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Sunday, September 27, 2020
  • Rockport Public Library to Close Temporarily in Transition —
    The Rockport Public Library will close to the public on October 5 to begin the move into a new building. The projected reopening will be at the end of October or early November. Due dates will be extended until the reopening....
  • ‘Be Strong, Be Wise’ Safety Education
    Camden Public Library will host an online presenta- tion by author Amy Carpenter about her Be Strong, Be Wise safety education program on Tuesday, September 29, at 6 p.m. Email jpierce@ librarycamden.org to request a ...
  • Owls Head Village Library is now open on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library has seen a four-fold increase in use since reopening on July 18. Michael Mullins has donated a 23-volume ...
  • Rockland Celebrates Library Sign-Up Month
    September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Rockland Public Library encourages local residents to sign up for a library card; through September 30, new cardholders and those who haven’t used their card in five or more years will ...
  • Book Review: In a You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up age, Hiaasen Can
    Nearly all of the dozens of Carl Hiaasen’s hugely popular satirical novels, young people’s stories, nonfiction books and column collections — mainly about political corruption and environmental despoliation in the state of Florida ...
  • Book Review: A Ruminative Look at Links in Science and Spirituality
    “I would always have something to prove,” the narrator of Yaa Gyasi’s new novel says. “Nothing but blazing brilliance would be enough to prove it.” In such passages of mingled frustration and determination, one senses an element of ...
  • Book Review: The Legend of King Arthur, Reimagined
    There are no parfit gentil knights in Lavie Tidhar’s Arthurian epic fantasy “By Force Alone.” It is a vicious, beautiful, profane and wickedly funny reimagining of the rise and fall of King Arthur without the chivalry, divine right ... 
  • Outdoor Book Sale at Rockland Library
    The Friends of Rockland Public Library will host its annual book sale outdoors on the Union Street side of the Rockland Public Library on Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Members of ...
  • Jefferson writer Kay Tobler Liss, a longtime newspaper and magazine writer and editor for publications in New York and Maine, recently released her first novel, “The Last Resort,” published by Plain View Press on July 31....
  • Hope Library is now open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Curbside services on those days continues. Family groups should be limited to no more than two people and visits will be limited to no more than 30 minutes.... 
  • Skidompha Library in Damariscotta is now open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is open for curbside pickup on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday ...
  • Book Review: Three New Audiobooks to Make a Drive Fly By
    Natasha Trethewey was born in Mississippi in 1966 to an African American mother and white father whose marriage was illegal under Mississippi miscegenation laws. Her parents divorced when she was 6, and she and her mother ...
  • Book Review: The Charismatic, Amoral, Institution-Destroying Frebrands Strongmen of U.S. History
    In the 1990s, when liberal demo- cracy seemed to have triumphed over its Cold War rivals, Americans and West Europeans sought to understand the pathologies of the ethno-nationalists, neo-Nazis, demagogues and authoritarian ...
  • Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor, while not yet open, is still offering a number of services, including curbside pickup. Staff have been working with town groups and the school to implement and supplement remote learning ... 
  • Summer Book Sale in the Rotunda at Camden Public Library —
    Camden Public Library is holding an ongoing, indoor book sale Monday through Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. Books, audiobooks and ephemera for children and adults will be replenished frequently. Books for children and young ...
  • The Rockport Library Foundation recently launched its campaign to raise $225,000 to cover the cost of furniture and fixtures for the new library. With construction on schedule, the new building is expected to open on October 1....
  • The Cushing Public Library, 39 Cross Road, has begun to open in planned stages. Materials are now available for curbside pickup Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Library users are asked to choose materials ...
  • Village Bookshop in Waldoboro Reopens
    The Village Bookshop, located at 25 Friendship Street in Waldoboro, will open for curbside pickup on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m., beginning on Monday, June 29. The shop features used books at low prices ...
  • Palermo Library Offers Curbside Pickup
    Palermo Community Library will offer curbside pickup beginning Saturday, June 20. To protect the safety of staff and patrons, the library will follow the guidelines of the Maine State Library and Maine CDC. Staff will wear masks ...
  • Camden Public Library Will Open to the Public June 8 —
    Beginning on Monday, June 8, Camden Public Library will reopen to the public with limited hours. The first floor will be open to as many as five visitors at one time, Monday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Entry will be via ...
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