Learn About Piping Plovers in Cape Elizabeth on July 6

Piping PloverRegional wildlife biologist Brad Zitske from Maine’s Department of Inland FIsheries & Wildlife will discuss endangered Piping Plovers in Maine and efforts to protect them, including those right here in Cape Elizabeth. Join us for this month’s entry in the Maine Wildlife Lecture Series to learn about this important species and what you can do to help. Click here for more information.

Our Summer Hours Begin June 17

Child's Shovel and Pail at the BeachFrom June 17 through September 2, the library will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  All other hours remain the same. Regular full-day hours on Saturdays will resume on September 10.


June Exhibit in the Stier Family Gallery

Underneath, by Marguerite Lawler

Marguerite Lawler: New Works in Oils

Marguerite Lawler’s exhibited works are a part of an ongoing painting project that reflects the effects of the mid-day light in the natural world. The project is funded by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment of the Arts.

Marguerite is represented by Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine.


Author Richard Rubin to Speak About His New Book on May 30

Richard RubinIn  2014, Richard Rubin wrote a 4-part series for the New York Times about American WWI sites in France.  The surprising popularity of the series led him to expand it into a new book published by in April by St. Martin’s Press: Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler, 100 Years Since the Great War, 500 Miles of Battle-Scarred French Countryside, and Too Many Trenches, Shells, Legends and Ghosts to Count. Richard, who also recently appeared on PBS’ “American Experience” documentary, “The Great War,” will join us for a reading, book signing, and talk on Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Books by Richard Rubin

Community Book Discussion of Orwell’s “1984” on Tuesday, May 16

Orwell’s classic dystopian work, 1984, has experienced a resurgence in popularity since the 2016 election. Please join us for a community book discussion led by Professor Matthew Anderson from the University of New England. Professor Anderson will help us explore how Orwell’s text informs our understanding of current events and our expectations for the future. No registration is necessary–read the book, join the discussion! The event will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. All are welcome!