Branch Meetings of the PVB

*The Branching Out newsletter always has the latest information on branch meetings. Please watch this page for the latest on this year’s (2023-24) programs.

Programs: 2023-24

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time:  6-8pm        In person or Zoom  Lynch Room Fogler Library
Program: Folger Library Salon Series: From Surviving to Thriving: Ensuring that We Support      the Whole International Student 
Speaker: Dr. Rajika Bhandari

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Time:  7:00  pm Zoom
Program: Gender Justice and legislature issues
Speaker: Destie Hohman, Executive director of Maine Women’s Lobby


Programs: 2022-23

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm ZOOM
Program: Improving Women’s Literacy – Improving Women’s LIves
Speaker: Mary Taylor, Eexcutive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Bangor

Date: Wednesday. December 7, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm ZOOM
Program: Welcoming Immigrant Neighbors
Speaker: Sondra Siegel

Sondra has been on the faculty of Physical Therapy at Husson University and currently serves as the volunteer coordinator for the WIN organization which entails pairing support teams with immigrant families as well as providing training for support teams.  She has worked closely with two immigrant families from Guatemala.  

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm. Z00M
Program: Our Legacy for our Grandchildren
Speaker: Cloe Chunn

Cloe Chunn is a co-founder of the Maine Master Naturalist Program and the Penobscot River Paddling Trail. She helped start the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, and continues to work through it as the founder of its Natural Literacy Initiative and co-organizer of the Penobscot Bay Stewards Program. She is a Registered Maine Guide and author of Fifty Hikes in the Maine Mountains (W.W. Norton), a standard hiking guide for over 30 years. She enjoys exploring wild places, sharing them with others, and helping people understand our connection to the earth.

Susan Mehdi, author of the “The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering”  was told by a respected Native American prophet that men have carried the world as far as they could, and it is up to women now.

Triad: Joanne Boynton, Janet Givens, Fran Haines