almost $15 billion in revenue annually, but few know of the organization’s humble beginnings. Join author and Baltimore Raven’s columnist John Eisenberg as he talks about his book “The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire” on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Booklist writes that “fans who only know the league as it exists today will be shocked and fascinated by its early years.”   Eisenberg extensively researched the beginnings of the NFL and interviewed family members of the founders to show just how the league got its start. “The League” sheds a light on the work of the five founders, George Halas (Chicago Bears), Tim Mara (New York Giants), Bert Bell (Philadelphia Eagles), Art Rooney (Pittsburgh Steelers), and George Preston Marshall (Washington Redskins) and Eisenberg brings readers into the backrooms where they built their business and onto the dirt fields on which their game first flourished. He highlights the hard scrapple beginnings of the league where players piled onto buses and stayed at local YMCA’s for road games, packed their own lunches, and were even paid in IOUs one season. Eisenberg shows the early NFL survived only because each of the founders brought to it a particular skill; Marshall had a nose for business, Halas the innovative football mind, Rooney the gambler’s eye for the main chance, Mara the chutzpah and Bell the managerial talent. Together they did it all – finding the stadiums and the crowds to fill them, coaching the teams (and even taking the field in a pinch) and marketing their product, even while squabbling among themselves over matters of profit and prestige. However, they usually put aside their hard feelings for the sake of the league, sometimes damaging their own team’s prospects to achieve long-term progress. Eisenberg also pulls back the curtain to reveal how the founders constantly tweaked the game in order to make it more appealing to fans, and how such a struggling league evolved into what it is today.   In a starred review, Kirkus writes, “A rich history of the rise of the National Football League from its virtual obscurity at its genesis in the 1920s to its position as an economic and cultural powerhouse today… Thoroughly researched and gracefully told… An engaging and informative cultural history, on and off the gridiron.” Ernie Accorsi, former General Manager of the Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns, and New York Giants, writes, “We have had some terrific owners since the first half of the 20th century but founders are founders, and this is their marvelous story—how they survived the Great Depression and a World War, scrambling to make their player payrolls from week to week. They did it through their incredible character, loyalty to each other, and their love of the game—and they built the greatest sports league in America.”   Eisenberg, a native of Dallas, Texas and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, started out covering the “Friday Night Lights” for the now-defunct Dallas Times Herald in 1979. After rising through the ranks to cover pro basketball, he joined the staff of the Baltimore Sun. For the next 23 years, he wrote columns in the Sun about the Orioles, Ravens and Maryland Terrapins and covered major events such as the World Series, Super Bowl and Olympics. His honors included several firsts in the prestigious Associated Press Sports Editors’ contest. Since 2012, he has written columns on the Ravens’ website. He also has written for Sports Illustrated and Smithsonian Magazine and the author of ten books about sports including “The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken, and Baseball's Most Historic Record” and “Ten-Gallon War: The NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans and the Feud for Dallas's Pro Football Future.” Eisenberg lives in Baltimore, Maryland.   Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books. For more information on Eisenberg visit johneisenberg.com and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

A Night of Jazz with the World-Renowned Spider Saloff
(Thu. 18 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Please join us for a night of jazz with world-renowned jazz singer, Spider Saloff, at The Old Town House, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00PM, 128 Town House Road, Union, ME. Spider is generously donating her time and talent with all proceeds to benefit the Cancer Support Center of Maine, for prevention programs and assisting cancer patients and their loved ones. Maine has among the highest cancer rates in the country, and this event will raise much needed funds for cancer education, outreach, and direct one-on-one assistance for cancer patients and their loved ones. Spider’s performances have graced national and international stages, with her cool vocal style reminiscent of Peggy Lee. Her renditions of works by Cole Porter are legendary! Please consider becoming a sponsor, attending the event, purchasing a ticket/s for survivors to attend, or donate as you feel lead. Any amount you could contribute is a big help. To reserve your tickets at $25 each and for more information about this event or our organization, please call the office at 207-322-0960. On behalf of all those we serve, thank you! We very much appreciate your support!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Author Talk and Book Signing: Colin Calloway “The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation"
(Fri. 19 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

George Washington is one of America’s best-known historical figures but history has largely overlooked his relationships with Native Americans. Join Colin Calloway, author of “The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award, to learn more about these complex relationships at an author talk and book signing at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m. The Abbe Museum is a co-sponsor of this event.    In “The Indian World of George Washington” Calloway reveals the full extent and complexity of the relationships between the man who rose to become the nation's most powerful figure and those whose power declined in almost equal degree during his lifetime. While Washington presented himself as the “great father” to Indian people, the Iroquois called him “Town Destroyer.” “The Indian World of George Washington” spans decades covering Washington’s interactions with Indians as a surveyor of Indian lands, to his career again both the British and the French to his presidency. Calloway explores how Washington knew that the fate of the Americas and “the future he envisioned would be realized at the expense of the people who lived there.” Calloway highlights the many Indian leaders Washington dealt with including Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Guyasuta, Attakullakulla, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Cornplanter, Red Jacket and Little Turtle along with the tribes they represented—the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek, Delaware. Throughout the book, Calloway reveals how central their role truly was in Washington's, and therefore the nation's, foundational narrative.    Kirkus Reviews writes that the book is “an expansive history...a detailed, impressively researched history of white-Indian relations during Washington's lifetime. Insightful and illuminating.” David Preston, author of “Braddock’s Defeat” writes, “Calloway demonstrates how profoundly George Washington's life was interwoven with the Indian world of North America. This book will forever change our understanding of the first president and the very meaning of the new nation he helped to create.” And, the Wall Street journal called the book “an essential new entry in the literature of George Washington and the early Republic.”   Calloway has B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Leeds. He served two years as editor/assistant director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago. He joined the faculty of Dartmouth College in 1995 and is currently serving his fifth three-year term as chair of the Native American Studies Program. He was President of the American Society for Ethnohistory and has been given awards by the Missisquoi Nation of Abenakis and the Native American Students at Dartmouth. He won the American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. “The Indian World of George Washington,” was a National Book Award finalist in 2018, received the Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence in American History Book Award. It is also a finalist for the George Washington Prize. He is the author of more than ten books on Native American history, including “The American Revolution in Indian Country,” which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.    Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books. For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245. 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

