Author visit: Daniel Tanguay

Presque Isle native Daniel Tanguay hopes to inspire with a discussion of his memoir A Day Like No Other.  Overcoming a near tragic accident and a sleuth of bullying, Tanguay wants to provide inspiration and hope to his listeners.  Please join us to hear Danile Tanguay.

November 2 at 6:30PM.

Conversations: a multi-faith perspective 11/3

Auburn Public Library announces a new series of programs called Conversations: A Multi-Faith Perspective. The public is invited to listen in as clergy of different faiths have round-table discussions on different inter-faith topics. Each of the four monthly round-tables will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Auburn Public Library.  All programs run from 12:30 to 1:30PM.

The idea for these discussions started when the new Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Auburn, Sruli Dresdner, met and spent an exhilarating week with his colleagues at the Maine Police Academy, sponsored by the Auburn Police Department’s Chaplaincy Program where he met Pastor Roger Cousineau of East Auburn Baptist Church, Rev. Doctor Jody Cohen Hayashida of First Universalist Church in New Auburn, and Pastor Richard Waller of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.

Participants will be able to listen in as local religious leaders discuss their views and share their perspective among their colleagues.  The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions which must be written down on the provided notecards.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

This post-apocalyptic action adventure is definitely all action.  Revisit the Mad Max story, in this refreshing addition, with Tom Hardy as Max and Charlize Theron as Furiosa but be sure to buckle your seatbelt because the pace is fast.  The scenes, set in Australia, set the mood perfectly and the sets are great using less CGI than you would expect but the result is satisfying.

Cinderella

Cinderella

A new version of the traditional story is well worth a family viewing.  The “animation to live-action” treatment is done very well and you will enjoy the visual splendor of the scenes as well as the perfect visual special effects.  Director Kenneth Branagh has done an excellent job as well as the perfect cast to bring to life this beloved story.

I’ll See You in My Dreams

I’ll See You in My Dreams

In this bittersweet comedy/drama, a widow of many years with an unchanging routine becomes restless and unsettled after the death of a beloved pet.  Blythe Danner touchingly portrays a woman who discovers that, with the help of friends, life can begin anew.  A good supporting cast including Sam Elliott and Martin Starr assist Miss Danner to bring us an enjoyable movie experience about living life and taking chances.

Water Diviner

Water Diviner

                The Water Diviner is a unique historical drama about life and loss shortly after the conclusion of World War I.  Beginning in rural Australia the story follows Joshua Connor’s search for his three missing sons presumed killed at Gallipoli. Connor travels to Turkey, now under British occupation rule, to seek closure.  Once in Turkey his experiences with the local people are unexpected and through them he gains the opportunity to move forward with his life.  This drama has a strong cast with Russell Crowe, in his directorial debut, and Olga Kurylenko.

Legal Services Food Hub 10/29

Imagine you’d like to start a local farm. You’ll want land, equipment, seeds, and that special ingredient that few people think about: a lawyer. Surprised? You’re not alone! Few people recognize how necessary lawyers are in building the farms, food businesses, and food cooperatives that make up our local food system. Acquiring land, negotiating agricultural preservation restrictions (APRs), and entering into contracts are all examples of the types of complex transactions where a farmer would benefit from the help of an attorney to ensure terms are clear and enforceable.

Likewise, imagine if your friend wanted to start a hot sauce company using your farm’s chili peppers. She could benefit from a lawyer, too! Her hot sauce company needs to file as a legal entity, register her trademark, negotiate contracts with buyers, and review commercial leases, among other transactions.

But how can lean start-ups and small- to medium-scale farm operations afford to hire a lawyer? Enter the Legal Services Food Hub, a new project of Conservation Law Foundation.

Just as a local food hub serves as a resource for farmers to get their products to consumers, the Legal Services Food Hub is a resource for farmers and food entrepreneurs to get their legal issues in the helpful hands of a lawyer.

The Legal Services Food Hub provides pro bono legal assistance by matching farmers, food entrepreneurs, and related organizations with qualified attorneys.  Come to the Auburn Public Library to learn more about this grassroots legal resource.

Author Visit: Helen Peppe and Chris Lombard

Helen Peppe, author of Pigs Can’t Swim and award winning equine photographer, will present a humorous slideshow on photographing horses.  She will be joined by horseman and author Chris Lombard who will read from his memoir Land of the Horses. Both writers will have their books available for sale and signing. There will be chocolates and cookies as well as door prizes of signed books and horse prints.

Wednesday October 28 at 6:30PM.

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