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: The Man With No Face

January 23, 2020

The Man With No Face is a standalone mystery/espionage novel by the well-known Scottish author Peter May. It was first published in 1981 under the title Hidden Faces. As the novel opens, Neil Bannerman, a journalist with Scotland’s Daily Standard, is exiled to Brussels by his angry editor. His assignment is to cover the political havoc […]

Book Review: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

January 17, 2020

This non-fiction account on “the troubles” in Northern Ireland was on many top ten lists for 2019. Since my knowledge on this subject might not even fill a thimble, and I like “true crime” as a genre, I decided this was a great New Year’s project for me. Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer […]

Book Review: Children of Virtue and Vengeance

January 10, 2020

You would think that Tomi Adeyemi would take her foot of the gas a little in Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the second volume of the Legacy of Orisha series, given that the action continued at breakneck speed the entire first book – but you’d be wrong.  In the first book of the best-selling young […]

16th Town History Series Opens January 18!

December 18, 2019

The Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room announces its sixteenth annual Town History Series, jointly sponsored by the Patten Free Library and the Bath Historical Society.  On five Saturday mornings in January and February, from 10:30-11:30 A.M., people from the five towns that support the Library will present aspects of their towns’ histories in the Community […]

Book Review: Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All

December 11, 2019

This book is the result of a collaboration by seven young adult authors, all women; their work provides a very readable history of Tudor England from the perspectives of Henry VIII’s six wives. Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine Parr all come to life on the pages […]

Book Review: Anya’s Ghost

December 6, 2019

“I’m enough like you to know how you feel. Wanting how others look, what they have, who they have! Everyone’s life seems so much easier …” This earnest quote from Anya does a great job of summing up the tone of this graphic novel by Vera Brosgol. Anya’s Ghost is a must read for teens […]

Book Review: The Fountains of Silence

November 14, 2019

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (2019) Madrid, Spain. 1957. Francisco Franco has been in power for 18 years. The country is still burdened by the losses of the Spanish Civil War and is shrouded in the secrets necessary under Franco’s oppressive regime. Ana, an orphaned child of dissidents, is lucky to have a […]