‘Tis the season of love and as a special treat, we’ve compiled a list of books about love that we love that we’d love to share with you (too much love in one sentence—never!). We hope you find reading inspiration from our picks and that you share your love of reading with others on this loveliest of days.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Reid Jenkins – A tug-on-your-heartstrings story of finding real & lasting love set in the glitz and glamor of Hollywood’s heyday. Full of unexpected twists, romantic entanglements, and betrayals that will keep you turning the pages!
Beach Read by Emily Henry – A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.
Join us in the Great Room for a fun & informal lunch gathering with Maine Author Brandon Ying Kit Boey.
Seating registration is free (bring your own lunch) or choose a specialty lunch catered by Eventide for $12. Register by Wednesday, March 1 in-person or by calling the library at 207-633-3112. Sign up early as space is limited.
Brandon Ying Kit Boey is a novelist, poet, and lawyer living in the State of Maine, United States of America. He was born in California, but grew up transiently, cycling through a series of homes, hotels, and schools before settling in Maine with his family. He was educated at New York University and Brigham Young University Law School, and has worked as a child actor, intern at Marvel, investment banker, and lawyer, among other things—the one constant occupation being writing.
In the isolation of the Himalayas, the snows still fall, but they are tinged with the ash of a nuclear winter; the winds still blow, but they wail with the cry of ghosts. The seventh and final blast is near. As the world heaves its final breaths, the people of the Tibetan plateau—civilization’s final survivors—are haunted by spirits and terrorized by warlords. Though the last of the seven prophesied cataclysms is at hand, young Karma searches for a father who disappeared ten years earlier, presumed dead. Driven by a yearning to see his father again before the end, and called by an eerie horn unheard by anyone else, Karma forges into the Himalayas and discovers that his father’s disappearance may be linked to a mystical mountain said to connect the physical world with the spirit lands—and a possible way to save their doomed future.
“A hero’s journey for the end of the world, KARMA OF THE SUN is a must-read for anyone reckoning with where we are now and where we will go next.”
Tuesday, December 6 1:00–2:00 p.m. in the Great Room
Just in time for the holidays! In this workshop for tech users of all skill levels, we’ll learn all about video calling.
We’ll talk about the different video call apps available and discuss the pros and cons from each app. Then, we’ll practice making video calls and learn some of the special features of each app. We’ll go over pricing, free options and safety and security of video calling.
This free program is for all ages and levels of tech savviness.
Questions? Call the library at 207-633-3112 or email our Community Technology Coordinator, Bethany at email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 8 1:00–2:00 p.m. in the Great Room
Join us for our next Tech Talk with Community Technology Coordinator, Bethany.
We’ll talk all about the multitude of streaming service options you can use to watch your favorite movies and TV shows. We’ll discuss how to use the services on your TV and/or smart device and if your devices are optimal for streaming. Plus, we’ll talk about streaming bundles and free options for watching the shows and movies you love.
This program is for all ages and levels of tech savviness.
Questions? Call the library at 207-633-3112 and ask for Bethany, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.