Comparing the Impacts of Climate Change upon Maine and Greenland: A Camden Conference Community Event
Presented by Professor Jeff Thaler
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom
Join us online when we welcome Professor Jeff Thaler who will present “Comparing Impacts of Climate Change upon Maine and Greenland.” Jeff Thaler is a professor of practice at the University of Maine School of Law, and the associate university counsel for environmental, energy, and sustainability projects for the University of Maine System. He is also an associate faculty member of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute.
This lecture is sponsored by Falmouth Memorial Library and Merrill Memorial Library as one of the Camden Conference Community Events leading up to the 34th annual Camden Conference, the Geopolitics of the Arctic, a Region in Peril.
Melting Away: Disappearing Archaeology in the Arctic — a Camden Conference Community Event
Presented by Genevieve LeMoine
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom
This talk will look at the damage climate change is doing to prehistoric and historic archaeological sites across the Arctic, and the ways archaeologists and northern communities are coping with this emerging problem. Starting with her own work at Etah, Greenland, arctic researcher Genevieve LeMoine will illustrate the various ways sites are being destroyed, and the efforts to save them.
Genevienve LeMoine has been doing archaeological fieldwork in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland for over 30 years. Her research has taken her from the Mackenzie Delta all the way to northern Ellesmere Island and northwestern Greenland. She is curator of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, Bowdoin College.
This lecture is sponsored by Falmouth Memorial LIbrary and Merrill Memorial Library as one of the Camden Conference Community Events leading up to the 34th annual Camden Conference, the Geopolitics of the Arctic, a Region in Peril.
To register to receive the link for this meeting, contact Jeannie at email@example.com or Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrill Film Society
Wednesday, January 13, 8:00pm, on Zoom
We have moved our discussions to Zoom.
The next three film discussions will cover the Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone westerns sometimes called The Man With No Name Trilogy. A third collaborator’s name should be right up there with Eastwood and Leone: Ennio Morricone (1928-2020), who scored all three films along with hundreds of others. The tune for The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is as famous as the film itself.
January 13 – A Fistful of Dollars
January 27 – For a Few Dollars More
February 10 – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Email Jeff at email@example.com for an invitation to the meeting.
Merrill Film Society is an informal gathering of community members to view great works of cinema with one another. Everyone is invited.
January Readers’ Circle
Thursday, January 28, 2020, 7:00 p.m
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett, is a novel about identical twin sisters who grew up together in a small, southern, black community. As adults, one still lives in her hometown while the other sister has moved away, passing for white, and not telling her husband about her past. Still their lives, their fates, and their daughters’ lives are intertwined.
Register for the Zoom link at tinyurl.com/MMLReadersCircle
Readers Circle meets the fourth Thursday of the month, eight months out of the year.
This event is free and open to the public.
- Non-fiction (including special sections on Gardening, Interior Design, Home, Cooking, Travel, and recently purchased titles)
- Fiction (including new best-sellers)
- Audio Books on CD (fiction and non-fiction)
- Movies and Television on DVD
- Large-Print Books
- Periodicals (over 70 titles ranging from news commentary to popular interest)
- Newspapers (Portland Press Herald, Boston Globe, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post)
What will you read next?
If you’ve discovered a book that you like and are looking for something similar, try the following web sites for ideas:
- whatshouldireadnext.com This site lists other titles by the same author as well as books that you may like within the same genre.
- gnooks.com This site offers an interesting “Map of Literature” as well as suggestions of similar authors.
- GoodReads This site offers users a bookshelf to organize books they are currently reading as well as books to be read.
- NextReads This site offers users the chance to sign up for a weekly newsletter of reading suggestions.