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January 2018

Toddler Time

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 2 - 5, and their caregivers.

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Chats with Champions: Andrew Stanicoff

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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The Role of Climate Change in World Disorder (prelude to the Camden Conference) Andrew Stancioff is a geologist, natural resource planner, analyst, and manager with 35 years of experience in geology, hydrology, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, climatology, and oceanography. He has 40 years of experience in developing countries and 25 years in Africa. During the last 10 years, Stancioff has worked to develop methods and models to monitor and evaluate poverty and conflict in areas under stress from overpopulation and overuse of natural resources and…

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Book Babies

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 0 - 3, and their caregivers.

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Film: Harold and Maude

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (1971) Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

January 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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All experience levels welcome! Call the library for more info: 563-5513

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Family Film: The Secret World of Arrietty

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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(2010) 1hr. 34 min. The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

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SUPPER CLUB Book Club

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Each month we will pick a book to read and inspire a pot-luck feast based on themes or recipes in our selection. In January we will read "The Last Days of Café Leila" by Donia Bijan. Please email development@skidompha.org to sign up!

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Toddler Time

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 2 - 5, and their caregivers.

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Book Babies

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 0 - 3, and their caregivers.

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February 2018

Film: Bridget Jones’s Diary

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's…

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

February 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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All experience levels welcome! Call the library for more info: 563-5513

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Toddler Time

February 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 2 - 5, and their caregivers.

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Book Babies

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 0 - 3, and their caregivers.

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Genealogy Event: Family History Projects – Sharing a “Finished” Work

February 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Round-table Discussion Come to share your own ideas or completed projects; come to learn new ideas for intergenerational projects or for gift-giving to younger generations! Porter Meeting Hall.

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Film: Manhattan

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway Woody Allen combines witty dialogue, the music of George Gershwin, and atmospheric location shooting in one of his best romantic comedies. Isaac, a neurotic writer in his forties, is romantically involved with Tracy, a 17-year-old student. But things get complicated when he starts to date Mary, his best friend's ex-mistress. (1979)

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

February 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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All experience levels welcome! Call the library for more info: 563-5513

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Family Film: Castle in the Sky

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (1989)

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Resilient Girls Book Club

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Carpenter Room, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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A Book Club for 4th and 5th grade girls and their parents. Girls face many challenges that can thwart their ability to develop a strong, honest voice expressing who they are. Girls Leadership (see girlsleadership.org) is an exciting program dedicated to teaching girls skills to exercise the power of their voice.

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Toddler Time

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 2 - 5, and their caregivers.

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Book Babies

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 0 - 3, and their caregivers.

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Chats with Champions: Barton Seaver

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Chef, cookbook author, and National Geographic Fellow. He will talk about Sustainable Seafood. Chats with Champions is a free community offering from your national award winning Skidompha Library and is sponsored by Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop. For more information call 563-5513.

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Genealogy Event: Immigrant Ancestors – How Did They Get Here and What Was Life Like in Their New Land

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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This evening program will focus on 19th and 20th century US records, including Using Census & Citizenship Data & Local Histories of Their Newfound Neighborhoods and Towns. This is a good preparation for our May Round-table where participants are welcome to share their ancestors' immigration and settlement stories. 2nd floor Genealogy section.

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Film: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew--Team Zissou--set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. A young airline co-pilot who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor, joins them on their voyage. They face overwhelming complications…

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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All experience levels welcome! Call the library for more info: 563-5513

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Sweet Reads Book Club

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Like to read? Love to bake?  This book club will meet monthly, and will involve a short piece of fiction and bring-along baking. February book selection TBD.  Please email development@skidompha.org to sign up!

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Toddler Time

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 2 - 5, and their caregivers.

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WRITE-ON: The Skidompha Teen Writing Workshop

February 20 @ 11:00 am - February 23 @ 4:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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In partnership with the Portland-based group 'Telling Room.' Tuesday, February 20th through Friday, February 23rd at Skidompha Library. "If you're alive, you're a creative person."  Elizabeth Gilbert Unleash your creativity and tell your story! In this four-day creative writing workshop, you will work with other teens interested in creative writing. We'll play writing games and complete prompts to get your creative juices flowing. We'll peer-edit, discuss style choices, and offer reflections as a group. If you're interested in storytelling, this group…

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Book Babies

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 0 - 3, and their caregivers.

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Genealogy Event: Genealogy across Generations

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Intergenerational Project Designed for an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc) with one or two children aged 6-10, this introduction to family history includes two simple crafts and encouragement for the whole family to enjoy learning about their unique family tree! Group size is limited; please sign up by emailing Kathleen Maclachlan. 2nd floor Genealogy section.

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Genealogy Event: My DNA Results Arrived…Now What?

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Basic techniques for using your DNA results in family history research. Examples will be from ancestry.com tests, but theory and skills can be applied to other testing companies, too.  2nd floor Genealogy section.

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Film: Dazed and Confused

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey Like George Lucas' American Graffiti, Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950's, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and Frampton Comes Alive. Set on the last day of the academic year, the film follows the random activities of a sprawling group…

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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All experience levels welcome! Call the library for more info: 563-5513

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Family Film: Moana

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped - and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Moana," a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson),…

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SUPPER CLUB Book Club

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Each month we will pick a book to read and inspire a pot-luck feast based on themes or recipes in our selection. February book selection TBD! Please email development@skidompha.org to sign up!

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Toddler Time

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 2 - 5, and their caregivers.

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Skidompha Game Night

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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All Ages. All Games. Bring your favorite game to share, or play one of ours! Bring your parents, grandparents, and kids!

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Book Babies

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 0 - 3, and their caregivers.

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Genealogy Event: Research in the Eastern Townships of Quebec

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Are your ancestors from the south-eastern part of Quebec? This region was predominately settled by Irish, Scottish, Loyalist, and American immigrants and the architecture, language, and surnames reflect that history. Learn about resources for researching this unique area.

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March 2018

Skidompha Ukulele Group

March 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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All experience levels welcome! Call the library for more info: 563-5513

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Toddler Time

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stories, songs, and movements for children ages 2 - 5, and their caregivers.

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