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October07

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.

 

October04

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 keger@southberwicklibrary.org.

 Thanks,
Amy Miller and Karen Eger for the Common Ground Sister City Committee

October03
Marshwood Adult Education 
PRESENTS
"Understanding Your Credit Score"

Learn how to understand all the components of your credit score and how to manipulate it.
Also learn about identity theft, fraud and how to save money paying your bills.
Click HERE for more information and to register
October03
FULL SCALE HAZMAT INCIDENT EXERCISE
October 12, 2019
7:00am - 2:00pm
In the area of 7 Liberty Street, South Berwick, ME  03908
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


September26
Click below for a link to the Septemeber 2019
South Berwick Community Survey
September17
This fall will start the 2020 Census.  This is only conducted every 10 years.

Census data is used by the federal government for making decisions about funding for all kinds of community resources including roads, public transportation, school programs, day care, healthcare facilities and more.

Learn how your participation in the #2020Census shapes the futures of your community by visiting 2020census.gov .

The South Berwick Public Library will be available to assist with filling out forms if you need assistance.

Looking to make a little extra money?  Join the 2020 Census Team. 

2020 Census jobs provide great pay, flexible hours, paid training and mileage reimbursement.
Click HERE for more information or apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.


September04
The South Berwick Flag Brigade is looking to recruit some volunteers to assist with the flag display on our Patriotic Holidays.
Please click HERE for more information.
August26
ASSESSING 101

A Resident's Guide to a basic understanding of Property Tax Assessment and the impact it has to the 2019-2020 Tax Committment hosted by Perry Ellsworth, Town Manager and Craig Skelton, Town Assessing Agent.