Friday, September 15, 2006

Cornerstones of Science Brown Bag Lunch Series

COS Brown Bag Lunch Series
Wednesdays Sept. 20—Nov. 15, 12:15 to 1:15 PM

The Beak of the Finch
Join distinguished professors, scientists, and educators in facilitated discussions of Jonathan Weiner’s Pulitzer Prize winning, The Beak of the Finch, over lunch on nine consecutive Wednesdays.
Attend one or all of the sessions. Copies of The Beak of the Finch are available at the Curtis Library and through interlibrary loan. The group meets from 12:15 to 1:15 PM in the Morrell Meeting Room.
Session #1 of Nine:
Sept. 20: Chapters 1& 2 are available as an mp3 audio file!

Session # 2 of Nine:
Sept. 27: Chapters 3, 4 & 5 with Michael Palopoli now an mp3 audio file.

Session # 3 of Nine:
Oct. 4: Chapters 6 & 7
Don Hudson, Ph.D. President, The Chewonki Foundation

Session # 4 of Nine:
Oct. 11: Chapters 8, 9 & 10
Nat Wheelwright, Ph.D.
Professor of Behavioral Ecology & Ornithology, Bowdoin College

Session # 5 of Nine:
Oct. 18: Chapters 11 & 12
Lesley Brown
Laboratory Instructor in Evolution & Marine Biology,
Bowdoin College

Session # 6 of Nine:
Oct. 25: Chapters 13 & 14
Jon Allen, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Marine Biology & Ecology,
Bowdoin College

Session # 7 of Nine:
Nov. 1: Chapters 15, 16 & 17
John Lichter, Ph.D.
Professor of Community & Ecosystem Ecology,
Bowdoin College

Session # 8 of Nine:
Nov. 8: Chapters 18 & 19
Willard Morgan
Director of the Maine Coast Semester,
The Chewonki Foundation

Session # 9 of Nine:
Nov 15: Chapter 20 & Epilogue
Olaf Ellers, Ph.D.
Research Associate in Biomechanics,
Bowdoin College

For a full schedule of sessions go to the Cornerstones of Science site.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Harpswell Book Return

Harpswell residents may return Curtis Library books to the Harpswell Town Hall's book drop on the Mountain Road. It's just to the right of the foyer.
          • Book pick-ups are Mondays and Thursdays.
          • Returned books are processed (marked returned) the next day.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Support group & classes for families of the mentally ill

The Bath-Brunswick Affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) has monthly support group meetings at Curtis Memorial Library for families and friends of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness. For more information about the meetings call Valerie Gamache at 865-3284.

NAMI Maine and the Bath-Brunswick Affiliate will also sponsor a Family-to-Family Education Program this fall. A free 12 week series of classes, which will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, will start in Brunswick on September 12. The course is designed for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children and significant others of people with mental illness. Advance registration is required.

The course will cover information about:
  • mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), schizophrenia, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and personality disorder;
  • coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse;
  • basic information about medications;
  • listening and communication techniques;
  • problem-solving skills;
  • recovery and rehabilitation
  • self-care around worry and stress.

For the class location, more information or to register, call Valerie Gamache at 865-3264 or NAMI-Maine at 1-800-464-5767.