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Monday, March 1, 2021
  • Susan Conley, Richard Russo in Online Talk
    Rockland Public Library will offer an online author talk with Maine authors Susan Conley and Richard Russo, to celebrate the release of Conley’s new novel “Landslide,” on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. “Landslide” is the story of ...
  • Skidompha Library in Damariscotta hosts several ongoing activities online, including book groups, meditation sessions and a poetry group. The Anti-Racism Book Group will meet on Wednesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m., for three weeks ...
  • The Hope Library will host a free, online reading by Eva Murray from some of her recent work at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. Murray, who lives on Matinicus in Penobscot Bay, has written three books, “Well Out to Sea” (2010) ...
  • Rockland Public Library will extend its service hours on Monday, March 1. The new schedule will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m....
  • Five Maine libraries recently formed a new partnership, the Consortium of Apollo Maine Libraries; borrowers from member libraries may use any of the five at no cost with one card. Participating libraries are Carver Memorial ...
  • The Poet Laureate Committee of Belfast is seeking applicants from Waldo County to serve as the Poet Laureate of Belfast. The ideal candidates should be, according to a news release, “a clever, productive, thoughtful, colorful and ...
  • Vose Library in Union has been selected as one of 200 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association initiative that helps library ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Book Review: With a Simple Tool, Humans Can Create Their Own Evolutionary Future
    One of the most remarkable features of human nature is its plasticity. The sequence of the 3 billion or so chemical bases composing the human genome that specifies the blueprint for our design accommodates the ...
  • Book Review: Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Books of 2020
    Reviewing books by Stephen Graham Jones, Zin Cho, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Agustina Bazterrica and Paul J. McAuley ...
  • News from Skidompha Library in Damariscotta —
    Skidompha Library, located at 184 Main Street in Damariscotta, is highlighting the books in its Maine collection, some of which are shown here, that focus on the state’s four Wabanaki tribes — Maliseet, Micmac, Penobscot and ...
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