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Curtis Memorial Library logo 09/01/17 - 09/30/17 at All Day

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month at Curtis

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month at Curtis! A World of Possibility awaits you at Curtis Curtis Memorial Library logoMemorial Library, with nearly 140,000 books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, audio and e-books/e-magazines available to library cardholders, as well as hundreds of free educational programs, films, hands-on workshops and more.

Learn more about acquiring a Curtis Library Card (free to all Brunswick and Harpswell residents – fee for others), click here.


09/20/17 at All Day

Ride The Amtrak Great Dome Car

Passengers who ride on the Amtrak Downeaster between August 19 and September 24, 2017, will be able to see Northern New England like never before!  Amtrak’s Great Dome rail car is returning to Maine and will travel along with the Amtrak Downeaster on four trips each day.  The vintage Dome was built in 1955 and features an upper level with windows on all sides (including the roof) that will offer passengers panoramic views of the scenic villages, coastline, marshes, streams and landscapes located all along the Downeaster route.

The seats in the upper level of the dome car are available at no extra cost, but they are unreserved and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers are encouraged to rotate in and out of the Dome car to allow all passengers the ability to enjoy this unique experience.

The Great Dome Car is available on the following Downeaster trains*:

M-F Weekday Train #682, #683, #688, #689

Saturday Trains #692, #693, #696, #697

Sunday Trains #690, #691, #698, #699

09/20/17 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pejepscot Historical Society Noontime WWI Talk

“The Local Response to WWI” with Candace Kanes.
Free to members; $5 general admission. Bring along a sack lunch, cookies and coffee provided by PHS.

09/20/17 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Meet the Author- Paula Pederson~ Searching for My Father

Meet the Author of Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks and hear Paula Palmer’s Maine Story. After decades of believing her mother’s tale that Danish immigrant Hans Pederson left them penniless, Paula uncovers the truth about her father’s wealth and prolific contributions to Seattle. Paula writes about immigrants and pioneers who came by train to Northwestern North America, expatriates to the Far East, and her love for Maine.

Wine & Cheese will be served as well as non alcoholic beverages. Please RSVP for a head count to
Please include name, cell number, number of guests and email.

09/20/17 - 09/21/17 at 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Whiskey Wednesday

Join us in The Tavern every Wednesday for the featured premium Whiskey- it could be Scotch, Bourbon, or Rye.

Join us each week to see what we open next. The special pricing lasts for the night – or until the bottle is empty!

The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern


09/20/17 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fake News: Is it a deliberate hoax, a flawed story or an attempt to discredit a critical news report?

“Fake News:  Is it a deliberate hoax, a flawed story or an attempt to discredit a critical news report?”
presented by the American Association of University Women and held at Thornton Oaks Retirement Community,  25 Thornton Way, Brunswick. Open to the public.         

Moderator: Cliff Schechtman,  Executive Editor, Maine Today

Irwin Gratz, Maine Public

Judy Meyer, Executive Editor, Lewiston Sun Journal

John Swinconeck,  Times Record

Lisa DeSisto, CEO, Maine Today, will introduce  Clif Schechtman

Thornton Oaks Retirement Community logo

09/20/17 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Shattered Past: Cultural Heritage and Illicit Antiquities Trading

Dr. Eleanor M. King, Howard University, will talk about the worldwide problem of trafficking in illicit antiquities and its relationship to other crimes: narcotics, human trafficking, money laundering, and terrorism. She will discuss issues involving the Euphronios krater, the looting of a United States military cemetery in which primarily black soldiers are interred, and the selling of artifacts used to fund terrorist activities including the Khmer Rouge and Daesh (ISIS).

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.



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