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Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • ‘Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick’ Book Talk —
    Richard King will talk about his new book, “Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick,” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 13, at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, Rockland....
  • Liberty Library, 59 Main Street, is offering several events in December. Peter Beckford will recite selections from the poetry of Holman Day, which provides a window into 19th-century Maine, on Thursday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m....
  • Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop, 17 Backstreet Landing, Damariscotta, is a major source of funds for Skidompha Public Library. For the holidays, the shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays through December 29.

  • Former Island Doctor Will Speak in Rockland
    Dr. Chuck Radis will present an illustrated talk about his forth- coming book, “Go By Boat,” at Rockland Public Library on Thursday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m. After completing an internal medicine residency, Radis moved with his family to ...
  • Holiday Book Signing at Lincolnville Community Library —
    Lincolnville Community Library will host a book signing and opportunity to meet award-winning writer and radio host Caer Hallundbaek on Saturday, December 7, from noon to 2 p.m. Hallundbaek will sign copies of the new edition ...
  • Greenhorns, a grassroots collaborative based in Pembroke whose mission is to promote, support and recruit young farmers in America, is soliciting submissions for the fifth edition of “The New Farmer’s Almanac,” to be published in 2021....
  • 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.
  • The editors of “Spire: The Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability” are seeking submissions from a diverse range of people throughout Maine and the Northeast for the fourth issue of the online journal, planned for release ...
  • Maine Community Foundation’s Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust is accepting applications for grants to support programs at libraries in Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Washington ...
  • Camden National Bank recently announced a gift to Rockport’s new library building campaign and presented the Rockport Library Foundation with a $25,000 donation. The Rockport Library Foundation has now surpassed $1.6 million ...
  • 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) ..
  • Rockland Historical Society recently digitized and uploaded issues of the Rockland Gazette and Courier-Gazette covering a period from 1861 to 1900. The society has captured high-resolution images from reels of microfilm used to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Belfast Free Library has chosen a description by journalist Caitlin Moran to herald its annual appeal: “A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival.” The library depends upon support ...
  • Horror’s Joys at Camden Library —
    Writer Paul Gregory Smith will lead a discussion about how and why horror literature thrills, provokes and entertains at Camden Public Library on Thursday, October 31, at 7 p.m. Using short readings from the works of Edgar ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fiction Workshop with Author Judson Merrill at Belfast Library
    Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance will offer “Secrets of Perspective,” a fiction workshop led by author Judson Merrill, on Saturday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Belfast Free Library. Registration closes November 7. The cost ...
  • 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 ...
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