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January 2018

Partner Event: Film Screening of “Resilience”

January 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Special Event in Partnership with Healthy Lincoln County Join us for a free community film showing, short discussion and resource sharing. Families are welcome!   

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Film: The Fall

January 18, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (2006) Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

January 19, 2018 @ 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

January 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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January Meeting   Like to read? Love to bake?  This book club will meet monthly, and will involve a short piece of fiction and bring-along baking. In January we discuss "Uncommon Type" by Tom Hanks. Please email development@skidompha.org to sign up!

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Chats with Champions: Andrew Stanicoff

January 23, 2018 @ 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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Film: Harold and Maude

January 25, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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February 2018

Film: Bridget Jones’s Diary

February 1, 2018 @ 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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CANCELLED: Skidompha Ukulele Group

February 2, 2018 @ 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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Genealogy Event: Family History Projects – Sharing a “Finished” Work

February 8, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Film: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

February 15, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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WRITE-ON: The Skidompha Teen Writing Workshop

February 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - February 23, 2018 @ 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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Gizmo Garden : RoboPots!

February 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Back by popular demand, RoboPots makes its triumphant return to Skidompha Library for the upcoming February school break for 5th through 8th-graders. Come create artistic flower pots that electronically water themselves every twenty-four hours in this science, technology and art-driven one-day workshop. Registration is now open! Admission is FREE, but class size is limited to 10, so early registration is encouraged!   If interested, please email Youth Services Coordinator Kelsey Gibbs, or call the library at 563-5513.

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Gizmo Garden : RoboPots!

February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Back by popular demand, RoboPots makes its triumphant return to Skidompha Library for the upcoming February school break for 5th through 8th-graders. Come create artistic flower pots that electronically water themselves every twenty-four hours in this science, technology and art-driven one-day workshop. Registration is now open! Admission is FREE, but class size is limited to 10, so early registration is encouraged!   If interested, please email Youth Services Coordinator Kelsey Gibbs, or call the library at 563-5513.

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Film: Dazed and Confused

February 22, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Genealogy Event: Research in the Eastern Townships of Quebec

February 28, 2018 @ 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

Film: A Hard Day’s Night

March 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr A Hard Day's Night is a British musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the Beatles during the height of Beatlemania. The film portrays several days in the lives of the group, with plenty of zany antics and hysterical fans. Time magazine rated it as one of the all-time great 100 films, and the film is credited as being one of the most influential of all musical films, inspiring…

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

March 2, 2018 @ 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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POSTPONED! Film: Strictly Ballroom

March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Postponed due to inclement weather. We will reschedule in early April. Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter Written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom tells the story of an Australian ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio), and his struggle to establish his personal style of dance on his way to win the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix Dancing Championship. Scott's steps are not “strictly ballroom”, and as such are denounced by Australian Federation head Barry Fife. Scott is approached by…

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

March 9, 2018 @ 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: Princess Mononoke

March 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come see the next in our Miyazaki film series, “Princess Mononoke.” Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out for the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest's animal gods...who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves. This monumental struggle…

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Film: Hero

March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung In ancient China during the Warring States period, Nameless, a Qin prefect, arrives at the Qin capital city to meet the king of Qin, who had survived an attempt on his life by the assassins Long Sky, Flying Snow, and Broken Sword. As a result, the king has implemented extreme security measures: no visitors are to approach the king within 100 paces. Nameless claims that he has slain the three assassins and…

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

March 16, 2018 @ 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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“A Wrinkle in Time” Extravaganza!

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Mark your calendars! Saturday March 17th from 10am to 12pm is our “A Wrinkle in Time” Extravaganza with science, technology and art activities for the whole family. Ever wanted to build a nebula in a jar? Well, now you can. How about construct 5th dimensional objects? We’ve got that too! Want to change the color of your skin for an intergalactic dance party? Artist Erica Qualey will be on hand for some space-age body-marbling. And that’s just the beginning! Step…

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Sweet Reads Book Club

March 19, 2018 @ 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. March book selection TBD. Please email development@skidompha.org to sign up!

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Film: Mama Mia!

