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Technology Help Desk


with Adam Soto

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

You don’t need to be a techno-pro to conquer digital issues! This service, offered once a month, is designed to show you (the consumer) how to troubleshoot and possibly repair hardware or software issues you might be experiencing. Topics may include prevention and removal of viruses and spyware; cleaning up files and folders that may be slowing down your work; issues common to phones and tablets, connectivity issues and more. You’ll leave this class with knowledge and skills which could save you time and money! Students will have one-to-one or small group time with our guru. Contact us (582-3774) if you are uncertain if your specific issue can be resolved. This class is FREE if you are a College Transistions Student.

Ten Ways to Improve Your Woodland for Wildlife


with Tom Doak

Calendar Apr 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This workshop outlines steps woodland owners can undertake to improve their woodland for wildlife. The focus is on basic principles of wildlife management and actual doable actions to enhance wildlife habitat.

The Kangal Dog: Livestock Guardian, Farm & Family Protector


with Adria Horn

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

As the national dog of Turkey, the Kangal has a long history of protecting flocks across the countryside. Though relatively unknown in the United States, the Kangal population has grown and continues to be used as a livestock guardian. Please come and learn more about the Kangal, it's personality, job functions and lessons learned from Kangal ownership. They are wonderful but they are not for first-time dog owners. Sabana, our 4 year old farm and family protecting Kangal, will be on site. The Kangal is a member of the United Kennel Club.

The Ten Biggest Mistakes Woodland Owners Make


with Tom Doak

Calendar Feb 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Join Tom Doak, Executive Director & Forester, Maine Woodland Owners for this informative program. Based on years of experience answering questions and helping woodland owners, this interactive presentation highlights the most common problems landowners face and how to avoid them.

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Therapy Dog Workshop


with Rita Pirotta

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The purpose of this workshop is to build the skills necessary for therapy dog visitations to facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, colleges, etc. Owners/dogs will prepare for and take the evaluation/test to become LOVE ON A LEASH Therapy Dogs and will complete the requirements to become an official Certified Therapy Team*. Workshop includes: Training adaptability so your dog will be comfortable in new settings and with unexpected situations. Maneuvering in tight spaces and around groups of people. Training to enhance skills such as sit, down, stay, settle, come and leave it. Techniques to help your dog interact with a resident in an elevated bed, chair or wheel chair. Skills for appropriate interactions with the elderly, children and disabled. Skills and patience for situations such as visiting with a college student sitting on the floor, a child sitting by the dogs side reading. Dogs from 1 year to senior are welcome as per Love on A Leash Guidelines. Dogs must have basic manners including sit, down, come, a brief stay while working on leash. Dogs must be comfortable working around other dogs and a variety of people. This class is not appropriate for dogs with fear, anxiety or reactivity issues. Rabies certificate is required at registration.

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These Storied Walls - Trace the History of Your Gardiner Property


with Dawn Thistle

Calendar Apr 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Do you have a particular Gardiner home or building you find intriguing? Have you wondered about its history - who lived or worked there, what businesses operated at that location, when it was built, or how its footprint changed over the years? Many answers to these questions can be found in old maps, directories, deeds, and newspapers in the Gardiner Public Library's amazing collection of archival resources. Special Collections Librarian, Dawn Thistle, will guide you through the library's collections, as well as other historical and online sources, to develop a timeline and narrative of the property you would like to explore - and you'll find yourself happily ensconced in plenty of Gardiner history, too!

Which Camera Should I Buy?


with Gary Swinton

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You only have to go into a retail store or online to get an idea of the sheer number of digital cameras on the market. There are so many brands, types and technologies, each one claiming to be the best, that it's hard to make sense of it all. Join this roundtable discussion to learn what you need to know before purchasing a digital camera. The discussion will range from point and shoot cameras to high-end digital single lens reflex cameras, with the instructor bringing a wide variety of examples to view. Interchangeable lens options (with examples provided by instructor) and purchase resources, both online and locally, will be discussed.

Writer's Workshop


with Darcy Duda

Calendar Feb 6, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the inner critic, and let heart and soul flow on the page. Whether you want to improve your business writing skills, write a short story, focus on a journaling project, create poetry or start a memoir, we'll work together to bring out the best in everyone. No matter the genre, our supportive group of beginners and published authors will provide support and critique as we move through the six week class. We'll look at successful writers and find out how to use their techniques to improve our own work. This is a fun, relaxed, and informative class to explore your own interests. Join us!

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