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January 2023

Fogler Library Scavenger Hunt

January 30 - February 3

Take the opportunity to explore the Library at your own pace either in-person or remotely! You will need access to a computer / tablet / or phone for both versions. Correctly submitting all of the answers will enter you to win a gift card to the bookstore! See our Workshops Guide for more information.

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Conversations at Fogler: Book Banning

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Heard about all the book banning around the US and in Maine this year? Join Fogler's librarians for a guided group discussion on why books get banned. Snacks will be provided. RSVP here. Snow date will be February 7.

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February 2023

Latin American Film Festival: “Perfect Strangers”

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

From Mexican director Manolo Caro (Netflix’s The House of Flowers) comes the electrifying comedy about a seemingly simple dinner party. When a group of best friends gets together during a lunar eclipse to share an intimate meal in the tasteful house of Eva and Antonio, they suspect it’s just another typical night, until the hostess proposes a game. All guests must lay their cell phones on the table and read aloud all incoming messages and answer all incoming phone calls…

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Latin American Film Festival: “Machuca”

February 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm

The story takes place in Santiago in 1973 in the days leading up to the military coup, and is based on a real experiment carried out during the socialist government of Salvador Allende at Saint George’s College (Saint Patrick’s College in the film). The college scenes were shot at the East Campus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and at the Barros Arana National Boarding School. Includes speaker to discuss film In person + streaming Free food served

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Latin American Film Festival: “Alice Junior”

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Alice Júnior is a carefree, spoiled trans YouTuber with everything she could ask for: an apartment in a cool beach town, a loving dad, her own advice vlog, an almost-win on Teen Top Model, and a cat named Rhinoceros. So, when her father announces their move from the vibrant Brazilian city of Recife to a small, conservative town in the south and to an old-fashioned catholic school, Alice has to prepare herself for the prudery and small-mindedness she will confront…

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March 2023

Latin American Film Festival: “Vicenta”

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A film as necessary as it is beautiful, Vicenta explores the struggle for the right to a legal, safe, and free abortion. Through small clay figurines and live-action news clips, the documentary narrates the real human rights story of Vicenta, an illiterate working-class woman who cleans houses for a living. During a visit to the doctor, Vicenta discovered that her teenage daughter Laura, who is mentally and physically disabled, had been raped by her uncle and is now pregnant. The…

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Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics (online via Zoom)

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Fogler Library and the Office of Research Development for Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics. This workshop will be held online via Zoom. At this workshop, participants will: search for grants in PIVOT, analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals, and learn Grant Writing Basics. Anyone is welcome to attend - this program may be especially resonant for faculty, staff, and graduate students. RSVP here.

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The Publish and Thrive Challenge – Enhanced and Updated with UMaine’s Writing Center! (Online)

March 20 - March 24

Join Fogler Library and the Writing Center the week of March 20-24 for the Publish and Thrive Challenge! Each day, for five days, you will receive an email with brief tasks designed to build your publishing acumen (and confidence!).  You'll identify venues to publish and present your work, explore the process of responding to calls for proposals in both academic and popular presses, examine your rights as an author, and increase the overall visibility of your work. You’ll also have…

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April 2023

The Research Impact Challenge – Back by Popular Demand for Maine Impact Week! (Online)

April 10 - April 14

Join Fogler Library April 10-14 for the Research Impact Challenge! Each day for 5 days, you will receive an email with brief tasks designed to build and curate your scholarly profile, measure the impact of your research, and promote your work to reach new audiences. RSVP to join us! You can participate from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you have an Internet-enabled device. We encourage everyone who’s interested to sign up, even if you won’t have time…

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