All Upcoming Library Events

Enduring Connections: Maine, the Arctic, and the Edge of the North Atlantic

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 6:30pm


An illustrated lecture by Susan Kaplan, Professor of Anthropology & Director of Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center at Bowdoin College. The northern North Atlantic is one of the most challenging environments in which to make a living; yet people have thrived here for thousands of years.

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Photograph: The Bowdoin in Winter Quarters, 1927-28. Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

China & the Arctic

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 6:30pm


Matt Ward, retired Foreign Service Officer and Scarborough resident, will discuss China’s specific interests in the Arctic beginning with China’s ratification of the Svalbard Treaty in 1925 up to its current  scientific research, trade, and shipping routes. After his presentation, Matt will set aside time to answer specific questions from members of the audience. 

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Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 6:30pm
Cover of My Brilliant Friend


Drawing on the individual experiences of patients, musicians, composers, and ordinary people, the author explores the complex human response to music, and how music can affect those suffering from a variety of ailments.

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