Bangor Public Library to host e-reader demonstration

Posted Aug. 17, 2011, at 3:30 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 17, 2011, at 4:15 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Public library will host an e-reader demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Lecture Hall.

The library owns six different types of e-books and the staff will demonstrate how to download a book from the library’s new downloadable library. Anyone with a library card can access these books for their e-reader.

After the presentation, the audience will be encouraged to try out several machines. For information, call 947-8336 or visit www.bpl.lib.me.us.

Michaud announces staff community hours in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Maine — Susan Cerini, constituent service representative from Rep. Mike Michaud’s Bangor office, will be available 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Lincoln town office, 63 Main St.

Constituents from Lincoln can discuss issues and services available through Michaud’s office. For information, call 942-6935.

Red Cross accepting nominations for annual Real Heroes Award

BANGOR, Maine —The Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting nominations for its annual Real Heroes Award through Sept. 16.

The award is given to people who have demonstrated an act of heroism, and will be presented during the 15th annual Real Heroes Breakfast on Nov. 17 at Bangor Civic Center.

“Real Heroes are people whose acts of courage, kindness and selflessness have helped save lives,” said Allen Campbell, board chairman for the local Red Cross disaster services agency.

“Last year, heroes from Bucksport, Etna, Castine, Addison, Cherryfield, Jonesport, Columbia Falls and Glenburn were celebrated as people who made a difference.”

Real Heroes nominees must live, study or work in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Knox, Waldo, Hancock or Washington counties.

Their heroic acts must have taken place between July 1, 2010, and Sept. 15, 2011, in any one of those counties. Real Heroes will be selected by a community committee.

Nomination forms are available by calling the Pine Tree Chapter at 941-2903, ext. 106, or at the Chapter’s Bangor 73 Hammond St. office through Sept. 16.

Nominations will be accepted in person, by phone, by emailing sirotam@maineredcross.org, faxing 941-2906, or by mail, 73 Hammond St. 04401.

Rotary Club of Bangor announces nonprofit grant application deadline

BANGOR, Maine — The application deadline for Rotary Club of Bangor grant opportunities for nonprofits serving youth and seniors in Greater Bangor is Sept. 16. The complete request for proposal is available at www.bangorrotary.org.

Grants will be awarded in early June 2012 and funds may not be used for programs taking place before that date.

Applications that demonstrate how the program builds leadership skills, promotes community service, or engages Rotarians as volunteers are preferred. Electronic submissions also are preferred.

Email a one-page narrative in Word format to Scott Boucher at sboucher@barresifinancial.com. The email should include the nonprofit’s contact information, including name, address and phone number.

Paper submissions must also be received by Sept. 16 and can be mailed to Scott Boucher, Barresi Financial, P.O. Box 2520, Bangor 04402.

Next March, the club will sponsor Music Off Broadway, its annual major fundraiser and the net proceeds from that event will benefit local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving youth to 18 and seniors 65 and older in the Bangor-Brewer area.

For information about the Rotary Club of Bangor, visit www.bangorrotary.org.

J Street of Maine postcard presentation at Michaud’s office

BANGOR, Maine — J Street Maine will join activists across the country in a day of action to demonstrate that American Jews support bold U.S. leadership to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In more than 100 congressional districts, J Street supporters will organize activities and drop off tens of thousands of signed postcards backing President Barack Obama’s vision for a two-state solution based on 1967 lines, agreed-upon land swaps and security guarantees. The Bangor rally will present 200 postcards to John Graham, Rep. Mike Michaud’s deputy chief of staff, at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the park near Hannibal Hamlin’s statue.

Postcards will be delivered to Michaud’s Bangor office at noon, after the park event, at 6 State St. in Bangor.

J Street Maine is a local grass-roots arm of J Street, the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans.

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