Ongoing Events

Shiretown Bookers Spring exhibition, ?To Sail Beyond the Sunset: the Influence of the Odyssey?
Mantor Library
June 15-June 15, 2017 MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their Spring exhibition, "To Sail Beyond the Sunset: the Influence of the Odyssey," running from March 15th through June 15th, in the Bookers' gallery area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. The Odyssey of Homer, taken together with the Iliad, constitutes the oldest surviving work of Western Literature. The story of Odysseus? homeward wanderings has stirred the adventurous imagination for nearly 3000 years and has served as inspiration for many of our great poems, tales, novels, and movies. Ulysses, by James Joyce, which follows the plot of the Odyssey through a day in Dublin in 1904, is widely acclaimed as the greatest novel of the twentieth century. Odysseus has wandered into other works as well. He appears in Dante, in Shakespeare, in Katzanzakis, in Robert Graves and Zachery Mason, and in the post-modern works of John Barth. Penelope has figured in a literature of her own, inspiring strong feminist work by Atwood, Leclerc, and La Spina. The Shiretown Bookers (The Community Friends of Mantor Library) are a group of book lovers and collectors who support the university library by fostering its relationship with the community. The group provides free exhibitions and lectures on bookish subjects throughout the year.
For More Information Call: (207) 778-7210

Coming Events

Friday, June 02, 2017

Maine Mountain Chamber Music Concert
Nordica Auditorium
7:30pm MORE
Cost: $12; free for children and UMF Students with ID
Audience: Open to the public

On Friday, June 2, the Arts Institute of Western Maine is sponsoring a Maine Mountain Chamber Music concert featuring John Boden, recently retired Principal Horn of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and the current PSO Concertmaster, violinist Charles Dimmick. They are joined by Maine Mountain Chamber Music co-directors Laurie Kennedy, viola, and Yuri Funahashi, piano. The program includes works by Rossini, Mozart, Stravinsky and Brahms. The concert will be held in Nordica Auditorium at the University of Maine at Farmington, starting at 7:30 p.m.
For More Information Call: 207-778-5074


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Paintings and Photography by Phil Poirer and Michael Christianson.
Emery Community Arts Center
5:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Opening reception for this exhibit is June 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This exhibit will run through August 18th.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7319


Friday, September 01, 2017

Student Employment Fair
Olsen Student Center
11:00am MORE
Cost: free
Audience: Open to the public

Looking for ways to earn money and gain experience? At this fair students can learn about work-study opportunities from on-campus employers and about part-time employment from local businesses. Come prepared to meet potential employers. Bring copies of your resume and your class schedule.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7040