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July 2018

“Blood, Bones & Butter” Book Discussion Group

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop, 17 Backstreet Landing
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come join the community discussion! All welcome!

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Mr. and Mrs. Squid

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rising Tide Community Market, 323 Main St
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come join Mr and Mrs. Squid (aka Ed Seidel and Lisa Katz) for a fun and tasty program about Maine squid. Participants will get to dissect a squid and, at the end of the program, cook them up into a delicious treat! Space is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 563-5513.

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Gizmo Garden Presents: Invisible Xylophones!

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Advance sign-up required. Please call the library at 563-5513.

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Screening of “Mind of a Chef: Gabrielle Hamilton” Episodes 4: Hunger, 5: Past, 6: Hustle

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Run time: 69 minutes Enter the mind of chef Gabrielle Hamilton in the 4th, 5th and 6th episodes of Season 4 of the Emmy-winning and James Beard Award-winning series THE MIND OF A CHEF.

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Toddler Time with Mr. Mark

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Storytime for kids from 2 - 5

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Book Babies with Mr. Mark

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Storytime for kids ages 0 – 3

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GENEALOGY ROUNDTABLE – Tales from the Kitchen

July 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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This is an opportunity to share discoveries and remember stories from your ancestors' kitchens - recipes, tools, traditions, feasts!  Participants have many options for sharing during this roundtable event: Bring a story.  Bring a document, recipe, photo, or kitchen artifact.  Bring something sweet or savory made from a family recipe to share!

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Lunchtime Read Aloud – “Blood, Bones & Butter” Chapters 12 – 15: The Affair and Brunch

July 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Shuck Station Raw Bar, 68 Main St
Newcastle, ME 04553
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Come hear Gabrielle Hamilton’s writing come alive with chapters read aloud by local actors. These chapters focus on how Gabrielle met her husband and a slice of life of being a woman chef.

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Teen Program: Rock & Roll History with REEL to REEL MUSIC

July 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

So you like music. But do you know anything about the history of Pink Floyd or Nirvana? Stop by to learn more about Rock-n-Roll history from our town’s experts on all things rad: Reel to Reel Music Store! You’ll learn a lot and get to listen to some awesome music. What could be better? Ages 12 and up. Drop-ins welcome!

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OWL CINEMA FOODIE FILM: The Trip (2010)

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson Steve is asked to review restaurants for the UK's Observer who is joined on a working road trip by his friend Rob who fills in at the last minute when Coogan's romantic relationship falls apart. This film is free and open to the public and will take place in Porter Hall. Thank you to Lincoln County News for their generous sponsorship!

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Kieve Climbing Wall

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library – Parking Lot, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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All ages and drop-ins welcome. Join us in the back parking lot of Skidompha Library to climb the Camp Kieve portable climbing wall. This 30’ tall structure features a variety of challenges for the beginner to experienced climber. All ages and abilities welcome. Children as young as 3 were climbing in years past! Children must have guardian present.

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“Blood, Bones & Butter” Book Discussion Group

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop, 17 Backstreet Landing
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Come join the community discussion! All welcome!

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River Company: The Taming of the Shrew

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$10 - $17

Classic Bard. Modern Twist. #MeShrew

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OWL CINEMA FAMILY FOODIE FILM: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst. This film is free and open to the public and will take place in Porter Hall. Thank you to Lincoln County News for their generous sponsorship!

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River Company: The Taming of the Shrew

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$10 - $17

Classic Bard. Modern Twist. #MeShrew

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River Company: The Taming of the Shrew

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$10 - $17

Classic Bard. Modern Twist. #MeShrew

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Toddler Time with Mr. Mark

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Storytime for kids from 2 - 5

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Screening of “Mind of a Chef: Gabrielle Hamilton” Episodes 4: Hunger, 5: Past, 6: Hustle

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Run time: 69 minutes Enter the mind of chef Gabrielle Hamilton in the 4th, 5th and 6th episodes of Season 4 of the Emmy-winning and James Beard Award-winning series THE MIND OF A CHEF.  

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August 2018

Lunchtime Read Aloud – “Blood, Bones & Butter” Chapters 19 & 20: Marriage and Food

August 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop, 17 Backstreet Landing
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Come hear Gabrielle Hamilton’s writing come alive with chapters read aloud by local actors. These chapters focus on Gabrielle’s visits to Italy, her marriage, and ruminations on the future.

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River Company: The Taming of the Shrew

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$10 - $17

Classic Bard. Modern Twist. #MeShrew

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An Evening with Gabrielle Hamilton

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$35 - $65

Come hear chef, author, and culinary rockstar Gabrielle Hamilton talk about her book and life as the owner of Prune in NYC, followed by an evening soiree in the atrium of Skidompha Library. Under the glow of lanterns and live jazz, get to know Gabrielle better with our author “meet and greet” while enjoying craft cocktails, local oysters, and some of the best of the best our local restaurants and producers have to offer. Space is limited - please purchase…

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River Company: The Taming of the Shrew

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$10 - $17

Classic Bard. Modern Twist. #MeShrew

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River Company: The Taming of the Shrew

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$10 - $17

Classic Bard. Modern Twist. #MeShrew

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Sweet Reads Book Club

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Do you like your reads short and sweet? Join us for this short fiction book club! Each month we select 3 to 5 short stories from various authors, on various topics, time periods or places, and talk! June selections TBD - please check back. Please email development@skidompha.org to sign up!

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Supper Club Book Club

August 27 @ 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.  August's Selection: TBD. Please check back! Please email development@skidompha.org to sign up!

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September 2018

Labor Day – Library Closed

September 3
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Happy holiday!

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October 2018

Indigenous People’s Day – Library Closed

October 8
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Happy holiday!

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November 2018

Thanksgiving Holiday – Library Closed

November 29 - November 30
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Happy holiday!

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December 2018

Christmas Eve – Library Closed

December 24
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Happy holidays!

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Christmas – Library Closed

December 25
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Happy holidays!

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New Year’s Eve – Library Closed

December 31
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Happy New Year!

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January 2019

New Year’s Day – Library Closed

January 1, 2019
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Happy New Year!

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