Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St./routes 52/173, will host a discussion of books by Maine writer Louise Dickinson Rich Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. The event is part of a series on Maine women authors being held this summer at five Waldo County libraries and the Penobscot Marine Museum.

The discussion in Lincolnville will focus on three of Rich’s books: the bestseller “We Took to the Woods,” her memoir published in 1942 about the years she and her husband spent living in a remote cabin in western Maine; “The Coast of Maine,” an engaging history and visitors guide; and “Start of the Trail: the Story of a Young Maine Guide,” one of several books Rich wrote for young adults.

Dickinson was born in Massachusetts in 1903. She met her husband, Ralph Rich, while on a canoe trip with a friend in Maine and married him a year later. In addition to writing about their experiences and the people they knew while living in the Maine woods, she also wrote about life along the coast where she settled after he died.

There is no charge for the program and everyone is welcome, whether or not they have read these particular books. For more information, call 763-4343 or email
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or