Literary Fieldtrip: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Exhibit at USM in Portland

Friday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m.

Join the library at the University of Southern Maine in Portland’s Glickman Library to view the temporary exhibit “Visualizing Uncle Tom through the Decades: a Story Told in Illustration.” Susie Bock, coordinator of Special Collections and director of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, will lead the tour through the exhibit. See how illustrations in author Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” as well as other artwork, depicted stereotypes of African-Americans. Along with touring the exhibition, participants will be able to view material from USM’s African-American Collection of Maine. Attendees are encouraged to read “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The library is arranging for a group tour and will provide directions; participants must provide their own transportation. Registration is required. Register by calling the library at 646-8181. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at [email protected]

Mother Goose Storytime Monday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for Mother Goose Mondays. Children up to 2 years old and their caregivers are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs and fingerplays. These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or by calling the library at 646-8181.

Toddler Storytime Tuesday at 1:30 p.m Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to partake in stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft. These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, contact Herman.

BJ Hickman Magic Show Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m . Magician BJ Hickman is coming back. Using comedy magic, dazzling deceptions, audience participation and mind-reading miracles, the magician’s shows are a favorite throughout New England. For more information, contact Herman.

Popcorn Party Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. Listen to popcorn stories, make popcorn crafts, play popcorn games, all while eating tons of popcorn. South Coast Senior College Information Session Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. South Coast Senior College,

program sponsored by York County Community College, is a vibrant lifelong learning program for folks over 50, retired or not, who want to learn something new, socialize and expand their horizons. There are no tests, papers or grades; it’s simply a love of learning for the joy of learning. Membership and courses are reasonably priced for the spring semester starting the week of March 21. At the information session, a representative from South Coast Senior College will share information on the spring term, including course offerings and lectures, answer questions and provide registration information. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at [email protected], or call the library at 646-8181.

Gardening with Jolene: Growing Herbal Teas and High Tea Friday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Join Master Gardener Jolene Staruch and Adult Services Librarian Kristi Bryant to learn how to grow your own ingredients to make your own herbal teas. We’ll provide instruction and handouts to help you get started. After the program we’ll enjoy a “High Tea” with a selection of teas, finger sandwiches and other snacks. Sure to appeal to the Downton Abbey fan. Registration is appreciated but not necessary. Register by calling the library at 646-8181. Kids Movie Afternoon Friday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Join us for a movie to celebrate the last day of school vacation. Have fun hanging out with friends while enjoying the show.


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