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

Upcoming Adult Programming 

Please visit our Author Talks page for more information about this event.


The House At Lobster Cove by Jane Goodrich

Wednesday, October 17

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Crofutt Community Room

Historium Unearthia presents

Podcasts Are Digging Up Our Forgotten Past and Breathing New Life into History

With Crystal Ponti

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Saturday, October 27

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Lecture Hall

Have you ever heard of Louis Congo? What about the forgotten Downwinders or the Devil’s Bible? These are a few examples of people, events, and things from our past that have been lost to time. They’re important in the greater context of our understanding of the world and how our past shaped our present, yet they never made it into history books. They’ve simply been forgotten. Thankfully, that’s changing. Podcasts have entered the picture. Join journalist and podcast host Crystal Ponti for an interactive discussion on how podcasting is digging up our forgotten past and breathing new life into history. This 45-minute conversation will challenge you to evaluate your relationship with history, while learning about the emerging world of podcasting and how this medium is reviving our past in unexpected and colorful ways.

Crystal Ponti is a freelance journalist and host of the history podcast Historium Unearthia (recently honored as one of the top history podcasts of 2018, alongside Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It and Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, O (Oprah Magazine), The Washington Post, The GuardianBBC, and NPR, among others. She resides in Manchester, Maine with her husband and children.

For more information and a look at Historium Unearthia's list of podcasts, visit their website.

You can also follow them on Facebook @historiumunearthia or Twitter @HistoriumU.

Click here to listen to one of UH’s recent podcasts titled “Episode 23: Before Chatty Cathy, Edison Gave Us the Ultimate Creepy Doll.”

Continuing Events

Swingmatism: Jazz concerts   

Thursdays - September 27, October 25, 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.



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

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.


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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