Program Recordings

January 26, 2024

Learn how history, geography and human habit made India so tasty, varied—and peaceful.


Bath Climate Conversations: How to Retrofit Your House to Become Carbon Neutral

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.


Bath Climate Conversations: Thinking About Climate Change – An Introduction to the Science

November 8, 2023

Learn about the roots of climate science, how we understand that climate change is happening, and how we understand its causes.


The Changing Face of Maine with Reza Jalali

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.


Bath Climate Conversations: Flood Risks in Bath: Study Results and Next Steps

October 11, 2023

Learn more about flood risk in Bath due to sea level rise and extreme storm events.


PFL Author Talks: Melanie Brooks in Conversation with Susan Conley

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.


PFL Author Talks: Shannon Bowring

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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Town History Series

January and February 2023

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. 

Previous year’s Town History Series presentations


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