ALBION — A plant swap/sale is set for 10 a.m.-noon, or until plants are gone, Saturday, May 21, at Albion Public Library. People are encouraged to bring a plant and choose a plant to take home. The plants will also be sold, if participants don’t have a plant to swap.

Fire Chief Andy Clark will give a talk about the use of the AED at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the library. This is the unit that can be used to restart the heart in the event of a heart attack.

Art Ray will present a Powerpoint program about Alvin Lombard, a Maine-born inventor, who came to Waterville from Boston in 1895, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the library.

Lombard’s most famous invention, the Lombard Log Hauler, revolutionized how logs were harvested in the woods. His invention of the moving track in 1900 resulted in various tracked vehicles from the earliest military tanks, to steam shovels, to bulldozers, to World War II half tracks, even to today’s snowmobiles. Lombard died in 1937 and his house still exists in Waterville.


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