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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Three new memoirs by people who grew up in the 1980s argue that movies were their saving grace. Those bigger-than-life projections offered a lifeline to worlds of wonder, but not just any kind of movie mattered: Only the teen movies . . .
  • Local Illustrator at Launch Party  for Children’s Book at Brooks Co-op on March 31 —
    Marsh River Cooper- ative, 5 Veterans Highway in Brooks, will welcome Kim Jacobs from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 31, for a launch party for her book “for children of all ages,” “Princess Sophie and the Six Swans: A Tale from the . . .
  • Waldoboro Public Library will grant amnesty for all overdue materials returned on Friday, March 31, which will be the 10th anniversary of the “new” library. There will be light refreshments available and an ongoing slideshow . . .
  • Central Lincoln County Adult Education is offering “Secrets of Successful Independent Publishing,” a workshop at Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta on Thursday, April 13, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop . . .
  • Rockland Public Library and Poetry Month Rockland have opened “Away from Home,” this year’s Poetry Month contest. Entrants are invited to write about “being away,” with a poem about, for instance, “someone from away . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • The Hope Library Board is seeking a part-time consultant to help set up and coordinate a fuller schedule of events at the library. The consultant would contribute several hours a month, at a stipend of $15/hour, to plan . . .
  • The Gary Lawless Book List — The Immigrant Voice: Maine Fiction, History, Memoir and Poetry
    Maine poet Gary Lawless, who owns Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick with Beth Leonard and helps others find their creative voice, suggests how Mainers can learn about the state’s newest residents through volunteering to help . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • The Children’s Theater Program (CTP) on Islesboro will hold its third annual Playwrights’ Competition, as well as its Playwrights-in-Residence program, in 2017. The Children’s Theater Program produces three summer shows of original . . .
  • Thomaston Public Library has received two grants that will support programs at the library, at 60 Main Street in the Academy Building. The Maine Public Library Fund awarded Thomaston Library $1,000 for a series of six family . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • Woodard Takes a Hard Look at Who We Are as a Nation, Individually
    Five years ago, Colin Woodard caused a stir with his book “American Nations,” a fascinating, if quirky, account of the different regional cultures that have shaped the course of North America. . . .
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