Adult Library Programs

Tuesday June 6th, 6:30


STRESS: The Enemy Within: How to maintain harmony and balance using the techniques of East Asian Medicine

Join Rhonda Feiman, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, to learn how East Asian medicine and Qi-Gong can help us strengthen the immune system, calm the nervous system and support emotional and physical well-being in times of stress and uncertainty.
East Asian medicine is a wonderful form of preventative medicine with the ability to balance the body before serious symptoms manifest themselves, as well as assisting in the management of long term imbalances and any acute issues that may arise. Managing stress is essential, in order to maintain good health.
Rhonda Feiman is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist and educator who has presented numerous classes and workshops throughout Maine on East Asian medicine. She has been in private practice in Belfast, Maine since 1993. For further information, please visit Rhonda’s website

Tuesday June 13th, 6:30

Poetry Reading/ Book Launch with Ellen Sander

“Hawthorne, a House in Bolinas,” a versified chapbook memoir by past Belfast Poet Laureate Ellen Sander, has just been published by Finishing Line Press. The work, 30 some years in the making, is an unfolding narrative poem occupying a chapbook with snapshots. Ellen will read from and discuss the poems in this collection.

“Hawthorne” celebrates a legendary West Marin poetic community of the 1970s, its neighbors and the luminaries who visited. Set in Bolinas, the beach, the eucalyptus and the fog, the poetic portrait captures a legendary epoch in the fabled community


Tuesday June 20th, 6:30

Author Talk with Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn Sarnacki is an outdoor reporter for the Bangor Daily News and author of the new guidebook “Family Friendly Hikes in Maine,” released by Down East Books in June 2017.

In this illustrated talk, Aislinn will describe some of the trails from her new book, especially trails within easy reach of Belfast. She’ll also talk about the essays she wrote for the front of the book, including an essay on “the scariest creature in the Maine woods” and an essay on her own outdoor experiences as a child and how she believes those experiences continue to influence her today. Her presentation will include photos and video clips, a Q&A session, and book signing, during which the guidebook will be available for sale.

Tuesday June 27th, 6:30

Author Talk: Kenneth C. Davis

Don’t Know Much About World War I?
Learn some “Hidden History” from Historian Kenneth C. Davis
New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis will tell us what we need to know but never learned about the hidden history of World War I as we mark the 100th Anniversary of America’s role in  “the War to End All Wars.”
 Kenneth C. Davis is best known as the author of “Don’t Know Much About History,” “America’s Hidden History,”  “In the Shadow of Liberty” and many other books for adults and children. A frequent media guest, he is currently at work on a book about the hidden history of World War I and the Spanish Flu.  More about Davis, his books, audios and school visits can be found at
Kenneth C. Davis will discuss–
•Who started the “Great War” and why
•How many died in the catastrophic fighting
•Why America got involved
•What we learned from the horrific losses
•What pandemic took more lives than the War
Davis will take audience questions and sign books after his talk.


Ongoing DIY Programs :

The Belfast Free Sketchers 

Tuesday June 20th , 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.
Participants bring their own materials & tools. 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 June 14th and 28th, 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