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    March 16, 2021

    Soule publishes new book on healing herbs

    Deb Soule, founder of Avena Botanicals in Rockport, releases a new book "The Healing Garden: Herbs for Health and Wellness" through Princeton Architectural Press March 30. The book offers an inspiring guide to her gardening and crafting herbal remedies that promote wellness of spirit and body. Soule combines her passion for plants, gardens and healing with her extensive experience working with medicinal herbs, ...

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    March 16, 2021

    Enjoy an 'Herbal Revolution' for Vose library series

    After the dark, heavy, months of winter and after months of eating heavy winter foods, our bodies crave lighter, slightly bitter foods. Spring is a traditional time of the year to offer our digestive systems some extra support through the use of herbs, foods, movement and creativity. On Wednesday, March 24, at 6 p.m., Zoom with Vose Wednesdays offers "Not An Ordinary Book Talk with Kathi Langelier, Herbal ...

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    February 25, 2021

    Paper industry is subject of virtual author talk

    The Rockland Public Library presents author Dr. Michael Hillard Thursday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This event is free and open to all. From the early 20th century until the 1960s, Maine led the nation in paper production. Then the industry slid toward failure. What happened? Hillard's accessible and fascinating new book, "Shredding Paper," uncovers the history behind the rise and fall of Maine's mighty ...

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    February 25, 2021

    Murray reads recent works for library event

    The Hope Library presents Eva Murray reading from some of her recent work Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Murray lives in Matinicus. She has written three books, "Well Out to Sea," (2010), "Island Schoolhouse" (2012) and "Island Birthday (2015), and provides essays for a number of publications, including The Free Press, Pen Bay Pilot and Maine Boats Homes & Harbors. Those who know Murray know that she can ...

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    February 19, 2021

    Conley discusses new book in virtual conversation with Russo

    Join the Rockland Public Library and libraries across Maine to celebrate local author Susan Conley's new novel "Landslide" in a virtual event, Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. Conley will discuss her book in conversation with Richard Russo, hosted over Zoom by Knopf. From the publisher: “With remarkable poise and startling beauty, 'Landslide' ushers us into a modern household where for a family at odds, Instagram ...

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    February 18, 2021

    Goose River calls for 2021 ‘Anthology’ works

    Goose River Press is seeking selections of fine poetry, essays and short stories (3,000 words or fewer, double-spaced) for “Goose River Anthology, 2021.” The 19th annual anthology will be produced this fall with a full-color cover in paperback and a full-color dust jacket in hardcover. Authors will receive a 10% royalty on the amount received by the publisher for all sales that he or she generates. No purchase is ...

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    February 14, 2021

    Camden library hosts 'Book Birthday Event'

    On Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m, the Camden Public Library hosts an online “Book Birthday Event” celebrating the release of "Hip, Hip . . . Beret!" by local children's book author Melanie Ellsworth and illustrator Morena Forza. The event will include a special reading by the author and a question and answer session afterwards with the author and illustrator. Email children's librarian Amy Hand at alhand@librarycamde...

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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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