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Carver Memorial Library in Searsport has developed a color-coded service-level plan during the pandemic. Each color represents a level of service, ranging from fully open, to partial restrictions, to curbside-only, to closed....
  • Hope Library Will Host Doiron Reading
    The Hope Library will host a free, online reading by Paul Doiron of Camden, best-selling author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels set in the Maine woods, on Thursday, February 4, at 7 p.m. To attend, email hope@hope.lib.me.us....
  • Restorative Justice Founder’s Book Addresses Polarization
    On January 6, the world was witness to 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 ...
  • The editorial team of Spire: the Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability, invites submissions for the fifth issue of the online journal, planned for release in spring 2021. Issue 4, released in April 2020, is online. The deadline ...
  • Skidompha Library in Damariscotta hosts several ongoing activities online, including book groups, meditation sessions and a poetry group. A monthly book group is held every second Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. In February, the ...
  • Carver Memorial Library in Searsport has several events planned in the coming weeks. Winter Wellness Bingo will be offered through the end of February. Participants download a bingo sheet filled with self-care activities ...
  • The Farnsworth Art Museum will host an online workshop called “Adventures in Word and Image: A Generative Writing Salon,” led by local author and educator Jodi Paloni, on Saturdays, January 16, February 20 and March 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Natalie Goldberg, author of 15 books, including the best-selling “Writing Down the Bones” and recently released “Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku,” will read from her work in ...
  • Camden Public Library will host a number of programs in January. A selection follows: Outdoor Story Time with Miss Amy will be held Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on January 6, 13, 20 and 27. Stories and crafts with masks and ...
  • UMC, Habitat Receive Book Sales Proceeds —
    State Rep. Vicki Doudera recently presented United Midcoast Charities and Midcoast Habitat for Humanity checks totaling $2,500, proceeds from sales of a holiday novella she wrote and published. “Looking for Travolta: A Ghost Story ...
  • Rockland Public Library’s contemporary-fiction discussion group meets via Zoom at 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes new members. The next meeting will be on January 20. Maureen Anne Jennings ...
  • Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta is selling copies of the new book “Chickens, Gin, and a Maine Friendship: The Correspondence of E. B. White and E. W. Smith.” Proceeds benefit the library. White and Smith, popular ...
  • Book Review: The Perfect Science Fiction, Fantasy and Genre-Bending Tales for the Chilly Days Ahead
    Winter is here. It may have taken a long time to come in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, but when it hits, all you want to do is curl up in bed and lock the doors against the snow zombies. Winter has long ...
  • Book Review: “Red Hands” is Either Creepily Satisfying or a Trigger for Your Worst Nightmare
    Have we reached the point where reality and horror fiction have become too close for comfort? The premise of Christopher Golden’s new book “Red Hands” is eerily resonant: A novel bio-pathogen is released upon a small ...
  • Book of Letters by E. B. White Benefits Library
    A trove of correspon- dence between authors E. B. White and Edmund Ware Smith, forgotten in a Damariscotta bank vault for nearly four decades, was rediscovered in 2016 and has been published by Down East Books in ...
  • Reopening the Penobscot River
    In June 2016, an Atlantic salmon swam through the town of Howland, bound for upriver spawning grounds that had been blocked for nearly two centuries. The historic event followed the remarkable removal of long ...
  • New Rockport Public Library Will Open December 17 —
    The new Rockport Public Library will open to the public on Thursday, December 17, at 9 a.m. In a news release, Library Director Ben Blackmon said, “We can’t wait to welcome everyone into the building and show them around ...
  • The Waldoboro Public Library is now offering curbside pickup service only due to the surge in coronavirus cases. The following services are still available: borrowing books, audiobooks, DVDs and magazines; interlibrary ...
  • Book Review: Jeff Bezos’s Thoughts on Big Business, Outer Space and The Washington Post
    It is quite strange, whether or not you’ve stopped to consider it, that Jeff Bezos has never published a book. Shelf after shelf could be filled with memoirs or “thought leadership” tomes from company founders who’ve ...
  • Due to the surge in coronavirus cases, Skidompha Library in Damariscotta has paused its browse-and-borrow schedule and will offer curbside pickup only. Skidompha Book Shop is also closed temporarily. In a news release ...
  • Book Review: Some Free-Speech Norms Are In Danger. Maybe That's a Good Thing
    What’s wrong with the democratic experiment? As the United States faces what many believe are existential threats to its political processes, and fragile political systems around the world slip into new, technologically ...
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