CALAIS — The Calais Bookshop’s book group will discuss “The Basque History of the World” by Mark Kurlansky, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St. For information, call 454-1110.
CAMDEN — Noontime Brown Bag Lunch economic series with speaker Julie Franchetti of the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit speaking on “Understanding Your Debt,” Friday, July 22, Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. For information, call 236-3440.
CAMDEN — Author Philip Conkling presents the new edition of “Islands in Time,” with an illustrated talk on the history and natural history of Penobscot Bay, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. For information, call 236-3440.
NORTHEAST HARBOR — Two-time Newbery Honor and Printz Prize-winning author Gary Schmidt will speak about his book “Okay for Now,” with reception and book signing, 4-5 p.m. Sunday, July 24, Northeast Harbor Public Library, 1 Joy Road. For information call 288-2211 or visitislandreadersandwriters.org.
WINTER HARBOR — Reading by author Lynne Plourde, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, Winter Harbor Library, 371 Main St. For information, call 974-9366 or visitwinterharbor.lib.me.us.
YARMOUTH — Ardeana Hamlin will read from and sign copies of her new novel, “Abbott’s Reach,” 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Sherman’s, 56 Main St. For information, call 288-3161.