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Second Community Design Workshop – Village Study Committee Saturday, November 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
All community members are invited to participate in the creation of the master plan to revitalize York Village. The Village Study Committee is sponsoring a second Community Design Workshop which will be led by The Downtown Revitalization Collaborative. The latest thinking on Village design concepts will be presented. Participants will work hands-on in small groups to review these concepts and contribute to the direction of further plan development. For more information on the York Village Revitalization Project, visit www.YorkVillage.org.
A Chapter in the History of Native Americans in Maine
Saturday, November 22, 4:00 p.m.
Tom Doyle (Passamaquoddy) and Arla Patch of the Maine Wabanaki – State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission will discuss the Commission’s history and its process. The Commission addresses the federal government’s policy in the 20th century to disrupt Wabanaki family life by removing Native children from their homes. The program is co-sponsored by the York Diversity Forum and the Museums of Old York. Everyone is welcome.
Fall Film Festival
Sunday, November 30, 3:00 p.m.
Mostly true biopic of the strongest man in the world in the early twentieth century, told with drama and humor. From difficult beginnings Louis went on to a historic career in Canada, the United States and Europe. In French with subtitles. Rated G in Canada. 123 minutes.
Diane Fallon: “Pioneer on a Mountain Bike”
Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Dianne Fallon, author of “Pioneer on a Mountain Bike: Eight Days Through Early American History”, will present a slideshow and read from her book which combines bicycle travel with early American history, as she bicycled from upstate New York to Maine. Seacoast-specific history will include a discussion of the 1735 diphtheria epidemic that killed hundreds of children, and the rise and fall of the Pepperrell dynasty. Her slideshow will highlight local connections, such as the role that York’s Reverend Samuel Moody played in the 1745 expedition to Cape Breton capture the French fort at Louisbourg. Q & A with the audience will follow the talk and copies of her book will be available for sale.
Test Drive a Tablet
Wednesday, December 3, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Come test drive a new tablet or eReader on Wednesday, December 3rd at 1:30 PM! If you are in the market for a tablet or e-Reader this holiday season, join Jared Leadbetter from the Maine State Library for a demonstration of the SimpleTouch, iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Google Nexus, Nook HD+, and the Kindle Paper White. All of these devices will be available to try out. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call the Library at 363-2818.