‘Weather geek’ Sillin to talk at library

Jack Sillin of Yarmouth, a self-described “weather geek” who posts forecasts on his blog ForecasterJack.com, will share his love of meteorology at a talk Wednesday, Aug.17, at 6:30 p.m., at Freeport Community Library.

Sillin is a student at North Yarmouth Academy who manages to balance a busy school schedule with the research and dedication necessary to provide daily online forecasts for more than 1,600 during the school year. His presentation at the library will cover topics such as how he became interested in weather and developed his forecasting skills, how to make the most of all the available online weather information, and different ways we can help report the weather.

Film screenings

The Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library will screen “Close-up” (in Farsi with English subtitles) Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. The 1990 Iranian film by Abbas Kiarostami focuses on the real-life trial of a man who impersonated a filmmaker, conning a family into believing they would star in his new film. It features the people involved, acting as themselves.

“North by Northwest,” the 1957 classic film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starting Cary Grant, screens Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. The films are free and popcorn will be served.

The library’s August matinee, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” rated R, screens at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, in the library’s Lewis Hall. It stars Tina Fey.

All viewings will be at Lewis Hall on the library’s third floor. For more information, call 846-4763.

Farmers market

The Yarmouth Farmers Market will operate in front of 317 Main on Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. through Sept. 29. Once again, 317 Main will provide live acoustic music on the porch throughout the summer and welcome non¬profit organizations into the mix to promote their initiatives. Look for updates on Facebook.


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