read-to-me-logoJoin The Read to ME Challenge! Read to ME is a month-long campaign to promote childhood literacy in Maine, organized by the Maine Department of Education. Click here for a flyer explaining how to participate. It’s easy – just read with a child for at least 15 minutes a day, take a photo, post it to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using these hashtags:  #ReadtoME #ReadaloudME


Toxic Matters program imageThursday, February 18th, 1 – 2pm: Toxic Matters : a presentation created by the University of California, San Francisco, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment.  The Maine chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility has received funding to bring this presentation to Maine and it will be presented by a local physician. or more information visit http://www.prhe.ucsf.edu/prhe/toxicmatters.html


SEARCH logo - link to websiteThursday, March 10th, 10:30 – 11:30: SEARCH – A program of Catholic Charities: SEARCH helps seniors feel less isolated and more connected to a caring community, while also remaining independent in their own homes. Free support services  include friendly visits and companionship, socialization opportunities, transportation for grocery shopping and errands, telephone reassurance calls, and information and referrals to other community services and programs. This program will provide an overview of the program, with information for potential clients and volunteers.


Alzheimer's Association logoThursday, March 24th, 10:30 – Noon: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease – Learn about: Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia; How Alzheimer’s affects the brain; Causes and risk factors; How to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease; The benefits of early detection; How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease; Stages of the disease; Treatment; Hope for the future; Ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help.


Upcoming Book Discussions:

  • Tuesday, February 16th @ 6:30 | Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  • Tuesday, March 29th @ 5:00 | A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr – This will be a book & film discussion. The film will begin promptly at 5:00 with a discussion of both the book and the film afterwards.
  • Tuesday, April 26th @ 6:30 | My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  • Tuesday, May 24th @ 6:30 | Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington