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Friday, March 24, 2017
A replica, built by Leni Gronros of Rockport, of KITT, the “Knight Rider” car, as well as actress Gigi Edgley in “Farscape” — Edgley, who also creates comic books, will be at the comic con. (Edgley photo © The Jim Henson Company)
A replica, built by Leni Gronros of Rockport, of KITT, the “Knight Rider” car, as well as actress Gigi Edgley in “Farscape” — Edgley, who also creates comic books, will be at the comic con. (Edgley photo © The Jim Henson Company)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:04 PM
Bar Harbor Comic Con 2017, an all-ages science-fiction and fantasy con (convention) with authors, artists, tabletop and video gamers, cos-play, live music and vendors, will be held on Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. . . .
  • Local Illustrator at Launch Party  for Children’s Book at Brooks Co-op on March 31 —
    Marsh River Cooper- ative, 5 Veterans Highway in Brooks, will welcome Kim Jacobs from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 31, for a launch party for her book “for children of all ages,” “Princess Sophie and the Six Swans: A Tale from the . . .
  • Waldoboro Public Library will grant amnesty for all overdue materials returned on Friday, March 31, which will be the 10th anniversary of the “new” library. There will be light refreshments available and an ongoing slideshow . . .
  • The public is invited to join the volunteer staff and friends of the Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop as they celebrate the grand opening of their new shop with a half-price sale on everything on Saturday, March 25 . . .
  • Central Lincoln County Adult Education is offering “Secrets of Successful Independent Publishing,” a workshop at Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta on Thursday, April 13, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop . . .
  • Gary Lawless has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council (MHC) to receive the 2017 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize at a luncheon on Friday, March 24, in Daggett Lounge, in Thorne Hall at Bowdoin College. . . .
  • Story Slam with Local Tale-Tellers at Sweet Tree in Hope March 24 —
    Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church Street in Hope, will hold its fifth annual Story Slam on Friday, March 24. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; desserts and coffee will be available, and the stories start at 7:00. Shlomit Auciello, Sydney Hall, Don Kleiner . . .
  • The Café Gallery at Good Tern Co-op in Rockland is holding “Poetry & Art VI: A Mail-In Exhibition,” its sixth such annual event, and invites people of all ages anywhere to send in pieces related, “however loosely,” to the theme of poetry . . .
  • Rockland Public Library and Poetry Month Rockland have opened “Away from Home,” this year’s Poetry Month contest. Entrants are invited to write about “being away,” with a poem about, for instance, “someone from away . . .
  • On Sunday, March 5, Waldo County native Alton Lane will share his life story at Left Bank Books in Belfast beginning at 3 p.m. Lane grew up in poverty and suffered violence, abuse and addiction from childhood until his early thirties . . .
  • The Hope Library Board is seeking a part-time consultant to help set up and coordinate a fuller schedule of events at the library. The consultant would contribute several hours a month, at a stipend of $15/hour, to plan . . .
  • The Gary Lawless Book List — The Immigrant Voice: Maine Fiction, History, Memoir and Poetry
    Maine poet Gary Lawless, who owns Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick with Beth Leonard and helps others find their creative voice, suggests how Mainers can learn about the state’s newest residents through volunteering to help . . .
  • Book Review: A New and Different Way to See Ourselves
    When we say we’re drawn in or absorbed by a work of art, what exactly do we mean? How does human perception work? It can be argued that art literally grabs us, tugs at us, takes us for a ride. When we stand before a Cezanne . . .
  • Book Review: Your Best Defense Against Fake News
    In an era when fake news is peeling attention away from evidence-based facts, this wittily illustrated book couldn’t have come at a better time. What Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler accomplish is nothing short of brilliant . . .
  • The Children’s Theater Program (CTP) on Islesboro will hold its third annual Playwrights’ Competition, as well as its Playwrights-in-Residence program, in 2017. The Children’s Theater Program produces three summer shows of original . . .
  • Thomaston Public Library has received two grants that will support programs at the library, at 60 Main Street in the Academy Building. The Maine Public Library Fund awarded Thomaston Library $1,000 for a series of six family . . .
  • Lucas Graves Addresses the Unflattering Truth in Politics
    Let’s get one thing out of the way: Yes, Donald Trump makes a cameo appear- ance in Lucas Graves’ new book on the importance of fact-checking, and no, it’s not flattering. In this timely book, “Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political ..."
  • Book Review: Tim Wu Enlightens Us To Those Trying to Get Our Attention
    Are we hurtling toward a point of peak adver- tising? Our attention is becoming so completely harvested that there may be little more of ourselves to give. If we reach this saturation point, what happens then? The implications for . . .
  • In His Latest Book, le Carré Gives Us The Best Story of All
    A work by John le Carre is like an intimate conver- sation at a club, say, or a restaurant: anecdotes well told, then brilliantly expanded; “entertaining” is barely a good enough word for it. His memoir, “The Pigeon Tunnel,” is pure le Carre . . .
  • “Routes” is the third book of poetry published by the steadfast group of poets with a connection to Tenants Harbor, Maine. This book marks the 20th year of their annual poetry reading on the peninsula, an August event . . .
  • Signing in Rockland of New Book on History of American Lighthouses —
    Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive in Rockland, will host author Jay Dolin for a signing of “Brilliant Beacons” on Thursday, August 4, from noon to 4 p.m. Dolin’s book, released this April, traces the evolution . . .
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