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Sun. 19 May, 2019 - Sat. 25 May, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Children’s Art Workshop at the Brewer Public Library (Mon. 20 May, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Students in grades 2-5 are invited to the Brewer Public Library for this FREE art workshop to Imagine, Explore, Create! Space is limited, so call the Library to register today— 989-7943. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dog Ears at the Brewer Public Library (Wed. 22 May, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Brewer Public Library staff to schedule your 15-minute appointment to read to Copper or Jade, our Tail Waggin' Tutors! Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information or to sign up. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

Pre-Opera Talk at the Brewer Public Library (Wed. 22 May, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Join us at the Brewer Public Library to discuss the opera Dialogues des Carmélites. There is no admission fee for this event, and a drawing for a pair of Met Live tickets will be held at the end of the presentation. Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

Bar Harbor Citizens' Initiative Discussion (Wed. 22 May, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Learn more about the two citizens’ initiatives that will be on the June 11, 2019 ballot in Bar Harbor at a discussion at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.    The two initiatives on the ballot are Article 4 “Only registered voters in the Town of Bar Harbor shall be permitted to vote on any appointed board, committee or commission.—Shall the above-described ordinance be enacted,” and Article 5 “LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT – Limits on Pier Length and Size of Berthed Cruise Ships – Shall an Ordinance entitled ‘An Amendment to the LUZO to Prohibit Berthing Piers for Large Cruise Ships’ be enacted?” Charles Sidman will do a presentation on what these two articles mean and what voters will be deciding. Following the presentation of each article there will be a panel discussion with members of the Planning Board, Warrant Committee, Ferry Terminal Visioning Committee, Cruise Ship Committee and the Communications and Technology Task Force. Finally, there will be time for questions from the audience.    For more information on this event, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Book Launch: Dan and Leslie Landrigan "Bar Harbor Babylon: Murder, Misfortune, and Scandal on Mount Desert Island" (Thu. 23 May, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Mount Desert Island has been called home by a collection of murderers, thieves, cheaters and scammers. Join authors Dan and Leslie Landrigan at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. for the launch of their book “Bar Harbor Babylon: Murder, Misfortune, and Scandal on Mount Desert Island.” They will share the stories of some of the real, colorful characters that they highlight in their book.    For decades, the wealthy came to Mount Desert Island and tried to hide their gambling, drinking and extramarital affairs. Bed-hopping Wall Street tycoons hid behind church-going veneers, while Philadelphia socialites hid their involvement with a murdered New York showgirl. Other people who called the island home, included a gold miner who made millions and then got murdered—perhaps by the former King of England and a Washington newspaper publisher who fed whiskey to his pet seal. Other true stories featured in the book include a cursed diamond, a murderous butler, a gold digger who survived the Titanic and a serial killer whose criminal career began at the Bar Harbor Ferry Terminal. Learn more about the stories of misadventure and misfortune that dot the island’s past.    The Landrigans are the authors of the blog New England Historical Society, which has been visited more than three million times. With backgrounds in journalism and publishing, they now live on the coast in Stonington, Maine, where they pursue their passionate interest in history.     This talk is sponsored by First National Bank and First National Wealth Management. Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Friday, May 24, 2019

Knitting Social at the Brewer Public Library (Fri. 24 May, 2019 5:30 am - 6:30 am)

Come to the Brewer Public Library for our weekly knitting social. Bring your own yarn projects of any sort and socialize in our comfortable conference room. Experienced or new knitters, crocheters, or needle-workers welcome! Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

"The Public Film" Discussion (Fri. 24 May, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Join the Jesup Memorial Library for programming around the screening of the film “The Public” at Reel Pizza. The film tells the story of a group of homeless people in Cincinnati who stage a sit in at the library to seek shelter from a bitter cold snap. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a standoff with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what is really happening. The film looks at challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy: a public library. Emilio Estevez directed this movie and stars in it along with actors Jeffrey Wright, Christian Slater, Jena Malone, Alec Baldwin, Gabrielle Union and Michael Kenneth Williams. The film is based on an actual event that happened in Salt Lake City.   Reel Pizza will be playing the film on May 21, 23 and 23rd at 5:30 and 8:15 p.m. A representative from the Jesup will be at each screening to introduce the film. After seeing the film, join the library, the Bar Harbor Police Department and the YWCA MDI for a discussion about homelessness on Mount Desert Island on Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m.   There will also be collection spots around town where people can donate toiletries from May 20 to May 21. Toiletries, including travel-size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and more, can be donated at the library, Reel Pizza and the YWCA MDI.   For more information on the film visit reelpizza.com and for more information on the discussion contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Island Arts Association's Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Fair (Sat. 25 May, 2019 6:00 am - 8:00 am)

The Island Arts Association's Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Fair will be on Satuday and Sunday, May 25th & 26th from 10am - 5pm at the Village Green in Bar Harbor. This annual event features local artisons from MDI and the surrounding islands with their beautiful hand-made crafts for sale. Make this fair a part of your holiday weekend and visit Bar Harbor.

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