WHAT: “Maine’s Favorite Birds” authors, Jeff & Allison Wells, will give a talk/presentation.
WHEN: Friday at noon
WHERE: Literary Luncheon, Boothbay Memorial Library
For more information: Call 633-3112

WHAT: Dean Bennett, author of “Nature & Renewal”
WHEN: Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Winter Reads series, Hyde School mansion in Bath
For more information: Call 442-8400

Bailey Library IN WINTHROP to host Maureen Stanton

The Bailey Public Library will host Maureen Stanton at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday March 12 in the Reading Room as part of the Lakes Region Forum.

Stanton’s new book “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider’s Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques and Collecting” is the winner of the 2012 Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction. She gives an insider’s look at a subculture with arcane traditions and drama, an account of a man making his way in a cutthroat field and a treasure trove of tips for those who seek out old things themselves, as stated in a news release.

“Killer Stuff and Tons of Money,” which has been described as “utterly engaging” by The Washington Post, was listed as a favorite book of the year by the Chicago Sun-Times. The talk will be followed by a book signing, with books available for sale from Apple Valley Books.


Author Dorothy Freeman will give a slide show and book talk 10 a.m. on March 16 at Lithgow Public Library. Co-written by Freeman, William Cullina and Barbara Hill Freeman, “Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: A People’s Garden” was recently published by Down East Books. The program is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Reading Room. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Freeman is director of philanthropy at the Coastal Maine Gardens in Boothbay.

Lithgow Library is located at 45 Winthrop St. in Augusta. For more information, call the library at 626-2415 or visit the website at

3 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at the Willliams House, 14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne
   The Cary Memorial Library will present a program by local author Betsy Connor Bowen at the Williams House, across from the library. Betsy has just edited and published “Back From Tobruk,”  her father’s WWII memoir. 
   In 1941, Croswell Bowen, journalist and photographer, joined AFS volunteer ambulance drivers and served alongside the British Eighth Army in Africa and the Middle East, according to a news release. Betsy will talk about her father, the book and will share WWII photographs, including some of her father’s work.
   Creamed chipped beef, tinned biscuits and tea will be served. For more information, call the Wayne library at 685-3612.

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