‘How will we eat in 10 - 20 years?’ and ‘the extraordinary tale of The Black Swan’

Owls Head Village Library expanded summer/fall hours, June programs

OWLS HEAD — The Owls Head Village Library announces new expanded summer/fall hours through October and Covid safe, enjoyable and informative talks held in the beautiful yards and gardens of Owls Head. The new hours will bring the return of Wednesday openings from 4 - 7 p.m.; along with Saturday open hours from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Garden Gathering programs will center on talks of interest or educational appeal.

The first, on Thursday, June 24, will present author Robyn Metcalfe, who will discuss: “How will we eat in 10 - 20 years?” The program will be held at the home of Robyn and Bob Metcalfe, at 37 Shell Street, in Owls Head.

Dr. Robyn Metcalfe is a lecturer and professor in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. She is an author, researcher and film producer who explores our global food system. Her books include The Humans in Our Food and Food Routes, Meat, Commerce and the City. Robyn writes for The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and Science Magazine. Her latest film is The Long Coast, which premiered in 2020 at The Camden International Film Fest.

 

Next, on Thursday, July 15, Aladar Nesser will relate the extraordinary tale of The Black Swan: The greatest underwater treasure found, then lost – a story of science, high adventure, discovery and international intrigue. This talk will be held at the home of Dona Mollo, at 457 Ash Point Drive, in Owls Head.

In 2007 Odyssey discovered the treasure of Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes off Portugal which launched a legal battle with Spain that involved the US Government, Peru, descendants of those who perished in the 1804 sinking, and a painting stolen by Nazis during WW2, and now hanging in a Madrid Museum.

Presentor Aladar Nesser was director of Government and International Relations at Odyssey Marine Exploration from 2007 – 2015, where he led the effort to relocate the "Black Swan" treasure to the US. Aladar served 28 years in the US Navy as Naval Flight Officer, retiring as Commander. Other assignments included NATO, Sixth Fleet, Antiterrorism, and a Diplomatic/Military posting as the US Naval Liaison Officer and US Consul to Gibraltar.

Both events will be held at 4 p.m. with simple refreshments served. Donations encouraged.

RAINDATE for each event is exactly one week later.

RSVP required to: owlsheadvillagelibrary@gmail.com. Attendees will be contacted with additional information prior to the event. BYOC = Bring your own chair (or blanket), if possible.

The Owls Head Village Library is a small, neighborly place located at 31 S. Shore Drive in Owls Head, just up the street from the newly reopened Owls Head General Store. Phone: (207) 593-0302; email: owlsheadvillagelibrary@gmail.com; website: owlsheadlibrary.org. A cozy children’s room, good selection of Maine authors and books on Maine as well as popular bestsellers are features.

Event Date: 

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 4:00pm
Thu, 07/15/2021 - 4:00pm

Address: 

Owls Head Village Library
Owls Head  Maine
United States