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June 2018

Summer Reading Kickoff!

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Our annual summer reading challenge begins! Please see Mr. Mark or Sophie for your signup sheet and official rules.

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Maine Mineral Scavenger Hunt

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Join us for a downtown mineral scavenger hunt! Fun prizes and snacks. No advance sign up required. All ages invited to participate; children under 11 should be accompanied by an adult.

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OWL CINEMA FOODIE FILM: Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking. This film is free and open to the public and will take place in Porter Hall. Thank you to Lincoln County Publishing Co. for their generous sponsorship!

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July 2018

Partner Event: Cooking Together – For Parent & Child (ages 2-5) at the YMCA!

July 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
FARMS Kitchen at the YMCA, 525 Main St
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$75 - $150

Young children are curious and eager so interactive learning in the kitchen is a perfect fit. With your help in this series, we will introduce concepts like kitchen safety, basic measurement and cooking skills. Storytime and craft activities may be incorporated into our exploration of cooking and eating. Drop-ins welcome if space allows. To register, call the YMCA at 563-9622.  Tuesdays from 9am to 10:30am - 7/3, 7/10, 7/24, 7/31, 8/14

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Toddler Time with Mr. Mark

July 3 @ 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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Chats with Champions – Laurie Chandler: First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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4th of July

July 4
Library – Atrium, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Happy holiday!

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“Bivalves and Brews” – Live Music, Local Beer, Fresh Oysters

July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Library – Courtyard, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
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$25

Entrance ticket buys you your first beer, three oysters, and a front-row seat to the band 32 North rocking out at Skidompha Library. Taste the bounties of the Damariscotta River from our local oyster companies and breweries. Come for the bivalves, stay for the town fireworks!

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Instrument Crafting with Mr. Mark

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Join us to make a variety of string, percussion, and wind instruments! We’ll make tiny guitars, flutes, and pianos from common household and upcycled materials. No advance sign up required. Suitable for all ages; younger children will likely need adult assistance.

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Film: I’m Not There (2007)

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger. Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. Sponsored by Lincoln County Publishing Company. Come check out our program The Dylan Project on July 7th and 8th!

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The Dylan Project

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$20

Maybe you are Like A Rolling Stone, or Just Like A Woman -- not matter who you are you are welcome to join us for “The Dylan Project,” a musical extravaganza featuring Bob Dylan songs performed by the band 32 North, with very special guest, Harvard professor Richard F. Thomas, author of the book “Why Bob Dylan Matters.” As “The Bard” would say, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right to just buy a ticket and come to the show! Over…

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The Dylan Project

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$20

Maybe you are Like A Rolling Stone, or Just Like A Woman -- not matter who you are you are welcome to join us for “The Dylan Project,” a musical extravaganza featuring Bob Dylan songs performed by the band 32 North, with very special guest, Harvard professor Richard F. Thomas, author of the book “Why Bob Dylan Matters.” As “The Bard” would say, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right to just buy a ticket and come to the show! Over…

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Screening of “Mind of a Chef: Gabrielle Hamilton” Episodes 1: Prune, 2: Garbage, 3: Rome

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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 first three 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 10 @ 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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Pasta-Making, the Italian Way with Bernie DeLisle

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rising Tide Community Market, 323 Main St
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$10

5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Rising Tide Co-Op Community Kitchen Learn the secrets and simplicity of fresh, handmade pasta in this hands-on class, courtesy of “Nana Bucci,” Bernie’s mom. You won’t leave hungry! $10 class fee. Space is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 563-5513.

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Food Security Forum: Food, Community & Identity

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Featuring The Good Shepherd, Twin Villages Farm, Rising Tide Community Market, FARMS and the Ecumenical Food Pantry Join our panelists for this discussion on food security in our region, and our neighborhoods. Learn more about each organization’s mission and reach, and discover what you can do to get involved. This discussion is a must for anyone wanting the whole picture of our food economy. Free and open to the public.

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Book Babies with Mr. Mark

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Storytime for kids ages 0 – 3

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Teen Program: “To Be Read” Jars

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Library – Teens Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Talk about your favorite books and decorate your own “To Be Read Jar.” We’ll fill it with amazing book recommendations so you’ll never run out of awesome titles to explore. Ages 12 and up – Advance sign-up required. Please visit the library or call 563-5513.

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Lunchtime Read Aloud – “Blood, Bones & Butter” – Chapter 1: The Feast

July 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop, 17 Backstreet Landing
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come hear Gabrielle Hamilton’s writing come alive with chapters read aloud by local actors. Chapter 1 sets the stage for Gabrielle’s lyrical writing, and focuses on a feast set up in her family's backyard.

