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Location: Cumston, ME 04259-0239, United States

Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

1600 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
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716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
377 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
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Letterpress Books (2.0 miles)
91 Auburn St, Portland, ME 04103
800 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092
Andover College (2.4 miles)
901 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
25 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
96 Falmouth St., Portland, Maine 04104-9300
246 Deering Ave., Portland, ME 04102
Annie's Book Stop (3.0 miles)
295 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101
314 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
110 Marginal Way, #777, Portland, ME 04101
195 North Street, Portland, ME 04101
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430 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106
661 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Coast City Comics (3.6 miles)
656 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101
519 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101-3426
Yes Books (3.7 miles)
589 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101
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Longfellow Books (3.7 miles)
1 Federal Street / 1 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101
142 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101
241 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Casablanca Comics (3.9 miles)
151 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101
49 Exchange Street, Portland, ME 04101

Local events

Aug
27
The Bone Orchard
Portland Public Library, Wednesday, August 27 at 12pm
Meet Paul Doiron as he reads from his new novel The Bone Orchard, from the Mike Bowditch Mysteries. (added from Macmillan)
Aug
28
John Marciano: Whatever Happened to the Metric System? *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, August 28 at 7pm
Whatever Happened to the Metric System by John Marciano Thursday, August 28th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books The American standard system of measurement is a unique and odd thing to behold with its esoteric, inconsistent standards: twelve inches in a foot, three feet in a yard, sixteen ounces in a pound, one hundred pennies to the dollar. For something as elemental as counting and estimating the world around us, it seems like a confusing tool to use. So how did we end up with it? Most of the rest of the world is on the metric system, and for a time in the 1970s America appeared ready to make the switch. Yet it never happened, and the reasons for that get to the root of who we think we are, just as the measurements are woven into the ways we think. John Marciano chronicles the origins of measurement systems, the kaleidoscopic array of standards throughout Europe and the thirteen American colonies, the combination of intellect and circumstance that resulted in the metric system’s creation in France in the wake of the French Revolution, and America’s stubborn adherence to the hybrid United States Customary System ever since. As much as it is a tale of quarters and tenths, it is a human drama, replete with great inventors, visionary presidents, obsessive activists, and science-loving technocrats. Anyone who reads this inquisitive, engaging story will never read Robert Frost’s line “miles to go before I sleep” or eat a foot-long sub again without wondering, Whatever Happened to the Metric System? "Marciano, best known as an illustrator and author of popular children's books (Madeline at the White House), delves into the political ramifications of the American and French revolutions on the adoption of the metric system ... A lively perspective on globalism as it relates to currency and systems of measurement." -Kirkus Reviews John Bemelmans Marciano is the author and illustrator of many books, including the distinctive reference titles Anonyponymous and Toponymity, as well as the children’s books Madeline at the White House, Madeline and the Cats of Rome, and Harold’s Tail. A word and math aficionado, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter, and two cats. Join us to learn more than you ever wanted to know about the past, present and future of the metric system, ask your questions, and get your books signed!

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
4
G.A. Morgan: The Fog of Forgetting *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, September 4 at 7:07pm
The Fog of Forgetting by G.A. Morgan Thursday, September 4th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books In The Fog of Forgetting, the beginning of a new adventure-fantasy trilogy, five children wash up on the shores of an foreign land, unwitting agents of destiny in a realm struggling to withstand a force that could change their world -- and ours -- forever. Move over, Narnia. The journey to Ayda has begun. Sneaking out for a quick boat ride on a summer day, five children find themselves engulfed in a curtain of dense, powerful fog that transports them from the rocky Maine coast to the mysterious island of Ayda. Rescued by Seaborne, a machete-toting wayfarer of few words, the children suddenly find themselves at the center of a centuries-old battle between Dankar, the ruler of Exor, and three siblings that rule the other realms of Ayda. At stake are the four stones of power and the elusive Fifth Stone that binds them all. When 9-year-old Frankie is kidnapped by Dankar, her older sister Evelyn and the three Thompson brothers must learn to harness the powers of the daylights, ancient forces of earth, fire, water, and air, to navigate their way through the realms of Ayda, rescue her, and find a way home. G.A. Morgan is a powerful new voice in the young adult adventure-fantasy genre, telling a story full of myth and mystery, action and peril. In Ayda, she has created a land rich with history and steeped in lore, one that exists not just in imagination but unnervingly, realistically, parallel to ours. "There's nothing like a foggy island to capture the imagination ... the story is infused with philosophy about the circular nature of life and loss, as well as personal power ... A complex adventure to curl up with on a rainy summer afternoon." -Kirkus Reviews

