Museum’s lecture series begins Thursday on Zoom

The Brick Store Museum will begin its new virtual springtime lecture series, “Expanded Perspectives of History,” at 2 p.m. Thursday on Zoom.

Supported by the Maine Humanities Council, the series will be offered every two weeks.

Professor Matthew Bahar of Oberlin College will kick off the series with a talk on his recent book, “Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic’s Age of Sail.”

Additional talks in the series will include: “Uncovering the Struggles & Stories of Our Ancestors” March 31 with certified genealogist Pam Eagleson; “Germs and Colonialism” April 14 with Professor Paul Kelton of Stony Brook College; “COVID-19 Through the Lens of Epidemic History” May 5 with Professor David Jones of Harvard University; and a talk on town’s history of Freed Enslaved People and Kennebunk’s Poor Farm with town historian Kathy Ostrander Roberts on May 26.


The lectures are free and open to the public but registration is required online at or call 985-4802.

Lectures will be recorded and made available to registrants and museum members through the Member Portal after the live presentations.


Income tax preparation offered at library

Income tax preparation has resumed at Louis T. Graves Memorial Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday, by appointment only, at 18 Maine St.

Prior to scheduling an appointment, please pick up the information packet at the circulation desk and fill it out. Packet includes an instruction sheet with a phone number or email to contact Sarah Smith for an appointment. Individuals are asked to bring all necessary paperwork, including social security card, proof of identification, proof of vaccination and last year’s tax returns. 1040 forms also are available.


For more details, call the library at 967-2778.


Here’s what in story at Dyer Library this week

Dyer Library will offer the following programs this week at 371 Main St.:Home School Hodge Podge will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. With the increase of families opting for home schooling these past years, the Children’s Room has put together monthly special learning sessions for our local home schooling students. These monthly sessions have changed to every second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. until June. Contact the Children’s Room for more details.

• Club Challenges will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Deering Room. Legos are provided.

•Watercolor painting classes with Judith Kinsman will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday for beginners to advanced watercolor artists. Bring your paints and materials to the Deering Room. Cost is $70 per 4-week session. Individual class fees are also available. To register, contact [email protected]


Romp & Rhyme Story Time will meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the Deering Room.

Patrons are asked to wear masks at this time.


CEO Joshua Henry to speak at chamber luncheon

Joshua Henry, founder and CEO of TimberHP by GO Lab, will be the featured speaker of Mid-Maine Chamber’s Leadership Luncheon planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Amici’s Cucina, at 137 Main St.

Henry is the driving force behind this privately held, Maine-based building products corporation, founded in 2017, to develop and manufacture wood fiber insulation for the residential and light commercial construction markets.

In 2023, GO Lab will become the first company to make wood fiber insulation in North America at its manufacturing facility in Madison, Maine.

Cost for the Leadership Luncheon is $25 for members; $30 at the door and for non-members. Lunch is included with the reservation.

To register, go to, email [email protected] or call 873-3315.

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