BANGOR, Maine — The authors of this year’s Penobscot Reads book, “Finding Amy,” will speak at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, in the Lecture Hall at Bangor Public Library.
Kate Flora and Portland interim Police Chief Joseph Loughlin wrote the chronicle of a real Maine murder from 2001 and the people who solved the crime. The book will be available for purchase and signing.
Readers from area libraries are coming together to discuss “Finding Amy” and attending related programs at the Bangor Public Library throughout January.
Presenters have included forensic scientists and members of Maine’s search and rescue and law enforcement communities.
Also on the schedule:
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. Mystery writer Kate Flora and Portland Interim Police Chief Joseph Loughlin, co-authors of “Finding Amy,” will discuss the writing of this book and will answer questions.
• 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20. Cornel Plebani of the Husson University Criminal Justice Department will lead a book discussion for teens.
ä 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. Fernand LaRochelle, prosecutor of the Amy St. Laurent murder case, will discuss the modern trial system.
• 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. Dr. Edward David, medical examiner and co-author of a cadaver dog-training manual, will speak about how these amazing animals have cracked many cases.
• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27. Sgt. Catherine Rumsey of the Bangor Police Department will talk about self-defense for women ages 13 and up.
• 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Jennifer Fisk of Maine’s Search and Rescue Dogs will introduce some of Maine’s canine heroes.
Copies of “Finding Amy” are available for borrowing at participating libraries in Bangor, Old Town, Orono and Hampden. Books also are available for purchase in bookstores.
Be sure to pick up your calendars and programs and visit the displays on Penobscot Reads events in the Bangor Public Library lobby. Read the book and share the experience.