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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Marjorie Peronto and Reeser Manley
Marjorie Peronto and Reeser Manley
Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:05 PM
The Friends of Rockland Public Library will present an illustrated talk by horticulturists Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto based on their book “The Life in Your Garden” on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m., free and open to . . .
  • Thomaston Public Library invites the public to the final meeting in its “Let’s Talk About It” series of discussions of autobiographies, this time of Mary McCarthy’s “Memories of a Catholic Girlhood,” on Tuesday, June 6 . . .
  • Linda Greenlaw at Left Bank Books on June 6 to Launch New Mystery
    All are invited when Linda Greenlaw celebrates the launch of her mystery novel “Shiver Hitch” with a talk and signing at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street in Belfast, on Tuesday, June 6, which is the day of the book’s release . . .
  • Donated Items Needed for Annual Friends of Rockland Library Sale —
    The Friends of Rockland Public Library are gathering books and plants for the annual Friends of Rockland Public Library Book, Plant and Bake Sale, taking place on Saturday, June 10. Donated books and plants as . . .
  • Plant and Book Sale to Benefit Lincolnville Community Library —
    Lincolnville Community Library will hold its Memorial Day Plant and Book Sale on Monday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 208 Main Street in Lincolnville Center. Shoppers will be able to choose from hardy . . .
  • Deadline Is May 31 for Wiscasset Library Memorial Bricks —
    Wiscasset Public Library has a graceful curved walkway that leads patrons from the sidewalk to the patio just outside the Used Book Room on the library’s lower level. Set into the patio and walkway are bricks containing . . .
  • The Friends of Belfast Library invites individuals, families, artists, handcrafters, clubs and organizations to bring a car, van or truck loaded with items to sell to the Friends’ second annual Car Park Tag Sale on Saturday . . .
  • Book World — A Q&A with Richard Russo
    “Trajectory,” the new book by Richard Russo, features four long stories about various professionals in crisis. But in his novels, Russo often depicts blue-collar folks struggling to live in towns like the place . . .
  • Lehane Back in New England with Chilling Love Tale
    Dennis Lehane’s 14th novel takes the author back to his old New England stomping grounds, that fertile place of “Mystic River” and “Shutter Island.” This tale, “Since We Fell,” basing its title on an old torch ballad . . .
  • Rosenthal Presents the Evolution of the American Healthcare System
    Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal was for 22 years a reporter, corre- spondent, and senior writer at The New York Times before becoming editor in chief of Kaiser Health News, an independent journalism newsroom . . .
  • On Sunday, March 5, Waldo County native Alton Lane will share his life story at Left Bank Books in Belfast beginning at 3 p.m. Lane grew up in poverty and suffered violence, abuse and addiction from childhood until his early thirties . . .
  • Book Review: A New and Different Way to See Ourselves
    When we say we’re drawn in or absorbed by a work of art, what exactly do we mean? How does human perception work? It can be argued that art literally grabs us, tugs at us, takes us for a ride. When we stand before a Cezanne . . .
  • Book Review: Your Best Defense Against Fake News
    In an era when fake news is peeling attention away from evidence-based facts, this wittily illustrated book couldn’t have come at a better time. What Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler accomplish is nothing short of brilliant . . .
  • Lucas Graves Addresses the Unflattering Truth in Politics
    Let’s get one thing out of the way: Yes, Donald Trump makes a cameo appear- ance in Lucas Graves’ new book on the importance of fact-checking, and no, it’s not flattering. In this timely book, “Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political ..."
  • Book Review: Tim Wu Enlightens Us To Those Trying to Get Our Attention
    Are we hurtling toward a point of peak adver- tising? Our attention is becoming so completely harvested that there may be little more of ourselves to give. If we reach this saturation point, what happens then? The implications for . . .
  • In His Latest Book, le Carré Gives Us The Best Story of All
    A work by John le Carre is like an intimate conver- sation at a club, say, or a restaurant: anecdotes well told, then brilliantly expanded; “entertaining” is barely a good enough word for it. His memoir, “The Pigeon Tunnel,” is pure le Carre . . .
  • “Routes” is the third book of poetry published by the steadfast group of poets with a connection to Tenants Harbor, Maine. This book marks the 20th year of their annual poetry reading on the peninsula, an August event . . .
  • Signing in Rockland of New Book on History of American Lighthouses —
    Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive in Rockland, will host author Jay Dolin for a signing of “Brilliant Beacons” on Thursday, August 4, from noon to 4 p.m. Dolin’s book, released this April, traces the evolution . . .
  • First published between 1914 and 1927, these tales were popular rivals to Sherlock Holmes’ adventures. The stories are now brilliantly read by Stephen Fry, his voice seasoned, perhaps, by his role . . .
  • A New Understanding of the "Poetic Photographer"
    In the years following World War II when glossy news magazines — Life, Look, TIME — were in ascendancy, Kosti Ruohomaa was the most widely seen Maine artist in America and, it can be argued, internationally. . . .
  • A Full Dose of Richard Russo's Working-Class Humor and Tragedy
    How could 23 years have slipped by since Richard Russo published “Nobody’s Fool”? Was it really in some previous century that we snorted and sniffled over the rambling adventures . . .
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