Thursday, September 27th at 6:30pm, Karen Koch will give a brief history of broom making (broom tying) including legends, superstitions, and lore. She will show different styles, materials, and tools used in the process of tying a broom. She will demonstrate making a broom and answer any questions. Karen learned the craft at the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia from Carlson Tuttle.
Stone-age Norway: Archaeological excavations from the west coast of Norway from the late mesolithic. Tuesday September 25th at 6:30pm.
This is a talk presented by Dr. Colin P. Amundsen on the recent archaeological excavations conducted by field archaeologists at the University of Bergen Museum during the field season of 2012. In western Norway the late mesolithic dates to approximately 6000 to 7000 years ago when the sea level was about 12 to 13 meters higher then the current sea-level. During this period, prior to the onset of agriculture (Neolithic), people were engaged in hunting and fishing. The early results from the current field season brought about some interesting finds rarely recovered from the mesolithic. Similar to the Midcoast of Maine this region of Norway in Hordland County is dotted with tiny island communities and fishing villages.
Dr. Amundsen currently lives and works in Bergen, Norway but Rockport is his US residence. Raised in Connecticut he attended the University of Maine at Orono for his bachelors in anthropology and then attended the Graduate Center, at the City University of New York for his Ph.D. in anthropology. His dissertation researched culture contact during late medieval period along the coast of the Barents Sea . He has worked as an arctic archaeologist for the last 15 years working in Labrador, Canada, Iceland and Finnmark, Norway. For the last 10 years he has been working in Norway’s arctic region and now the west coast.
Join us for Retirement 201 on Thursday, September 20th at 6:30pm. PenBay CEO Wade Johnson will talk and answer questions on the future of health care in the midcoast.
Meet Maine author Kate Flora at Vose Library’s Soup and Suspense this Friday night, September 14 at 6:30pm. Kate Flora will read from and talk about her newest book, Redemption, the latest in the Joe Burgess police procedural series, and answer questions from the audience. Copies of Redemption will be available at the event for sale and autographing. Sample delicious soups made by our dedicated volunteers. $5 suggested donation includes a Vose Library mug to hold your soup and to take home at the end of the night.
Join us Saturday, September 8th at 1:30 for our Bully Busters workshop!
The start of a new school year brings with it new challenges for kids to face. Mr. Andrew of Midcoast Marital Arts will be teaching a two-part series of workshops designed to equip kids for a wide variety situations. Kids gain confidence when they know they have choices and alternatives to handle difficulties they may encounter.
This workshop will cover common situations and some solutions: avoiding common playground altercations, handling name calling and teasing, protecting personal “space” and possessions, assessing appropriate defense, verbal skills to back off a bully, and physical escapes from grabs or pushes.
Kids should dress in comfortable clothes similar to what they would wear at school (for authenticity). Bring a water bottle if you have one. Space in each workshop is limited to 15 kids, to ensure individual attention and the best class experience. Please sign up early at the library, so that we have an idea of attendance. We will have a second session of the program on the same day if the response is big enough.
Join us this Thursday, August 16 at 7pm. Greg Mort, artist, astronomer, and author will present “Voyages,” featuring images and stories about the artistic inspirations of the natural beauty of Maine’s haunting landscapes and pristine star filled night sky. Mort will sign his book Voyages, with proceeds going to go to Vose Library and Georges River Land Trust.
Mort paints entirely from life hiking the rocky coast and out islands of the Penopscot Bay area. He is widely recognized and an important American contemporary artist with original works included in major private, gallery and museum collections around the world such as the Smithsonian, Corcoran, Delaware, Farnsworth and the Academy Art Museum.
Vose Library’s Annual Book & Bake Sale
Saturday, August 11th, 8am-3pm, on the Common in Union, Maine.
Books and more books! An absolutely amazing selection at rock-bottom prices. Delightfully delicious baked goods. Don’t miss it! All proceeds benefit the library.
For more information, contact us at 785-4733.
Our next meeting is August 29th. Book discussion at 1:15pm, socializing at 1. This month we’re reading Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie. Stop by the library to borrow a copy. At this meeting, we will be nominating books for our winter season–please bring a few titles to suggest to the group. Voting will take place at our September meeting. Hope to see you there!
Seeking volunteers to help with directing participants, handing out water, and other day-of tasks. Let’s work together to make this fundraising event a success. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the library. Thank you!