Author Kate Webber will talk about her book “Swan Island Chronicles” Thursday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

The small Downeast Maine community of Swan’s Island has seen summer people come and go, but it has held on to its stories. Webber illustrates island life with humor, affection and the voices of islanders — from the first settlement and 1950s hijinks to courtship and commerce. Readers will explore the first and last one-room schools, island romance in sock-hop days and coastal celebrations. Webber sets her historic romp set against the backdrop of modern island living.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Handicapped accommodations are available with 48-hours notice by calling 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or