"The Fog of Forgetting has a magical, timeless quality that-s reminiscent of my own favorite childhood books -- it's the perfect blend of the sailing, swashbuckling Swallows and Amazons, and the children of Narnia, stumbling by accident into a wonderful, dangerous kingdom. As G.A. Morgan sends her lovable, complex kids on their own fantastic voyage, her beautiful, fresh, contemporary writing will transport readers just as those earlier books comforted and thrilled me when I was a lonely kid, hungry for adventures of my own." -Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man and Blue Plate Special G. A. Morgan spent all of her summers on an island in Maine, where she discovered that many secrets lie deep in the fog. She has authored several illustrated nonfiction works under her full name, Genevieve Morgan, and is the author of a recent nonfiction book for teens called Undecided: A Guide to Navigating Life After High School. This is her first work of fiction. She is currently at work on Chantarelle, the second volume of the Five Stones Trilogy, which will be available in summer 2015. Join us to hear from the perfect family summer read, ask your questions and get your books signed! Join us to hear Gail share her journey first hand, ask your questions and get your books signed! G. A. Morgan spent all of her summers on an island in Maine, where she discovered that many secrets lie deep in the fog. She has authored several illustrated nonfiction works under her full name, Genevieve Morgan, and is the author of a recent nonfiction book for teens called Undecided: A Guide to Navigating Life After High School. This is her first work of fiction. She is currently at work on Chantarelle, the second volume of the Five Stones Trilogy, which will be available in summer 2015. Join us to hear from the perfect family summer read, ask your questions and get your books signed!

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
5
Nicole d'Entremont: A Generation of Leaves *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Friday, September 5 at 7pm
A Generation of Leaves by Nicole d'Entremont First Friday, September 5th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books A Generation of Leaves begins in Pubnico, Nova Scotia, where Nicole’s ancestors settled centuries ago. The story follows two Acadian brothers who enlist in Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War 1. Nicole's second novel follows the two brothers from Canada to the trenches of France and back though only one brother returns home from the war. Nicole d’Entremont is a writer and teacher with deep ancestral roots in French Canada. She holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education from The University of Southern Maine. For the past thirty years she has taught writing to students from Maine to California. She lives on Peaks Island, Maine and in Nova Scotia. Join us to hear Nicole read from her latest novel, ask your questions and get your books signed!

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
11
James Witherell: Ed Muskie Made in Maine *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, September 11 at 7pm
Ed Muskie: Made in Maine by James Witherell Thursday, September 11th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books This insightful biography covers the life and career of Edmund "Ed" Muskie, from his childhood in Rumford, Maine, to his years as the governor of Maine. Born in a paper mill town in Maine's western foothills, Muskie was one of six children of a Polish immigrant and a Polish-American mother whose English was worse than her husband's. His arc through his formative years was singular and unpredictable, an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight. Jim Witherell, an historian from Lewiston, Maine, is also a master Maine Guide and the creator of hiking maps for Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park. Also an avid cyclist, he is the author of Bicycle History as well as L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company. Join us to hear Jim share his knowledge, ask your questions and get your books signed!

