Getting from “Us and Them” to We: A conversation about Midcoast Maine with the people who live there

Join us for an evening of lively and thoughtful conversation

5:30-7:30p Tuesday April 17, Rockland Public Library

Free & Open to the Public

Cohosted by GrowSmart Maine & Midcoast Maine Leadership Academy

** The Event Has Passed. We plan to have additional conversations in other Midcoast Maine Communities in 2018. Visit our Events Page to see them as they are planned **

Using the books of Barbara Kent Lawrence (Islands of Time and Ben’s Story) as a springboard for our discussion, we’ll look at how our population of summer and permanent, from-here and from-away, residents have formed the base for a vibrant year round community. We’ll look at the some of the stresses and challenges as well as the opportunities for a continued, bright future.

Dr. Barbara Kent Lawrence

Nancy E. Smith

We’ll kick off the discussion with thoughts from Dr. Barbara Lawrence, author, and Nancy Smith, Executive Director, GrowSmart Maine, then we’ll

move to a moderated conversation with the participants.

(Note: while we encourage participants to read the books in advance of the conversation, it is not a requirement to attend the event)
Barbara’s books are available in many libraries including The Camden, Rockland, and Rockport Public Libraries, and in local bookstores including Sherman’s Bookstore, the Owl and Turtle, Hello Hello Books, and Archipelago, as well as online at Amazon. Both books will be available at the event.

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