January 26, 2024
Learn how history, geography and human habit made India so tasty, varied—and peaceful.
January 10, 2024
Learn how one family renovated their house over 20 years to preserve an historic house in Bath while also adopting strategies to make it carbon neutral.
November 8, 2023
Learn about the roots of climate science, how we understand that climate change is happening, and how we understand its causes.
October 18, 2023
Reza Jalali is an author, educator, and immigrant advocate, who served as Executive Director of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center. He is profiled in Making it in America: a Sourcebook on Eminent Ethnic Americans and has been featured in National Public Radio’s acclaimed storytelling program, The Moth Radio.
October 11, 2023
Learn more about flood risk in Bath due to sea level rise and extreme storm events.
October 3, 2023
Melanie Brooks, author of A Hard Silence, talks with Susan Conley, author of Landslide, about writing, memory, and the healing journey of memoir.
September 20, 2023
Shannon Bowring, author of The Road to Dalton, reads from her book, talks about her work, and answers audience questions.
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The Town History Series is a long-standing Patten Free Library tradition that brings together Patten Free Library’s member communities to learn about and celebrate each town’s local history. The town of Arrowsic, Bath Historical Society, Georgetown Historical Society, West Bath Historical Society, and Woolwich Historical Society each select a speaker to present on an aspect of their local history.