Articles by Gillian French

 

The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden

By Gillian French on Aug. 20, 2013, at 12:53 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 12:15 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME For more information: Anne Romans; 207-326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us Did Lizzie Borden give her mother forty whacks? On Monday, September 16th, at 12:15 p.m., come to the Library for a detailed discussion of this …

Edible Seaweed with Jessie Muhlin

By Gillian French on Aug. 20, 2013, at 12:49 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 12:15 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME For more information: Anne Romans; 207-326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us On Tuesday, 9/10, at 12:15 p.m., come to the Library to hear Jessie Muhlin, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at Maine Maritime Academy, give a …

Tony Sohns “The Bug Guy” at Witherle Memorial Library

By Gillian French on Aug. 05, 2013, at 4:52 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME For more information: Jessica Rollerson; 207-326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us CASTINE, Maine — Bring the family to see fun science educator Tony Sohns “The Bug Guy” at Witherle Memorial Library on Thursday, 8/15/13 from 10:15 …

Author Appearance: Barbara Damrosch “The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook”

By Gillian French on July 22, 2013, at 1:39 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 5:32 p.m. to 5:32 p.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME For more information: Lynnie Ramsdell; 207-326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us Our annual Maine Writers Series continues with an appearance by author Barbara Damrosch who will discuss her new gardening/cookbook “The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook” …

Author Appearance: Hester Kaplan “The Tell”

By Gillian French on July 22, 2013, at 1:32 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME For more information: Lynnie Ramsdell; 207-326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us Our annual Maine Writers Series continues with an appearance by author Hester Kaplan who will discuss her new novel “The Tell” on Monday, August 19th, …

Author Appearance: Samuel Thomas “The Midwife’s Tale”

By Gillian French on July 22, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME For more information: Lynnie Ramsdell; 207-326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us Our annual Maine Writers Series continues with an appearance by author Samuel Thomas who will discuss his mystery novel “The Midwife’s Tale” on Thursday, August …

Author Appearance: Wesley McNair “Take Heart: Poems from Maine”

By Gillian French on July 22, 2013, at 1:29 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME For more information: Lynnie Ramsdell; 207-326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us Our annual Maine Writers Series continues with an appearance by Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, Tom Moore, Linda Buckmaster, and Pat Ranzoni, all of whom contributed …

Author Appearance: Liza Gardner Walsh “Haunted Fort…”

By Gillian French on July 22, 2013, at 1:27 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME For more information: Lynnie Ramsdell; 207-326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us Our annual Maine Writers Series begins with an appearance by author Liza Gardner Walsh, who will talk about her book “Haunted Fort: The Spooky Side …

Free Kids Art Lab and Show at Withere Library

By Gillian French on July 16, 2013, at 2:43 p.m.
Bring the kids to the Open Art Lab at Witherle Memorial Library Children’s Room on Thurs. 8/8 & Fri. 8/9! From 11:00a.m. until 5:00 p.m., kids can paint, draw, and much more. Then on Sat. 8/10, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., come to the Children’s Room to see an Art Show …

Leaping Literacy Camp at The Adams School in Castine

By Gillian French on July 08, 2013, at 2:19 p.m.
This August, School Union 93 will offer two free one-week literacy camps for kids ages 5-12 (mornings only). Kids will participate in fun games, programs, performances and activities all aimed at having a blast. Then, they’ll learn how to compile their experiences into their very own book to take home. …

Reading: “Castine Weekends with Mary McCarthy” Featuring Eve Stwertka

By Gillian French on July 02, 2013, at 3:42 p.m.
Monday, July 15, 2013 12:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME For more information: Anne Romans; 207-326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us On Monday, 7/15/13 at 12:30 p.m. author Eve Stwertka will present “Castine Weekends with Mary McCarthy” at the Witherle Memorial Library. Stwertka, co-editor of “Twenty …

Storyteller Jackson Gillman

By Gillian French on June 28, 2013, at 2:27 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 10:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME 04421 For more information: Anne Romans; 326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us Bring the family to see storyteller Jackson Gillman on Thursday, 8/8/13 from 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. at Witherle Memorial Library Children’s Room. FMI 326-4375.

Storyteller Jennifer Armstrong

By Gillian French on June 28, 2013, at 2:23 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 10:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Location: Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School Street, Castine, ME 04421 For more information: Anne Romans; 326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us Bring the family to see storyteller Jennifer Armstrong perform at the Witherle Memorial Library Children’s Room in Castine on Tuesday, 8/6/13 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. …

End of Summer Reading Party

By Gillian French on June 25, 2013, at 12:03 p.m.
On Saturday, August 10, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., come celebrate another fantastic summer of reading at the Witherle Memorial Library! We’ll have refreshments and announce our collective reading accomplishments: Who will be this summer’s top reader? Will we beat least year’s record for total hours read? This event is free; for …

Story Time with Jean Miller

By Gillian French on June 25, 2013, at 11:33 a.m.
On Thursday, July 25, from 10:30-11:15 a.m., bring the kids to hear local children’s author Jean Miller read from her new book “Curious Chucky” about a curious woodchuck’s adventures in the Maine outdoors. This event is free, and for more information, call the Library at 326-4375. This post was contributed …

Birds of the Sea and Shore Nature Walk

By Gillian French on June 24, 2013, at 5:56 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 24th, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., naturalist Courtney Peed will lead a nature walk from the Castine Yacht Club down the shore to discover the different types of birds common to the beaches of Maine. Be sure to bring binoculars if you have them. This event is free and …

Letterboxing for Kids

By Gillian French on June 24, 2013, at 5:22 p.m.
On Monday, July 22nd, from 2-3 p.m., Sally Chadbourne will introduce kids to letterboxing. In this two-part series, kids will learn how to find clues online, make individualized stamps for treasure hunter notebooks, and be ready to hit the streets solving clues and collecting boxes right here in Castine, and …

Witherle Woods Nature Walk

By Gillian French on June 24, 2013, at 4:10 p.m.
On Weds., July 17 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. beginning at Fort George State Park in Castine, Naturalist Courtney Peed will guide a walk into Witherle Woods in this second program in Witherle Memorial Library’s nature walk series. Come learn things you never knew about the woods. Bring good shoes and drinking …

Family Campout on the Castine Town Common

By Gillian French on June 24, 2013, at 3:45 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Bring your tent and stay overnight on the Castine Town Common from 5:15 p.m. Friday, July 12, until 9 a.m. Saturday, July 13. Mike Graf will tell adventure stories at 5:30 p.m., followed by s’mores, games, singing, dancing, and more. Swing by the Witherle Memorial Library to …

Adventure Stories with Author Mike Graf

By Gillian French on June 24, 2013, at 3:11 p.m.
Friday, July 12, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Castine Common, School Street, Castine, ME For more information: Jessica Rollerson; 207-326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us On Friday, July 12, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the Castine Common, outdoor adventurer and author Mike Graf will tell tales of his time camping and exploring the …
 
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