July 15, 2024

A Nod to the New

New fiction books for adults include two titles in the Read with Jenna club: The Measure by Nikki Erlick and The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford. Another new book written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks, Horse, was inspired by the true story of Lexington, a record-breaking thoroughbred horse born in 1850. These and other new books are on display on the New Fiction shelves, to the right as you enter the library’s front door.

October 2022 Book Discussion

Is the book The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde on your “someday” book list? The story has a portrait and something is odd about it, right? Take the time to shorten your someday reading list. Ten copies are available at the library for ten readers who would like to read the book and meet to discuss it on Tuesday, October 11th, at 6:30pm. Call the library to reserve your copy, 207-737-2770.

Bendable Maine

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Tom Roth, author visit

Tom Roth, 25-year columnist for The Maine Sportsman, New England’s largest outdoor publication, will be at the Umberhine Public Library on Tuesday, September 20th, at 6:30 PM to discuss his book A Sporting Year in Maine. In his book, Tom walks the reader through each month of the year, discussing what the state of Maine has to offer during each period. Practical how-to advice sprinkled with humorous anecdotes will keep both the novice sportsman and the professional entertained. Tom will share stories from his book for about half an hour, then spend about 15 minutes answering audience questions. There will be copies of the book available for purchase at the end of the discussion.