Tag Archives: Curtis Memorial Library

Curtis Memorial Library hosts Fireside Writers writing group

There are a few things every serious writer needs. A good pen. Working knowledge of proper grammar. Vodka. And, to borrow a phrase: a room of one’s own. Many writers do not earn enough from their work to secure that ideal writing room. So when a free room is offered to a writer, even if […]

The right one at the right time: the beauty of bookish fate

Certain books come to you only when they are meant to, when you are ready to receive whichever message they carry within their pages. However these books appear, they show up at a time when you need them most. That’s one of the most magical things about books. It’s as if they possess intuitive powers, […]

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, by Amy Ellis Nutt

‘Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family’ is a great book to read right now, at a time when our country is under a constant barrage of negativity, prejudice, and intolerance.

3 more bookstores to visit in Maine this summer

Summer in Maine is perfect for hitting the road and discovering new shops, ice cream stands, drive-in theaters, restaurants… and, of course, bookstores. Because what is summer without good reads?

Celebrating National Library Week: How three libraries transformed one reader

Happy National Library Week, readers! In my opinion, every week should be spent celebrating the role of libraries in our culture and society. Libraries bring people together in ways no other establishment ever could – not only through books and literacy, but through technology, community outreach programs, educational opportunities, historical/genealogical research… Essentially, a trip to […]

More reasons to love Curtis Memorial Library

Did you know that February is Love Your Library Month? I’d be remiss if I didn’t post at least one library-related piece, and I’d miss out on an opportunity to gush (again) about how much I love my own Curtis Memorial Library. You may remember a previous piece I published about CML last month, in […]

A World of Possibility at the Curtis Memorial Library

To share the wonders of Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, I must begin at the beginning. Not the very beginning of the library itself (which was built in 1904 and then renovated and expanded in 1999), but the first time I happened upon it, and the circumstances under which I found myself wandering amongst its […]