Book Groups

Tuesday Morning Readers 

  • This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:15 am - September-May of each year.  Please check back, as this page continues to be updated with upcoming titles.
  1.  The Sisters in Law by Linda R. Hershman - September 20th 
  2.  Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - October 18th
  3.  In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson - November 15th
  4. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks - December 20th
  5. Total Recall by Sara Paretsky - January 17th
  6. At the Water's Edge, by Sara Gruen - February 21st
  7. Relativity, by Antonia Hayes - March 21st
  8. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman - April 18th
  9. Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly - May 16th

Wednesday Afternoon Readers

  • This group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 1 pm - September-May of each year.  Please check back, as this page continues to be updated with upcoming titles.
  1. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout - September 21st
  2.  The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson - October 19th
  3. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by A. Fuller - November 16th
  4. Today's Best Maine Fiction, edited by Wesley McNair - December 21st
  5. Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury - January 18th
  6. Lost in Translation, by Eva Hoffman - February 15th
  7. Anna-In-Between, by Elizabeth Nunez - March 15th
  8. Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson - April 19th
  9. The Healing of America, by T. R. Reid - May 17th

Books & Buzz: an Evening Book Group sponsored by The Maine Humanities Council

Books & Buzz 

at 6:00pm at The Store Ampersand (located at 22 Mill Street).

maine humanities
Let's Talk About IT: Growing Up Between Cultures

A series developed by Kathleen Ashley, University of Southern Maine

Issues of cultural, ethnic or national identity—once considered relatively simple and unproblematic—move to the foreground in this reading series that includes memoirs, a novel, and essays. Whether the setting is colonial and post-colonial Africa, the American Southwest in the 1940’s and 1950’s, post-World War II Poland, the intellectual scene of New York City, the class conscious Caribbean, or political Washington D.C., all of the central characters in these books wrestle with questions about their own individual identity, questions complicated by their experiences growing up among multiple cultures.

Copies of the following titles are available at the library.

  • Oct 4 2016: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
  • Nov 1 2016: The Names: A Memoir by N. Scott Momaday
  • Dec 6 2016: Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language by Eva Hoffman
  • Jan 3 2017: The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker by Eric Liu
  • Feb 7 2017: Anna In-Between by Elizabeth Nunez
  • Mar 7 2017: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. This meeting will be held at the Orono Public Library and copies are available by The John T. Gorman Foundation and the Portland Public Library. Take a copy to keep or pass it on.

Fields Pond Audubon Book Group


The group meets at 6:30pm on the following dates:

  • September 8, 2016 --  What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina. 
  • October 13, 2016 -- The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau.
  • November 17, 2016 -- What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life by Avery Gilbert.
  • February 9, 2017 -- The Double-Crested Cormorant: The Plight of a Feathered Pariah by Linda R. Wires.
  • March 9, 2017 -- Apocalyptic Planet: A Field Guide to the Future of the Earth by Craig Childs.
  • April 13, 2017 -- The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman.
  • May 11, 2017 -- The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate-Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
  • June 8, 2017 -- One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives by Berndt, Heinrich.