Monday, July 31, 2006

Watching Scorsese's The Blues : A Library Companion

If you're watching and enjoying the seven part Martin Scorsese series on The Blues you might be interested in the special Enne Amann Collection in the Curtis Library's 1904 Reading Room. The collection, dedicated to Traditional Anglo-American Folk Songs, has received a new infusion of CDs and print media addressing the Blues' evolution from folk expression to its current American identity.

American musicologist and folklorist Alan Lomax recorded thousands of songs and interviews for the Library of Congress contained in the
American Folklife Center . The recent Blues CD acquisitions in the Amann Collection include:

Blues books new to the Amann Collection include:

Monday, July 24, 2006

Feeding the Monster tonight at Bookland

Brunswick - Bookland - 7 PM: Seth Mnookin compiled information from every source to produce "Feeding the Monster", which is a detailed and revealing look at the Red Sox organization that overcame 86 years of frustration to win a spectacular championship in 2004. FMI: 725-2313.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Tour NASB site on Wednesdays Through August

Residents may tour the Brunswick Naval Air Station site (slated to close in 2011) on any Wednesday from now until August 30th. The tour bus leaves the old high school on McKeen Street at 6:00 p.m. and returns no later than 8:00 p.m.

Please send BLRA a note indicating which date works best for you as well as your contact information. Remember, space is limited.
- Please leave your bags and backpacks in your cars. Photographs are not allowed (including cell phone pictures).
- You must have a photo ID to verify your identification against the sign up list for the tour.
- Entry to the Base constitutes consent to search. Go here to sign up!

NASB is approximately 3,200 acres and has undergone $150 million in new construction in the last 10 years. It takes up 40% of Brunswick's area. There are 2,300 housing units. There is a 250-room hotel facility built in 2004. There are two lighted baseball fields and a bowling alley.

This is your chance to see what we will inherit. This is another chance to voice your ideas for redevelopment. This is your town.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Spend a day at the Portland Museum of Art

Curtis Library cardholders are entitled to Free Museum Passes (family day-use, passes available at the circulation desk), courtesy of the Friends, come in or call to reserve a date:

PMA's current exhibits feature
Paris and the Countryside: Modern Life in Late-19th-Century France

Other passes available include:

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Harpswell Hoopla! and Field of Gravity

A Harpswell summer kid's event.
Friday July 7th at
11:00 am.
For all ages

Field of Gravity in Harpswell

Juggling and Comedy Show with entertainer Zach Field. Arrive at 10:30 to practice juggling before the show.
Harpswell Center - Rte. 123, Parish Hall at Elijah Kellogg Church