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    July 6, 2017

    'Love, Art, and Dementia' author shares her memoir

    Author Phyllis Chinlund will read from her memoir “Looking Back from the Gate: A Story of Love, Art, and Dementia” Wednesday, July 12, at 1 p.m. at the Camden Public Library. “Love isn’t for sissies” could have been the motto for the 30-year marriage between Chinlund and photographer Ray Witlin. Even after the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, Witlin didn’t forget it. “I love you. We’ll be OK,” he would frequently ...

  • Published
    July 6, 2017

    Moody on his ‘Governmental History’

    Roger Moody will speak about, and sign copies of, his new book Wednesday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. “The County of Knox, Maine, A Governmental History, 1860-2015” traces the county’s incorporation; presents the construction of and additions to the courthouse and jail(s); reviews the most significant decisions of the County Commissioners and Sheriff; and discusses the ...

  • Published
    July 5, 2017

    ‘Love That Boy’ for book lovers

    The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss “Love That Boy: what two Presidents, eight road trips, and my son taught me about a parent's expectations by Ron Fournier” Tuesday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m. in the main room of the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1. What we want for our children — popularity, normalcy, achievement, genius — and what they truly need — grit, ...

  • Published
    July 5, 2017

    Summer Literary Series welcomes Beattie

    The second author in Jackson Memorial Library’s 10th Summer Literary Series will be award-winning novelist and short story writer Ann Beattie appearing Tuesday, July 18. A part-time resident of Maine, Beattie has received numerous awards through the years including the 2005 Rea Award for the Short Story; and is included in Jennifer Egan’s “The Best American Short Stories 2014.” The Summer Literary Series events ...

  • Published
    July 1, 2017

    Morrison releases poetry ‘Psalms’

    Midcoast poet Dave Morrison has released his 12th collection of poetry, “Psalms” (JukeBooks 2017). Equal parts poems, memoir and Zen fortune cookies, “Psalms” is 100 short poems, “arranged like beads on a string,” said Morrison. Morrison is the author of “Fail,” “Clubland” (poems about rock ‘n’ roll bars in verse), “Shake Hands With Your Heart” and “Cancer Poems,” among other collections. His work has been ...

  • Published
    June 30, 2017

    ‘Caught’ authors at Penobscot Marine

    Midcoast authors Glen Libby and Antonia Small will discuss their Maine Literary Award-winning book “Caught” Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. in the Penobscot Marine Museum’s Visitors Center, 2 Church St. The talk is free and open to the public. Copies of “Caught” will be available for purchase. Libby, owner of Port Clyde Fresh Catch, has spent more than 40 years in the commercial fishing industry. Small is a fine art ...

  • Published
    June 30, 2017

    Russo opens Summer Literary Series

    Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo will be the opening speaker for Jackson Memorial Library’s annual St. George Summer Literary Series. During the series’ 10th anniversary celebration, there will be three nationally known authors speaking on consecutive Tuesdays. Russo will speak Tuesday, July 11. The Summer Literary Series events take place at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131 and will begin ...

  • Published
    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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