Adult Programming

 

Privacy and Security in the Digital Age: How We Got Here, Where We’re Going & Future Threats

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The Camden Conference will present John Doughty on Monday, October 23 from 6:30 – 8pm at the Bangor Public Library. His talk is titled “Privacy and Security in the Digital Age: How We Got Here, Where We’re Going & Future Threats.” The idea of “privacy” has undergone significant changes in the digital age and in many ways it can be argued that there is no privacy in the digital spectrum. While the founding fathers granted citizens significant protections in the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of privacy, the events of September 11th unleashed what some view as a “dragnet” of unwarranted privacy intrusions. 

This program will take a look at the history of governmental digital surveillance, and how it grew into the large program it is today. He will talk about existing and future threats in the digital divide; how terrorist organizations, criminals, and foreign governments are utilizing the Internet to attain their goals; the role of technology in our lives; and the ways smart technology and the burgeoning “Internet of Things” leave us vulnerable to attack.

John Doughty is currently Vice President and Director of Research for R. M. Davis, Inc. in Portland, Maine. John leads the firm’s research effort and is Chair of the Investment Committee. In addition, he focuses on the Energy sector of the economy in his research and presents regularly on global economic and market trends to business partners in the community. Prior to joining R. M. Davis, Inc., John was a Vice President of Equity Research at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. Before joining Credit Suisse, John was a Vice President of Fixed Income Research at Bear Stearns in New York. John also was a Senior Financial Analyst for Bath Iron Works, after completing the company’s two year Management Development Internship program. John earned his B.A. (cum laude) in History and Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College and his MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. John also completed graduate course work in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Maine CFA Society, the Boston Security Analysts Society, the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts, and the Foreign Policy Association. John has served on numerous community boards. Presently, he serves on the Pine Tree Council’s Investment Committee, the Maine Historical Society’s Board of Trustees, the World Affairs Council of Maine’s Board of Directors, and the Camden Conference’s Board of Directors.

This presentation is hosted by the Bangor Public Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 31st Annual Camden Conference –New World Disorder and America’s Future, February 16-18, 2018.

About the Camden Conference

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, please visit www.camdenconference.org or call 207-236-1034.


Legal Services Day

When: November 16th from 2-6 pm

On Legal Services Day members of the public will be able to talk with volunteers about civil legal matters including consumer law, wills/trusts/estates, debt collection, bankruptcy, employment law, tax issues, foreclosure, property, social security and unemployment.

The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) and the Bangor Public Library are partnering to host the inaugural Legal Services Day event. Legal Services Day will take place at the Bangor Public Library on November 16, 2017 from 2 pm to 6 pm. Members of the public with low incomes will be able to meet with VLP volunteers and complete confidential initial interviews to start a case with VLP. Following the event VLP staff will review case information, follow up with attendees about their case, and in many cases find a local attorney to take the case.


Play Your Cards Right!

When:

Every Tuesday from 5pm - 8pm (5pm - 6pm sign-in & socialize, 6 pm - 8pm playing)

Every Saturday from 1pm - 4pm (1pm - 2pm sign-in & socialize, 2 pm - 4pm playing)

Where: Atrium

This group is open to all and free. Its a chance to learn, teach or play your favorite card game.

The game being taought 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

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.

Every Monday night from 5pm-8pm on the 2nd floor in the 1812 Reading Room. 

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Book Groups

The Library has four diverse book groups capable of meeting a variety of different reader's needs or interests. If you would like more information on the book groups at the library click here.

October 5 – November 9 | Thursdays 6-8pm Space is limited; pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call 947-3391. Veterans and Former Service Members of all eras are invited to attend this free reading and discussion group led by Jeffrey Sychterz, UMA Assistant Professor of English, U.S. Navy and Kirk Grant, U.S. Army. The group will read and discuss poetry, essays, and short stories exploring the experience of returning back to civilian life after service in the armed forces. Copies of the readings will be provided and include works by Tim O’Brien, women who served from Vietnam–Iraq, ancient Greek authors, and more.

October 5 – November 9 | Thursdays 6-8pm

Space is limited; pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call 947-3391.

Veterans and Former Service Members of all eras are invited to attend this free reading and discussion group led by Jeffrey Sychterz, UMA Assistant Professor of English, U.S. Navy and Kirk Grant, U.S. Army.

The group will read and discuss poetry, essays, and short stories exploring the experience of returning back to civilian life after service in the armed forces. Copies of the readings will be provided and include works by Tim O’Brien, women who served from Vietnam–Iraq, ancient Greek authors, and more.


The Writers Connection

**On Hiatus until Spring 2018**

When: Every Tuesday @ 5pm to 7pm 

*This is a Library Sponsored Program - But it is administered by a community partner*

A free and open writing group offering support, criticism, and advice for writers on the path to publication.

Policy

  • All forms of writing accepted.
  • Critiques of other's works are voluntary.
  • Posting: done through a shared Google Drive folder.
  • Post by Saturday evening (include names and page numbers).
  • No more than three pieces per week (one per person).
  • Do not explain your piece before it's been read.
      • Give as little context as possible (e.g. "this is an excerpt").
  • Keep the weekly word count below 10,000 words between all pieces.
      • If your piece is too long, break it up or save it for the next meeting.

For more infomation go to  https://sites.google.com/writeconnect.org/home/begin