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Things to do, Aug. 29, 2011: Literature

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 — “Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition,” an illustrated talk by Richard Cornelia, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. as part of Camden’s Windjammer Festival. For information, call 236-3440 or visit

CAMDEN — Camden photographer Brian Vanden Brink presents an illustrated talk about his new book, “Porch,” recently published by Down East Books, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. For information, call 236-3440 or visit

ROCKLAND — Lecture by Henry Adams, “Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Seating is limited to 60 people. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 596-0949 or visit

SEARSPORT — Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough will sign copies of his book, “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Left Bank Books, 21 East Main St. For information, call 548-6400 or email

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