“Spoon River Anthology”, Community Read Discussion

Please join Franklin Burroughs on Thursday, March 17 from 1-2:30 P.M. at the Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main Street, Bowdoinham. Franklin will lead a community discussion of the book, “Spoon River Anthology,” by Edgar Lee Masters.  Published 100 years ago, the book vividly describes the inhabitants of a fictional small town in the Midwest through a series of interconnected,… Continue Reading

Community Read: Let’s discuss genetics, research & privacy

Join us on Wednesday, February 25 at 7pm at the library for a book discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.  Cancerous cells taken from Henrietta’s body in 1951 soon before she died became central to biomedical research throughout the world, even though her own family went for decades without knowing… Continue Reading

Fight the Winter Blues with Books and Beer

Fight the Winter Blues with Books and Beer

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Maine was a stronghold for the temperance movement, but the Pine Tree State emerged from Prohibition to create a beer culture that rivals any other in the United States. Early pioneers, like D.L. Geary, established the Northeast’s love affair with English-style ales, and today’s upstarts brew unique and inventive… Continue Reading