March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. On the Greek island of Kalokairi, 20-year-old bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan reveals to her bridesmaids that she has secretly invited three men to her wedding without telling her mother, Donna. They are the men that her mother's diary reveals could have been her father: Irish-American architect Sam Carmichael, Swedish adventurer and writer Bill…

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

March 23, 2018 @ 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: Matilda

March 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson Based on the book by Roald Dahl, this film is about a young genius named Matilda, who uses telekinesis to deal with her parents, who do not value education, and Agatha Trunchbull, the oppressive principal of Crunchem Hall Elementary School. (1996)

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Film: Rushmore

March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams Directed by Wes Anderson, this film centers around an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman in his film debut), his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray), and their mutual love for elementary school teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). The movie helped launch the careers of Anderson and Schwartzman while establishing a "second career" for Murray as a respected actor in independent cinema. Rushmore is considered one of Anderson's finest works…

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Skidompha Ukulele Group

March 30, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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April 2018

Genealogy: Gleaning from Census Records: US, CAN, UK, & IRE

April 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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This session presented by Kathleen Maclachlan will emphasize the detailed information that careful research can uncover in census documents.  Discussion will include alternatives to casually importing "hints" to your family tree, techniques for finding missing family members, and tools to encourage researchers to seek out unusual census documents.     Participants may want to bring their own devices, though this is not a requirement.  This evening's session will be held in the 1st floor Porter Meeting Hall.    

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FILM: Strictly Ballroom (1992)

April 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter Written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom tells the story of an Australian ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio), and his struggle to establish his personal style of dance on his way to win the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix Dancing Championship. Scott's steps are not “strictly ballroom”, and as such are denounced by Australian Federation head Barry Fife. Scott is approached by Fran (Tara Morice), a "beginner" dancer at the studio, and together…

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FILM: Everything is Illuminated (2005)

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.

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“The Taming of the Shrew” Auditions

April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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River Company is looking for local players interested in auditioning for a summer production of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at Skidompha Library.    Auditions will be held "workshop style" from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, April 13th and April 14th. To secure your spot, please email shrew@rivercompanytheater.org

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FAMILY FILM: Trolls (2016)

April 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel An unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they've ever known.

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“The Taming of the Shrew” Auditions

April 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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River Company is looking for local players interested in auditioning for a summer production of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at Skidompha Library.    Auditions will be held "workshop style" from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, April 13th and April 14th. To secure your spot, please email shrew@rivercompanytheater.org

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FILM: The Meaning of Life (1983)

April 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Life's questions are "answered" in a series of outrageous vignettes. This is Monty Python at their funniest.

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Genealogy: Family Bible Records – Finding, Using, Preserving

April 25, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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This presentation by Kathleen Maclachlan focuses on how to search for family Bible records online and in other repositories and how to use those records in your family history research.  Resource sheets will be distributed along with preservation suggestions for your own family Bible (or other family record book).  The talk will also include an update of Skidompha Library's Family Bible Digitizing Project.     This presentation will be held in Porter Meeting Hall, 1st floor, Skidompha Library.

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FILM: Wonder Woman (2017)

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

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FAMILY FILM: Coco (2017)

April 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
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Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

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Supper Club Book Club

April 30, 2018 @ 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.  April's Selection: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is…

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May 2018

FILM: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas. A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. Sponsored by Supplied Unlimited.

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FILM: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

May 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric. The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Sponsored by Supplied Unlimited.

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FILM: Thor Ragnarok (2017)

May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. Thor is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, which is at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela. Sponsored by Supplies Unlimited.

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FILM: Hook (1991)

May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts. When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. Sponsored by Supplies Unlimited.

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FAMILY FILM: Despicable Me 3 (2017)

May 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker. Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Sponsored by Supplies Unlimited.

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Supper Club Book Club

May 28, 2018 @ 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.  May's Selection TBD! Please check back. Please email development@skidompha.org to sign up!

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June 2018

FILM: La La Land (2016)

June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. Sponsored by Supplies Unlimited.

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FAMILY FILM: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

June 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey. A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Sponsored by Supplied Unlimited.

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FILM: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

June 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. Thank you to Lincoln County Publishing Co. for their generous sponsorship!

