Lisa Steele-Maley will present a talk about her book “Without a Map: A Caregiver’s Journey through the Wilderness of Heart and Mind” Thursday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

When Steele-Maley began helping her father navigate the details of a life interrupted by dementia, she was in unfamiliar territory. As a wilderness traveler, she was accustomed to adapting to ever-changing situations, but as her father’s health declined, the idea of finding stability seemed impossible. But taking one step at a time, she found it was as simple — and as profound — as life in the wilderness: be prepared, be present, trust the process, stay close.

“Without a Map” weaves together Steele-Maley’s experience of caregiving with lessons gleaned from decades of wilderness travel, rural living and parenting. After growing up in small towns of New England and Wisconsin, she worked in the mountains and coasts of Alaska and Washington. Now she lives in an aging farmhouse on the coast of Maine with her husband, two teenage sons and a handful of animals.

This event, sponsored by the library and by Friends of Rockland Public Library, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-0310.

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