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06/27/17 - 06/30/17 at All Day

Free Wild Oats Coffee for Curtis Library Supporters

This is the final week of Curtis Library’s Annual Fund drive, ending Friday, June 30th.  If you like books, and you like coffee, our literary friends at Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe are helping out by donating a coffee card good for 5 cups of small or large, with each new gift to Curtis through the end of the month.

Free coffee + new books, e-books and audio materials at Curtis = everyone in our community wins!

Stop by Curtis Library to make a gift of any size; make a gift online; or send a gift dated by June 30th to Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME  04011.

Our community of readers will join us in thanking you!

06/28/17 - 07/15/17 at 12:00 am

Guys and Dolls

Frank Loesser’s celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy.

Set in a mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls tells the tale one Nathan Detroit – a guy who needs a venue for his “permanently established floating craps game.” Nathan’s best venue has just fallen through and he needs a chunk of change to underwrite an alternative option. For this he turns to Sky Masterson, a high roller who will bet on anything if the bet is fair and the stakes are high enough. Desperate for a sure thing, Nathan bets Sky that he can’t get a date with Sarah Brown, the earnest proprietor of the Save-a-Soul mission.

Things don’t quite go as planned, of course, though everything turns out just fine (as long as you consider two marriages, a trip to Havana, some saucy hot box numbers and a church mission turned into a gambling den to be “just fine”).  Along the way you are treated to some of composer Frank Loesser’s most memorable Broadway tunes, including “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” and the show-stopping “Luck be a Lady.”

Guys and Dolls

06/28/17 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kids Tennis at Maine Pines

Junior Kids Tennis is a fast growing lifetime sport! Have your kids join us at Maine Pines on the court for fun games and drills as they learn to play tennis.

Preschool kids meet Thurs from 11:45-12:30, kids ages 4-7 meet on Mon and/or Wed from 4-5, kids ages 8-11 meet on Mon and/or Wed from 5-6.

Middle School kids meet on T/Th/Fri from 4-5 pmball-boy-girl

High School kids meet on T/Th/Fri from 3-4.

Costs vary based on program, but ranges from $40-$69/month. We also offer Saturday Jr. Tennis for kids ages 11-18 and Learn to Rally Saturday tennis for kids ages 4-11.

FMI email, or call 729-8433. We hope to see your kids on the courts!

06/28/17 - 08/30/17 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Music on the Mall

Music on the Mall, Downtown Brunswick’s Summer Concert Series, presents FREE concerts Wednesday evenings at 6 PM throughout the summer on the Brunswick TownMusic on the Mall Brunswick, Maine logo Mall (Green- see map). Grab a blanket or chair, bring your family and friends, order a picnic dinner or dine at a local Brunswick restaurant, then relax and enjoy great music. FREE Admission.

Summer 2017 concert schedule:

June 27Cilantro - Classics from the past 50 years with blended harmonies and delicate instrumentation
July 5* ThursdayThe Desperate Man's Blues Explosion - Blues, Rock, Gospel, Southern Rock, Soul & Funk
*Concert takes place on Thursday due to Independence Day on Wednesday the 4th.
July 11JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs - Cajun & Zydeco
July 18Debbie Myers and the "Redneck Rodeo" - Up tempo rhythms and moving ballads of traditional country songs
July 25Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations - A powerful mix of Motown/Memphis Soul Music.
August 1Children's Night with Anne Sparling - Children's sing-a-long, bring instruments to shake and play! Concert starts at 5 PM
August 8Dirty McCurdy - A musical ride through the decades.
August 15Maine State Music Theatre Night - Enjoy a variety of performers from MSMT's shows
August 22Mes Amis - Gypsey Jazz
August 29Three's Country - Country rock

All concerts start at 6 PM unless except for Children’s Night (5 PM).
In the case of inclement weather, rain date performances will be held on Thursdays when available.


06/28/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kattenburg, Schumann, and Brahms

Tonight presents a rare opportunity to hear the recently discovered work of Dick Kattenburg. Tragically murdered at Auschwitz at the age of 24, Kattenburg was scarcely remembered until a decade ago, when his musical legacy, including his vibrant, jazzy Quartet, was discovered in a relative’s attic. Ani Schnarch interprets Schumann’s densely textured Violin Sonata, the first of two completed in 1851. Brahms, in turn, evokes his tormented love for Clara Schumann in his Piano Quartet in C Minor, quoting in the first movement the ‘Clara theme’ from Schumann’s Bunte Blätter.

Leo Sussman, flute • Kurt Sassmannshaus, violin • Keiko Ying, cello • Tao Lin, piano

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105
Ani Schnarch, violin • Peter Basquin, piano 

Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60
David Bowlin, violin • Phillip Ying, viola • Ahrim Kim, cello • Elinor Freer, piano

Curtis Memorial Library logo 06/28/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Summer Wisdom - Moscow on the Potomac

The Russians have had official representation in Washington, D. C. from four distinct governments: Imperial Russian, 1917 Provisional Government, the Soviet Union and now the new Russia of Vladimir Putin. Russia has sent us spies and seducers, moles and maestros, artists and ambassadors, rogues and royals. This tour of the current Russian presence will include the Russian embassy, Marjorie Post’s Hillwood estate, the State Department at Foggy Bottom, the CIA, K Street lobbyists, Capitol Hill and the new Trump White House. The Russian presence in our nation’s capitol is longstanding, but never so blatant.

ROBERT C. WILLIAMS is Vail Professor of History and Dean of Faculty Emeritus at Davidson College in North Carolina. He has taught Russian history at Bates, Davidson and Williams Colleges as well as Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of fifteen books and worked in Washington, D.C. in 1976-7 as one of the first fellows at the George F. Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is the current editor of the MSC newsletter, The Inquirer.


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