Wednesday, January 11
Learn about Paris and some of its famous residents with Cheapo Snob series author Jayne Boisvert.
Tuesday, October 4
Public forum for Bath residents to hear from community leaders about Bath’s climate action planning efforts, followed by a community discussion.
Wednesday, September 14
Susan Conley, author of the acclaimed novel Landslide, reads from her book, talks about her work, and answers audience questions.
Wednesday, August 10
Explore the true history of the community who lived on Malaga Island, off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine, in the late 1800s.
Tuesday, August 2
Phuc Tran, author of the Read ME selection Sigh, Gone reads from his book, talks about his writing process, and answers audience questions.
Wednesday, July 27
Meredith Hall, author of the Read ME selection Beneficence, reads from her book, talks about her writing process, and answers audience questions.
Tuesday, July 19
Island Institute Marine Scientist Dr. Susie Arnold’s presentation and discussion about ocean climate change in Maine and some of the strategies being implemented locally to mitigate and adapt to change.
Saturday, May 2
Local author Fredric B. Hill’s presentation and a reading from his latest book “A Flick of Sunshine.” Hill’s talk focuses mainly on the story of a shipwreck, survival in the latter days of the great three- and four-masted sailing ships, and Bath’s prominence in shipbuilding in the mid and later 19th century.
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November 18, 2022
Marilyn Weinberg of Beth Israel Congregation shares the stories five families who were part of the founding of Beth Israel Congregation in 1922.
October 19, 2022
Join Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Mary Kate for a talk on the history of public housing development in Bath followed by an open forum on the future of housing led by Deb Keller, Executive Director of Bath Housing Authority.
August 26, 2022
Author and boat captain Eric Wiberg’s presentation on his book “U-Boats of New England.”
View the History Room’s incredible collection of postcards and their messages – from serious to silly!
June 24, 2022
Susie Bock, Director of the Sampson Center at the University of Southern Maine, tells t he story of the LGBTQ+ communities’ fight for their civil rights through USM’s LGBTQ+ Collection, the largest, most comprehensive library of primary materials regarding the queer communities in Maine.
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.
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