In this class we will explore the technologies and economics involved with transitioning our homes and small businesses away from fossil fuels to electricity. We will look into air source heat pumps, heat pump water heat, electric vehicles and solar electric energy systems. We will cover some of the design considerations and the economic effects of this transition.
Independent writers now have a whole new way of producing and marketing their books. Recent innovations in the rapidly changing technology in printing have created a boom in self-publishing. Good books that don't meet traditional publisher's criteria can now be affordably printed and marketed by self publishing authors. This workshop will outline some of the publishing options both traditional and nontraditional, including what is offered locally. Students will find out how to get the technical assistance they need, and about the many types of organizations that work with Maine authors.
This five-session poetry class will consider the writings of Nobel Prize winner Czseslaw Milosz and Academy of American Poets' Lavan Award winner Naomi Shihab Nye. In class, we will focus on what we experience when we read the poems, what we find and where it takes us. from the standpoints of content and form, we will look at how the poems make meaning and create feeling. Readings by and about the poets will broaden our understanding of their concerns and themes and of the many faces of poetry. Each session will end with springboards for writing.
In this course, we will explore the state of the Middle East and trace its history from the end of the First World War to the present. Many people do not realize that the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East originated during World War I with The Balfour Declaration, which is regarded as one of the most controversial and contested documents in the modern history of the Arab world and has puzzled historians for decades. With this declaration, Britain publicly pledged to establish "a national home for the Jewish people", but for the Palestinians, it resulted in what they call the Nakba – the Catastrophe.
Learn to navigate one of the most widely used accounting software applications - QuickBooks. This program is an enormous aid in paying bills, invoicing, tracking expenses and creating reports to manage your small business or company better. This course will include hands-on experience and will use QuickBooks Online Version.