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Literary events for May 9, 2011

CAMDEN — Tick Talk with Dr. Bea Szantyr, part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Camden Public Library. 236-3440.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Poetry Downeast to meet 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Clark Room of the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Guest poet will be Weslea Sidon, poet, essayist and musician. Also the third poem in the Sisyphus’ brushes with death series by Arnold Greenberg. Participants encouraged to bring something to read. Potluck refreshments. Anyone interested in nominating someone or being a guest poet for June should email, bowenswersey@gmail.com.

HAMPDEN — Maine writer Ardeana Hamlin of Hampden will read from and sign copies of her new novel, “Abbott’s Reach,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Edythe Dyer Library, 269 Main Road North. The book is a sequel to “Pink Chimneys.” Hamlin is an editor at Bangor Daily News and author of  “A Dream of Paris.” For more about the event, contact the library at 862-3550.

BAR HARBOR — Ted Ames of Penobscot East Resource Center to speak on “Perspectives on the Population Structures of the Cod Family and 1920s Alewives” as part of College of the Atlantic’s Marine Policy Speaker Series, starting at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden St. CHRISP@coa.edu or 288-5015 or 801-5715. Free.

CALAIS — Jane Austen Book Group on Austen’s short novel “Sanditon” originally titled “The Brothers” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St. For book group schedules and other program information, call 454-1110.

AUGUSTA — The Friends of the Maine State Museum concludes its annual lecture series beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, with a special inauguration of a new book, “Folk Art Murals of the Rufus Porter School: New England Landscapes 1825-1845,” featuring a talk by the book’s co-authors, Jane E. Radcliffe of Hallowell and Linda Carter Lefko of Penn Yan, N.Y. The authors will sign copies afterward. The presentation is free of charge. For information call 287-2301 or visit www.mainestatemuseum.org.

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