LIVE ZOOM EVENT
TUESDAY DECEMBER 8th at 6:30-8pm
Maine author Sue Kolm returns to discuss her new and fourth book in the Country Home series - "It Happened At Walnut Ridge."
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Unlike the earlier books, this is written for a slightly older audience, and remains family friendly. The book follows the progress of characters who have become familiar, Ted, May, Micky and Mike, Andy and Brody. Mike leaves for the bluegrass land of Kentucky while Micky begins university at Tufts. Brody still works at the hotel while attending full time classes in culinary school, and Andy can't wait to graduate. Amid these life-changing events, horses are rescued and strangers with unknown purposes come into their lives.
Filled with mystery and unexpected twists, we think you'll enjoy this new story. Now available from Amazon as either an ebook or paperback.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Sue Kolm has had an interesting and varied career in Retail, Human Resources, and Insurance, After completing her undergraduate degree in Houston Texas, Sue went on to become a middle school teacher there. In her younger years, she and her parents summered at a non-working farm they owned in Western Massachusetts.This is the farm that has inspired all her four novels. Her first novel, The Perilous Summer, was envisioned and begun in the 1980’s when her own children were young. Finally completed in 2018, Sue then went on to write three more novels: A Country Sanctuary, Brody’s Home, and now, It Happened at Walnut Ridge. All of the books take place in the same location around a core of central characters, and always an animal lover – specifically horses and dogs – her books center on them, as well as family ties and relationships. Each book builds on the last while introducing new personalities and situations. Sue is now retired and lives in western Maine. She is self-described as being ADD, and therefore finds a broad variety of activities to hold her interest including gardening, reading, crocheting, genealogy, kayaking, sewing, canning, travel, baking, and cooking. She is currently considering new plots for her fifth novel.
Previous LIVE ZOOM EVENT
Tuesday November 17th at 6:30-8pm
Maine author Laurie A. Chandler discusses her new book Through Woods & Waters: A Solo Journey to Maine's New National Monument
When life took a dramatic turn over a decade ago, it was a moment of awakening for Laurie Apgar Chandler. At age 53, Chandler became the first woman to solo thru-paddle the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a story chronicled in her inspirational debut memoir, Upwards. She has been grateful to call Maine home for many years, treasuring small moments snowshoeing, swimming, or discovering new wildflowers, just as much as her continuing grand adventures. A former research forester, Chandler currently works in middle school special education. She recently published her second book, Through Woods & Waters: A Solo Journey to Maine's New National Monument.
Maine's Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument was two years young when Chandler embarked on a unique journey. After trekking its panoramic peaks on the Appalachian Trail, she traded in her hiking boots for a solo canoe. Taking the long way round, she followed age-old waterways into the upper watershed of the Penobscot River’s East Branch, then descended its wild waters and quiet byways, through the heart of the monument. This is a story of shared discovery, highlighting the region’s rich history and natural wonders.
PREVIOUS LIVE ZOOM EVENT
Tuesday October 13th at 6:30pm
Maine author Irene M. Drago returns to read and discuss her latest novel The Maine Point.
When screenwriter, Anna Malone, rents an apartment at Marshall Point, she’s inspired to write about its lighthouse. She meets Dan Leone, a NY editor. They discover a Maine connection: their grandmothers - both daughters of Yankee sea captains, were cousins who left Bath in the 1930s to work in NY City until their paths diverged during World War II. Weaving present and past together, The Maine Point continues the Daughters of Long Reach, illuminating how “fairwinds and following seas” can bring a family home.
Award-winning author Irene M. Drago grew up in a Navy family. She worked for the Defense Department as a Russian analyst, has a MA in Spanish language and literature, and taught high school and college. When she fell under the spell of a historic home in Bath, she convinced her husband to move to Maine and was inspired to write Daughters of Long Reach and The Maine Point. They enjoy piloting their boat around Casco Bay with children and grandchildren.
The Waterford Flat Halloween was sadly cancelled, as we can’t safely offer all the usual community programs and activities this year. Instead, we have donated to the Harrison/Waterford PTO to help them variously support local children in BOTH elementary schools.
An alternate TRUNK or TREAT was held in
No. Waterford on Halloween from 6- 7:30pm at the church and Melby's parking lot where there is more room for social distancing.
The Library appreciates these efforts on behalf of the children.
Waterford Library BOOK SALE
The Annual BOOK SALE was held under tents
on the grounds of the Wilkins House on
Saturday October 10, 2020 - 11am to 2pm.
There was a great selection of books
thanks to our many wonderful donors.
Covid-19 safety protocols were in place.
Many thanks to everyone who kindly
came to shop, volunteer, or donate.
Your support means everything!
New ADA Door and Ramp Installed.
We are delighted to announce that the NEW ADA compliant Entrance, Door, and Ramp have been fully installed.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed in ANY way to this project.
YOU ARE INVITED TO A LIVE EVENT!
Waterford author Robert Spencer reads passages from and discusses PROSPECTS, Mining Maine For Riches, his second historical novel.
WHERE: In The Barn at Bear Mountain Inn, Waterford Road, Waterford, ME
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 25th from 6-7:30 pm
DETAILS: In a socially distanced setting, Robert will read from his novel.
The story takes place from 1897 to 1904, during a time when pegmatite mines were a vital part of the Oxford County local economy. Included will be a Q&A about how the book was created. Copies available for purchase. All profits will support the Waterford Library.
Due to Maine CDC guidelines, attendees limited to 30. All are required to wear face-coverings. For Reservations contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.orgYou may also request a ZOOM link to attend remotely.
Admission is free, but a suggested $5. donation is requested to help support programs at Waterford Library.
Waterford Library Association
ANNUAL MEETING Jul 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM
PLEASE JOIN US
The Board is extremely excited to share an overview with updated information about the Library Ramp Project. Peter Leslie will offer insight into “Accessibility for All” – an issue the Board feels is important for our community. Due to current conditions, the meeting will be virtual and held via Zoom.
CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS PROGRAM
July 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Follow-up article in 7/29/20 edition
of the Maine Sunday Telegram
We are excited that Nick will share via Zoom his presentation on State of the Birds – Maine Audubon. Bird populations in Maine are continually changing. This presentation covers the last few decades and discusses which species are disappearing, increasing, and looks to identify the future of Maine birds. Here is the registration link for the program: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fOeN3FwwSoKwyMG5MNIwnQThe program will be approximately one hour, with time to ask questions.We look forward to you joining us for a fantastic and informative presentation. Please pass this along to friends so they can join in this terrific program. Best, Kerry & Doretta