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join us for these April events

Edward Rice talk on Louis Sockalexis - May 5


Louis Sockalexis was the man who inspired the nickname for the Cleveland professional baseball team in 1897 and paved the way for other pioneer American Indian baseball players, like Jim Thorpe and Hall of Fame pitcher Charlie Bender. He was legendary in his own time and because of his sterling play in two seasons at Holy Cross College (he is charter member of that school’s hall of fame, created in 1956) he is considered one of the greatest college baseball players of the 19thcentury. 

Maine should be very proud to proclaim him as a civil rights icon, who endured extreme racial prejudice very comparable to that experienced by Jackie Robinson 50 years later.

LEAPS- April 22 & 23


Leaps of Imagination Art Program is an art and literature program that brings local artists to the library during the school year with a mission to empower children and encourage them to think in creative ways that ignite their imaginative spirit. 

Sunday April 28: Tom Seymour on Foraging, 2 p.m. at the Cushing Public Library


Renowned forager, author, outdoorsman, musician and dowser Tom Seymour will present the essentials of living with the land at the Cushing Public Library on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. The program is free and

open to the public.

For many years Seymour has promoted a way of life that recognizes the value of nature’s bounty in his books and columns in numerous magazines and newspapers.  He forages for much of his food. Although he plants a garden and harvests herbs, tomatoes, and other common vegetables, his favorite foods are “wilds." He is an avid fisherman, equally as happy catching mackerel from Penobscot Bay as pulling wild brook trout from hidden streams.

In addition to his publications, he leads field trips and lectures widely on native plants and animals.He is a Registered Maine Guide. He is also a noted dowser, which he describes as a natural part of being human and without a weird or supernatural aspect. “In my mind,” he says, “dowsing is a simple gift, given to us for the benefit of all.” He lives in a small cabin in Waldo, Maine.

Sunday April 28:

Tom Seymour on Foraging, 2 p.m. at the Cushing Public Library, Cross Road. Presentation by the naturalist and author. Free and open to the public.

Crazy Eights Program


The Crazy Eights after school math club has it's last meeting on April 23rd. Look for the sign up notice for next year when we add an additional after school class for older children. Space is limited, so sign up right away. Thank you to all who signed up and participated this session.

Later this year...


Marc Black—History of the 50’s and 60’s Through Popular Song

Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. 

at Arts in the Barn

Marine Mammals of Maine

Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Edward Rice talk on Louis Sockalexis Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m.

Mac Smith—Book, Mainers on the Titanic
Sunday, September 15

Dates to come for:

National Farmers Day Presentation

Irene Drago- "Daughters of Long Reach"

Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppies

Mark Black - History through song