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FILM: Black Panther (2018)

June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Thank you to Lincoln County Publishing Co. for their generous sponsorship!

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FAMILY FILM: Ferdinand (2017)

June 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale. After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Thank you to Lincoln County Publishing Co. for their generous sponsorship!

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Supper Club Book Club

June 25, 2018 @ 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.  June's Selection: "Blood, Bones & Butter" by Gabrielle Hamilton. Please email development@skidompha.org to sign up!

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Chats with Champions – Jonathan Berkey – Understanding ISIS

June 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Wine Reception & “Newsies” Screening

June 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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As the second part of the Lincoln County News Open House, please join as at Skidompha Library for an evening wine reception and a free screening of the cult classic, "Newsies," starring Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, and Robert Duvall.

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

June 28, 2018 @ 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

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

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Film: I’m Not There (2007)

July 5, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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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, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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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, 2018 @ 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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Food Security Forum: Food, Community & Identity

July 11, 2018 @ 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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Screening of “A Place at the Table”

July 11, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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OWL CINEMA FOODIE FILM: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

July 12, 2018 @ 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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OWL CINEMA FAMILY FOODIE FILM: Ratatouille (2007)

July 14, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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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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Screening of “Mind of a Chef: Gabrielle Hamilton” Episodes 1: Prune, 2: Garbage, 3: Rome

July 17, 2018 @ 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 – Skidompha Library Community Cooking Contest

July 19, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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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, 2018 @ 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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Gizmo Garden Presents: Invisible Xylophones!

July 23, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Rock & Roll History with REEL to REEL MUSIC

July 25, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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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, 2018 @ 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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OWL CINEMA FAMILY FOODIE FILM: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

July 28, 2018 @ 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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Screening of “Mind of a Chef: Gabrielle Hamilton” Episodes 4: Hunger, 5: Past, 6: Hustle

July 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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 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

Coyote and Boy Ben Marionette Show

August 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Join us for this interpretation of a Native Peoples tale by Song Dog Puppeteers. Marionettes and stage created by Melissa Glendinning, original music composed by Elizabeth Starr, and performed by our own Maine musicians. This performance is free and open to the public, and is raising awareness for the new Coyote Center in Hope, Maine.

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Kids Program: Summer Reading Award Bash and Ice Cream Social

August 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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You’ve worked hard on your summer reading hours – now come celebrate your accomplishments with Skidompha! You’ll be able to select your final donation prizes for the Animal Shelter as well as participate in a Talent Show and Ice Cream Social!

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An Evening with Gabrielle Hamilton

August 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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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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Chats: Barton Seaver, chef, seafood sustainability advocate, writer

August 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Barton Seaver, the founder and chief education officer of the Coastal Culinary Academy in Portland will be the guest presenter at Skidompha Library’s Chats with Champions program.on Tuesday, August 7 at 10 a.m. Please allow time for parking. Seaver’s work as a celebrated chef, sustainability advocate, public health educator, and prolific writer has given him technical expertise of all of the processes by which fish becomes seafood on a plate. Barton’s talk is part of Skidompha’s summer-long theme of food…

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Chats: Elizabeth Berg, author

August 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Film: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody. In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Indiana Jones finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them obtaining its powers.

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Family Film: Shrek (2001)

August 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz. After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

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Chats: Patricia O’Toole, “The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made”

August 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Film: Jaws (1975)

August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss. A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wreaking havoc in a beach resort.

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Chats: David Yarborough: Blueberry Horticulturist

August 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Pocahontas Revealed

August 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come and join us as Colonial Pemaquid begins the first of a new summer series of films that will cover a variety of historical and archaeological topics that cut across the globe. This 55 minute NOVA documentary explores the earliest years of the English settlement of Jamestown (1607) and their relationship with the Powhatan Confederacy, led by the powerful chief Powhatan. Archaeologists have discovered the Native American capital of Werowocomoco, seventeen miles from Jamestown, that was home to the venerable…

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Chats: KJ Gormley, “Life as a Digital Nomad – a Tale of Two Cities”

August 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Film: The Princess Bride (1987)

August 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright. While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

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