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Books & Brews

Posted by sarah brown on June 8th, 2017

Please join us at Flight Deck Brewing for a new book discussion group co-sponsored by Curtis Memorial Library and Flight Deck Brewing.

The first meeting of Books & Brews (June 28, 6:00 pm) will focus on “The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific” by J. Maarten Troost, and will include a sample tasting of Flight Deck Brewing’s featured Mayday Session IPA.

Those who’ve read Troost before will know how fun and brilliant a writer he is, and those who haven’t are in for a real treat. In this travel memoir Troost discusses his two-year stay on a remote South Pacific island, a place where he anticipated a romantic paradise but instead experienced humorous misadventures and a host of environmental challenges. Several copies of the book are available to check out at the library. So, have fun reading, and then join us on the patio at Flight Deck Brewing (11 Atlantic Avenue, Brunswick Landing), Wednesday, June 28 at 6:00 pm for a lively discussion.

Snacks will be available to purchase from the tasting room. Wednesday’s menu features smoked BBQ from Fahrenheit 225. Alcoholic beverages are sold by Flight Deck Brewing only to individuals age 21 and over.

The Flight Deck Brewing Story

Flight Deck Brewing was born in the summer of 2016, when a team of beer lovers tasted an opportunity to bring a destination brewery to the thriving community, tourism corridor and college town of Brunswick, Maine. With over a decade of home brewing experiments, Head Brewer Jared Entwistle brewed professionally at one of Maine’s largest craft breweries before co-launching Flight Deck. His passion for beer ensures the tasting room always has a diverse offering of familiar and experimental recipes.

Located on Atlantic Avenue in the former Small Arms Range of the Brunswick Naval Air Station (now Brunswick Landing), Flight Deck has a multi-use tasting room, brewery, and outdoor patio. For more info about Flight Deck Brewing, check out their website at


Maine authors available on Bestseller Express

Posted by Pamela Bobker on May 17th, 2017

We just added titles by these Maine authors to the Bestseller Express: Richard Ford, Richard Russo, and Elizabeth Strout.  Also, Anita Shreve’s latest book The Stars are Fire is set during the Great Maine Fires of 1947.  There are several copies of her book on the Bestseller Express.

Here is a list of books just added:


Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Fix by David Baldacci

House of Names by Colm Toibin

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Mother Land by Paul Theroux

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier

No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories by Lee Child

Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

Trajectory: Stories by Richard Russo


American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Between Them: Remembering my Parents by Richard Ford

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott

Papi: My Story by David Ortiz and Michael Holley

Sponsored by Curtis Friends, Bestseller Express titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be checked out for 7 days. Exclusively for Curtis cardholders, they cannot be reserved or renewed so you’ll have the best access to new titles, but you will have to read fast. The Bestseller Express books are located in the New Books Room, across from Lending Services.


Author Event: Richard Ford

Posted by Pamela Bobker on April 28th, 2017

Saturday May 13, 3:00 PM in the Morrell Meeting Room

Pulitzer-prize winning novelist and short-story writer will read from and discuss his newly published memoir: Between Them: Remembering My Parents

Richard Ford is a widely acclaimed writer of fiction. His novels include the Frank Bascombe novels (The Sportswriter, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land, and Let Me Be Frank With You) as well as the recent novel Canada. His short story collections include Rock Springs and Women With Men.

Mr. Ford won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel Independence Day, and in 2015 he was a finalist for the fiction prize with his novel Let Me Be Frank With You. In 2016 he won the Princess of Asturias Prize in Spain. Mr. Ford lives in East Boothbay, Maine.

The event is free, and open to the public. There will be a book signing following the reading.  Co-sponsored by Gulf of Maine Books.