Monday, April 23, 2007

"Fear No Art" Thursday, May 3rd

"Fear No Art" A Slide Presentation of a Wide Range of Contemporary Maine Art
in the Morrell Meeting Room on Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m.

CMCA education director Cathy Melio brings a slide presentation of Maine contemporary art to libraries throughout the state, highlighting artists and art exhibited at CMCA recently. At each presentation she is joine dby a different artist, who also presents slides of her/his own work. Discussion follows the presentation. Everyone who attends receives a free pair of guest passes to visit CMCA.

At the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Melio will be joined by artist Andrea Sulzer.

FREE & Open to the Public.

Everyone who attends will receive a FREE pair of guest passes to visit CMCA in Rockport in the coming year.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

What the Blazes: A History of Fires, Firefighters and Equipment in Brunswick

The January 1926 fire at the Tondreau Block, on the corner of Bank and Maine Streets, Brunswick. Fire Chief Clark Labbe will share photos of historical fire events in Brunswick in his presentation of "What the Blazes: A History of Fires, Firefighters and Equipment in Brunswick" on Sat. April 28 at 10 AM in Curtis Memorial Library's Morrell Meeting Room. Chief Labbe joined the department in 1973 following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather. This is the final session in the Brunswick History series presented by the library; DVDs of the presentations will be added to the library collection and available for borrowing.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Birch Island: A Historical Glimpse.... with Richard Snow

Birch Island: A Historical Glimpse of One Gem of Middle Bay

Its Story -- Past, Present & Future
Its Unique Historical Position Between Harpswell & Brunswick

Where: Morrell Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial Library

When: Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Richard Snow has been summering on Birch Island every summer for 67 years. His family dates back to the 1740s in Brunswick and Harpswell and the 1880s on Birch Island. He is the author of " Old Sagadahoc: a history of the Sagadahoc County Courthouse " and "A History of Birch Island, Casco Bay, Maine." He indexed the Brunswick newspapers covering 1853 to 1960. He has transcribed over 200 historical articles from that paper as well as digitized a large number of pictures from those years. In addition, he has researched the genealogy of the Snow family back to the 16th century, and written a history of his branch of the Snow family.

This program will be an hour in length and video will be recorded for broadcast and borrowing from the library. Capturing the presentations on digital video is made possible by a grant to Curtis Memorial Library from the Alfred M. Senter Fund. For more information, please call the library, 725-5242 or visit

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Poetry Month at Curtis

April is Poetry Month and Curtis Library has been ratcheting up our collection of new and established poets.

New additions to our collection from the last year are as follows:

The Poem That Changed America : "Howl" Fifty Years Later by Jason Shinder (Editor)
# Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Book & CD edition (March 21, 2006)
NEW 811.54 .G493 how 2006

Poet's Choice by Edward Hirsch
# Harcourt (April 3, 2006)
808.81 .H669 poe 2006

Bring Me Her Heart by Sarah Getty
# Higganum Hill Books; 1st edition (May 28, 2006)
811.54 .G394 bri 2005

Slingshots (A Hip-Hop Poetica) by Kevin Coval
# EM Press (November 10, 2005)
811.6 .C873 sli 2005

Late Wife: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets Series) by Claudia Emerson
# Louisiana State University Press (September 30, 2005)
811.54 .E53 lat 2005

Elegy On Toy Piano (Pitt Poetry) by Dean Young
# University of Pittsburgh Press (January 20, 2005)
811.54 .Y69 ele 2005

American Sublime by Elizabeth Alexander
# Graywolf Press (September 22, 2005)
811.54 .A375 ame 2005

God's Silence by Franz Wright
# Knopf (March 21, 2006)
811.54 .W947 god 2006

District and Circle : Poems by Seamus Heaney
# Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 30, 2006)
821.914 .H432 dis 2006

Dear Ghosts,: Poems by Tess Gallagher
# Graywolf Press (May 2, 2006)
811.54 .G162 dea 2006

Path, Crooked Path by John Balaban
# Copper Canyon Press (May 1, 2006)
811.54 .G162 dea 2006

A Trick of Sunlight: Poems by Dick Davis
# Swallow Press (June 23, 2006)
821.914 .D261 tri 2006

Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop, Alice Quinn (Editor)
# Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 7, 2006)
811.54 .B622 edg 2006

Ocean Drinker, New & Selected Poems by Carl Little
# Deerbrook Editions (June 15, 2006)
NEW 811.54 .L778 oce 2006

How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems by Joy Harjo
# W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (August 2002)
811.54 .H254 how 2002

Man and Camel: Poems by Mark Strand (Author)
# Knopf (September 5, 2006)
811.54 .S897 man 2006

The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within by Stephen Fry
# Gotham (August 17, 2006)
808.1 .F946 ode 2006

Blue Lash: Poems by James Armstrong
# Milkweed Editions (February 28, 2006)
811.54 .A736 blu 2006

Shake by Joshua Beckman
# Wave Books (April 1, 2006)
on order

To a Fault: Poems by Nick Laird
# W. W. Norton (April 24, 2006)
821.92 .L188 toa 2006

Not for Specialists: New and Selected Poems (American Poets Continuum) by W.D. Snodgrass
# BOA Editions, Ltd. (April 1, 2006)
811.54 .S673 not 2006

Crooked Run: Poems by Henry Taylor
# Louisiana State University Press (March 16, 2006)
811.54 .T242 cro 2006

Because Why by Sarah Fox
# Coffee House Press (April 1, 2006)
811.6 .F794 bec 2006

The Secret Powers of Naming (Sun Tracks) by Sara Littlecrow-russell
# University of Arizona Press (August 28, 2006)
NEW 811.6 .L779 sec 2006

Field Knowledge by Morri Creech
# Waywiser Press (October 2006)
NEW 811.6 .C913 fie 2006

The Best American Poetry 2006: Series Editor David Lehman (Best American Poetry) by Billy Collins, David Lehman (Editor)
# Scribner (September 12, 2006)
NEW 811 .B5613 ampo 2006

Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man by Barbara Reynolds
# Shoemaker & Hoard; 1st edition (September 28, 2006)
NEW 851.1 .D192 Reynolds 2006

I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg by Bill Morgan
# Viking Adult (October 5, 2006)
NEW 851.1 .D192 Reynolds 2006

Bosh and Flapdoodle: Poems by A. R. Ammons
# W. W. Norton & Company (March 30, 2005)
811.54 .A521 bos 2005

The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan by Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley (Editor)
# University of California Press; 1 edition (November 14, 2005)
811.54 .B533 col 2005

Given: Poems by Wendell Berry
# Shoemaker & Hoard (March 28, 2006)
811.54 .B534 giv 2005

First Hand by Linda Bierds
# Putnam Adult (April 7, 2004)
811.54 .B588 fir 2006

While We've Still Got Feet by David Budbill
# Copper Canyon Press (July 1, 2005)
811.54 .B927 whi 2005

More Than Peace and Cypresses by Cyrus Cassells
# Copper Canyon Press (October 1, 2004)
811.54 .C343 mor 2004

Mercy (American Poets Continuum) by Lucille Clifton
# BOA Editions, Ltd. (September 1, 2004)
811.54 .C639 mer 2004

Considering the Radiance: Essays on the Poetry Of A. R. Ammons by Roger Gilbert (Editor), David Burak (Editor)
# W. W. Norton & Company (March 30, 2005)
NEW 811.54 .C755 rad 2005

The Afflicted Girls by Nicole Cooley
# Louisiana State University Press (March 2004)
# ISBN: 0807129453 811.54 .C774 aff 2004

The Rooster's Wife (American Poets Continuum) by Russell Edson
# BOA Editions, Ltd. (April 1, 2005)
811.54 .E24 roo 2005

Eye Against Eye by Forrest Gander
# New Directions (September 27, 2005)
811.54 .G195 eye 2005

The Red Gaze (Wesleyan Poetry) by Barbara Guest
# Wesleyan University Press (March 24, 2005)
811.54 .G936 red 2005

The Silent Treatment by Richard Howard
# Turtle Point Press (September 1, 2005)
811.54 .H851 sil 2005

The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch by Kenneth Koch
# Knopf (November 1, 2005)
811.54 .K76 col 2005

Pax Atomica : Poems by Campbell McGrath
811.54 .M147 pax 2005

No Heaven by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
# University of Pittsburgh Press (June 30, 2005)
811.54 .O85 noh 2005

Pennyweight Windows: New & Selected Poems by Donald Revell
# Alice James Books (April 1, 2005)
811.54 .R451 pen 2005

The Poems Of Charles Reznikoff: 1918-1975 by Charles Reznikoff, Seamus Cooney
# Black Sparrow Books (November 30, 2005)
811.52 .R281 poe 2005

Jubilant Thicket: New and Selected Poems by Jonathan Williams
# Copper Canyon Press (November 1, 2004)
811.54 .W689 jub 2005

100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century by Mark Strand (Editor)
# W. W. Norton & Company (June 27, 2005)
808.81 .O58 gre 2006

Splay Anthem (New Directions Paperbook) by Nathaniel Mackey
# New Directions (May 30, 2006)
811.54 .M153 spl 2006

Collected Poems by C.K. Williams
# Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 31, 2006)
NEW 811.54 .W721 col 2006

The Ghosts of You And Me by Wesley McNair
# David R. Godine Publisher (June 30, 2006)
NEW 811.54 .M169 gho 2006

Selected Poems (Modern Language) by T.J. Reed (Editor)
# Duckworth Publishing (November 1, 1999)
NEW 811.54 .M169 gho 2006

This Clumsy Living (Pitt Poetry Series) by Bob Hicok
# University of Pittsburgh Press (February 1, 2007)
NEW 811.6 .H631 thi 2007

The Royal Nonesuch by Glasgow Phillips
# Grove Press, Black Cat (March 10, 2007)
NEW 813.54 .P559 roy 2006

The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice: First Journals and Poems 1937-1952 by Allen Ginsberg, Bill Morgan, Juanita Lieberman-plimpton (Editor)
# Da Capo Press (November 1, 2006)
NEW 811.54 .G493 boo 2006

DARK HORSES: Poets on Overlooked Poems by Joy Katz (Editor), Kevin Prufer (Editor)
# University of Illinois Press (December 21, 2006)
NEW 821.008 .D219 hor 2007

Strong Is Your Hold by Galway Kinnell
# Houghton Mifflin; Har/Com edition (November 8, 2006)
NEW 811.54 .K55 str 2006

Collected Poems 1947-1997 by Allen Ginsberg
# HarperCollins (October 17, 2006)
NEW 811.54 .G493 col 2006

Twentieth-Century German Poetry: An Anthology by Michael Hofmann (Editor)
# Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 28, 2006)
NEW 831.91 .T971 cen 2006

Thirst: Poems by Mary Oliver (Author)
# Beacon Press; 1 edition (October 4, 2006)

NEW 811.54 .O48 thi 2006

Love, Life, Goethe: Lessons of the Imagination from the Great German Poet by John Armstrong
# Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 9, 2007)
NEW 831.6 .A735 lov 2007

Ludlow by David Mason
# Red Hen Press; First edition (February 15, 2007)
on order

Poems 1955-2005 by Anne Stevenson
# Bloodaxe Books Ltd (October 15, 2005)
on order