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Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

Freeways clogged with cars and soul-killingly long commutes vs. mass transit, bicycles, and walkable cities?  Which would you prefer?

Taras Grescoe's Straphanger: Saving Ourselves and Our Cities From the Automobile has had a profound impact on the way I think about my car.

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Eco-Bot program for youth

Eco-Bot program for youth

Springvale Public Library and The University of Maine Cooperative Extension present 4-H Youth Science Day Eco-Bot Challenge.  Youth ages 5-18 are invited to Springvale Library on Wed. October 24 from 3-5 pm for this free program.  The 2012 National Science Experiment, the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge, explores how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math.

Youth will assemble their own Eco-Bot, then discover how the robot functions.  Youth will design a set of control surfaces to program the Eco-Bot to perform a simulated environmental clean-up project.  No prior robot experience is needed.  The program is free and includes materials for the experiment.  

Please register as soon as possible by calling Sheila Dube at Springvale Library, (207) 324-4624.

Giant Book Sale at Saco's Dyer Library

Giant Book Sale at Saco's Dyer Library

You’ve been waiting for this sale all year! The Dyer Library’s Giant Annual Book Sale is an amazing opportunity to stock up on reading for the summer and beyond. Thousands of titles, including rare and antique finds, will be available at bargain prices. Come early to get the best deals! All proceeds from the book sale benefit the Dyer Library and Saco Museum. The sale begins on Saturday, July 28 and goes through Tuesday, August 7, during regular library hours.

Work on this year’s Giant Annual Book Sale began as soon as last year’s was over. Throughout the year, people generously donate books for the sale and volunteers work hard to organize the books by topic. In the days immediately before the sale, volunteers and staff haul the books down from the second floor into the Deering wing to set-up for the sale.

Ad Club of Maine's Annual Meeting & Party

Ad Club of Maine's Annual Meeting & Party

Ad Club of Maine invites you to join us for our annual meeting and end of the Mad Men end of the year soiree.

WHEN:  June 14th 5:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE:  The Portland Club  156 State Street  Portland, ME 04101

COST:   Members $14, Non Members $22 Price includes two free drink tickets

 

RSVP: Info@maineadclub.com'

For more information go to:  Ad Club of Maine on Facebook

 

 

ABOUT US

The charter of the Advertising Club of Maine was signed on July 23, 1923 at the Congress Square Hotel in downtown Portland.

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

SIS Scenic Maine Photo Contest Promoted via Facebook™

Opportunity to Win a Prize and Select a Local Charity to Receive a Donation

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

To enter our Maine Scenic Photo contest, you can post up to 5 photos now through June 8, 2012. We’ll select our favorite twelve (no more than one per person) that may be chosen for SIS’s 2013 calendar or other print materials and then ask our online social network community to vote for #1. For each vote placed, we will make a $1 donation to a charity or organization of the winner’s choice, up to $300. Plus, the winner gets a $100 gift card! That’s not all!