Upcoming Events

September 17, 2014

Wednesday Evening Book Club


The Wednesday Evening Book Group will meet again at the William Fogg Library

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

The book being read and discussed by the group is

 The Invention of Wings

by Sue Monk Kidd.


Start: September 17, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 17, 2014 8:00 pm

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September 22, 2014

Local Author Book Signing: Harvest Maine by Crystal Ward Kent

Crystal Ward Kent will be available at the library on

Monday, September 22, 2014 from 6 – 7 pm

to sign her new book “Harvest Maine.”

424 3 Harvest Maine PR

Start: September 22, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 22, 2014 7:00 pm

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September 24, 2014

The World In Your Library: A Foreign Policy Speaking Series with Laura Henry

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Laura Henry


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6-7 pm

Laura Henry is the John F. and Dorothy H. Magee Associate Professor of Government at Bowdoin College. She has a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Henry is the author ofRed to Green: Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia (Cornell 2010) and the co-editor of Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment(M.E. Sharpe 2006). She has been a Fulbright scholar and a U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist in Russia. Dr. Henry’s current research examines how Russia and other emerging regional powers respond to global governance on environmental and human rights issues.

Space is limited, so please call (207)439-9437 or stop by the library to sign up. Thank you.

Start: September 24, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 24, 2014 7:00 pm

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September 25, 2014

Margarita Fundraising Event to Benefit the William Fogg Library

NMF Template flyer6-1 line Portsmouth William Fogg Library 9-25-14Stop by the library to pick up your handbill to take to the fundraiser!

Start: September 25, 2014 4:00 pm
End: September 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Margarita's
Phone: 603- 431-5828
775 Layfayette Road, Portsmouth, NH, 03801, United States

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October 22, 2014

Louise Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life” Movie Night and Discussion Hosted by Donna Tobey


Based upon the book by the same name, “You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie” has a recurrent theme of survival and overcoming life’s struggles by consistently practicing positive thinking and the law of attraction.

Louise Hay has authored over twenty-five books and is one of the pioneers in the inspirational, self-empowerment field. She has been a tireless proponent of positive affirmations and her life has become a living inspiration to others.

Listening to her retell her life story has a very inspiring effect, when you realize, if she can overcome such hardships as rape, abuse, poverty, failed marriages, and even cancer, then perhaps, just perhaps, anything can be possible in your own life too.

Donna Tobey is certified, licensed and approved as Heal Your Life® Workshop Leader in accordance with the high standards licensing agreement with the leader in new age publishing, Louise Hay’s, Hay House, Inc.

Space is limited, so please call (207) 439-9437  or stop by the library to sign up. Thank you.

Start: October 22, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 22, 2014 8:30 pm

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October 29, 2014

The World In Your Library: A Foreign Policy Speaking Series with Brad Babson

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Brad Babson

“Challenges and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula”

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 4-5pm

Mr. Babson is a consultant on Asian affairs with a present concentration on Myanmar and North Korea. He worked for the World Bank for twenty-six years before retiring in 2000. He presently is Chair of the DPRK Economic Forum at the U.S.-Korea Institute, serves on the Advisory Council of the Korea Economic Institute of America, and on the Executive Committee of the National Committee for North Korea. In Maine, he is President of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Director of the World Affairs Council of Maine. He lives in Brunswick.

 This presentation provides a historical overview of division of Korea and the dynamics of change that are creating new opportunities for engagement.

Space is limited, so please call (207)439-9437 or stop by the library to sign up. Thank you.

Start: October 29, 2014 4:00 pm
End: October 29, 2014 5:00 pm

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November 19, 2014

The World In Your Library: A Foreign Policy Speaking Series with Seth Singleton

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Seth Singleton

“Middle East Tumult”

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 , 4-5 pm

What is happening now in the Middle East? Will it ever settle down? And does America care? Depending on the tulult of the moment, the discussion will consider Egypt and Syria.

Seth Singleton is Libra Professor of International Relations at the University of Maine. He received his undergraduate degree in Russian History and Literature at Harvard, and his PhD at Yale, in Political Science. He won the American Political Science Association prize for best dissertation in international relations and has held grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Council on Soviet and East European Research, the Fulbright program, and the Open Society Institute. He has lived and worked at universities in Tanzania, Russia, Ecuador, Vietnam, and Mongolia, and has lectured in about thirty countries of Asia and Africa. Along with teaching, he was Dean of Arts and Sciences at Pacific University in Oregon, founding academic dean of UEES—a new university in Guayaquil, Ecuador—and, in 2010-2011, Associate Provost in charge of curriculum and faculty recruitment at the new Tan Tao University in Vietnam. He and his wife Charlotte live in Mount Desert, Maine, where he enjoys hiking, sailing, chopping wood, and celebrations with family and grandchildren.

Space is limited, so please call (207)439-9437 or stop by the library to sign up. Thank you.

Start: November 19, 2014 4:00 pm
End: November 19, 2014 5:00 pm

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