Tuesday August 15th, 6:30
Author Talk: Jennifer Wixson on The Sovereign Series
Join author Jennifer Wixson for a Sneak Preview of Maggie’s Dilemma (Book 5 in The Sovereign Series).
Two years after the death of her husband, Maggie the minister in the little town of Sovereign, Maine is swept off her feet by nationally-known environmental activist David Faulkner, the uncle of a young friend, who has come to teach at Unity College. Maggie's world seems whole again, and almost perfect, that is, until Duncan Faulkner, the young friend's father and David's brother, shows up in Sovereign. An Episcopal priest, Duncan has much more in common with Maggie and she soon discovers she might have become engaged to the wrong man! Funny, poignant, and soul-searching, Maggie's Dilemma reveals that love -- and life -- sometimes don't get any easier in your seventh decade!
Maine farmer, author and itinerant Quaker minister, Jennifer Wixson is the creator of The Sovereign Series a collection of novels set in the mythical small town of Sovereign, Maine that highlight a rural, agricultural-based lifestyle. Sovereign (pop. 1,048) is noted for quirky and good-hearted characters who weave through the books like good friends dropping in for a cup of tea.
Tuesday August 23rd, 6:30
Author Deborah Joy Corey will be reading and discussing her new memoir, Settling Twice: Lessons From Then and Now
In a revelation of memory and unflinching insight, prompted by the death of her parents, author Deborah Joy Corey probes the complex bonds between family, lovers, and neighbors that shaped her sense of identity: then, as a girl growing up in rural New Brunswick, and now as a wife and mother living on the coast of Maine. With astonishing skill and delicacy, she weaves a story of faith and transcendence, of loyalty and regret, and shows us how––despite the passage of time and a world fraught with disillusion––wonder prevails and love sustains.
Deborah Joy Corey was raised in rural Canada by parents who instilled in her a great love of storytelling. She is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Losing
Eddie and The Skating Pond. She now lives and writes in Maine.
Books will be available to purchase at the program.
Tuesday August 29th, 6:30
Good Humor with a Camera!
Presented by photography teacher, Jim Kosinski
Tuesday September 12th, 6:30
Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms
With Maine mycologist and author Greg Marley
Wild mushrooms along the coast of Maine reach their peak abundance and diversity in late summer and autumn. A walk in the woods and fields will reveal a bewildering and beautiful array of colorful mushrooms in many shapes and sizes. For someone wanting to learn if any are edible and which are poisonous, it can be intimidating. Join Maine mushroom expert and author Greg Marley on a tour of some of the common edible and medicinal mushrooms and their toxic look-alikes. Attendees are welcome to bring in a few fresh mushrooms to identify and add to the collection.
Ongoing DIY Programs :
The Belfast Free Sketchers
Tuesday August 1st , 2-4pm, in the Abbott Room.
Sketch, paint with watercolors, write & have fun with fellow sketchers & journalers.
At each session sketchbook journaling artist and facilitator Rita Swidrowski brings in books, resources and ideas on a mini theme . Free & open to the public & open to all levels of experience.
On Wednesday, July 5 participants will be showing and talking about materials. Bring some of your favorites, or just come to learn from others!
For more information call the library at 338-3884 ext. 10
**Beginning in July the Belfast Free Sketchers will return to meeting twice a month:
Tuesday August 1st & Tuesday August 15th, 2-4pm
Wednesdays August 9th and 23rd, 4-5:30
Knitters of all experience levels are welcome to join us the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month , from 4-5:30 pm in the Abbott Room. This drop-in event is a chance for knitters- and crocheters too- of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects. Library staff will have computers available to demonstrate how to use Ravelry.com and other websites to help find patterns and organize your work. Registration is not required. For more information please call 338-3884 ext.10