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“Birds of Maine” is the first comprehensive guide of Maine’s rich birdlife published in almost seven decades. The book features detailed accounts of all 464 bird species that have been recorded throughout the state. Join the book’s co-editors Barbara Vickery and Scott Weidensaul as they talk about the “Birds of Maine” during a virtual book talk on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. on Zoom with the Jesup Memorial Library. “Birds of Maine” started to take shape 17 years ago…Find out more »
In Maine author Susan Conley’s new book “Landslide,” a mother cares for her two teenage sons after a fishing accident leaves her husband hospitalized across the border in Canada. The book, which is set in the fictional town of Sewall, based on Phippsburg, Maine, focuses on a fishing family caught between tradition and change. Join Conley for a virtual author talk on Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. with the Jesup Memorial Library. In “Landslide” Jill is left to look…Find out more »
BAR HARBOR -- Join Libby Bischof, a virtual historian, to learn more about Maine’s history through photos, postcards, maps and more during a virtual talk on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. with the Jesup Memorial Library on Zoom. As we continue to mark Maine's statehood bicentennial (+1), 2021 provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon Maine's well-known history, as well as aspects of Maine's past that have been glossed over or ignored. During this talk, Bischof will highlight…Find out more »
BAR HARBOR -- Join author and Maine apple expert John Bunker for a virtual talk about his book “Apples and the Art of Detection: Tracking Down, Identifying and Preserving Rare Apples” on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. with the Jesup Memorial Library on Zoom. Learn more about Bunker’s ongoing search for apples in Maine and share your own apple stories. The “art of detection” is what Sherlock Holmes called his profession. In his book, Bunker channels his inner Sherlock…Find out more »
Join author and photographer Ali Farrell as she shares the stories of the female commercial fisherman who she profiled in her book “Pretty Rugged: True Stories from Women of the Sea” during a virtual talk with the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. She will be joined by fisherman Holly Masterson who will answer your questions about being a commercial fisherman in Maine. “Pretty Rugged” dives into the gritty lives of females in the…Find out more »
Join field biologist, ornithologist and writer Rich MacDonald as he talks about his book “Little Big Year: Chasing Acadia’s Birds” on Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. on Zoom with the Jesup Memorial Library. During 2018, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the migratory Bird Treaty Act, MacDonald undertook a year-long adventure to see and hear all the birds of Hancock County which became his “Little Big Year.” This is his story of that year. As…Find out more »