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Religious Conversion: What is it?
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Religious Conversion: What is it?

$25

with Steve Piker

ZOOM

Paul on the road to Damascus? Conversion abounds in the U.S.  It is an integral part of the life of the convert, in which the convert has creative agency.  We'll look at both continuities and changes across the conversion experience by consulting detailed case materials. We will get to know a couple of converts real well.  Some lecture, more discussion.  A suggested book to read is The Last Year of the War by Shirley Nelson (Harper and Row). It’s not necessary to read this book, but it may enhance your experience. It’s available as a used text inexpensively on Amazon.  

Steve is an anthropologist; and has done field work in Thailand and the U.S. and taught 44 years at Swarthmore College. Religion is a career-long interest, both teaching and research. He’s offered approximately 25 courses at 4 of Maine's senior colleges, and has lived in Yarmouth for 12 years, two blocks from two of his grandchildren, neither of whom are still children.

Foreign Film Fest (APL)

Free

with Hierstein Beardsley

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

IN-PERSON

LASC will partner with APL to present uplifting films from across the continents. Expect cinematic excellence, breathtaking scenery, and insights into human nature across cultures so different yet so universal.

Mary Jane and Judy have always liked to travel, but when you can't get there in person, visiting through film is the next best thing!

Will run

Foreign Film Fest (ZOOM)

Free

with Hierstein Beardsley

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

ZOOM

LASC will partner with APL to present uplifting films from across the continents. Expect cinematic excellence, breathtaking scenery, and insights into human nature across cultures, so different yet so universal.

Zoomers will need to sign up for the library's free movie feature "Kanopy". We will be in touch to help you. We will send you the zoom link to join the discussion which follows each film.

Mary Jane and Judy have always liked to travel, but when you can't get there in person, visiting through film is the next best thing!

Full Course

The Things We Do for Beauty

Free

with Judy Hierstein

Calendar Mar 3, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Make-up, tattoos, neck rings, scarification, humans have always used their bodies as a canvas. We will take a light-hearted look at how we have modified our bodies for the sake of beauty.

A lover of all things art, Judy is interested in this art form.

Will run

Poor Lisbon Falls: The 1901 Fire and Flood

Free

with Lin Wright

Calendar Mar 6, 2023 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

ZOOM

This is a reprise of the talk presented a few years ago for the Lisbon Historical Society.

Lin is a genealogist and historian who has taught genealogy classes at LACS for many years.

Will run

Embracing Age-Positive: Changing the Conversation about Aging in Maine

$25

with Don Harden

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

IN-PERSON

Class meets every other week: 
March; 7, 21, April 4, 18, May 2, 16; 10-11:30

What we think, feel, and believe about getting older matters!  If we live with positive beliefs about our own aging, research has found that we're likely to live 7.5 years longer than those who believe aging is about disease and decline. Age-positive beliefs also lead to better brain health, and less chronic disease and anxiety.  

So, why are so many of us worried about aging and being old? The answer is ageism, and it’s so engrained in us that many Americans don’t even believe it’s real!  

The Embracing Age-Positive course will talk about ageism and its impacts and explore the effects of age-positivity. Course participants will engage in self-reflection and conversation about their own aging, and develop curiosity and courage to see, name and disrupt ageism. 

Don is a founder of the Maine Council on Aging and coordinates the Power in Aging Project, MCOA’s new anti-ageism movement to build a more age-positive culture in Maine through conversation and action.  He has been affiliated with Catholic Charities Maine for over 43 years most recently as Director of Aging Services and represents the voice of older workers at the State Workforce Board. He serves as care partner with his mother who lives independently and celebrated her 100th birthday this past May.

Will run

Jacob Herrick Roak: Legacies from Auburn's Industrial Past

Free

with Lin Wright

Calendar Mar 20, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

ZOOM

This talk will explore the industrial legacies through a look at the history three extant Auburn buildings: Phoenix Block, Roak Block and Barker Mill and Jacob Roak's role in their establishment. 

Lin is a genealogist and historian who has taught genealogy classes at LACS for many years.

Will run





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