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    June 30, 2017

    READ ME, author talk in Thomaston

    As part of the READ ME program through the Maine Humanities Council, Thomaston Public Library will host a discussion of “Unknown Caller” by Debra Spark Tuesday, July 11, at 11 a.m. Facilitated by Lee Heffner, this program promises to "spark" a lively conversation. Weather permitting, it may meet in the library gazebo. Refreshments will be served. Books are currently available in the librarian's office. The second ...

  • Published
    June 29, 2017

    Nathan brings her ‘Table’ to Adas Yoshuron

    Joan Nathan, author of 11 cookbooks and noted food historian, will speak Tuesday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St. Her talk will be followed by a tasting of foods from her newest cookbook, “King Solomon’s Table.” The event is free and open to the public; books will be available for purchase. Reservations are requested at info@adasyoshuron.org or 594-4523. “King Solomon’s Table,” ...

  • Published
    June 23, 2017

    Returning to France for WWI memories

    Friends of Rockland Public Library, Rockland Public Library and Bartlett Woods Retirement Community present a talk by author Richard Rubin about his latest book, “Back Over There,” Thursday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of the library, 80 Union St. Timed for the April 2017 centennial of America’s entrance into the first World War, “Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler, 100 Years Since ...

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    June 22, 2017

    Valentine signs novel at Sherman’s

    Fiction writer Judi Valentine will sign her book “The Crystal Chain” Saturday, July 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop, 14 Main St./Route 1. Valentine has been writing youth fiction, memoir and crime tales for several years. “The Crystal Chain,” released in March by Maine Authors Publishing, is her first novel for young readers. She has had several short fiction writings published on PenBay ...

  • Published
    June 22, 2017

    Maine Postmark Poetry Contest calls for same

    The Maine Postmark Poetry Contest, a statewide competition, is held in conjunction with the 13th annual Belfast Poetry Festival, set for Saturday, Oct. Maine residents, and everyone with access to a Maine post office or mailbox this summer, are invited to enter. The only rule is that all entries must bear a Maine postmark. To enter, submit one poem of up to two total pages in length. Each entry must be accompanied...

  • Published
    June 20, 2017

    Ahearn intros Salt Water cookbook

    Lincolnville’s Annemarie Ahearn will be passing out tasty bites and signing her new cookbook, “Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm: Recipes from Land and Sea,” Saturday, July 1, at 5 p.m. at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop Café, 33 Bay View St. The event is free and open to the public. For more details or to reserve a book, call 230-7335 or visit owlandturtle.com. Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can ...

  • Published
    June 20, 2017

    Edwards’ books lead to posters, auction

    Come Spring Diner on Route 17 is exhibiting posters depicting scenes from the historical novels and children's books of local author Jean Edwards. Edwards’ most recent published work, "A Lifetime of Poetry," contains poetry written from 1940 to the present. A copy will be auctioned off during the Saturday, June 24, Appleton High School Banquet, with all proceeds going to the Appleton High School Scholarship ...

  • Published
    June 16, 2017

    ‘Weathering Shame’ authors speak

    Thomaston Public Library will host an evening with Kevin Mannix and Linda Rota, sharing their book “Weathering Shame,” Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Mannix, one of Maine's most popular weathermen; and his wife, Linda Rota, a prominent social worker, have co-written this book dealing with their experiences as adult children of alcoholics, depression and even suicide. Their goal is to share their stories and to let ...

  • Published
    June 16, 2017

    Rapaport on ‘Friendship Matters’

    Camden Public Library will welcome psychologist and author Wendy Rapaport Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Rapaport is a local psychologist who has taught at the University of Maine School of Social Work for the last 25 years. In their new book, “Friendship Matters,” two respected clinical psychologists and “best friends” — Rapaport and Sandra Bernstein — examine the superpowers of the best friend relationship and the ...

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    June 16, 2017

    Colbert brings ‘Wild Things’ to town

    Former Rockport resident Jaimee Wriston Colbert, an award-winning author and poet, will read from and sign her latest short story collection, “Wild Things,” Tuesday, June 27, at 5 p.m. at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop Café, 33 Bay View St. The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited. To reserve a book, call 230-7335. For more information, visit owlandturtle.com. Courier Publications’ A&E Editor ...


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