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Documentary Film Screening and Facilitated Discussion: "Screenagers"

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1/25/2018 - Starts: 7:00 PM
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Come to the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. for a screening of the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” followed by a facilitated discussion with Ian Cameron, a lecturer in adolescent development from the University of Maine. This is the kick off of a series of programs about families in the digital age, and the effect of screen time on children and teens with the Jesup Memorial Library, the YWCA Mount Desert Island and the Mount Desert Island YMCA.

When physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens, she wondered about the impact of that on people, families and communities. She tries to answer that question in “Screenagers,” which reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. This documentary not only reflects the dilemmas parents face with raising their kids in an age where screens are everywhere, but it also serves as a conversation starter for parents and kids of all ages.

Cameron, who will lead the discussion afterward, is a lecturer in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Maine, Orono. His focus is on human development in regards to adolescence and emerging adulthood in the field of identity formation, self-efficacy, and educational systems.

The film’s creators recommend that parents and teens or tweens watch the film together and share perspectives on the subject. Additionally, this documentary is not just for parents with screens and teenagers in their lives; everyone can benefit from the resources and conversations found in this film. Whether you are a teen, a parent of a toddler or elementary-aged child, a grandparent, an educator, or just someone who cares about the kids in your community, join in this community discussion.

To find out more about “Screenagers,” and to see a trailer for the film visit For more information about any of the programs in the series, contact the Jesup Program Director Melinda Rice at 207-288-4245 or
207-288-4245 | 467140843

Joey Alexander

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1/25/2018 - Starts: 7:00 PM
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono 04469
Joey Alexander, is an Indonesian jazz pianist and child prodigy who taught himself to play jazz at age six. He won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Master-Jam Fest. In 2014, Wynton Marsalis invited him to play at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which, according to The New York Times, made him an “overnight sensation.” He released his first album, My Favorite Things, in 2015 at age 11. Joey Alexander played at the Montreal and Newport Jazz Festivals in 2015, and has performed for Herbie Hancock, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

Orchestra: $44/$34 | Balcony: $24
Box Office: 207.581.1755 | 467140403

Arts Funding 2018: a Maine Arts Commission Grants Workshop

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1/25/2018 - Starts: 5:00 PM - Ends: 6:30 PM
73 Elm St. Waterville ME 04901
Arts Funding 2018: a Maine Arts Commission Grants Workshop
Snow date: Tuesday, January 30

Light refreshments served at 5:00pm.
Workshop will run from 5:30-6:30pm.

Kerstin Gilg of the Maine Arts Commission will present information about applying for grants in general and the way the Maine Arts Commission awards funding in particular. Participants should come prepared to have a conversation about how the arts in Maine get funded and how grants fit into that discussion. A particular focus will be on the Arts Commission grant cycle that opens in January and has deadlines in March. Co-hosted by Waterville Creates! and the Waterville Public Library.

For More information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email

Tammy Rabideau
(207) 872-5433 | 464169123

Teen Movie Night

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1/25/2018 - Starts: 4:00 PM
73 Elm St. Waterville ME 04901
Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library at 4pm every Thursday
for a screening of a popular movie!

To discover the movie's true identity, please call (207) 872-5433, or visit our website:

This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18.
For more information, please call (207) 872-5433,
or email
Sarah Taylor
(207) 872-5433

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