LEWISTON — This month’s session of the Great Falls Forum will feature Maine State Rep. John L. Martin, D-Eagle Lake, with a presentation titled, “Stories from the State House.”

The program will take place Thursday, Jan. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Lewiston Public Library.

John Martin was first elected to the Legislature in 1964 and has represented his Aroostook County district for most of the past 52 years, serving in both the State House and Senate. From 1975 until 1994, Martin served as the speaker of the House. He also is a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, teaching courses in political science and environmental science.

Aside from the fact that Martin has been a key figure in Maine politics for the past half-century, he also is knowledgeable about the trajectory of Maine’s long history. During his forum talk, he is expected to touch on pivotal points in Maine history, changes that he has observed over the years and anecdotes from the numerous statewide campaigns that he has worked on.

Admission is free to all forum events and no reservations are required. This program is a bring-your-own-brown-bag-lunch event. Coffee, tea and bottled water will be available.

The Great Falls Forum is co-sponsored by Bates College, Lewiston Public Library and the Sun Journal. The Lewiston Public Library is at 200 Lisbon St. at the corner of Pine Street.

More information on Thursday’s lecture or other upcoming events in the Great Falls Forum series is available by contacting the Lewiston Public Library at 207-513-3135 or www.LPLonline.org.


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