Acadia Senior College


Food for Thought

September 22, 2017

11:30 lunch; lecture noon - 1:00

Birch Bay Village, Crooked Rd, Bar Harbor

Did you ever wonder how and why the Library of Congress was established? Charles Stanhope, retired assistant chief operating officer for executive operations at the Library of Congress, will describe its founding, along with his own anecdotes from his years employed there, at our September 22nd Food for Thought gathering.

When Charles Stanhope worked in the Portland Public Library in high school and college summers, he never dreamed he would one day have a career at the Library of Congress. He started there, opening mail in the gifts section, after graduating from the University of Maine, where he studied French and graduated with highest honors, and after having served three years in the Army. He went on to earn a master of library science at the Catholic University Library School. He describes the Library of Congress as “kind of like a university, where different disciplines all come together.”

Charles is on the boards of the Maine Historical Society, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Southwest Harbor Public Library. He is a member of the ASC board of directors, and chairs the ASC Curriculum Committee. 

Food for Thought