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Things to do, Aug. 15, 2011: Literature

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

BAR HARBOR — Lecture and book signing with Dr. Louis G. Pack author of “The Arthritis Revolution: Latest Research on Staying Active without Pain Medication or Surgery,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. For information, call 288-4245 or visit jesup.lib.me.us.

BAR HARBOR — Book signing with author Patty Smith, “Haunted Island, Maine,” 2-4 p.m. Aug. 20, Balance Rock Inn, 21 Albert Meadow.

BAR HARBOR — Talk on the modern realism of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth by eminent art historian John Wildmerding, 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, College of the Atlantic’s Gates Community Center. For information, email kchilds@coa.edu, call 801-5625 or 288-5015, or visit www.coa.edu.

CALAIS — “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier is the next book for the Calais Bookshop reading group, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St. New participants welcome. For book group schedules and other program information, call 454-1110.

CAMDEN — 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 Owl & Turtle Bookshop. Event to include readings and presentations in the library rotunda every 20 minutes throughout 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.

CAMDEN — Talk and interpretive readings from “Down East’s most literate farmer,” E.B. White, by David Foster, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. Event is free. For information, call 236-3440 or visit librarycamden.org.

EASTPORT — Annual Architecture Talk with architectural designer, professor and author Kiel Moe, “A Building and a Book,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Tides Institute and Museum of Art, 43 Water St. For information, call 853-4047 or visit tidesinstitute.org.

ELLSWORTH — Afternoon tea, talk and book signing by professor Edward V. Thompson, author of “Printed Maps of Maine,” 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Woodlawn Museum, part of the Ellsworth Antiques Show. For information, call 667-8671 or visit woodlawnmuseum.org.

NEWPORT — “One World, Many Stories” exhibit featuring 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 — 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 — 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 general public, $22 for members of Friends of the Rockland Library, $22 for students. Tickets available at 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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