Arts & living

  • Hope Lewis tells tales at take your child to library day

    BAR HARBOR — Storyteller extraordinaire Hope Lewis will be at Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. for Take Your Child to the Library Day. Expect to hear some of the all-time favorites from Lewis’ vast repertoire, including “Snow Queen with the Cold, Cold Heart,” “Alice the Camel” and others. These stories

  • First Friday features Stuart Kestenbaum

    MOUNT DESERT — The First Friday Coffeehouse at the Northeast Harbor Library returns on Feb. 6 with a celebration of poetry. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with 45 minutes of open mic. All performing artists are welcome. Simply sign in on the list inside the door. The session is hosted by bluesman Blue Gene.

  • Talk to focus on  winter ecology

    Talk to focus on winter ecology

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic (COA) professor Steve Ressel’s slideshow, “Stories in the Snow: Uncovering Nature in Winter,” will be presented at Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. Ressel has been interested in amphibians and reptiles since he was a child, and his research interests in how temperature impacts

  • Jesup exhibit brings southwest to Maine

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor artist Angela Soliz Franco is a mixed media artist originally from Tucson, Ariz., whose work will be on display at the Jesup Memorial Library throughout the month of February. Much of her art is inspired by images and textures from her travels around the world. Her use of bright color

  • Ralph Stanley documentary to debut

    Ralph Stanley documentary to debut

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “Ralph Stanley: An Eye for Wood,” a new movie from Jeff Dobbs Productions, will debut at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 3 and 5 p.m. Both screenings are by reservation only. Writers, photographers and Ralph Stanley himself have been telling stories and showing photographs illustrating his life

  • Wabanaki objects ‘Coming Home’

    Wabanaki objects ‘Coming Home’

    BAR HARBOR — Coming Home, the Abbe Museum’s 2015 feature exhibit, will open on Thursday, Feb. 5. “This exhibit is not only a chance to learn through traditional and cultural knowledge, but to see amazing objects that are coming back to Maine after decades or centuries away,” said Julia Clark, director of collections and interpretation.

  • ‘Strange Eyes’ premieres on world stage

    ‘Strange Eyes’ premieres on world stage

    BAR HARBOR — An offbeat feature film created and produced on Mount Desert Island in 2013 premieres on an international stage this week. “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes,” which was created by College of the Atlantic film professor Nancy Andrews, is part of this year’s Rotterdam International Film Festival in The Netherlands. The fever-dream

  • ‘Great Decisions’ discussions set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Great Decisions 2015 discussion series begins at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Monday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. The Bass Harbor Memorial Library collaborated on the first Great Decision series in 2014, and it was such a success that the libraries decided to offer the programs again. “The 2014 program