BAR HARBOR — Jeannie Brett, illustrator of the new children’s book “My Cat, Coon Cat,” will read from and sign copies of the book 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Sherman’s Books and Stationery, 56 Main St. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Stone Soup, 113 Main St. For information about the Sherman’s event call 288-3161; for the Stone Soup event call 288-5219.
BAR HARBOR — Dr. Douglas Tallamy, chairman of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, will share his knowledge of insects as part of the College of Atlantic’s summer Coffee and Conversation Series, 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Deering Common Community Center. At 7 p.m., Tallamy will discuss the ecological roles of the native plants in our landscapes and gardens. Copies of his a book “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants“ will be available for purchase after the lecture. For information, call 288-5015 or visit coa.edu.
CAMDEN — Author James Nelson will present the story of “With Fire and Sword: The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Beginning of the American Revolution,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. as part of the library’s American Cultural Journey series in 2011. For information, call 236-3440 or visit librarycamden.org.
CAMDEN — “Simply Books” book club meeting, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. For information, call 236-3440 or visit librarycamden.org.
ROCKLAND — Showing of “The Adventures of Captain Dick Spear,” a documentary of the Rockland native, followed by question and answer session, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling 594-0310. Admission, free.