WINTHROP — The Bailey Public Library will present Let’s Talk About It, a five-part series focusing on famous Civil War biographies. The events will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from February to June at the library, 39 Bowdoin St.

The first meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27, and will focus on “My Bondage and My Freedom” by Frederick Douglass.

Each discussion will be hosted by Sarah Firth, who has been facilitating conversations professionally for 25 years.

The series is offered through the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with the Maine State Library. The goal of the series is to provide an in-depth, personal view of life during the Civil War era.

“My Bondage and My Freedom” is Frederick Douglass’s second autobiography and a literary classic of the American Renaissance. In it, the famous escaped slave and abolitionist leader gives an account of his emergence into a life of freedom. Copies of the books for each event will be available at the library.

Firth has worked as an internal consultant at MaineGeneral Health and for a variety of small nonprofits through her consulting firm. She grew up in a small town in Connecticut and went to Connecticut College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Firth moved to Maine in 1982 and lives in Vienna. She is employed by the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She is the president of Maranacook High School’s Booster Club, and a member of the Mill Stream Grange, and Union Hall Association in Vienna.

For more information, call the library at 377-8673 or visit

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