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
12
Chris Guillebeau
Longfellow Books, Friday, September 12 at 7pm
Chris Guillebeau (added from Random House)
Sep
18
Lisa Kent: The Peace Cottage *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
The Peace Cottage by Lisa Kent Thursday, September 18th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books No one is prepared for the death of a loved one – least of all Lucy Cook, whose life shatters with the news of her husband’s death. Alienated and alone, Lucy cannot stay in Vermont. Packing up her two daughters and their life, she escapes the demons of her past to find peace and renewal on the coast of Maine. Her new home doesn’t offer her the peace of mind she craves as she learns there are mysteries here she shouldn’t be a part of – and the man who owns her cottage certainly doesn’t shed any light. Learning to live with uncertainty, Lucy’s strength overpowers her fears of being alone as she navigates the strange waters of her new life. A novel of loss, love, and hope, Peace Cottage re-defines what it means to build a life, and to build a home. Lisa Monique Kent is a librarian and first-time author of the novel Peace Cottage, a story about hope and new beginnings. She lives with her family and pets in rural Vermont, and is currently working on her second book, Vinehart Farm. Join us to hear debut author, Lisa Kent, read from her touching novel, ask your questions and get your books signed! Lisa Monique Kent is a librarian and first-time author of the novel Peace Cottage, a story about hope and new beginnings. She lives with her family and pets in rural Vermont, and is currently working on her second book, Vinehart Farm. Join us to hear debut author, Lisa Kent, read from her touching novel, ask your questions and get your books signed!

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
26
Jon Derek Croteau: My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Friday, September 26 at 7pm
My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within by Jon Derek Croteau Friday, September 26th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books As a child, Jon tried desperately to be his father’s version of the all-American boy, denying his gayness in a futile attempt to earn the love and respect of an abusive man. With this he built a deep, internalized homophobia that made him want to disappear rather than live with the truth about himself. That denial played out in the forms of anorexia, bulimia, and obsessive running, which consumed him as an adolescent and young adult. It wasn’t until a grueling yet transformative Outward Bound experience that Jon began to face his sexual identity. This exploration continued as he entered college and started the serious work of sorting through years of repressed anger to separate from his father’s control and condemnation. My Thinning Years is an inspiring story of courage, creativity, and the will to live--and of recreating the definition of family to include friends, relatives, and teachers who support you in realizing your true self. "Jon Derek Croteau's powerful new book is a beacon shining on the puzzle of life." -Bob Dotson, New York Times bestselling author of American Story, a Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things “Jon Derek Croteau writes with unstinting honesty, and courageously explores the harmful effects of bullies long after they’ve left the scene. But he also reveals the plain fact that the greatest bully we have to win over is often the one within us.” -James Lecesne, co-founder, The Trevor Project Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D., is on a mission to make a difference and help those who are in need, disenfranchised, or impacted by discrimination. A senior partner at a leadership consultancy for higher education and healthcare clients across the globe, he is also deeply involved in several foundations and nonprofits, where he champions for equal rights and effective leadership. The author of three academic books on staff development and leadership as well as numerous articles for journals and periodicals, he is a highly sought-out speaker on the topics of eating disorder recovery, body image, and coming out. Jon legally married his partner, Justin Croteau, in 2007 and currently resides in Vermont. Join us to hear Jon share his inspiring journey first hand, ask your questions and get your books signed! Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D., is on a mission to make a difference and help those who are in need, disenfranchised, or impacted by discrimination. A senior partner at a leadership consultancy for higher education and healthcare clients across the globe, he is also deeply involved in several foundations and nonprofits, where he champions for equal rights and effective leadership. The author of three academic books on staff development and leadership as well as numerous articles for journals and periodicals, he is a highly sought-out speaker on the topics of eating disorder recovery, body image, and coming out. Jon legally married his partner, Justin Croteau, in 2007 and currently resides in Vermont. Join us to hear Jon share his inspiring journey first hand, ask your questions and get your books signed!

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
28
John Searles will be promoting Help for the Haunted
Longfellow Books, Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm
John Searles will be promoting Help for the Haunted (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
3
John Connolly
Naples Public Library, Monday, November 3 at 6:30pm
John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of Angels, The Burning Soul, The Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
4
John Connolly
Books-A-Million #851 - South Portland, ME, Tuesday, November 4 at 6pm
John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of Angels, The Burning Soul, The Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
19
Gail Gutradt
Portland Public Library, Wednesday, November 19 at 12pm
Gail Gutradt (added from Random House)
Mar
26
Carl Hoffman will be promoting Savage Harvest
Carl Hoffman will be promoting Savage Harvest (added from HarperCollins)
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