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North by East: Artistic Feat

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 12/6 7:29A Joel Crabtree
Brief profile of Eamon White, Lewiston art teacher and Scarborough High football coach, focusing on his new sideline hand-painting custom cleats for professional athletes.

Civic and Community Engagement Fellowship Supports Young Adults

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 12/5 2:14A Ulya Aligulova
A description of the second Civic and Community Engagement Fellowship in Portland. Begun by Portland City Councilor Pious Ali in 2020 and affiliated with Portland Empowered, an education nonprofit, the Fellowship aims to connect Maine high school...

Moonglade: On What the Fourth of July Means to Asian Americans

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 12/5 1:44A Marpheen Chann
Brief exploration of the meaning of Independence Day for Asian Americans. Focuses on the history of anti-Asian racism and hate in the United States and the difficulties faced by many Asian Americans as they try to take pride in a country that is...

Moonglade: an Interview with Hanji Chang

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 12/5 1:31A Amjambo staff
Very brief interview with Hanji Chang, animator, MECA alumna, and MECA professor, focusing on her experiences being Asian in Maine.

Moonglade: Books as Mirrors

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 12/5 1:23A Jen Boggs
Jen Boggs, board member of the Portland-based nonprofit I'm Your Neighbor Books, briefly discusses the impact of growing up Asian in America when there was scant representation of Asians in the books available to children. She goes on to mention...

Health Risks of Loneliness Can Be Reduced

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 12/2 5:22A Amy Harris
A look at the health risks -- physical and mental -- associated with loneliness. The problem is especially acute among refugees and asylum seekers whose social isolation, due to language barriers and cultural differences, may be compounded by...

Moonglade

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 12/2 4:05A Coco McCracken
Brief article describing the background and work of Julien E. Coyne. Coyne is a software developer, photographer, ceramicist, painter, and animator.

Good Things From Maine: Suits Herself

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/29 7:01A Adrienne Perron
Profile of Tempy Keller, designer and owner of Stela Onda, a swimsuit company in Lewiston. Discusses the origins of the business and how it connects to Utila, the Honduran Island Keller is from. Describes Keller's aesthetic and her quest to make...

Moonglade Commentary: Be Mindful of Messages in Midterm Elections

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/29 6:07A Marpheen Chann
Reflections on the Asian American experience in the U.S., in the wake of the #StopAsianHate movement and the COVID-19 pandemic, and how politicians engage with this group in the lead-up to the mid-term elections. Includes a more in-depth look the...

Basket Making Connects Community

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/29 6:07A Bonnie Rukin
Short piece about a basket-weaving program at the Somali Bantu Community Association. The 10-year old program brings together four or five women who practice the Somali craft, weaving baskets from palm tree reeds in a new dedicated office space....

Election Special: Marwa Hassanien, Ambureen Rana

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/29 6:06A Amjambo staff
Marwa Hassanien is running for Bangor School Committee in the 2022 elections. She explains what her priorities would be if elected and talks about how Bangor is addressing issues of systemic racism. Ambureen Rana is running for Maine House...

Food and Drink: Chickens, Veggies, and... Focaccia

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/29 6:04A Will Grunewald
An introduction to Senza Scarpe, a small Brunswick farm run by Danielle Magno and her husband Darius Salko. Focuses on Magno's baked goods such as pies, cookies, and focaccia.

North by East: Rising in the East?

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/29 4:46A W. G.
Interview with Gigi Georges about her book Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America . Georges discusses how the project began and what she learned studying five female students from Narraguagus High School.

North by East: Studio City?

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 11/29 4:13A Kayla Voigt
Brief article describing efforts by Colby college to revitalize Waterville's downtown. Explains how the college has begun rebuilding its presence in Waterville, particularly with the launch of an "arts collaborative" space that will host...
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