Mystery book group at Thomaston Public Library Aug. 5

THOMASTON — On Thursday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m., Thomaston Public Library’s Mystery Book Group will meet in the Community Conference Room at Thomaston Public Library to discuss My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

“Ayoola’s third boyfriend is dead. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, best way to move a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend.

“Korede is in love with a doctor at the hospital she works at. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become, and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.”

The Thomaston Public Library Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday each month. September’s book selection will be decided at the August meeting. For more information, contact the library at 354-2453 or library@thomastonmaine.gov.

Red Friday coffee and donut open house held Aug. 6

THOMASTON — The next Red Friday Coffee and Doughnuts Open House will be held Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, at 10 Watts Lane. Red Friday is an American Legion family program established to remember all currently deployed as members of the Armed Forces of the U.S.

Red Friday allows Legionnaires and guests to have an outlet to meet each other. All are invited to sit, drink coffee, eat donuts and talk about someone they may know, serving in the American military and deployed.

Red Friday will open on the first and third Friday each month. Anyone interested in sharing a story or to visit is welcome at the Post. Coffee and donuts will be served for free. Donations will be welcome.

All COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Tables are socially distanced. Masks are optional; all will sign in and include a phone number in the event of having to implement call tracing.

Let’s Talk About It book club at Thomaston Public Library Aug. 10

THOMASTON — On Tuesday, Aug. 10, the Let’s Talk About It Book Club from Thomaston Public Library will meet in person at 2 p.m. to continue their series on modern interpretations of Greek mythology with “The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel” by Gareth Hinds.

“Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning — and a little help from Mount Olympus — to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne.”

The Let’s Talk About It Book Club meets the second Tuesday each month to read and discuss a set of five to six books around a common theme. September’s book selection is “An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic” by Daniel Mendelsohn. Contact the library at 354-2453 or library@thomastonmaine.gov for more information or to be added to the email list.

Jackson Memorial Library to host sustainable harvest event Aug. 10

TENANTS HARBOR — The public is invited to meet local harvesters, processors and distributors, and learn about the variety of trades: the regulations they adhere to, and the associated struggles and risks, as well as rewards of sustainably harvesting seafood around St. George. Topics will include harvests foods such as oysters, clam, seaweed, lobster, ground fishing and others, as well as processors and distributors.

All events take place at 6 p.m. outdoors at the Jackson Memorial Library. Zoom links are available upon request. This event lasts from Aug. 10 to Aug. 24.

If interested in participating or would like to attend, reach out to the library via administrator@jacksonmemoriallibrary.org or 372-8961.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens to host annual lecture, featuring Abra Lee Aug. 12

VIRTUAL — Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will present its annual Heafitz lecture, “Planting Your Path” with Abra Lee, online and in-person at the Gardens, Aug. 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Horticulturist and founder of Conquer the Soil, Abra Lee is a Auburn University College of Agriculture graduate with a degree in horticulture. In this conversation, she will discuss her garden roots from the dirt-road country of the south, to a lesson in family history that defined her life’s purpose.

The annual Heafitz lecture is being simultaneously offered as an in-person event and livestreamed online. Those interested can register for either format at shop.mainegardens.org or 633-8008.