Lyme Disease Presentation

New date! Wednesday May 8th at 7pm, Dr. Sears, Medical Director for the Maine Center for Disease Control, will give a presentation on the latest information about Lyme disease, including signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Free “Tick off” cups will be available, along with a demonstration on how to use them. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Vose Library at 784-4733.

Open Mic Night

Join us at Vose Library’s first Open Mic Night Friday May 3 at 7pm. This time we will be focusing on the spoken word in all its variety. Each person will have up to 5 minutes to speak. Come share stories, excerpts, speeches, poems, essays, and more! How about reading a dialogue with a friend? Bring your own work or introduce others to your favorite author.

Come Spring Chronicles

Vose Library, in partnership with the Come Spring Players, is hosting their 2nd annual rehearsal of the Come Spring Chronicles, Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm. Readings from Ben Ames Willliam’s novel Come Spring, the story of the settling of Union, have been adapted for performance. The event is the first public rehearsal of the cast, who will be performing throughout the year. The intimate setting at the library and much laughter give the audience an informal look at how the actors and reader make adjustments to portray the characters, and allow them to more easily connect with the themes of the novel. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Vose Library at 784-4733.

Sweet Spring: Just Desserts at the Library

We offer a sweet incentive to visit at 7:00 p.m. on Friday April 26.  “Just Desserts” is an opportunity to enjoy delicious cakes and desserts baked by Library Board members, volunteers and supporters, while socializing and listening to selected gustatory readings.  The twist is that the recipes come not from cookbooks but from works of fiction in the library’s collection.  Who knew that reading could taste so good?  Former librarian Lynn Allen will reprise her mouth-watering role as reader.  Library patrons and members of the public are invited to enjoy the sweet taste of “Just Desserts”.  There is no charge, but a $5 suggested donation is welcome.

Managing the Chaos in Your Business

Thursday, April 11th at 7pm, Bill Packard, small business consultant and author of Daylight Saving Time: A Down To Earth Approach to Running a Small Business, will give a presentation on Managing the Chaos in Your Business, with featured topics including business culture and its effects, identifying the core values of your business, what makes you and your business unique, knowing your customer, and finding more time in your business. Hope to see you there!

Teen Girls’ Safety Seminar

Saturday, April 6 at 1:30pm, Mr. Andrew Lemarises of Mid-Coast Martial Arts will teach hands-on safety skills especially for teen girls. He will focus on ways girls can protect themselves and stay safe physically and emotionally, both at school and out in the world. The event is free and open to the public. If you would like a reminder phone call, please contact the library to sign up.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Lyme Disease Presentation – Postponed

The Lyme Disease Presentation has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Dr. Sears, Medical Director for the Maine Center for Disease Control, will give a presentation on the latest information about Lyme disease, including signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Free “Tick off” cups will be available, along with a demonstration on how to use them.

Over the last 20 years, Dr. Sears has been very active in the public health challenges in the State of Maine.  He has been a tuberculosis consultant, active in emergency preparedness, and a member of numerous task forces and commissions for infectious and chronic disease epidemiology for the State of Maine.

Cyberslammed: Cyberbullying Presentation

Tuesday January 22nd at 7pm. Kay Stephens, a Midcoast author whose latest cyberbullying prevention book Cyberslammed: Understand, Prevent, Combat and Transform The Most Common Cyberbullying Tactics, just launched this fall under the sponsorship of Time Warner Cable, will deliver a one-hour presentation to Vose Library on January 22 at 7 pm to parents and educators of teens in fifth- to 12th-grade. Touching on each of the six tactics in the book (including sexting and several forms of anonymous aggression) Stephens will demonstrate how to identify each tactic, along with prevention tips from cyberbullying experts, law enforcement, attorneys, and educators. Books will also be available for purchase. For more information, please see her website at www.cyberslammed.com.

Local Author Visit: Katherine Silva

Join us on January 17th at 7pm, when local author Katherine Silva will read and discuss Aequitas, the second book in her Monstrum Chronicles series. Book signing to follow.

In the much anticipated sequel to ‘Vox’, Reid Ainsley is demoted from the Council following his actions taken during the Vox case. On his latest mission into an organ trafficking scheme, he discovers a plot so heinous, its consequences could destroy lilitu and mankind alike. In order to unravel the network of subterfuge within his own Council, he must dive into his past to find the answers he seeks. And he must protect Eileen, the Vox, someone who constantly reminds him of his humanity, even as he finds himself sinking deeper into the Monstrum he’s become… Meanwhile, Torrent finds himself in Austria, investigating a series of gruesome murders which have occurred around the globe. Blamed for murdering his sire in cold blood, he is pursued by his elder sister’s latest hire, a renowned tracker with whom Torrent has a history. With a hesitant sidekick, Vinh, together they hunt an elusive lilitu, Leach, a creature who’s thirst for the macabre is never satisfied… Aequitas is thrilling, reflective, and terrifying. As they hurtle through snow-capped Montreal, seductive Paris, Istanbul’s dark cisterns, and the twisted bowels of the Council’s Bion Fortress, Reid and Torrent will have to come to terms with their pasts in order to face devious enemies and confront the most dangerous Monstrum either has ever encountered…