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Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • Virtual Conversation About New Indiana Book
    Left Bank Books in Belfast and Belfast Free Library will host a free virtual conversation with Maine arts journalist Bob Keyes and mystery author Paul Doiron to mark the recent release of Keyes’ book “The Isolation Artist: Scandal ...
  • Virtual Talk with Maine and Wabanaki Authors
    The Rockland Public Library will present Shirley Hager and T. Dana Mitchell in an online conversation about “The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous-Settler Relations,” written by a group of Wabanaki and non-Native co-authors ...
  • Memorial Library for Children Opens in Union
    People’s United Methodist Church, located at 21 Depot Street in Union, now has a children’s memorial book lending library outside the sanctuary entrance. The books in the little house, built by brothers Harold ...
  • Goldsmith Reflects on Illness and Life in New Book of Poems
    In her new collection of 28 poems, “Left Foot, Right Foot,” Ellen Goldsmith recounts the story of her life-threatening illness, inviting the reader to reflect on the challenging realities of life, the richness of ordinary days and the marvels ...
  • ‘Soup and Suspense’ to Benefit Vose Library
    Vose Library in Union’s annual fall fundraiser will feature a program called Soup and Suspense, featuring Tess Gerritsen and Gerry Boyle, on Wednesday, October 27, at 7 p.m., who will speak via Zoom. Signed copies ...
  • Online Talk by Maine Writer of ‘Dark’ Fiction
    Vose Library in Union will host a free author talk via Zoom by Maine writer Katherine Silva on Wednesday, October 20, at 7 p.m. Silva is a two-time Maine Literary Award finalist for speculative fiction and a member of the ...
  • Camden Public Library will offer “Tech Help Thursdays,” a series of free programs that will help participants learn how to comfortably navigate technology applications. “Google Account Basics,” which will introduce Google’s email ...
  • Skidompha Library in Damariscotta is now offering on-demand curbside pickup for children and teens.
  • Midcoast Conservancy will host a writing class, led by author Linda Buckmaster, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, located at 131 Egypt Road in Jefferson, on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class will be limited to ...
  • Farnsworth Offers Poetry Performance Workshop
    The Farnworth Art Museum will offer an online course, called “Off the Page: A Workshop for Honing Skills for Poetry Performance,” led by poet Martin Steingesser, on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on October 13, 20, 27 ...
  • Camden Library’s Online Story Hour for Grown-Ups
    Camden Public Library’s “Friday Explorations Read-Aloud” weekly series with Joseph Coté will mark its first anniversary in October. Every Friday at 11 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, listeners can stream ...
  • Environmental Book Club to Read Attenborough
    Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will offer a free environmental book group online each Thursday in October from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Program Manager Rebecca Jacobs will lead discussions of “A Life on Our ...”
  • Poet Dave Morrison Will Read at Rockland Library
    Maine poet Dave Morrison will celebrate the release of his new collection of poems with a reading in the Community Room at Rockland Public Library on Thursday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m. “A Murder of Crows Descended ...
  • Thomaston Library Hosts Book Clubs, Exercise Class
    Thomaston Public Library will hold three book club meetings and a free exercise class for seniors in the coming weeks. Sandy Bodamer from the YMCA is leading the exercise class from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays ...
  • Book Review: 'The Husbands' is a smart spin on 'The Stepford Wives'
    If you haven’t read “The Stepford Wives,” Ira Levin’s 1972 satiric novel, adapted to film in 1975, about a Connecticut town where all the women are perfect helpmeets, no spoilers. The thing to know about “The Husbands,” Chandler ...
  • Book Review: Louise Penny's latest mystery imagines a post-covid world. Things are still pretty complicated.
    One of the buzziest books this fall is “State of Terror,” a political thriller co-written by Hillary Clinton and Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny. Until its October release, Penny’s fans can revel in “The Madness of Crowds,” No. 17 in the ...
  • Book Review: Stephen Graham Jones's 'My Heart Is a Chainsaw' will delight horror movie fans
    I started reviewing movies for the local paper while in high school. My degree is in film. I’ve watched a lot of movies in nearly every genre — except horror. I’ve never been able to summon a desire to be terrified for fun....
  • Midcoast Conservancy will host a writing class, led by author Linda Buckmaster, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, located at 131 Egypt Road in Jefferson, on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class will be ...
  • Skidompha Public Library will hold several book groups via Zoom in the coming weeks. The monthly Virtual Book Discussion Group for Adults will resume on Monday, September 13, at 10 a.m. and continue to meet every second ...
  • Book Review: How Does the Second Amendment Affect the Rights of Black People?
    In the opening pages of her compelling social history, “The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America,” Carol Anderson writes that her book is neither pro-gun nor anti-gun. “Guns are not the key variable here,” she explains....
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