Adult Library Programs

Tuesday July 18th, 6:30

Join the authors of MAINE ON GLASS The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography, W. H. Bunting, Kevin Johnson, and Earle G. Shettleworth. Jr. for an illustrated talk about this photographic journey into the twentieth century.

Nineteenth-century Maine—famed for its lumbering, shipbuilding,and seafaring—has attracted copious attention from historians, but early twentieth-century Maine has not. Maine on Glass corrects that oversight, taking us from top to bottom of a big state in bustling times. Hitting the back roads in antique automobiles,slipping in and out of the decades between 1909 and the early 1950s, we visit boomtowns and migrant labor camps, people at work and play, farms and factories, lobster smacks and loggers,hotels and boarding houses, resorts and hunting lodges, board-and batten one-roomers and opulent homes, quarries and river ferries, summer camps and village schools, airplanes and schooners, brass bands and ship launchings. There was a lot going on in Maine in the early twentieth century.


Tuesday July 25th, 6:30

Author Talk with Barbara Kent Lawrence

Join Barbara Kent Lawrence for a talk about her new book, The Other Island: Ben’s Story, the sequel to Islands of Time.
In Islands of Time, Becky Granger, daughter of a prominent New York family visiting Maine for the summer, told her story about falling in love with Ben Bunker, islander from a family of Maine fishermen. Now, in the sequel, Ben tells his own side of the story. Ben’s account deepens our understanding of the characters and events in Islands of Time, but stands as a compelling story on its own. Ben, now a fisherman and a marine biologist, also shares his experience and perspective on the changing fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, and the ways in which the changes affect his family and community, and well as all of us who share this planet and its oceans.


Tuesday August 1st, 6:30

Author Richard Rubin presents his new book:

Back Over There: one American time-traveler, 100 years since the Great War, 500 miles of battle-scarred French countryside, and too many trenches, shells,
legends and ghosts to count.

In his previous book, The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin introduced readers to a forgotten generation of Americans: the men and women who fought and won the First World War. Back Over There is a look at the war itself, its lasting legacy in France, and Rubin’s own experiences as an American retracing the steps of American soldiers.

All are welcome to join Richard Rubin for this illustrated talk about America’s involvement in World War I.

Books will be available to purchase for signing at the program.
This author talk has been made possible with support from The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, The American Legion Post #43, Left Bank Books and the Belfast Free Library.







Ongoing DIY Programs :

The Belfast Free Sketchers 

Tuesday July 18th , 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:

Wednesday July 5th & Tuesday July 18th , 2-4pm
Tuesday August 1st & Tuesday August 15th, 2-4pm








Wednesdays July 12th and 26th, 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 and other websites to help find patterns and organize your work. Registration is not required. For more information please call 338-3884 ext.10