An author at the 2015 Bar Harbor Kids Book Festival reads to children at the Jesup Memorial Library. The book festival is now a project of the Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club, which will hold an informational reception at the library on April 5. ISLANDER PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES

Rotary to host informational reception

BAR HARBOR — An informal reception at which people can learn about Rotary will be hosted by members of the Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 5, from 5-7 p.m.

Complimentary beer and wine, as well as appetizers and dessert catered by Cas Dowden of Cas Ole Catering, will be offered while guests meet and network with Rotarians and other community members, as well as learn how Rotary helps the local and global communities and how it gives its members opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. There will be prizes and raffles.

Rotary International is a global network of business and professional volunteers committed to improving lives and communities around the world. The mission of the Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club is to bring together a diverse group of business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service and build goodwill and peace on Mount Desert Island and around the world. Recent projects include the Park Street Playground Revitalization Program, Costa Rica Wheelchair Program, Bar Harbor Kids Book Festival, the annual Fourth of July Seafood Festival and Pancake Breakfast as well as efforts to eradicate polio. The club motto is “service above self.” Visit or the group’s Facebook page.

Contact Kayla Chagnon at the library at [email protected] or Rotarian Carrie Jones at [email protected].

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