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Great Falls Forum

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All Great Falls Forum programs take place on Fridays from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Library’s Callahan Hall. The programs are free and no advance registration is required. The Forum is a bring-your-own lunch event.  Coffee, tea and bottled water are available at the program

Our Great Falls Forum co-sponsors are the Sun Journal and Bates College. For more information contact the Library’s Adult Services desk at 513-3135 or via email at LPLReference@LewistonMaine.gov

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

The Changing Face of Maine: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in Lewiston and Portland     May 16, 2014 — 12:00 pm
Friday, May 16 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.: Anne Kemper, Counselor/Coordinator, Adult Learning Center, Lewiston Adult Education, and Joyce Walworth, ESOL Instructor, Portland Adult Education, “The Cha...

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The Words I Chose     Apr 18, 2014 — 12:00 pm
Friday, April 18 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.  Great Falls Forum talk: Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate,”The Words I Chose.”  Not only is Wes McNair our state's Poet Laureate, he is truly a Maine...

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Art & the Human Ecosystem: How Portland is Growing and Supporting the Creative Economy     Mar 21, 2014 — 12:00 pm
Join us on Friday, March 21st from noon to 1 PM as Jennifer Hutchins speaks about "Art & the Human Ecosystem: How Portland is Growing and Supporting the Creative Economy." Ms. Hutchins will talk...

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Monitoring Glaciers in a Changing Arctic Climate: Perspectives Gained from Long Term Environmental Monitoring     Feb 21, 2014 — 12:00 pm
Friday, Feb. 21 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.: Mike Retelle, Professor of Geology, Bates College, “Monitoring Glaciers in a Changing Arctic Climate: Perspectives Gained from Long Term Environmental Moni...

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An Insider’s View of Andrew Wyeth     Jan 17, 2014 — 12:00 pm
Friday, Jan. 17 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. : Victoria Wyeth, Bates College alumna and granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth, “An Insider’s View of Andrew Wyeth.” Victoria Wyeth, the only grandchild of ...

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From L/A to Africa: Exploring Refugee Resettlement in Reverse     Nov 22, 2013 — 12:00 pm
For our November Great Falls Forum program, we're presenting L/A native, Cheryl Hamilton to talk about the current state of African refugee resettlement to the U.S.  This program will take place on ...

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Building Community Through Dance and the Arts     Oct 25, 2013 — 12:00 pm
The Great Falls Forum season opens this fall with dance artists from the nationally-renown contemporary dance company, Urban Bush Women presenting a talk on Building Community Through Dance and the Ar...

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How Cities are Redefining Their Waterfronts and Recapturing Their Vitality     May 16, 2013 — 12:00 pm
Our final speaker for the 2012-2013 Forum season is David Spillane, Director of Planning and Urban Design at the firm, Goody Clancy. Not only has David played a key role in the City of Lewiston's Rive...

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Frances Perkins: Lessons from a Maine Resident and “New Deal” Leader     Apr 18, 2013 — 12:00 pm
Laura A. Fortman Executive Director, Frances Perkins Center Our Forum speaker for April is Laura A. Fortman, the Executive Director of the Frances Perkins Center in Newcastle, Maine. Laura will enl...

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From Bowdoinham to Bangladesh… and Back: Personal Reflections on International Assistance     Mar 21, 2013 — 12:00 pm
David Whittlesey former Senior Advisor with Interpeace The featured speaker for our March Forum is David Whittlesey, a former Director of Operations and Senior Advisor with Interpeace, an internatio...

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Arts, Advocacy, & Action: Acting as if Our Lives Depended on It     Feb 21, 2013 — 12:00 pm
Cathy Plourde Playwright/Activist, Director, Add Verb Productions, University of New England Cathy Plourde, Playwright/Activist and Director of the University of New England’s Add Verb Productions...

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Bates and the Engaged Liberal Arts     Jan 17, 2013 —
Clayton Spencer President, Bates College Our January Forum features the newly-inaugurated President of Bates College, Clayton Spencer. Clayton will be presenting an inside look at the latest devel...

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Life in Silicon Valley     Dec 20, 2012 — 12:00 pm
Sandy Parakilas Head of Growth and Operations, CitizenNet Our December Forum speaker is Lewiston native Sandy Parakilas, who is currently working as the Head of Growth and Operations for CitizenNet....

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Downtown Lewiston—Current Growth and Future Opportunities     Nov 15, 2012 — 12:00 pm
Eric Agren Proprietor, Fuel Our November Forum speaker is Lewiston’s own Eric Agren, proprietor of two award-winning downtown restaurants, Fuel and Marché. Eric will be talking about his vision ...

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Portland Forward: Citizen Media With a Global Perspective     Oct 18, 2012 — 12:00 pm
Mohamed Dini Executive Director, African Diaspora Institute Our speaker for the October Forum is Mohammed Dini, the Executive Director of the African Diaspora Institute and a leader in the Somali co...

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Reminiscences from 90 Years at the Piano     Sep 20, 2012 — 12:00 pm
Frank Glazer Artist in Residence, Bates College Pianist extraordinaire Frank Glazer will be the opening speaker for the 15th season of the Great Falls Forum. On Thursday, Sept 20th at 12:00 noon in...

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