Gorham Women’s Club Art Show
Tim Caverly presents: The Challenge of Wilderness
Thursday, March 26th, 6:00pm
Viewers will travel deep into the Maine wilderness with Tim & Susan Caverly. Experience the demands of every day life and how spouses of Rangers are often called into the thick of the action.
Tim Caverly has spent his life in Maine’s outdoors. Growing up shadowing his father who was a fire warden with the Maine Forest Service and his brother, a ranger in Baxter State Park, it was natural for him to seek a career in the outdoors.
While in college, Tim began working as a ranger at Sebago Lake State Park for the State Parks and Recreation Commission. After Sebago, he continued his employment with the Department of Conservation including assignments as a manager of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and the Penobscot River Corridor. Tim was supervisor of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway for eighteen years.
Poetry Readings with Caledonia Kearns and Susan Lilley
April 15, 6:30pm
Clear-eyed and persistent, the virtue of “A Daughter’s Work Is Heartless by Nature” by Caledonia Kearns is its straightforward, accessible lyric, its relentless search for beauty in the day-to-day.
In a voice both lyrical and conversational, Orlando Poet Laureate Susan Lilley interprets various stages of womanhood while parsing the beauty and decay of her beloved homestate of Florida.
Friends of Baxter Memorial Library Annual Meeting & Author Event: Jeff Ryan, Author of Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte
Tuesday, May 12th, 6:30pm
When Jim Whyte settled outside the slate mining town of Monson, Maine in 1895, people hardly knew what to make of him. Almost 130 tears later, we still don’t. A world traveler that spoke six languages fluently, Whyte came to town with sacks full of money and a fierce desire to keep to himself. It was clear that Whyte was hiding from something—enough to make even the FBI eventually come looking. But even the Feds couldn’t imagine how Whyte, who lost every penny he had when WWI broke out, amassed another fortune before he died. Based on the true story, Hermit follows one man’s quest to discover all he can about Whyte’s secret life before it’s too late.
Baxter Becomes a Family Place Library
If you haven’t been in the library lately, you should stop by for a visit. We were recently designated as a national Family Place Library! This means that the library demonstrates a strong commitment to being a community center for early literacy and learning, early childhood development, parent education, and community-based information. To achieve these goals the library has reorganized the Youth Services floor, improved the dramatic play area, planned fun “Play-to-Learn” Workshops, and will be starting an evening Family Discovery Time for all ages. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces!
Museum Passes Available at the Library
Looking for something fun to do? The library now has a reduced rate pass to the Maine Wildlife Park and a membership to the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine! These are in addition to our existing pass to the USM Southworth Planetarium.
For more information click here or ask at the circulation desk!