ROCKLAND — How will the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer impact Wabanaki basket-making traditions in the state of Maine? Come to the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library, Thursday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m., for a presentation by Darren Ranco, PhD, which explores this topic.
Ranco is an associate professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine and citizen/member of the Penobscot Nation. He will discuss work that he and a team of research partners have been doing since 2009 to prepare for the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer, and what the future of Wabanaki basketmaking looks like, given this very serious threat.
The talk is part of the World in Your Library series, sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, and the Library.
The Library is located at 80 Union St. FMI: 594-0310.