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Things to do, Aug. 8, 2011: Literature

Posted Aug. 07, 2011, at 3:08 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Meet Spencer Seidel, author of “Dead of Wynter,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For information, call 947-8336 or visit bpl.lib.me.us.

BANGOR, Maine — Meet Emily Bracale, author of “ In The Lyme-Light: Portraits of Illness and Healing,” 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. For information, call 947-8336 or visit bpl.lib.me.us.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Author David Hirzel presents “Tom Crean: Sailor on Ice,” 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Sherman’s Books, 56 Main St.

CALAIS, Maine — 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, Maine — Architectural historian Christopher Glass will present an illustrated talk on “From Stone to Iron: The Architecture of Nineteenth Century Paris,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. For information, call 236-3440 or visit librarycamden.org.

CAMDEN, Maine — Author David McCullough will discuss his new book, “The Greater Journey — Americans in Paris,” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, Camden Opera House hosted by Camden Public Library. Ticket and event information available at librarycamden.org or by calling 236-3440.

CAMDEN, Maine — Sixth annual Children’s Book-Fair-by-the-Sea at the Camden Public Library, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. co-hosted by the Owl & Turtle Bookshop. Event will include readings and presentations in the library rotunda every 20 minutes throughout the program, featuring Jennifer Berne, Jeannie Brett, Toni Buzzeo, Steve Costanza, Cynthia Lord, Peter and Connie Roop, Melissa Sweet and Chris Van Dusen. For information, call 236-3440 or visit librarycamden.org.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Book sale hosted by the Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Ellsworth Public Library, 20 State St. Most books and other materials $1 or less. All money raised supports programming at the library. For information, call 667-6363.

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — Talk by Adam Hochschild, author of “To End All Wars,” 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Machiah Center, 288 Tobey Road.

NEWPORT, Maine — “One World, Many Stories” exhibit featuring the stories and mementos of people of Newport, including Donn Fendler of “Lost on a Mountain in Maine,” through Friday, Aug. 26, at Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St. For information, call 368-2193 or visit newportculturalcenter.org.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Book launch and signing for “Sammy in the Sky” by Barbara Walsh and illustrated by artist Jamie Wyeth, 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Farnsworth Art Museum. The event, which is free and open to all, will take place in the museum’s Victorian garden, on Elm Street between Main and Union streets. The book signing will be limited to only “Sammy in the Sky” for autograph by Walsh and Wyeth. Other merchandise will not be signed by the artist. The book will be available for purchase at the Museum Store, on the corner of Elm and Main streets. For information, call 596-5789.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Presentation by K. Stephens, author of “Between Fact and Fiction: The Subculture of Maine Lobstermen,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. For information, call 594-0310.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Victoria Wyeth illustrated talk “Andrew Wyeth: Friends and Family — Portraits over the Years,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Oceanside High School auditorium, formerly Rockland District High School, 400 Broadway. Tickets are $25 for the general public, $22 for members of the Friends of the Rockland Library, and $22 for students. Tickets are available at the Rockland Public Library, the Reading Corner and the Grasshopper Shop as well as in Camden at Sherman’s Books. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Rockland Public Library. For information, call the library at 594-0310.

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