How does a Maine island celebrate the retirement of a beloved librarian who has served her community for 28 years? With cake–best measured in square feet–a table groaning with brunch foods, a […]
Fill Your Bookshelves and Support the Island Library
Donate ten; buy twenty. The annual book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Peaks Island Library, is Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 8 AM – 2:30 PM. This is your opportunity […]
Peaks Island Library Reopens with Fanfare
“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your […]
Catch Island Authors at TEIA Event
The “Colors & Pages of Peaks” event is your opportunity to meet the talented people behind the published pages, to partake of wine and cheese (or pancakes, if you choose the morning time slot), and to revel in community spirit.
Bookmaking Workshop on Peaks Island
Join award-winning children’s book illustrator and bookstore owner R. Gregory Christie for a one-hour book binding workshop at the historic Fifth Maine Regiment Museum on Peaks Island. Christie is one of the many […]
I Am Birch: Scott Kelley Launches His First Children’s Book
Scott Kelley’s journey toward publishing “I Am Birch,” a children’s picture book with Islandport Press (2018), began at a moment when nostalgia met three historic photographs. But what happened next was infused by his role as a father to Abbott and by his working relationship with Islandport.
A World to Inhabit: How Art Led Scott Kelley to Authorship
Neatening up the reference files in his Peaks Island studio one evening, artist Scott Kelley came face to face with three photographs that looked back at him and propelled a journey toward becoming the published author of a children’s book.
Lobstermen and Russian Spy Satellites: “Hauling Through” Book Event
If you’re within striking distance of Peaks Island, Maine, then you should aim for the Peaks Island Branch Library’s book event with Peter Bridgford, author of Hauling Through, on Wednesday, August 10, […]
Tips from a Commuting Writer: Peter Bridgford and “Hauling Through”
You know all those articles about religiously rising early and sequestering yourself at a hallowed desk in order to achieve success as a writer? Nope, this is not one of those; consider this […]
How an Island Loves its Library
Peaks Island enjoys its own small library, a branch of the Portland Public Library. I mean it really enjoys its library. Loves it. A lot. A Friends group devotedly nurtures library programs […]