BELFAST — Author and speaker Jay Walljasper and members of “On the Commons” on “The Common Rising: Reclaiming the Commons and Our Communities,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. For information, contact Kate Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 338-2532.
CAMDEN — Capt. Ray Williamson of Camden on history of Maine windjammer cruises, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, Camden Public Library.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Poet Tom Lyford will hold a poetry open mike night in recognition of National Poetry Month, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft. Admission and food free.
ELLSWORTH — The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library’s Spring Cleaning Book Sale, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 28; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday April 29; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, library’s Riverview Room, 20 State St. Funds raised support multiple library programs which are available to everyone free of charge. For more information call the library at: 667-6363.
LUBEC — Poetry readings from Poetry magazine and “Off the Coast” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, Quoddy Head Station. Refreshments will be served. Donations accepted to help defray expenses. The reading is limited to 15; call 454-8026 or email email@example.com to reserve a seat and for information.
MACHIAS — Interactive presentation by Tim Caverly, University of Maine at Machias graduate and children’s book author, “A Literal Celebration of the Maine Experience” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at UMM, Portside Room of Kimball Hall.
PORTLAND — Discussion and book signing with Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of the new novel “One Was A Soldier,” 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, USM Bookstore. Free and open to the public. Copies of book will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Barbara Kelly at 780-4072 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.