Program Recordings

Bath Climate Conversations: The Shoreline and Coastal Waters

Wednesday, March 22

The City of Bath has commissioned an engineering firm to develop a much more accurate model of flood vulnerability than anything that exists for the city, and this presentation will be the first chance to get a look at this new model of Bath’s vulnerability.


Armchair Traveler: Germany and Denmark

Wednesday, March 8

See Germany through the eyes of an educator as she visited Bonn and Berlin as a part of a Fulbright international field experience and Denmark for pure fun!


PFL Author Talks: Cathie Pelletier

Friday, February 17

Cathie Pelletier, author of Northeaster: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Blizzard of 1952, reads from her book, talks about her work, and answers audience questions.


Bath Climate Conversations: Natural Landscapes

Wednesday, February 15

Experts from Bath and beyond discuss the interactions between climate change and the natural landscape. Hosted by Bath Climate Action Commission in partnership with KELT and the Patten Free Library.


Camden Conference: The Race for the Final Frontier with John Doughty

Wednesday, February 8

Today, a new arms race is brewing in orbit.  Access to space has become much more affordable as launch and equipment costs have declined sharply.  These factors are fueling a thriving space industry as dozens of countries and companies are exploring ways to utilize space.


Armchair Traveler: Paris and Parisians

Wednesday, January 11

Learn about Paris and some of its famous residents with Cheapo Snob series author Jayne Boisvert.

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History Room Presentations


[History Room Live] Beth Israel at 100: The Early Families

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.




[History Room Live] History of Housing in Bath

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.



[History Room Live] U-Boats of New England 

August 26, 2022

Author and boat captain Eric Wiberg’s presentation on his book “U-Boats of New England.”


[History Room Live] Wish You Were Here! Postcards from Vacationland

July 20, 2022

View the History Room’s incredible collection of postcards and their messages – from serious to silly!


[History Room Live] The LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Movement in Maine: The Importance of Primary Sources for Preserving our History

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.


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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