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    February 12, 2021

    Library program explores unsung heroes with 'War Pigeons'

    On Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m., the Camden Public Library presents an online program sure to appeal to history-lovers and bird enthusiasts alike: author Elizabeth Macalaster of Brunswick will provide an illustrated slideshow discussing her fascinating new book "War Pigeons: Winged Couriers in the U.S. Military, 1878-1957." Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend. For more than seven ...

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    February 1, 2021

    Doudera hosts book discussion for Black History Month

    In recognition of February's designation as Black History Month, Rep. Vicki Doudera hosts a virtual book discussion event Sunday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. for participants to learn more about Black history and heritage, and to explore the important contributions and achievements of Black figures throughout American history. Read a fiction or non-fiction book that deepens your knowledge of Black history and share it ...

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    January 31, 2021

    'Re-imagining the American Family' reading group at Cushing library

    As families necessarily bond closely in this time of crisis, it is a moment to consider the very nature of of the family unit. The Cushing Public Library will present a five-book program of reading and discussion, “Re-imagining the American Family,” organized and sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, beginning Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. The discussion leader is distinguished educator Catherine ...

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    January 28, 2021

    Virtual talk with author Caverly

    The Rockland Public Library presents author Tim Caverly Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This event is free and open to all. As children in Baxter State Park, Tim and Susan Caverly hiked the trails up and over Mt. Katahdin. However, the two never met until college. Tim will share scenic and historic photos illustrating the couple's life together in the Maine woods in this heartwarming Valentine's Day ...

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    January 22, 2021

    Vose Library program features historical paper-making expert

    Join Dr. Sidney Berger for a unique conversation at the Feb. 3 "Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6 p.m." program. A college professor who teaches courses in rare books, special collections and bibliography, Berger is also the author of the mystery, "The Book of Death," now available at Vose Library. Dr. Berger has published about 100 scholarly articles and is well-known for his vast knowledge of the history of ...

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    January 21, 2021

    Virtual author talk with Don Reimer

    The Rockland Public Library presents author Don Reimer Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This event is free and open to all. If you've found yourself getting more curious about the birds in your backyard during the past year of quarantining, you're not alone! The study of birds can be a rich source of personal and scientific knowledge, inspiration, and entertainment for all, from the novice bird watcher to ...

  • Published
    January 12, 2021

    Snyder's new book confronts divisions

    On Jan. 6 the world was witness to the unimaginable: the storming of the United States' Capitol by enraged and disaffected people demanding that the results of the presidential election be investigated or even overturned. Long after the current President has left the office, the rage and distrust will continue. We are a nation divided. These terrifying events have caused many to wonder who we are and what we can ...

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    January 12, 2021

    Book club to discuss 'Olive, Again' via Zoom

    On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will meet over Zoom to discuss "Olive, Again" by Elizabeth Strout, which is the author's 2019 follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning book Olive Kitteridge. On the third Tuesday of every month since 2010, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, has come together at the library to share opinions and ideas about the ...

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    January 11, 2021

    Virtual author talk with Laurie Chandler

    Rockland Public Library presents author Laurie Apgar Chandler Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This event is free and open to all. When life took a dramatic turn over a decade ago, it was a moment of awakening for Laurie Apgar Chandler of Bremen. In 2015, at age 53, she became the first woman to solo thru-paddle the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a story chronicled in her inspirational debut ...

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    January 4, 2021

    Yellow lab, owner present their story Jan. 14

    Vernita Leins and her yellow lab Josie will present their jointly written story via Zoom for the Cushing Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Josie is credited as co-author of "Josie's Story … from rescue to service dog," a handbook with advice to dog families and potential dog families. The talk is free and open to the public. To register, call Wendy Roberts at 207-691-0833 or email wrobertsmaine63@gmai...

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