This scholarship is for the “road less traveled,” meaning opportunities beyond the traditional school environment. Have you always wanted to take riding lessons? Do you picture yourself backpacking with Outward Bound? Want to perfect your soccer skills at a summer camp? Do you want to take dance lessons? How about taking up guitar? This fund will help you pursue your passion. What do you want to do?
Residents of Bowdoinham between the ages of 13 and 18 as of April 1 this year are encouraged to apply. There is a preference for applicants for whom a scholarship will make a demonstrated difference in his/her ability to participate in a program.
To apply for the scholarship, please visit the Maine Community Foundation. Scroll down to the Richard A Ferrier Schlarship and click on “download application”.
Cook, bake or arrange some kind of food that makes you think of a book, either because it looks like the book cover, represents the title, or makes a literary joke or pun.
This event is named after our dear friend Luke McFadyen. He was a co-founder of both the Bowdoinham Food Pantry and the Bowdoinham Farmers Market. He lovingly created and shared delicious food with the Bowdoinham community up until his death in January of this year. The picture above shows one of his beautiful entries from 2017.
The event is free and open to the public. Entries will be judged in two classes: ages 12 and younger, 13 and older.
To enter, call or email the library by April 3rd to register: 666-8405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday April 5th
2-5 p.m.: Entries must be dropped off at the Town Hall
6 p.m.: Doors open to vote on your favorite edible books. Then we eat them!
Bowdoinham Town Hall
We had a great turn out at our event on Thursday 1/31/19 with 30 people in attendance! Howard Solomon started by giving an overview of his December talk on anti Semitism. He reviewed how anti Semitic ideas were both formed and spread, tying this into contemporary concerns about the media, including social media. This was followed by a lively group discussion. The evening concluded with some ideas on how to keep the conversation going. Suggestions included:
- A lecture and discussion on nonviolent communication
- A workshop hosted by Craig Freshly, a professional mediator who aims to bring people of all political ideologies together
- A gathering to talk about the book Waking Up White by Debbie Irving
What event are you the most interest in? Is there a way you can help make it happen? Let us know!
We also invite you to come into the library to start your own examination of hate by checking out Sally Kohn’s book The Opposite of Hate, We have two copies available! If you are interested in learning more in the comfort of your home, check out Kindness is a Skill by David Brooks.