The Scarborough Public Library will launch a new virtual program, Let’s Talk Scarborough, on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Scarborough’s new police chief, Mark Holmquist, will be the first guest to be interviewed.

Let’s Talk America, the Library’s civil discourse forum, is introducing Let’s Talk Scarborough to offer opportunities to hear from and ask questions of town officials and others. Let’s Talk America’s facilitator, Sam Kelley, will interview Chief Holmquist and then open it up for questions from the virtual audience.

“Our new police chief, Mark Holmquist, has a fascinating resumé with the Maine State Police, 25 years with the US Army and Maine National Guard, and even served as an honor guard at the ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ at Arlington National Cemetery,” Kelley said.

The Library is pleased to facilitate this new initiative, said library Director Nancy Crowell. “Our work with Let’s Talk America and Scarborough Community Connections has demonstrated that there is renewed interest in learning more about local issues. There is a need to cultivate a common purpose and civil discussions. This interview model was tested and popular in the early days of public access cable television in town. We’re grateful to Sam for stepping forward again, years later, with new technology but similar passion and purpose.”

Visit scarboroughlibrary.org/events to register for the Zoom link. After the program, a recording of Let’s Talk Scarborough will be available on the Library’s YouTube channel and website and on Scarborough’s public access cable television channel.