Today, to celebrate National Library Week, Maine crime writers are sharing photos of ourselves in libraries all over the state. Proof, we hope, of what we often say: That as writers, we LOVE Maine libraries and are grateful for the many opportunities they provide us to share our work with their patrons.
Some of us at the Jesup Library Murder by the Book event, from 2015, 2016 and 2017:
At the Guilford Library Maine Authors Day, June 2016:
At Patten Library’s Bath Literary Festival October, 2017:
Sandra Neily at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library:
Brenda Buchanan reading at Popham Beach Library
Bruce Robert Coffin, Kate Flora at the Kennebunk Free Library with Paula Keene and Ann Whetstone from the Mainely Murders Bookstore.
Kate Flora, Maureen Milliken and more at Sandwich, Mass. library, 2016.
Kate Flora: My goal (at which I am failing, I fear) is to be in every library in the state. Here are some photos of my visits to Maine libraries.
A few of Lea Wait:
Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson, Lea Wait, and Jen Blood at the New Gloucester library:
Kathy/Kaitlyn “working” as part of a Sisters in Crime/library event at Treat Memorial Library in Livermore Falls:
From Hartland: Not exactly a library event, but both the Hartland Public Library and our Friends group were part of the 2018 Lions Club literacy fair this morning and it was a roaring success. Bette Stevens read two of her books and we gave away 8 copies. There were animals, planting, environmental literacy, Literacy Volunteers, a State trooper, a Maine game warden, free lunch and popcorn, plus an unbelievably popular readers theater that ran nonstop for two hours. Photos below.
Harder to say whether the bunnies or the baby goats were more popular
Beth had fun with the computer assisted microscope…so did the kids.
Every child went home with an armful of books, most of them brand new.
Maureen Milliken: If it weren’t for my childhood library, Lithgow, in Augusta, I wouldn’t be a mystery writer. I love libraries! Here are a few of my many many many library appearances over the past few years: