Lecture & Discussion: The 2018 Midterm Elections: A Review and a Look Forward – presented by Robert B. Arseneau – January 5, 2019 – Science 102 on the UMM Campus 1:30 – 3pm
Cosponsored by Porter Memorial Library and Sunrise Senior College
Groundhog Day Seed Sale and Fictional Fun
The pursuit of seasonal cheer in mid-winter can have a decidedly fictional feel, which is probably why it’s a good fit for a Friends of Porter Memorial Library event. So every February, on Groundhog Day to be exact, a small but dedicated group of one library Friend and her trusty mascot, Gordie the Groundhog (who moonlights as a plush hand puppet), kick off what has become known as the “Groundhog Seed Sale” to raise funds for the library while gladdening the hearts of gardeners in the Machias Bay Area.
On Saturday February 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the public is invited to pick up Fedco seed order forms inside Porter Memorial Library at Gordie’s special Groundhog Seed Sale kiosk. To add excitement on the day of the seed sale kickoff, there will be a raffle drawing at 12 noon for a cool, metal lunchbox bearing the Fedco Seeds logo, and a book table with gently-used gardening books for sale. Should frigid temperatures prevail–as they may–we’ll have a fire crackling brightly in the fireplace. And, oh yes, Gordie asks visitors to bring snacks for a pot-luck snack table!
Gordie’s Fedco seed order forms feature assorted vegetable and flower seeds that have been selected by Fedco staff for easy-to-grow qualities. Organic and regular seed packets will be available, all at reasonable prices, and the library will receive a percentage of every seed packet ordered.
The time to order seeds from the Groundhog Seed Sale is February 2 to March 15. The actual seed packets arrive at the library during the last week of March. And, of course, Gordie will call everyone as soon as their seed packets are ready to be picked up. If you have questions, just ask Gordie: He knows his microgreens from his mixed salad.
Porter Memorial Library is located at 92 Court Street in Machias, telephone 207-255-3933.
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Valentines Day Cake Auction: Bid at the library, or on the library’s Facebook page. Winners announced after 5pm. This is a capital campaign fundraiser: help make PML accessible!
“Bee Friendly” Intro to Pollinators! Learn about Bees and other pollinators and their role in the environment. A 4-H workshop for kids 11am-12pm run by University Maine Extension Office 4-H presenters Sandy Parsons and Jane Bell, prior registration required. Workshop limited to first 12 to confirm. Call Tara at 255-3345 to reserve a space today.
Learn about worms and composting using worms. Kids make their own worm bin to take home and learn about caring for their worm bins. A 4-H workshop for kids 11am-12pm run by University Maine Extension Office 4-H presenter Sandy Parsons, prior registration required. Workshop limited to first 12 to confirm. Call Tara at 255-3345 to reserve a space today.
Kids workshop 11am-12pm downstairs with Children’s Librarian Stephen Copel. Participants will build a small robot that moves on it’s own out of a toothbrush, watch battery and small motor. Kids will customize their designs and try to create a robot that can collect the most objects on their game board. Open to 3rd grade and up, workshop open to first 12 participants.
Bring a poem to share!
Award-winning journalist Joyce Kryszak will talk about the journalist’s duty to bring facts to light in her presentation “An Inconsistent Truth: Finding Truth’s Through-Line: at Porter Memorial Library on Feb. 22 at 6pm. Admission FREE, open to the public.
Valentines Day Cake Auction: Bid at the library, or on the library’s Facebook page. Winners announced after 5pm. This is a capital campaign fundraiser: help make PML accessible! Postponed from 13th, bidders may bid at the library or online at our Facebook page.