Library News

How Not To Have A Tick Encounter

Join us at the Bremen Library on Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 when our featured speaker will be Paula Jackson Jones, president and co-founder of the Mid Coast Lyme and Disease Support & Education group.

The non-profit was formed by two women who had survived Lyme and tick-borne disease and who wanted to forge an easier pathway to resources for others suffering from the disease. From education to physician referrals and support resources, MLDSE is a 24/7/365 year round, all volunteer non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness, foster education, advocate for change and provide support to those afflicted by Lyme.

Paula Jackson Jones is the President and Co-founder and survivor of late stage neurological Lyme disease that was complicated by four co-infections. Misdiagnosed for years by 23 doctors and specialists, she demanded to see a provider who knew more about Lyme, began treatment and is now 4 years in complete remission. She travels all over Maine and New England, sharing her story and helps guide people to much needed resources.

FMI: 529-5572

Bremen Library to Host Solo Paddler Laurie Chandler

Laurie Chandler, Bremen resident and the first woman to solo paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the featured speaker at The Bremen Library in the first Thursday evening program of 2018.  Laurie will talk about her adventure as well as Upwards her book about it on Thursday, January 18 at 7 pm. at the Bremen Library.  The program is free and open to the public.

Laurie Apgar Chandler holds degrees in biology and forestry from Albright College and Duke University and worked for many years as a research forester. Her love for wilderness paddling blossomed after forty, when she moved to Maine with her two children. In the summer of 2015, at age 53, she became the first woman to solo thru-paddle New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail. She lives in Bremen, Maine and works at Great Salt Bay in middle school special education.

The inspirational adventure memoir Upwards, the story of her NFCT journey, is Laurie’s first book. Her dream, to travel 740 miles alone in a small canoe, was by no means certain. Along the way, she encountered challenges, expected and unexpected, that pushed her to the limits of her courage and endurance. Weaving faith, nature, and the abiding goodness of people into a captivating adventure tale, Laurie takes readers along storied waterways from New York’s Adirondacks to Maine’s Allagash, on the country’s longest mapped inland paddling trail.

For more information about the program please call Bremen Library at 529-5572.