Jane McCloskey will present a program on her new book, “Robert McCloskey: A Private Life in Words and Pictures,” Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220.

Robert McCloskey was the author of the iconic children’s books “Make Way for Ducklings,” “One Morning in Maine,” “Blueberries for Sal,” “Time of Wonder” and others. Jane’s memoir reveals the reclusive artist few knew, including his Midwestern upbringing, and the pivotal event in Mexico that shaped his life.

Jane McCloskey has been many things, including house painter, Christmas wreath maker, environmentalist and writer. She lives in a house she built herself on Deer Isle, near the island where she grew up. She is Robert McCloskey’s younger daughter and appears in many of his books. Jane will talk about her book, sing a few songs from her childhood, with guitar and show a brief slide show of some of her father’s pictures juxtaposed to a real photo.

There will be a question and answer session, and the author will sell and sign copies of her book (cash and checks only). For more information, call the library at 832-4484 or visit waldoborolibrary.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.