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Village Library announce expanded summer, fall hours

Offers new summer 'garden gatherings'
Jun 05, 2021

Owls Head — The Owls Head Village Library announced new expanded summer/fall hours through October and COVID-19 safe, informative talks held in the yards and gardens of Owls Head.

The new hours will bring the return of Wednesday openings from 4 to 7 p.m.; along with Saturday open hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Garden Gathering programs will center on talks of interest or educational appeal. The first is Thursday, June 24, and will have author Robyn Metcalfe discuss “how we will eat in 10 to 20 years?"

The program will be held at the home of Robyn and Bob Metcalfe at 37 Shell St. in Owls Head. Metcalfe is a lecturer and professor in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

Next, Thursday July 15, Aladar Nesser will relate the tale of The Black Swan, which was treasure found underwater, then lost. This talk will be at the home of Dona Mollo, at 457 Ash Pt. Drive in Owls Head.

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

Nesser was the director of Government and International Relations at Odyssey Marine Exploration from 2007 to 2015, where he led the effort to relocate the "Black Swan" treasure to the US.

Both events will be held at 4 p.m., with refreshments. Donations are encouraged. Rain date for each event is exactly one week later. Reserve a spot at owlsheadvillagelibrary@gmail.com. Attendees will be contacted with additional information prior to the event. Bring a chair or blanket, if possible.

The Owls Head Village Library is located at 31 South Shore Drive, just up the street from the newly reopened Owls Head General Store. For more information, call 593-0302, email owlsheadvillagelibrary@gmail.com or visit owlsheadlibrary.org.

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