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South Berwick Library News, October 7, 2019
“For to See the Elephant” by poet and author, Tammi Truax – Tues, October 15 at 6:30pm
Tammi Truax, current Poet Laureate of Portsmouth and Beat Poet Laureate of Maine, will discuss her new historical novel-in-verse, “For to See the Elephant” . The book is based on the never-before-told story of the first elephants brought to America and of the people responsible for them. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Refreshments will be served.
For more information call 384-3308 or go to www.southberwicklibrary.org.
Dear South Berwickians,
There is a volunteer opportunity for a Maine 2020 event that is being planned in South Berwick.
We are working on an exciting initiative for the year ahead that we wanted to tell you about and see if you want to be involved. A few people on the Common Ground Sister City committee have been pondering how to join our two communities in a voting rights/get out the vote activity for the year ahead. Since it is the 200th birthday of both of Maine (2020) and Alabama's (2019), we decided to work that in as well.
Briefly, a sister city initiative called "Together We Vote...Two communities, one nation," would involve interviewing 200 people - 100 in each community - on video asking them something like “Do you think it’s important to vote and why." It will be consolidated in a booklet, condensed with the best interviews in a video and unveiled at SB's 200th birthday in July (more on that to come) where we would have a voter registration table with friends from Tuskegee. It would also include a piece that invites people at the party to take part in some sort of group ceremony recommitting themselves to be active citizens (this hopefully would be led by and include people from both our towns.). Just think, when each of our states was born, most of us in this email could not vote and almost no one from Tuskegee.
We are looking for 10 people that want to do these interviews, probably on a phone on a tripod, as well as people who want to help organize or plan any part of this. The interviews would be a minute or less each in most cases. We hope to get a good batch done at the Election Day polls, but also to include others outside of that.
Let us know if you are interested in being one of the interviewer/photographers or want to be involved. PLEASE COME TO A MEETING 6 pm Monday Oct. 7 at the library to talk about this. Let us know if you can come, or if you can't, but want to be involved. It should just take one efficient meeting to put the pieces in places and then we can proceed with a minimal of meetings. You can email a response to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Miller and Karen Eger for the Common Ground Sister City Committee
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