Wed
Dec
02

Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6:00pm: PEYTON PLACE COMES HOME TO MAINE with Mac Smith

6:00pm - 7:00pm

It is a well-known fact, perhaps legend now, that Peyton Place, the controversial, scandalous blockbuster was filmed in Camden, Maine and the surrounding towns in 1957. But how did the movie come to be filmed in Maine, who was involved in getting it here, and what did the locals think about 20th Century Fox shooting a big-budget film in their front yards?  What was it like when Hollywood met Maine? Join historian Mac Smith (Mainers on the Titanic) and Vose Library (Union, ME) for a "Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6pm" program on December 2 and learn more about Smith's research and his interviews about this movie. Beginning with the arrival of film crews, Mac traces the making of the movie, what happened after the crews left, and the premiere of the film. Mac Smith is a Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times. He lives in Stockton Springs, Maine, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead.  He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono; this is his second book. Click Title of this program to obtain Zoom Link.

Wed
Dec
09

Zoom With Vose Wednesdays at 6pm: SEWALL ORCHARDS VINEGAR TALK

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join Bob Sewall and his wife Mia Mantello and learn about how vinegar is made and hear about its many uses---from cooking to its multiple medicinal benefits. Bob Sewall is a long-time organic apple grower and the former President of Maine Organic Farmers and Growers. CLICK ON PROGRAM TITLE FOR ZOOM LINK.

Wed
Dec
16

Zoom With Vose Wednesdays at 6pm: MAINE AUTHOR, ANNE BRITTING OLESON

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Converse with Maine Author, Anne Britting Oleson. A graduate of Bowdoin College and the Stonecoast MFA program of the University of Southern Maine, she has published four novels, The Book of the Mandolin Player (2016), Dovecote (2017), Tapiser (2019), and Cow Palace (2020). She also has four poetry chapbooks: The Church of St. Materiana (2007), The Beauty of It (2010 and 2016); Alley of Dreams (2018), and Magic Somewhere Else (forthcoming). In recent years Anne has been awarded several residencies; she has had stories, poems, and book reviews published in literary magazines worldwide, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, as well as an award for Best Of The Net. She has taught English and creative writing for more than 30 years, to both high school and adult students. She is a founding member of Simply Not Done, a women’s reading, writing, and teaching collective. CLICK ON PROGRAM TITLE FOR ZOOM LINK.

Wed
Jan
06

Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6:00pm: BINOCULARS, TELESCOPES AND THE DEEP NIGHT SKY

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Versant Power Astronomy Center and Jordon Planetarium at the University of Maine as he takes participants on a guided tour of the winter night sky and discusses the use of binoculars and telescopes for stargazing. This program is also designed to offer information about the Vose Library telescope (donated by Cornerstones of Science) that will be available to borrow in the future. Check back on our Facebook Event Page or here at our website closer to the event date to obtain a Zoom Link.