Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will present a book talk and signing by author Joe Coomer Thursday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room.

Raised in Kentucky, Coomer currently splits hi time near Fort Worth, Texas and on the Maine coast, where his wife’s family includes some of the original settlers of Eliot. Coomer has written both fiction including “The Decatur Road,” “Kentucky Love,” “A Flatland Fable,” “The Loop,” “Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God,” “Apologizing to Dogs,” “One Vacant Chair” and 2007’s “Pocketful of Names”; and non-fiction including “Dream House: On Building a House By a Pond” and “Sailing in a Spoonful of Water: A Man, a Family, and a Vintage Wooden Boat.” His novel “The Loop” is currently being made into a feature film starring Jackson Hurst and Rachel Nichols.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling 594-0310. The evening is one in a continuing Thursday series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by the library and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Admission is free.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to