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Screening of “A Place at the Table”

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Run time: 1 hour, 24 minutes Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

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Chats with Champions – Robert Cekuta: US Ambassador to Azerbaijan

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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GENEALOGY ROUNDTABLE – Tales from the Kitchen

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 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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OWL CINEMA FOODIE FILM: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. 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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“Blood, Bones & Butter” Book Discussion Group

July 13 @ 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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Meet the Orchestra

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Join Mr. Mark and music teacher Carol Preston to learn about the musical instruments that make up an orchestra. Kids will have the opportunity to play, explore, and make noise!

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Simple Craft Cocktails with Torie Van Horne DeLisle

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rising Tide Community Market, 323 Main St
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$15

Move over mixologists, this hands-on course will focus on making fresh, simple, seasonal cocktails that set the home bartender up for success. Impress all of your friends and relatives with your knowledge of cocktail theory and tasty treats. Samples and snacks provided! $15 class fee. Space is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 563-5513.

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OWL CINEMA FAMILY FOODIE FILM: Ratatouille (2007)

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. 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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An Evening with Pete Seeger

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$20

Historian Allan Winkler, who wrote a biography of folk music legend Pete Seeger (“To Everything There Is a Season”: Pete Seeger and the Power of Song) will talk about Pete’s life, and in the course of the talk, will sing and play parts of many of his best known songs.  Seeger was a labor activist, a civil rights reformer, a Vietnam War critic, and an environmental proponent, and wrote such wonderful songs as “If I Had a Hammer,” and “Where…

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Toddler Time with Mr. Mark

July 17 @ 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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Fossils Rock!

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Travel through time with this hands-on exploration of fossils with Mr. Mark and guest Clay.

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Screening of “Mind of a Chef: Gabrielle Hamilton” Episodes 1: Prune, 2: Garbage, 3: Rome

July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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 first three episodes of Season 4 of the Emmy-winning and James Beard Award-winning series THE MIND OF A CHEF.

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CANCELLED: Meet Your Farmer

July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Round Top Farm – Darrows Barn, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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We regret that this event has been cancelled due to the fact that our beloved farmers are having a great year, and are a bit too busy to come party with us at this time in the season. We hope to have a "Farmer Celebration" this fall around harvest time - stay tuned for more updates. 

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Book Babies with Mr. Mark

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Storytime for kids ages 0 – 3

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Teen Program: Crafting Gemstone Buddhas

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Library – Teens Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come get your craft on with Teen Librarian Sophie! We’ll be making clay buddhas with gemstone bellies. Advance sign-up required.

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Lunchtime Read Aloud – “Blood, Bones & Butter” Chapter 6: The Lobsters

July 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Milling Around, 67 Main St
Newcastle, ME 04553
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Come hear Gabrielle Hamilton’s writing come alive with chapters read aloud by local actors. Chapter 6 looks at Gabrielle’s high flying catering career and her job as a summer camp chef.

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Healthy and Delicious Desserts with Frieda Hanlon

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rising Tide Community Market, 323 Main St
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$10

Are desserts too difficult and caloric to bother with? You won’t feel that way after this class! Join us for a healthy and indulgent evening. $10 class fee. Space is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 563-5513.

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Craft Mini-Zen Garden

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Library – Kids Area, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Create your own personal (and miniature!) zen garden. Suitable for ages 4 to 12. Advance sign-up required.

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CANCELLED – Skidompha Library Community Cooking Contest

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come compete for fabulous prizes and fame at our Community Cooking Contest! Sign up for either the sweet or savory category, amateur or professional on the theme of ITALIAN FOOD in honor of our Community Read book, “Blood, Bones, & Butter.” Our judges will include Annie Leck from Barn Door Baking Co., Bernie DeLisle of Osteria Bucci, Sarah Maurer  from King Eider's Pub, and Laura Cabot of Laura Cabot Catering. To enter, please sign up by calling Skidompha Library at…

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CANCELLED – Skidompha Library Community Lunch

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$25

Taste the best cooking our community has to offer with the purchase of your handmade ceramic plate from Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts! First come - first served!

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OWL CINEMA FOODIE FILM: The Big Night (1996)

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony. New Jersey, 1950s. Two brothers run an Italian restaurant. Business is not going well as a rival Italian restaurant is out-competing them. In a final effort to save the restaurant, the brothers plan to put on an evening of incredible food. 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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