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October 2019

Harpswell Author Mark Guerin Book Signing

Tuesday October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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“You Can See More From Up Here” is a coming-of-age tale about the illusion of privilege and the power of the past to inform and possibly heal the present.  The novel should appeal to readers of Elizabeth Strout’s “My Name is Lucy Barton” with its rural Illinois settings and family strife or the rural, coming-of-age story in Delia Owen’s “Where the Crawdads Sing.” In 2004, when middle-aged Walker Maguire is called to the deathbed of his estranged father, his thoughts return to…

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Kyle Carey in Concert

Friday October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Free

Trans-Atlantic artist Kyle Carey will perform her unique fusion of Appalachian and Celtic music she likes to call ‘Gaelic Americana’. Having learned Scottish Gaelic to the point of fluency–Kyle’s music is an expression and exploration of the deep connection with Appalachia’s Celtic roots. Many critics have likened her to being a mix of Loreena McKennitt and Alison Krauss. Kyle has released two full-length albums, and her third ‘The Art of Forgetting’ (which was recorded in Louisiana and produced by Dirk Powell)…

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Community Read: “The Middle of Everywhere: The World’s Refugees Come to Our Town”

Wednesday October 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Co-sponsored by Midcoast New Mainers Group. The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines into the homes of refugees from around the world. Working as a cultural broker, teacher, and therapist, Mary Pipher (Women Rowing North; Reviving Ophelia)  has once again opened our eyes–and our hearts–to those with whom we share the future. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the library and for purchase at The Mustard Seed Bookstore in Bath and Gulf of Maine Books in…

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“Halloween Horror – What Really Scares You?”

Monday October 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Free

This presentation by Greg (P. G.) Smith offers a lighthearted, interactive discussion of how and why horror literature thrills, provokes, and entertains us. Using short readings from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Smith's own work, he'll explore the dynamics of mood, suspense, and mystery. Greg Smith is a retired Army officer and educator, as well as a writer of horror stories. Signed copies of his horror novel, Prayers for Evil: A Novel, will be…

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“The Wonder of Maine’s Wildlife” with Ed Robinson

Tuesday October 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Harpswell author Ed Robinson has been writing and speaking about the outdoors for years. His new presentation features superb photographs of many of Maine’s wild creatures, both the iconic and the secretive. Ed will share fascinating stories about these creatures and help us to understand more about their lives.

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November 2019

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”

Tuesday November 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized, and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rocks, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, “Let’s go to Bolivia.” Based on the exploits…

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“The Impact of Fake News” with Chet Lunner

Wednesday November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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A former journalist and retired executive, presenter Chet Lunner has a 360-degree perspective on fake news, the First Amendment, and an inside-the-Beltway view of the national government. Lunner has been a Maine newspaper editor, Congressional chief of staff, 9/11 press secretary, homeland security intelligence officer, and staffer to four Cabinet secretaries. He worked with, or consulted for USA Today, U.S. Congress and the TSA and DHS.

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“Midnight Cowboy”

Tuesday November 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Texas greenhorn Joe Buck (Jon Voigt) arrives in New York City for the first time. Preening himself as a real “hustler”, he finds that he is the one getting “hustled” until he teams up with down-and-out but resilient outcast Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The initial “country cousin meets city cousin” relationship deepens. In their efforts to bilk a hostile world rebuffing them at every turn, this unlikely pair progress from partners in shady business to comrades. Each has found his…

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“True Grit” (1969)

Tuesday November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross, (Kim Darby), on a mission of “justice,” which involves avenging her father’s death. She recruits a tough old marshal, “Rooster” Cogburn (John Wayne), because he has “grit”, and a reputation of getting the job done. The two are joined by a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf, (Glen Campbell), who is looking for the same man (Jeff Corey) for a separate murder in Texas. Their odyssey takes them from Fort Smith,…

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“The Wild Bunch”

Tuesday November 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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It’s 1913, and the “traditional” American West is dying. Among the inhabitants of this dying era are a gang known as “the wild bunch.” After a failed railroad office robbery, the gang heads to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the 20th century, the gang takes the job and ends up in a brutally violent last stand against their enemies deemed to be corrupt, in a small Mexican town ruled by a…

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December 2019

Book Launch: “Net Force: Dark Web” by Jerome Preisler

Monday December 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Released November 26, “Net Force” is a major relaunch of the long-running series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. Net Force is an of-the-moment, ripped-from-the-headlines techno-thriller that dives deep into the world of military tech, high-stakes hacking and cyber terrorism. Jerome Preisler is the author of the New York Times bestselling Tom Clancy’s Power Plays series and contributed to the nonfiction bestseller, Tom Clancy’s Airborne. Over his career, Preisler has had more than 30 books published, including five military…

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Ken Bonfield in Concert

Tuesday December 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Audience favorite Ken Bonfield returns for his fifth WinterNight Concert. Admission is free. Sponsored by AARP Maine.

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