News & Updates

“Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe in Concert

April 30, 2019

‘Ragtime’ Jack has been performing for more than 30 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime & stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter, as well as songs from the “Great American songbook.” He also accompanies himself on the guitar and fiddle. Jack was inducted into the Old-Time Music Association Hall of […]

Library Laser Tag!

December 12, 2016

On Saturday, January 25, the Teen Library Council is sponsoring a night of library laser tag.  This is your chance to shake off the post holiday blues!   Up to 20 people can play during each 20-minute slot, between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.  The cost is $6 per person, or $10 for two people. The event […]

Book Review: “All Girls” by Emily Layden

May 7, 2021

When I started reading this fictional tale about a prestigious all-girls boarding school in Connecticut, I was quickly transported back to the discomforts and insecurities of my own high school experience.  In retrospect, I guess the immediate angst I felt was indicative of how skillfully the author, Emily Layden, evokes the memory of what it’s […]

Book Review: “Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains” by Kerri Arsenault

April 30, 2021

Growing up, Kerri Arsenault witnessed relatives, friends, and neighbors in her small hometown succumb to cancer and other debilitating, often fatal diseases. It wasn’t until she grew up and moved away that she realized these illnesses were the direct and indirect result of the chemicals released from the paper mill where a majority of people […]

Book Review: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune

April 23, 2021

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune is simply the best book I’ve ever read!  By the time I was 1/4 of the way into the library copy of it, I ordered my own copy from The Mockingbird Bookshop, because I knew it was going to be my new favorite book, and I would want to […]

Tour #3 of Opening Doors in Historic Bath

April 20, 2021

Irene Drago, local author and a trustee of Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., asked us to share this message about the third and final virtual tour offered by SPI this spring. Dear Supporters of SPI, Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. is delighted to offer Tour #3 of Opening Doors in Historic Bath for a $10 donation. We’re able to extend […]

Book Review: “Thirsty Mermaids” by Kat Leyh

April 16, 2021

Thirsty Mermaids is an adult graphic novel that took me by surprise. When I put this book on hold I was expecting it to be full of cutesy mermaids and silly summer adventures. What I got was much more refreshing. The merpeople in this book come in all shapes and sizes and their motivation to […]

Book Review: “The Tender Bar” by J.R. Moehringer

April 9, 2021

This critically acclaimed memoir has been on my “to read” pile for years.  The recent news that George Clooney is directing an Oscar-bait adaptation starring Ben Affleck made me finally crack it open.  I devoured it, and I’m truly sad that I didn’t get to it earlier. At its core, this is a story about […]

Book Review: “Witch Hat Atelier” by Kamome Shirahama

April 2, 2021

Witch Hat Atelier is an eight-volume Japanese manga series about Coco, a young tailor’s daughter who dreams of being a witch. In this series, magic is kept a well-guarded secret that only a select few are allowed to practice. Coco’s dreams become a reality, however, when a master witch comes to town and Coco finds […]

Book Review: “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain” by George Saunders

March 26, 2021

George Saunders has been teaching a graduate level course about short stories in Russian literature at Syracuse for twenty years and his new book encapsulates this course. He includes seven stories by four writers (Chekov, Tolstoy, Turgenev, and Gogol) and then goes into a discussion and afterthought to help us process them and become better […]