Monthly Archives: April 2013


Susan Vaughan ( here. My guest is Jen Blood, the author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Erin Solomon mysteries. Jen is a freelance journalist, writer, and editor. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern … Continue reading

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Move over, Moose, here come the elephants . . .

Elephants in Moose Country… Wild moose beware – there’s actually a creature larger than you living in coastal Maine. I’d like to see a moose come face-to-face with Asian elephants Opal and Rosie, the newest Vacationland residents. And while they … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety, A Truckload of Booty, a Wedding Saved and the Shiny Cover Lady-Strange Tales From Libraryland

John here with some stories about things that didn’t make it into my library school curriculum. Some were shared with me by other Maine librarians, the rest come my own experiences. Before I get started with those, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Thinking about Boston

Hi All. Barb here. I was supposed to write today about the magical library that most influenced my childhood and still informs my writing today. But I find I just can’t. I promise I will soon. I need to write … Continue reading

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Soup and Suspense? Death and Dessert? Tips for Successful Library Events

Kate Flora: Last year, I jokingly said that it was my goal to visit every library in Maine. I failed, but that just means there are many more libraries to discover and librarians to meet. It’s a happy part of … Continue reading

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Linda Lord Joins Us As Part of National Library Week

Everyone has his or her own story about entering the world of professional librarians.  Mine is simple.  I started teaching high school Social Studies the week I turned 22.  I loved the energy and excitement of working with teenagers, but … Continue reading

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Library Ghost?

(MCW note: Linda Lord’s post was delayed, so we’re switching the schedule. Enjoy Janet’s post, and we’ll have Linda for you tomorrow) I’m Janet Morgan. I was born and raised in the small town of Wiscasset, Maine, where I haunted … Continue reading

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