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Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Updates from Camden Public Library
    Camden Public Library will remain closed to the public into April, in alignment with the updated mandate issued by Gov. Janet Mills. Library staff are working on projects both at the library and from their homes to help the community ...
  • Along with more than 200 Maine libraries, Skidompha Library in Damariscotta has temporarily closed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Maine State Library, the archives, and the museum are closed until at least April 15....
  • Thomaston Public Library will be closed at least until April 3, and programs are canceled while schools are closed. The library will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so per the guidelines and recommendations of Maine State Library ...
  • Rockland Public Library Updates
    Rockland Public Library is currently closed to the public but many library resources are available online. Two of the best ways to stay engaged are by visiting the library’s website at rocklandmaine.gov and the library’s social media ...
  • The American Library Association has recommended that public libraries close to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, and all local libraries have done so. Several local libraries report that Wi-Fi is still available from their ...
  • Rockland Public Library is accepting entries to its annual poetry contest through Wednesday, April 15. Earth Day is the contest theme. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day. Entries may be made in four categories ...
  • Hope Library, 443 Camden Road, located at the town office building, will offer Saturday hours beginning March 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be no Saturday hours on April 11 (Easter weekend); the library is not open on any ...
  • Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union Street, Searsport will offer several events in the coming weeks. Highlights include ...
  • Carver Memorial Library in Searsport will offer the free community reading and discussion series “Going to Sea: A Variety of Voices,” which is part of the Maine Humanities Council program “Let’s Talk About It.” The first discussion will be ...
  • Book World: In These New Audiobooks, Great Tales are Matched with Great Narrators
    John le Carré, master of espionage and gifted voice actor, gives an outstanding performance narrating his 25th novel, a spy thriller set in England’s torrid summer of 2018. As Brexit and a visit from the American president create havoc ...
  • Book World: The best YA fantasy to read now
    In White’s story of Camelot, Guinevere arrives shaking with nerves that have nothing to do with her impending wedding to a total stranger. Her marriage to King Arthur is only the cover story for her real mission — to stop a magical ...
  • Goose River Press of Waldoboro has released the 17th annual edition of “Goose River Anthology,” featuring work by more than 55 writers from all parts of the country. The collection features poetry, short stories and essays by established and new writers.
  • Book Reviews: Two Accounts of Watergate Remind Readers — No One Knew How It Would End
    In March 1974, as Richard Nixon’s presidency was foundering, he spoke to the National Association of Broadcasters in Houston. The first question after his talk came from Dan Rather of CBS, who introduced himself (perhaps superfluously) ..
  • Book Review: Four New Poetry Collections Bring Pain — and Hope — Into Sharp Relief
    In his memoir “Another Bulls--t Day in Suck City,” Nick Flynn wrote of his troubled family life, focusing on his father, who had robbed a bank, gone to prison and lived much of the rest of his life on the streets of Boston. (The Robert De Niro ...)
  • Book Review: In “The Man Who Saw Everything,” Deborah Levy Questions Our Notions of Reality
    Elliptical, elusive and endlessly stimulating, Deborah Levy’s new novel, her third to be nominated for the Booker Prize, packs an astonishing amount into 200 pages. “The Man Who Saw Everything” is a brilliantly constructed jigsaw puzzle ...
  • Book Review: A "Symphony" of Screams and Whispers
    In “Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks” (Atheneum, ages 10-14), the virtuosic Jason Reynolds — author of such award-winning novels as “Ghost,” “Long Way Down” and “As Brave As You” — makes a “symphony” of the ...
  • Book Review: What the “Resistance Library” Shows Us About America’s Struggles Today
    “Nearly all the theories, abstractions, hierarchies, and isms of contemporary culture tend toward the same end: to saddle people, in all their glorious and individual messiness, with simple, easy-to-read labels. That which is unique is ...
  • Book Review: Surveillance, Hacking, Government Overreach — “Overthrow” Tackles Modern Fears
    “Only connect,” the British novelist E.M. Forster prescribed in 1910. At the time, he wrote those words partly as a straightforward call for more intimate human understanding. But more than a century later, being online can leave us ...
  • Book Review: The 10 Books to Read in September
    Brace yourself, readers, for we are in the fall publishing season, and this year’s releases could keep you busy until next fall. The biggest titles — a new Stephen King, Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” — will be on everyone’s radar....
  • Book Review: “Great Successor” Book Excerpt —  Kim Jong Un's Gilded Boyhood
    Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, was 27 when he inherited power in 2011, taking his place in a Kim dynasty founded by his grandfather. The following account — adapted from “The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny ..."
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