32nd Annual Quilt Show
(Sat. 20 Jul, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Atkinson United Methodist Church

Atkinson, ME

Saturday July 20th, 2019

9AM-3PM $2 Donation

Luncheon 11AM-1PM

 

FMI Linda Roebuck 564-7060

 

Arlo Guthrie
(Sat. 20 Jul, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

"Guthrie is philosophical in a naturally funny and folksy way, and as with great storytellers such as Will Rogers and even his own father, he always manages to pluck a gem from a lot of dirt." - The Los Angeles Times   Nothing quite captures the intimacy and easy rapport with the audience as one of Arlo Guthrie's solo shows. On the advent of the fiftieth anniversary of quite a few milestones for the folksinger, Arlo is doing a limited number of rare solo concerts. Guthrie will bring with him an extensive catalog of affecting songs and brilliant stories, with his quirky yet precise and timely ruminations woven throughout. Bringing people together, Arlo delivers a worldview of optimism profoundly needed today.    Evoking his early days on the road Arlo reflects, "I'd love to have a chance to do it like I did with nothing but a couple of guitars and a harmonica."

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

“Can Biotechnology Be Ethical: The CRISPR Conundrum”
(Tue. 23 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The advent of genome editing in humans has led to many ethical questions. Join bioethicist Deborah Matthews, Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. for a talk about CRISPR technology, how it can be used and what the ethical questions are surrounding its use. This talk is part of the Primary Source Speaker Series, which is a partnership between The Jackson Laboratory and the Jesup. This year’s series is “Getting Personal: How Your Genes are Shaping the Future of Healthcare” and focuses on how genetic research is affecting your healthcare.    CRISPR technology allows researchers to alter DNA sequences and gene function. Its many potential applications include correcting genetic defects, treating and preventing the spread of diseases and much more. However, the use of technology raise questions about the ethics and consequences of changing a genome. Dr. Matthews will discuss the latest, dramatic changes in genetics research, how both the research and healthcare communities are utilizing these technologies and what cultural shift is needed to respond to the ethical questions that are being asked.   Dr. Matthews is the Assistant Director for Science Programs for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As the Assistant Director for Science Programs, Dr. Mathews is responsible for overseeing the Stem Cell Policy and Ethics program and the Program in Ethics and Brain Sciences. She is also a member of the steering committee of The Hinxton Group, an international collective of scientists, ethicists, policymakers and others, interested in ethical and well-regulated science, and whose work focuses primarily on stem cell research. Dr. Mathews has been an active member of the International Neuroethics Society since 2006 and has served on the Society’s Board of Directors since 2015. Dr. Mathews’s academic work focuses on ethics and policy issues raised by emerging biotechnologies, with particular focus on genetics, stem cell science, neuroscience and synthetic biology.    For more information on this talk visit jesuplibrary.org/primarysource or call 207-288-4245.   

Friday, July 26, 2019

Judy Collins 2019
(Fri. 26 Jul, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

One year after a sold out show, Judy Collins returns to the Criterion!   Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.   The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Judy Collins, now 77, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.   For more information or to buy tickets visit www.criteriontheatre.org 1932 Criterion Theatre35 Cottage StreetBar Harbor, ME 04609 207-288-0829    

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Acadia Dance Festival featuring Nimbus Dance
(Sat. 27 Jul, 2019 4:00 pm - 4:02 pm)

Nimbus Dance returns to the Criterion Theatre for the debut of the Acadia Dance Festival, bringing world-class dance to Mount Desert Island, including performances, workshops, artist talks, and opportunities for MDI community members and visitors to engage closely with dance. Named among “Best Dance Performances of 2016” by The Huffington Post, Nimbus anchors the festival with an evening of superbly rendered, highly physical, and emotionally gripping dance.   The Festival’s 8pm evening program includes Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott’s Hollow Square, a rumination on unseen bonds: dancer to dancer and dancer to audience created in collaboration with Grammy-nominated musician Tim Eriksen. Additionally, Dawn Marie Bazemore's vibrant new work, The After Party, pays tribute to jazz greats Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson. And Patch of Turf, Pott’s 2015 tour-de-force for four women who manipulate a 12’ x 8’ piece of artificial grass, underscores the tenuous and fraught relationship of humankind to earth.   Also, Don’t Miss: Prelude at 5pm.  This early evening performance features select performing groups from the MDI-area including talented youth performers, adult companies and other movement artists invited to perform in the inaugural season of the Acadia Dance Festival.

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