Summer 2019

Story Time at the Beach, 10a.m. Thursdays, Readfield Town Beach: Story Time at the Beach will begin Thursday, July 11 at 10a.m. and is a partnership between the Readfield Community Library and the Recreation Department.  Preschoolers, kindergartners and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to participate in stories, songs and activities at the Readfield Town Beach on Route 17 in Readfield.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist to Speak: Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Barbara Walsh will speak about her two books: August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm and Sammy in the Sky on Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Readfield Union Meeting House. Books will be available for purchase and autographs.

A non-fiction biography, August Gale chronicles a father and daughter’s journey into two powerful storms. One odyssey ventures into a deadly Newfoundland hurricane and the lives of schooner fishermen, who relied on God and the wind to carry them home; the other into a squall stirred by a man with many secrets, a grandfather who remained a mystery until long after his death.       

Also a true story, Sammy in the Sky is Walsh’s children’s book and is illustrated by Jamie Wyeth.

Walsh will talk about researching and writing August Gale, the most challenging story of her career. She will also share how she got renowned painter Jamie Wyeth interested in illustrating her children’s book.

Now working on two more children’s books, Walsh will have copies of August Gale and Sammy in the Sky for sale.

For more info:

August Events

Saturday, August 3rd: Family Songwriting and Sing-Along with Martin Swinger, 4p.m. at the Readfield Union Meeting House.

Saturday, August 10th: Summer Book Sale, 9a.m.-1p.m. at the Readfield Fire Station.

Monday, August 19th: Chewonki returns with “Owls of Maine”.  Please join us 6-7p.m at the Library. 



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