Be sure to also check out our Author Talks and Art Exhibits

Upcoming Adult Programming 


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Holiday Music Featuring

The Bangor Community Chorus

Tuesday, November 27

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Atrium


Bangor Daily News presents:

Dirigo Speaks with Dr. Brien Walton

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Wednesday, December 5

5:30 PM

In the Atrium


You may already know: Earlier this year, Maine governor Paul LePage designated 32 Opportunity Zones in Maine. Opportunity Zones are a new federal designation made available by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

But did you know: You'll need to know more to take advantage of Maine's Opportunity Zones?

Dr. Brien Walton, Director of the Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University, has been a key player in a number of economic development projects in Maine, most notably the recruitment and financing of cross-laminated timber company LignaTerra Global to base their $31 million business in Central Maine.

Dr. Walton will give an introduction to Opportunity Zones and help you identify how you can take advantage of them for your business.

The event is free, but please register to reserve your seat.

Thank you to People's United Bank for sponsoring this Dirigo Speaks on economic development.

For more information, visit the Bangor Daily News website. You may also call 207-990-8021 or email the BDN: events@bangordailynews.com.


MMCC presents

“These are our Neighbors”

Thursday, December 6

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Crofutt community room     

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Come listen and converse with two Bangor residents and immigrants whose remarkable backgrounds and contributions to our community are as impressive as they are divergent. Syrian international rap artist Zac Allaf and Nigerian immigration lawyer and entrepeneur, Angela Okafor, will share their experiences in what promises to be a stimulating evening.

Angela describes herself as a human, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend. She is also an immigration lawyer, entrepreneur, writer, fashion designer and an inspirational public speaker. She arrived in Bangor ten years ago, and, with her dynamic personality and creativity, has taken an active part in contributing to Bangor's growing vitality.

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Hip-hop artist Assasi (Zac Allaf) lives in Bangor but hails from Aleppo. Syria’s most ancient city and cultural capital. Like so many young and creative Syrians, during the civil war he landed in Beirut for a few years before hardening borders drove him to India, Nepal, Malaysia, and finally the United States. Hip hop remained Assasi’s anchor through it all. His newest project, “Third World Wide,” reflects this global journey as well as the friends, influences, and lessons Assasi picked up along the way.

Maine Multicultural Community Forums are free, public educational events sponsored by the Maine Multicultural Center. They will enlighten, challenge and provoke participants in support of the Multicultural Center's mission to "welcome and champion diversity as essential to the economic and social vitality of Maine." The views and opinions presented during the Forums are those of the presenters, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Maine Multicultural Center.

For more information about the Maine Multicultural Center - visit www.mainemulticulturalcenter.org, for more information about PICA (Power in Community Alliances) visit http://www.pica.ws/.

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Holiday Music Featuring

The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra

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Wednesday, December 12

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Atrium

More information will be available soon.


Continuing Events

Swingmatism: Jazz concerts   

Final 2018 Concert is Thursday, November 29, 2018

6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM in the Atrium 

Swingmatism plays mainstream jazz: Swing to Bop and Beyond.

Band members are: Jay Bregman, Sax; Dan Barrett, Trombone; Brian Nadeau, Trumpet & Flugelhorn; David Clarke, Guitar; Bob Roman, Bass; Lincoln Blake, Keyboard; and Mike Borja, Drums.

All of the band members live and perform locally, from the  TV "Night Show" starring Danny Cashman & University of Maine Music Faculty.

 

TGIF Club

Fridays from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults with special needs meet up on Friday mornings for crafts, games, educational activities, and social time. Hope to see you there!  

CONTACT:  Karen Corbett  947-8336 x. 109  kcorbett@bangorpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Minsky Lecture Hall

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Reading Challenge:

We’re approaching the final drawing for Valerie’s Challenge. Entering is as simple as reading a book from the list here or located on the display shelves in the New Nonfiction Books on the second floor and filling out an entry form. For the pleasure of reading from this remarkable selection, you have the chance to win $50 in cash. Our final quarterly drawing will be held on December 1st. You are welcome to take a copy of the book list and keep it as a guide to future reading. Join in and enjoy some great titles! Contact the Reference Desk at 947-8336 with any questions.

 
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Play Your Cards Right

Tuesdays from 4 pm - 6 pm and Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Atrium

This group is open to all and it's free! It's a chance to learn, teach, or play your favorite card game. The game being taught each session will change depending on who's willing to teach, and what folks want to learn.

If you just feel like playing, you can do that too! We'll have tables avaiable for both.


Adult Coloring Night

every monday evening

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines. 

Fall Hours begin September 4th and are 5 pm to 8 pm on the 2nd floor in the 1912 Reading Room. 

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